Alkis Simitsis

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Dr. Alkis Simitsis is a Research Director at Athena Research Center and an IEEE Senior Member. In the past, he held various positions with HP/HPE Labs, Micro Focus, Unravel Data, and IBM Research, including Chief Scientist, Systems Architect, and Principal Research Scientist. Alkis brings 20+ years of critical experience in both startup and corporate environments, building innovative information and data management solutions and enterprise-grade products in areas such as scalable big data infrastructure, data-intensive analytics, information management, business intelligence, massively parallel processing, distributed databases, column-store databases, graph databases, security analytics, and cloud computing.
Alkis holds 45 U.S. patents, 1 European patent, and has filed 50+ patent applications in the U.S. and worldwide, has published 110+ papers in refereed international journals and conferences (top publications cited 7000+ times, h-index: 45), and frequently serves in various roles in program committees of top-tier international scientific conferences.


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