Demetris Zeinalipour is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus, directing the Data Management Systems Laboratory (DMSL). He holds a Ph.D. (2005) and M.Sc. (2003) in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California - Riverside, CA, USA and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Cyprus (2000). Before his current appointment, he served the University of Cyprus and the Open University of Cyprus as a Lecturer of Computer Science. He has held short-term research visits at Akamai Technologies, Cambridge, MA, USA (2004), as a Marie-Curie Fellow at the University of Athens, Greece (2007) and the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA (2015). During 2016-2017, he was a Humboldt Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany.
His primary 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 Telco Data Management; Crowd, Web 2.0 and Indoor Data Management; Data Privacy Management. He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker (2017-2020), a Senior Member of ACM (also of ACM SIGMOD), a Senior Member of IEEE (also of IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Technical Committee on Data Engineering and IEEE Big Data Initiative), and Member of USENIX.
His h-index is 24, holds 2500 citations, has an Erdős number of 3, won over 9 international awards (MDM17, ACMS16, IEEES16, HUMBOLDT16, IPSN14, EVARILOS14, APPCAMPUS13, MDM12, CIC06) and delivered over 30 invited talks. He is an Associate Editor for the following journals: Distributed and Parallel Databases (Springer) and Big Data Research (Elsevier). He has been a TPC co-chair for 5 conferences and workshops (IEEE MDM'10, IEEE HuMoComP'15/MDM, DMSN'10/VLDB, ACM MobiDE'09/SIGMOD, MUSICAL'16) and is an area chair for IEEE ICDE'18. He was also a TPC member for all major Data Management conferences including: ACM SIGMOD, VLDB, IEEE ICDE, IEEE MDM, ACM CIKM, ACM SIGKDD and a referee for several IEEE and ACM journals (e.g., TKDE, TPDS, TIST, TMC, TEC, TVT, TC and VLDB Journal). He has participated in over 20 projects funded by the US National Science Foundation, by the European Commission, the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, the Univ. of Cyprus, the Open University of Cyprus and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. Finally, he has also been involved in industrial Research and Development projects (e.g., Finland, Taiwan and Cyprus) but has technically also lead several mobile data management services (e.g., Anyplace, Rayzit and Smartlab) reaching over 30K real users worldwide with over 120K sessions.