Garofalakis Minos

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Full Name:Garofalakis Minos
Category:Faculty (Faculty)
Academic Level:Professor
Academic Department:ECE (School of Electrical & Computer Engineering)
Location:Office: 145Α-36.1, Science/ECE Building (Λ), 2nd Floor


Speciality: Database Systems (Relational, XML), Data Streams, Approximate Query Processing, Probabilistic Databases, Network-Data Management, Data Mining

Short 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.


  • PhD (Computer Science), University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 1998
  • MSc (Computer Science), University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 1994
  • BSc (Computer Engineering and Informatics), University of Patras, Greece, 1992

Research Areas: Database Systems, Data Streams, Data Synopses and Approximate Query Processing, Probabilistic and Uncertain Databases, Network-Data Management, XML/Text Databases, Data Mining

Sector: Computer Science Division

Laboratory: Software Technology and Network Applications Laboratory

Courses: Algorithms and Complexity, Database Systems II

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