The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the Colloquium entitled:

Data Science – the Case of Mobility Data


Speaker: Dr. Yannis Theodoridis
Affiliation: University of Piraeus, Greece
Category: Colloquium
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Monday, November 12, 2012
Time: 14:00-15:00 EET
Host: Demetris Zeinalipour (

From raw location recordings to mobility patterns; how can we exploit on the ubiquitous GPS technology (that is found everywhere; from vehicles and vessels to smartphones) in order to get knowledge about our movement behavior? What are the most representative examples of mobility patterns that can be found in mobility datasets? How can we address the big volumes of mobility data? In this talk we overview issues and solutions on data science, focusing on the mobility data case.

Short Bio:
Yannis Theodoridis is Assoc. Professor at the Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus, where he currently leads the Information Management Lab. Born in 1967, he received his Diploma (1990) and Ph.D. (1996) in Electrical and Computer Engineering, both from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Before joining the University of Piraeus, he was member of the research staff at the Hellenic Research Foundation (1997-98) and the Computer Technology Inst. (1999-2002). His research interests include Data Science (management, analysis, mining) for mobility data, whereas he teaches databases, data mining and GIS at under- and post- graduate level. Apart from several national-level projects, he is or was scientist in charge and coordinator of two European projects, namely PANDA (FP6/IST, 2001-04) and CODMINE (FP6/IST, 2002-03), and principal investigator in GeoPKDD (FP6/IST, 2005-09), MODAP (FP7/ICT, 2009-12; member of the management board), MOVE (COST, 2009-13; vice-chair of the management committee), DATASIM (FP7/ICT, 2011-14) and SEEK (FP7/PEOPLE, 2012-15). He has served as general co-chair for SSTD'03, ECML/PKDD'11 and PCI'12, vice PC chair for IEEE ICDM'08, organizing chair for the 2010 summer school on “Mobility, Data Mining, and Privacy”, member of the editorial board of the Int'l Journal on Data Warehousing and Mining – IJDWM (2005-), and member of the SSTD endowment (2010-). He has offered several tutorials in top conferences (with the most recent being at EDBT’09) and invited lectures in Greece and abroad (including PhD/MSc courses at Venice, Milano, KAUST, Aalborg, Trento and Ghent) on the topic of Mobility Data Management and Exploration. He has co-authored three monographs and more than 100 refereed articles in scientific journals and conferences, receiving more than 800 citations. For more information: and

Additional Talks by Dr. Theodoridis: Schedule ( [ Lecture 1: Mobility Data Management, Date: Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, Time: 16:30 – 18:00 | Lecture 2: Mobility Data Exploration, Date: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, Time: 13:30 – 15:00 | Lecture 3: Mobility Data Privacy, Date: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 Time: 15:00 – 16:30 ] Slides: [ | | | ]

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