Demetris Zeinalipour-Yazti

Ph.D. Univ. of California - Riverside, USA

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Cyprus
P.O. Box 20537
1678 Nicosia, CYPRUS
Tel: + 357-22-892755
Fax: + 357-22-892701


I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus, directing the Data Management Systems Laboratory (DMSL). I hold a Ph.D. (2005) and M.Sc. (2003) in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California - Riverside (USA) and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Cyprus (2000). I have held short-term research positions at the Network Intelligence Lab of Akamai Technologies, Cambridge, MA, USA and the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Between 2005 and 2012, I have served the University of Cyprus and the Open University of Cyprus as a Lecturer of Computer Science.

My research interests include Data Management in Computer Systems and Networks, particularly Mobile and Sensor Data Management; Big Data Management in Parallel and Distributed Architectures; Spatio-Temporal Data Management; Network and Web 2.0 Data Management; Crowd and Indoor Data Management; Data Privacy Management.

Besides research and teaching, I also enjoy transforming basic research results into systems and services. Check out a few recent examples: Anyplace (Indoor), Rayzit (Big Data), SmartLab (Mobile Cloud), Airplace (Indoor), Smarttrace (Trajectories), Smarttrace (Privacy), KSpot (Sensor).

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h-index: 20   Citations: 1970   Erdös-Number: 3

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  • EVARILOS'14 Best Demo Award, EVARILOS Open Challenge, FP7 Project (#317989), European Union, Berlin, Germany, 2014.
  • IPSN'14 2nd Best Demo Award, "Accurate Multi-Sensor Localization on Android Devices", C. Laoudias, G. Larkou, M. Chin-Lung Li, Yu-Kuen Tsai, D. Zeinalipour-Yazti, C. G. Panayiotou, Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition, 13th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN’14), April 15-17, Berlin, Germany, 2014.
  • Appcampus'13 Appcampus Award, "Rayzit: Crowd Messaging" by Microsoft, Nokia and Aalto University (Finland), 2013.
  • MDM'12 Best Demo Award, "The Airplace Indoor Positioning Platform for Android Smartphones", C. Laoudias, G. Constantinou, M. Constantinides, S. Nicolaou, D. Zeinalipour-Yazti, C. G. Panayiotou, Demo at the 13th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2012), IEEE Computer Society, Bangalore, India, July 23-26, 2012.

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Program and Organizing Committees :
[ GC: General Chair, OC: Organization Chair,  DC: Demo Chair, CC: Contest Chair, PL: Panel Chair, PU: Publicity Chair WS: Workshop Chair SC: Steering Committee   ]

  • ICDE: 2016, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2009 [IEEE's International Conference on Data Engineering]
  • SIGMOD: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 [ACM's Management of Data Conference]
  • VLDB: 2014, 2013 [Very Large Databases Conference (Springer)]
  • MDM: 2015 (and WS with Wang-Chien Lee), 2014 (and PL with  Shonali Krishnaswamy),  2013 (and DC with Yan Huang), 2012, 2011, 2010 (PC Co-Chair with Vijay Kumar and Takahiro Hara), 2008 [IEEE Mobile Data Management Conference]
  • EDBT: 2016 [International Conference on Extending Database Technology]
  • ECML/PKDD: 2015,2014, 2011 [European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases]  
  • HuMoComP: 2015 [ International Workshop On Human Mobility Computing And Privacy @ IEEE MDM Mobile Data Management Conference ]
  • ExploreDB: 2015, 2014 [ International Workshop on Exploratory Search in Databases and the Web @ ACM SIGMOD Management of Data Conference ]
  • SSDBM: 2013 [ International  Conference on Scientific and Statistical Data Management (Springer)]
  • SIGKDD: 2011 [ACM's International Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Conference]
  • CIKM: 2010 [ACM's Conference on Information and Knowledge Management]
  • BigMine: 2013, 2012 [Big Data Mining Workshop at ACM SIGKDD International Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Conference]
  • MobiDE: 2012, 2011 (also SC), 2010 (GC with Phillip B. Gibbons, also SC) , 2009 (PC Co-Chair with Le Gruenwald), 2008 (also PU), 2007 [ACM SIGMOD's Mobile Data Engineering Workshop]
  • DMSN: 2011 (GC with Wang-Chien Lee), 2010 (PC Co-Chair with Wang-Chien Lee), 2009, 2008, 2007 [VLDB's Data Management for Sensor Networks Workshop]
  • ICDM: 2010 (and CC), 2008 [IEEE's International Conference of Data Mining] 
  • HDMS: 2015, 20122011, 2010 (also OC and also Poster Co-Chair) [Hellenic Data Management Symposium]

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Demetris Zeinalipour
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Cyprus
P.O. Box 20537
1678 Nicosia, CYPRUS


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Tel: +357-22892755
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