Prof Yannis Tzitzikas
Yannis Tzitzikas is currently Assistant Professor of Information Systems in the Computer Science Dep. at University of Crete (Greece) and Associate Researcher of the Information Systems Laboratory at FORTH-ICS (Greece). Before joining UofCrete and FORTH-ICS he was postdoctoral fellow at the University of Namur (Belgium) and ERCIM postdoctoral fellow at ISTI-CNR (Pisa, Italy) and at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. He conducted his undergraduate and graduate studies (MSc, PhD) in the Computer Science Department at the University of Crete. In parallel, he was a member of the Information Systems Lab of FORTH-ICS for about 8 years, where he conducted basic and applied research around semantic network-based information systems within several EU-founded research projects. His research interests fall in the intersection of the following areas: Information Systems, Information Indexing and Retrieval, Conceptual Modeling, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, and Collaborative Distributed Applications. Currently his research focuses on: exploratory searching (principles, techniques, applications), semantic data management (comparison functions, knowledge evolution, indexes, visualization, integration), and methodologies and technologies for building advanced information systems for digital preservation.