Minos Garofalakis - Biography#

Minos Garofalakis is the Director of the Information Management Systems Institute (IMSI) at the ATHENA Research and Innovation Center and a Professor at the School of ECE at the Technical University of Crete. He received the MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994 and 1998, respectively, and previously held senior/principal researcher positions at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies (1998-2005), Intel Research Berkeley (2005-2007), and Yahoo! Research (2007-2008); in parallel, he held an Adjunct Associate Professor position at the EECS Department of UC Berkeley (2006-2008). He also worked as a research consultant for Amazon Web Services (AWS) during 2022-2023, and is the co-founder of Agora Labs, a startup company bringing state-of-the-art data privacy technologies to the medical domain.

Minos’s research interests lie in the broad area of Big Data Analytics. He has published over 170 scientific papers in refereed international conferences and journals, and has delivered several invited keynote talks and tutorials in major international events. His work has resulted in 36 US Patent filings (29 patents issued) for companies such as Lucent, Yahoo!, and AT&T. Google Scholar gives over 16,000 citations to his work, and an h-index value of 69. He is a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE, and a recipient of the TUC “Excellence in Research” Award (2015) and the Bell Labs President’s Gold Award (2004).

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