CORIA 2015

Mercredi – M. Vazirgiannis – Graph-of-word: boosting text mining with graphs


To be announced latter…


Dr. Vazirgiannis is a professor in LIX, Ecole Polytechnique. He holds a degree in Physics, a MSc. in Robotics, both from U. Athens (Greece), and a MSc. in Knowledge Based Systems from Heriot Watt University (Edinburgh, UK). He acquired a Ph.D. degree from the Dept. of Informatics, U. Athens, Greece. Since then, he has conducted research in GMD-IPSI (now Fraunhofer), Max Planck MPI (Germany) and INRIA (Paris). He has been a teaching at AUEB (Greece), Ecole Polytechnique, Telecom Paris, ENS (France) and in Deusto University (Spain).

His current research interests are on Graph Mining, Text mining and recommendations algorithms. His has long experience with R&D projects in the areas: i. data mining and machine learning for large scale data repositories (i.e. the Web/social networks, medical data, time series etc.), ii. Data integration and preprocessing and exploration, iii. Web distributed Information systems and iv. Web advertising/marketing. He has been the founder and leader of the Data and Web Mining research group in AUEB (Athens). He recently established the Data Science and Mining team at the Informatics Laboratory in Ecole Polytechnique(France) focusing on Data Science and Machine Learning issues. He has supervised twelve completed PhD theses.

He has contributed chapters in books and encyclopedias, published two international books and more than a hundred thirty papers in international refereed journals and conference proceedings. He is also co-author of two patents filed in the Greek patent office and of one patent application filed in the EU patent. He is actively involved in national and international research & development projects. He has received the ERCIM (2001) and the Marie Curie EU (2006) fellowships and held a DIGITEO Chair grant (2010-13) on Web Mining in France. He participates in the editorial boards of the Intelligent Data Analysis Journal, the Springer Social Network Analysis and Mining Journal while he served as guest editor for special issues of the “Machine Learning” and “Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery” journals. He co-chaired the PC committee of ECML/PKDD 2011 conference, has served the Data Mining Track chair of the IEEE – ICDE 2011 conference and has participated as a conference committee member for more than fifty international conferences, in the areas: Data Bases, Data Mining/Machine learning and the Web. He is chairing the AXA “Data Science” chair in Ecole Polytechnique and has collaborations with the industry including Google and Airbus.
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