Yannis Manolopoulos

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. Also, he is Member of the Board of the University of Macedonia, 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, Vice-President
of the Greek Computer Society, President of the Excellence Committee of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Member of the Board of Alexander Innovation Zone and Member of the Board of the Research and Innovation Foundation of Cyprus. Currently, he serves as Dean of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences of the Open University of Cyprus. Finally, he is student of the Graduate Program on Creative Writing of the Hellenic Open University.

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 >18000 citations from >2800 distinct academic institutions from >100 countries (h-index=62 according to Google Scholar, d-index=64 according to Research.com). 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),
SN Computer Science (Track Editor), Information Systems, World Wide Web,
Expert Systems, Data Science & Analytics.

He has delivered keynote talks at 25 conferences at: Albania, Algeria, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, Italy, Kosovo, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Morocco, Panama, Poland, Romania and Russia. External member of 20 doctoral examination committees at: Brazil, Denmark, France, Italy, Poland and Spain. Evaluator for national funding agencies at: Austria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, EU, Estonia, Georgia, Greece,
Hong-Kong, Israel, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland and UK.
Evaluator for university programs at: Denmark, Latvia and Lithuania. Organizer
of conferences and workshops at: Australia, Brazil, China, Cyprus, France, Greece, India, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Tunisia, Turkey and UAE. He supervised and acted as mentor for 27 doctoral graduates who have had careers at: Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, UK, USA, as well as at Cyprus and Greece.