Professor, 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 of the Open University of Cyprus, as well as Professor Emeritus of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Moreover, he is Member of Academia Europaea, London. 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 served as Vice-Rector of the Open University of Cyprus, President of the Board of the University of Western Macedonia in Greece and Vice-President of the Greek Computer Society. Currently, he serves as Dean of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences of the Open University of Cyprus and Member of the Board of the Research and Innovation Foundation of Cyprus. 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 >17000 citations from >2600 distinct academic institutions from >100 countries (h-index=60 according to Research.com, h-index=59, according to Google Scholar). He has also received 5 best paper awards from SIGMOD, ECML/PKDD, MEDES (2) and ISSPIT conferences. Currently, he serves in the Editorial Boards of the following journals (among others): Digital (Editor-in-Chief), The Computer Journal (Deputy Editor), Information Systems, World Wide Web, Data Science & Analytics.
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, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Switzerland, UK. He served as main co-organizer of conferences and workshops at: Australia, Brazil, China, Cyprus, France, Greece, Latvia, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Tunisia, Turkey and UAE. His doctoral students have had careers at: Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, UK, USA, as well as at Cyprus and Greece.