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

Recommending Interesting Visualizations for Data Exploration


Speaker: Prof. Panos K. Chrysanthis
Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh, USA
Category: Colloquium
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Time: 11:30-12:30 EET
Host: Demetris Zeinalipour (

As the amount of data being generated every day increases exponentially, the term “Big Data” has been adopted to represent the challenge of large-scale data processing. Given the volume of data, the challenge is how to avoid overwhelming the users with irrelevant results. In this talk, we will discuss recent research challenges and opportunities in the emerging area of Data Exploration that aim to guide users to reveal valuable insights from large volumes of data (e.g., financial and scientific databases).  We will particularly focus on solutions that can automatically recommend interesting visualizations, which reveal useful insights into the analyzed data.

Short Bio:
Panos K. Chrysanthis is a Professor of Computer Science and a founder and director of the Advanced Data Management Technologies Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also an adjunct Professor at Carnegie-Mellon University. His research interests lie within the areas of data management (Big Data, Databases, Data Streams & Sensor networks), distributed & mobile computing, workflow management, operating systems and real-time systems. He has fostered interdisciplinary collaborations between computer science, medicine, astronomy and mechanical engineering, both within and outside the University of Pittsburgh. His research contributions in principles, algorithms and prototypes to data management have been documented in more than 150 papers in top journals and prestigious, peer-reviewed conferences and workshops. In 1995, he was a recipient of the U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his investigation on the management of data for mobile and wireless computing. His editorial service includes VLDB J (2001-2007), IEEE TKDE (2012-present) and DAPD (2011-present). Chrysanthis is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and a Senior Member of IEEE. He was honored with seven teaching awards and in 2015, he received the University of Pittsburgh's Provost Award for Excellence in Mentoring (doctoral students). For more information please visit: or

Additional tutorial by Prof. Panos K. Chrysanthis: "Graph Partitioning in Distributed Graph Computation", Thursday, June 2, 2016 between 10:00-12:00, Room #148, New Campus, University of Cyprus. Tutorial abstract:

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