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Athena Vakali

Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Prof. Athena Vakali, is an associate professor at the Department of Informatics of Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, where she’s leading the Web/Internet data management research group since 1997. She has a phD degree in Informatics (Aristotle University) and a MSc degree in Computer Science (Purdue University, USA). Her current research interests include Web usage mining, content delivery networks on the Web, Web and social Web data clustering and Web data management on the cloud. Prof. Vakali has co-edited 3 books (Springer, IGI), co-authored 10 book chapters, and published over than 45 papers in refereed journals and more than 60 papers in International conferences. She is in the editorial board of "Computers & Electrical Engineering" Journal (Elsevier), the International Journal of Grid and High Performance Computing (IGI publishing) and the ICST Transactions on Social Informatics (EAI Community).She has participated in more than 25 research and development projects from which she has scientifically leaded 17. Prof. Vakali has served as a PC member to many international conferences, and she has been general chair and organizer of several Workshops and tutorials (recent ones focus on Communities on the Web and evolving Web data mining).