Georgios Fakas

senior lecturer at Department of Information Technology, Division of Computing Science

Email:
georgios.fakas[AT-sign]it.uu.se
Telephone:
+4618-471 2846
Mobile phone:
+46 72 9999130
Visiting address:
Room POL 19110 Lägerhyddsvägen 7, hus 19
SE-752 37 Uppsala
Sweden
Postal address:
Box 337
751 05 UPPSALA

Short presentation

I am an Associate Professor (Docent) at the Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University. Before joining Uppsala University, I worked as a Research Fellow at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong University, EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland), UMIST (Manchester, UK). I also worked as a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK).

Please also visit my personal page: http://user.it.uu.se/~geofa117/

Academic merits: research fellow

Keywords: database data big data social networks geospatial data database technologies keyword search and ranking graphs

My courses

Biography

Georgios Fakas (Γεώργιος Φάκας , 佐治.法卡斯)

Please also visit my personal page: http://user.it.uu.se/~geofa117/

I am an Associate Professor (Docent) at the Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University. Before joining Uppsala University, I worked as a Research Fellow at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong University, EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland), UMIST (Manchester, UK), University of Cyprus (Cyprus). I also worked as a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). I have published papers in the most influential conferences and journals of data management, including SIGMOD, PVLDB, VLDB Journal, IEEE TKDE, DKE, etc.

Education. I obtained my Ph.D. in 1998, my M.Phil. in 1996 and my B.Sc. in Computation in 1995; all from the Department of Computation, UMIST, Manchester, UK.PhD Supervision.

Current at UU: (1) Georgios Kalamatianos, Uppsala University.

Completed at MMU: (2) Zhi Cai was my second PhD student (completed his PhD in 2011). Dr. Cai is currently a Lecturer at the Beijing University of Technology, China. (3) Ben Cawley was my first PhD student (completed his PhD in 2008). Dr. Cawley's first employment was in a start up company in the U.K.

Professional Activities.

Member of Programme Committees:

  • 2020: ACM SIGMOD, IEEE ICDE.
  • 2019: ACM SIGMOD, SSTD, WISE, IEEE/ACM WI’19.
  • 2018: HDMS, WESOACS.
  • 2010: HDMS.
  • 2005: HICSS.
  • 2001: ACM SAC.

Frequent Reviewer for:

  • IEEE TKDE, VLDBJ (Elsevier), IS (Elsevier), DKE (Elsevier), IST (Elsevier).

Research

My research interests include (1) big data; (2) keyword search and ranking on (semi) structure data and (attributed) graphs; (3) web search; (4) online (geo) social networks. I am also interested in (5) workflow management. Other research interests also include Computers in Education, Distance and Collaborative Learning.

Publications

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