Minos Garofalakis is the Director of the Information Management Systems Institute (IMSI) at the “Athena” Research and Innovation Centre in Athens, Greece, and a Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete (TUC), where he also directs theSoftNet Lab.
He received the MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994 and 1998, respectively. He worked as a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies (1998-2005), as a Senior Researcher at Intel Research Berkeley (2005-2007), and as a Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo! Research i (2007-2008). In parallel, he also held an Adjunct Associate Professor position at the EECS Department of the University of California, Berkeley (2006-2008).
Prof. Garofalakis’ research interests are in the broad areas of Big Data analytics and large-scale machine learning, including data streams, data synopses and approximate query processing, and secure/private data analysis. His work includes over 150 scientific papers in top-tier international conferences and journals, and 36 US patent filings (for companies such as Lucent, Yahoo!, and AT&T), with over 13.000 citations on GoogleScholar (h-index = 62). Prof. Garofalakis is an ACM Fellow (2018), an IEEE Fellow (2017), and a recipient of the TUC “Excellence in Research” Award (2015), the Bell Labs President’s Gold Award (2004), and the Bell Labs Teamwork Award (2003).