Introducing our new Meet Our Partners Campaign, where each week we will spotlight one of our valued partners and highlight their team members, expertise, and role within STELAR. Keep an eye out for featured partners in our STELAR Newsletters.
Let us begin Meet Our Partners by introducing our coordinator – Athena Research and Innovation Centre (ARC).
ARC, and specifically its Information Management Systems Institute (IMSI) is experienced in R&I activities in the areas of data management and large-scale information systems, being one of the leading institutes in the EU in Big Data, Machine Learning and Semantic Web technologies.
ARC is the STELAR Coordinator, and also leads the work related to data discovery, focusing on the design and implementation of the data catalogue, the knowledge graph, and the data profiling and summarization tools.
IMSI brings to the project a strong team covering different roles and expertise:
Dimitris Skoutas is a Principal Researcher at IMSI and the Project Coordinator of STELAR. His research interests focus mainly on data integration and data analysis, with emphasis on spatio-temporal and spatio-textual data.
Antonis Deligiannakis is an Adjunct Researcher at IMSI and a Professor at the Technical University of Crete. His research interests include data streams, distributed data processing, complex event processing, data synopses, approximate query processing and large-scale data mining.
Vasilis Samoladas is an Adjunct Researcher at IMSI and an Associate Professor at the Technical University of Crete. His research interests lie in computational geometry, database complexity, distributed information systems and parallel programming.
Georgios Chatzigeorgakidis is a post-doctoral researcher. His research interests focus mainly on time series indexing and analysis.
Alexandros Zeakis is a PhD student, working on similarity search and knowledge graphs.
Kostas Patroumpas is a senior research engineer, working on data discovery and geospatial linked data.
Panagiotis Betchavas is a software engineer, working on data profiling and spatio-temporal data integration.
Petros Skoufis is a MSc student, working on data exploration and knowledge graphs.