Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of Information Technology, Division of Computing Science
I am an Associate Professor (Docent) at the Dep. of Information Technology, Uppsala University. I am currently leading the Uppsala DataBase Laboratory (UDBL). Before joining Uppsala University, I worked as a Research Fellow at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong University, EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland), UMIST (Manchester, UK). I also worked as a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK).
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Academic merits: research fellow
Keywords: database data big data social networks geospatial data database technologies keyword search and ranking graphs
Georgios Fakas (Γεώργιος Φάκας , 佐治.法卡斯)
I am an Associate Professor (Docent) at the Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University. Before joining Uppsala University, I worked as a Research Fellow at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong University, EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland), UMIST (Manchester, UK), University of Cyprus (Cyprus). I also worked as a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). I have published papers in the most influential conferences and journals of data management, including SIGMOD, PVLDB, VLDB Journal, IEEE TKDE, DKE, etc.
Education. I obtained my Ph.D. in 1998, my M.Phil. in 1996 and my B.Sc. in Computation in 1995; all from the Department of Computation, UMIST, Manchester, UK.
Completed at MMU: (3) Zhi Cai was my second PhD student (completed his PhD in 2011). Dr. Cai is currently a Lecturer at the Beijing University of Technology, China. (4) Ben Cawley was my first PhD student (completed his PhD in 2008). Dr. Cawley's first employment was in a start up company in the U.K.
Member of Programme Committees:
- 2023: PVLDB.
- 2021: ACM SIGMOD, EDBT.
- 2020: ACM SIGMOD, IEEE ICDE.
- 2019: ACM SIGMOD, SSTD, WISE, IEEE/ACM WI’19.
- 2018: HDMS, WESOACS.
- 2010: HDMS.
- 2005: HICSS.
- 2001: ACM SAC.
Frequent Reviewer for:
- IEEE TKDE, VLDBJ (Elsevier), IS (Elsevier), DKE (Elsevier), IST (Elsevier).
My research interests include (1) big data; (2) keyword search and ranking on (semi) structure data and (attributed) graphs; (3) web search; (4) online (geo) social networks. I am also interested in (5) workflow management. Other research interests also include Computers in Education, Distance and Collaborative Learning.
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