Georgios Fakas

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

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SE-752 37 Uppsala
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Georgios Fakas (Γεώργιος Φάκας , 佐治.法卡斯) has been a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Information Technology since March 2017. Prior to that, he also worked as a Research Fellow at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong), EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland), UMIST (Manchester, UK), University of Cyprus (Cyprus) and as a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). He has published papers in the most influential conferences and journals of data management, including SIGMOD, PVLDB, VLDB Journal, IEEE TKDE, DKE, etc.

Education: He obtained his Ph.D. in 1998, his M.Phil. in 1996 and his B.Sc. in Computation in 1995; all from the Department of Computation, UMIST, Manchester, UK.

Awards: In 2009, he received the fellowship “Hosting of Experienced Researchers from Abroad” from the Research Promotion Foundation (RPF), Cyprus which was hosted by the University Of Cyprus, Cyprus. In 2001, he was awarded the ERCIM (European Research Consortium in Informatics and Mathematics) Fellowship which was hosted by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.

PhD Supervision: (1) Zhi Cai was his second PhD student (completed his PhD in 2011). Dr. Cai is currently a Lecturer at the Beijing University of Technology, China. (2) Ben Cawley was his first PhD student (completed his PhD in 2008). Dr. Cawley's first employment was in a start up company in the U.K.


His 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. He is also interested in (5) workflow management.


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