Dr Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis
Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis received the BS degree from the University of Ioannina (2003), the MS from the University of Minnesota (2005) and the PhD from the University of Thessaly (2009), all in Computer Science. His PhD dissertation was awarded the Certificate of Recognition and Honorable Mention in the 2009 ACM SIGKDD Dissertation Award. From March 2009 until February 2010, he was appointed as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Biomedical Informatics of Vanderbilt University, working on privacy for medical data. On March 2010, he joined IBM Research-Zurich, in the capacity of a Research Staff Member. Since March 2012, he is working in the Smarter Cities Technology Center of IBM Research-Ireland, leading research in the area of data privacy and anonymization. Aris is a regular reviewer for several prestigious journals and serves in the program committee of major conferences. He is a professional member of ACM, IEEE and SIAM, and an at-large member of UPE and Sigma-Xi.