Dr. Timos Sellis
Athena RC/Archimedes Unit
Dr. Timos Sellis was a Research Scientist at Facebook (USA, 2020-22) while between 2016 and 2020 he was a Professor and the Director of the Data Science Research Institute. In the past he has been ina faculty member at the University of Maryland (USA, 1986-92), the National Technical University of Athens (Greece, 1992-2013), and RMIT University (Australia, 2013-2016). Prof. Sellis was also the inaugural Director of the Institute of Information Systems (IMIS) of the “Athena” Research Center between 2007 and 2013. His research interests include data science, big data, data streams, data integration, and spatio- temporal database systems. He is a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Young Investigator (PYI) award given by the President of USA to the most talented new researchers (1990), and of the VLDB 1997 10 Year Paper Award in 1997 (awarded to the paper published in the proceedings of the VLDB 1987 conference that had the biggest impact in the field of database systems in the decade 1987-97). He was the president of the National Council for Research and Technology of Greece (2001-2003). In November 2009, he was awarded the status of IEEE Fellow, and in November 2013 the status of ACM Fellow, for his contributions to database query optimization, spatial data management, and data warehousing. In March 2018 he received the IEEE TCDE Impact Award, for contributions to database systems research and broadening the reach of data engineering research.