Professor, Vice-Rector, Open University of Cyprus
Yannis Manolopoulos holds a 5-years Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering (1981) and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering (1986), both from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is Professor and Vice-Rector of the Open University of Cyprus as well as Professor Emeritus of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has been with the University of Toronto, the University of Maryland at College Park, the University of Cyprus and the Hellenic Open University. He has also served as President of the Board of the University of Western Macedonia in Greece and Vice-President of the Greek Computer Society. His research interest focuses in Data Management. He has co-authored 6 monographs and 10 textbooks in Greek, as well as >350 journal and conference papers. He has received >16000 citations from >2300 distinct academic institutions from >100 countries (h-index=57). He has also received 5 best paper awards from SIGMOD, ECML/PKDD, MEDES (2) and ISSPIT conferences. He delivered keynote talks at 25 conferences at: Albania, Algeria, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Morocco, Panama, Poland, Romania and Russia. He served as external member of 20 doctoral examination committees at: Brazil, Denmark, France, Italy, Poland and Spain. Evaluator for national funding agencies: Austria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, EU, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hong-Kong, Israel, Italy, Russia and Switzerland. Currently, he serves in the Editorial Boards of the following journals (among others): Digital (EiC), Information Systems, World Wide Web, Computer Journal, Data Science and Analytics, as well as in the Board of the Research and Innovation Foundation of Cyprus.