Management of Data, Information, and Knowledge Group (MaDgIK)

The Management of Data, Information, and Knowledge Group of the Department of Informatics & Telecommunications of the University of Athens has 60+ members, including seven (7) faculty, several R&D staff, and students at all educational stages.

The group focuses on several research areas of the Data-Info-Knowledge continuum, such as Database and Information Systems, Distributed and Peer-to-Peer Systems, Cloud Computing, Sensor-based and Stream Data Management, Query Optimization, Information Search, Personalization and Social Networks, Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Constraint Satisfaction Problems, Semantic Web and Linked Data, Semantic Sensor Web, Digital Libraries, and Human-Computer Interaction.

It participates in several national and European projects that cover the above areas. Much of the research is done in the context of and inspired by problems in several application areas, such as Medical Informatics, Cultural Heritage, Museum Studies, Biodiversity, Earth Sciences, Marine Science, Environment, History, and others.

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GeoREgC is a Partnership Proposal of GEOAPIKONISIS S.A., a consulting company of engineers and geoinformatics, and the Research Team of UoA’s Department of Informatics and Telecommunications. The project’s scope is the exploitation of Open Public Data, as are published in Greek Government Gazette…
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OpenAIRE-Advance continues the mission of OpenAIRE to support the Open Access/Open Data mandatesinEurope. By sustaining the current successful infrastructure, comprised of a human network and robust technical services, it consolidates its achievements while working to shift the momentum among its…
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Prof. M. Koubarakis has been selected in 2015 as a Fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI). The EurAI Fellows Program honors only a very small percentage of the total membership of all EurAI member societies (up to a maximum of 3%). See also…
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Professor Dimitrios Gunopulos is the recipient of the Yahoo Faculty Research And Engagement Program 2015 Award.
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The European Commission's strategic initiatives in shaping Europe’s digital future include instruments for funding digital cultural heritage. The CHESS Project, an EU-funded FP7 R&D project that ran from 2011 to 2014 features on the EC's Digital cultural heritage page.
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The Guardian UK, in the article "Ten global R&D projects that are changing arts and culture" by Emma Quinn and Athina Balopoulou, includes the R&D project CHESS as one of its favourite projects that are using digital technologies in new and inspiring ways. Specifically, according to the…
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Prof. Y. Ioannidis: Member, 2011.  
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The National Science Foundation - NSF, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, profiled the achievements of 60 NSF fellows, selected from over 45,000 Fellows supported over its 60 year history. Specifically, "Sensational 60" honors the 60 discoveries or…
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Prof.  Y. Ioannidis has been awarded by the Institute for Research and Technology (ITE) Greece the "Vassilis Xanthopoulos - Stephanos Pnevmatikos" Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching 2006.  
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recognized Prof. Y. Ioannidis as Fellow “for contributions to database systems, particularly query optimization”, 2004.