Yannis Ioannidis
Email: yannis@di.uoa.gr
Mailing Address: "Athena" Research Center 6 Artemidos St. & Epidavrou St. 151 25 Maroussi HELLAS (GREECE) -- or -- University of Athens Department of Informatics & Telecommunications Panepistimioupolis, Informatics Buildings 157 84 Ilissia, Athens HELLAS (GREECE)
Phone: +30 210-687-5301 or +30 210-727-5224
Fax: +30 210-685-4270 or +30 210-727-5185

Yannis Ioannidis is the President and General Director of the ATHENA Research and Innovation Center as well as a Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has also just been elected to serve as the Secretary/Treasurer of ACM.

He received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 1982, his MSc in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1983, and his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of California-Berkeley in 1986. Immediately after that he joined the faculty of the Computer Sciences Department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he became a Professor before finally leaving in 1999. His research interests include Database and Information Systems, Data and Text Analytics, Recommender Systems and Personalization, Data Science, Data Infrastructures and Digital Repositories, and Computer-Human Interaction, topics on which he has published over one hundred and fifty articles in leading journals and conferences and also holds three patents. His work is often motivated by data management problems that arise in diverse industrial environments or in the context of other scientific fields (Life Sciences, Cultural Heritage, Biodiversity, Physical Sciences).

Yannis is an ACM and IEEE Fellow (2004 and 2010, respectively) and a member Academia Europaea. He is also a recipient of the 2017 ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award, the VLDB "10-Year Best Paper Award" (2003), the NSF "Presidential Young Investigator Award" - PYI (1991), and of several awards for teaching excellence, including the nation-wide "Xanthopoulos-Pneumatikos Award for Outstanding Academic Teaching" in Greece (2006) and the "Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching" at the University of Wisconsin (1996). He has also been a keynote or invited speaker in several conferences (NLDB'08, ICDE'07, ADBIS'06, CIKM'05, ICDT'03, WAIM'01, SSDBM'00, PDP'00, ECDL'98).

Yannis has been a (co-)principal investigator in over forty research projects funded by various government agencies (USA, Europe, Greece) or private industry. He is currently on the editorial board of Communications of the ACM (CACM) and has served in the past on several others, such as Information Systems, the Journal of Digital Libraries, and the VLDB Journal. He has been a member of the program committees of over sixty conferences, several times as (co-)chair (ICDE'09, ADBIS'07, EDBT'06, HDMS'03, VLDB'02, VDB'98, and SSDBM'97).

Yannis has served as the ACM SIGMOD Chair (July 2009-June 2013), following a 4-year term as Vice-Chair. He is currently a member of the ACM Europe Council, the ACM Publications Board, the ACM SIG Governing Board (SGB) Executive Committee, and the ICDE Steering Committee. He has also been a member of several other executive bodies of professional organizations (VLDB Endowment, IEEE TCDE Executive Committee, EDBT Endowment) and Scientific Advisory Boards (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Greek National Science & Technology Council, Information Technology advisor to the Greek Minister of Health). He currently serves as the Greek delegate to the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), a member of its Executive Board, the ESFRI representative to the e-Infrastructures Reflection Group (e-IRG), and an expert in the Programme Committee on Research Infrastructures within the European Commission's Horizon2020 Framework Programme.

MaDgIK 2009-2018