Athena Vakali Professor at the Department of Informatics, Aristotle University in Greece
Athena Vakali is a professor at the Department of Informatics, Aristotle University, Greece, where she leads the Online Sources analytics on Web and INternet Distributed platformS (OSWINDS) research group. She holds a PhD degree in Informatics (Aristotle University), a MSc degree in Computer Science (Purdue University, USA), and a BSc degree in Mathematics (Aristotle University). Her current research interests include big data mining and analytics, Future Internet applications and enablers, online social networks mining, and online sources data management on the cloud. Prof. Vakali has co-edited 3 books, co-authored 16 book chapters, published over than 60 papers in refereed journals and over 90 papers in International conferences. Her publications received over 4700 citations (h-index 29 in Google scholar) and she is in the editorial board of ICST Transactions on Social Informatics. She has served as a member in the EU Steering Committee for the Future Internet Assembly (2012-14) and she has participated in more than 30 research projects (scientifically led 20) in EU FP7, H2020, and national projects (ONLINE S3, ENCASE, EINS, SafeYou+, SmartSantander, etc). She has co-chaired major Conferences Program Committees such as the EAI 2016 Conference on Future Internet Infrastructures and Enablers, the EU Internet Science Conference 2015 (EINS 2015), the 15th Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE 2014), and the 5th International Conference on Model & Data Engineering (MEDI 2015). She has also served as Workshops co-chair in the WWW 2015 conference and has been a member to numerous International conferences and Workshops.