Dr Thanassis Tiropanis
Thanassis is Associate Professor with the Web and Internet Science Group at the University of Southampton in the UK. His research interests include distributed data infrastructures for analytics, Web Observatories, IoT analytics, Social Machines, and large-scale distributed infrastructures. He is currently leading the global deployment of the Web Observatory infrastructure. Thanassis has worked for over 20 years in EU and national research projects on Telecom, Internet and Web infrastructures for research, multimedia services and learning. He has co-authored over 100 publications in these areas the most recent ones being on Web Observatory design, interoperability, and analytics infrastructures. He engages in interdisciplinary research in Web Science and Internet Science, and he has served as coordinator on large research projects, most recently in the 45-partner EU-funded Network of Excellence on Internet Science. He has a PhD in Computer Science from University College London and he is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Chartered IT Professional with the BCS, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.