Vassilios S. Verykios received his Diploma from the University of Patras-Greece in 1992, and his MSc and PhD Degrees from Purdue University-Indiana-USA, in 1997 and 1999 respectively. From 1999 to 2001 he was an assistant professor at the College of Information Science and Technology, at the Drexel University in Philadelphia-Pennsylvania-USA. He is currently a Professor, as well as the Director of two Graduate Programs, (a) on Information Systems (PLS), and (b) on Data Science and Machine Learning (DAMA) (in English Language), in the School of Science and Technology at the Hellenic Open University (HOU). He is also the founder and the Director of the Big Data Analytics and Anonymization Lab, also at HOU. His main research interests include Data Management, Data Mining, Big Data, Parallel Systems, and Educational Data Mining. He has over than 170 publications in major refereed journals such as TKDE, DAPD, VLDB Journal, JDIQ, Information Systems, Information Sciences, etc. and in the proceedings of international conferences and workshops, while his work has received more than 10.100 citations in Google Scholar. Prof. Verykios has served on the program committees of several international scientific events such as KDD, ICDM, ECML/PKDD, and CIKM and he is currently a member of the Editorial Boards in many International Journals. He has participated as a researcher, a group leader or coordinator in several National, European and Internationally funded research and development projects, such as in an Australian Research Council’s Discovery Project, two grants from Google, and another one from SNF among many others. He has consulted for Telcordia Technologies, ChoiceMaker Technologies, Intracom SA and SingularLogic SA. He has also been a visiting researcher to CERIAS, the Department of Computer Sciences at Purdue University, the US Naval Research Laboratory and the Research and Academic Computer Technology Institute in Patras, Greece.
Additional Current Academic Positions:
Director of the Postgraduate Program on Information Systems of SST, PLS (MSc in Information Systems)
Coordinatorof the Module PLS60 of the Postgraduate Program of SST, PLS (MSc in Information Systems).
Director of the Postgraduate Program of SST, DAMA (Data Science and Machine Learning)
Coordinator of the Module DAMA51 (Foundations in Computer Science), of the Postgraduate Program of SST, DAMA (Data Science and Machine Learning).
Director of the Big Data Analytics and Anonymization Lab (BAT LAB), SST – HOU.