Minos Garofalakis, Professor and acting Dean of the School of Electronic & Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete, and the Software Technology & Network Applications Laboratory are the new partners in the Human Brain Project (2013-2023)*, one of the 2 EU FET Flagship Initiatives in the Future & Emerging Technologies sector in the European Union in the«Europe 2020» development strategy of the European Union for the decade 2010-2020.
* The Human Brain Project focuses on understanding the human brain and its diseases, developing new treatments for brain diseases and building revolutionary new computing technologies. This research program has a 10 year duration and a budget of approximately 1,19 billion euros, aiming to support research with vision and focusing on a mission that will lead to important breakthroughs in the computing sector.HBP is a global effort that brings together more than 200 researchers from all over the world, from fields such as neuroscience, medicine and information technology, who will work in order to better understand the function of the human brain, its diseases and its computing capabilities.
From Greece, only two universities participate in this effort: the University of Athens and the Technical University of Crete. It is one of the most ambitious experiments in this field, given the fact that it aims to achieve a detailed simulation of the human brain. Minos Garofalakis’ research team will lead in the Big Data Analytics part of this endeavor.
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Professor Minos Garofalakis - CV
Minos Garofalakis is a Professor at the Dept. of Electronic & Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete (TUC) and Director of the Software Technology and Network Applications Laboratory (SoftNet). Previously, he was a Principal Research Scientist with the Community Systems group at Yahoo! Research in Santa Clara, California (2007-2008), and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley (2006-2008). He also held positions as a Senior Researcher at Intel Research Berkeley (2005-2007), and a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories (1998-2005). He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Database Systems (ACM TODS) and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (IEEE TKDE), and as an Editorial Board Member for Foundations and Trends in Databases. He recently served as the Core Database Technology PC Chair for the VLDB'2007 conference in Vienna, Austria, and completed a term as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin (2004-2006). He has also repeatedly served on the technical program committees of all major data-management conferences, including ACM SIGMOD, VLDB, ACM PODS, IEEE ICDE, and ACM SIGKDD. He is a member of the ACM, the IEEE, and the IEEE Computer Society.
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email: minos softnet.tuc.gr