Dr. Georgia Koutrika, a Research Director at the IMSI (ATHENA Research Center) has been nominated as an ACM distinguished speaker.

30-05-2018
IMSI

Dr. Georgia Koutrika has been nomatided as an ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) distinguished speaker. The DSP is an outreach program of ACM that brings distinguished speakers from academia, industry, and government to give presentations to ACM chapters, members, and the greater IT community in a variety of venues and formats.
 
Dr. Georgia Koutrika is a Research Director at the IMSI (ATHENA Research Center) in Greece. Prior to that, she was a senior research scientist at HP Labs in Palo Alto, CA, USA. She has also worked at IBM Research-Almaden in San Jose, CA, USA. She has been a post-doctoral research fellow at the Computer Science Dept., Stanford University, USA. She received a PhD in Computer Science, a MSc in Advanced Information Systems and a BSc in Computer Science from the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece. 

Dr. Koutrika's work is in the broader area of big data and in the intersection of databases, machine learning and information retrieval, and it involves building innovative solutions for personalization and recommendation systems, user data analytics, large-scale information extraction, entity resolution and information integration, and data exploration. Her work has been incorporated in commercial products, has been described in 7 granted patents and 19 patent applications in the US and worldwide, and has been published in more than 80 research papers in top-tier conferences and journals. She has won two ACM SIGMOD Best Demo Awards and several industry recognitions for innovation, leadership and people&team development.

An IEEE Senior member and ACM member, Dr. Koutrika is an ACM SIGMOD Associate Information Director and editor of ACM SIGMOD Blog. She has served in various roles in top-tier conferences, including as Associate Editor for VLDB 2019, Demo PC co-Chair for ACM SIGMOD 2018, General co-Chair for ACM SIGMOD 2016, Industrial Track PC Chair for EDBT 2016, and Workshop and Tutorial co-Chair for IEEE ICDE 2016, and she is the organizer of several focused workshops in databases, personalization and data exploration.
 

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