Portrait of Yannis Ioannidis

Yannis Ioannidis

University of Athens & Athena Research Center

Yannis Ioannidis is a Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens as well as an Associated Faculty at the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center, where he also served as the President and General Director for 10 years (2011-2021). His research interests include Database and Information Systems, Data Science, Recommender Systems and Personalization, Data Infrastructures, and Human-Computer Interaction, topics on which he has published over 160 articles in leading journals and conferences and also holds three patents. His work is often inspired by and applied to data management and analysis problems that arise in industrial environments or in the context of other scientific fields (Social Sciences and Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences) and the Arts. He has been the coordinator and legal entity head of OpenAIRE, which implements the European policies on open access to research publications and data. He is the software director of the European Human Brain Project flagship initiative, and a key partner in the governmental flagship initiatives of the National Network on Climate Change and The Hellenic Precision Medicine Network on Cancer. He has also led or is currently leading the creation of new international or spin-off companies. He is an ACM and IEEE Fellow, a member of Academia Europaea, and a recipient of the ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award and several other research and teaching awards. He is also a vice chair of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), the Greek delegate to ESFRI and a member of its Executive Board and a member of the strategic management board of the Greek hub of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

: Keynote Talk: Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering: Past, Present, and Future
: The Concept of EBRAINS (Services) and the Future Perspective