Yannis Foufoulas, Athanasios-Michail Karampatsis, Nikolaos Dimakopoulos, Georgios Alexandropoulos, and Nikolaos Tzamos have participated in the ACM SIGMOD 2016 programming contest, with the team name "uoa_team". They scored the 2nd place globally!
The Management of Data, Information, and Knowledge Group of the Department of Informatics & Telecommunications of the University of Athens has 60+ members, including five (5) faculty, several R&D staff, and students at all educational stages.
The group focuses on several research areas of the Data-Info-Knowledge continuum, such as Database and Information Systems, Distributed and Peer-to-Peer Systems, Cloud Computing, Sensor-based and Stream Data Management, Query Optimization, Information Search, Personalization and Social Networks, Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Constraint Satisfaction Problems, Semantic Web and Linked Data, Semantic Sensor Web, Digital Libraries, and Human-Computer Interaction.
It participates in several national and European projects that cover the above areas. Much of the research is done in the context of and inspired by problems in several application areas, such as Medical Informatics, Cultural Heritage, Museum Studies, Biodiversity, Earth Sciences, Marine Science, Environment, History, and others.