• February, 2023: Received the EDBT 2023 Test of Time award for our work "HIL: A High-Level Scripting Language for Entity Integration"
  • February, 2023: The 2nd Data Economy Workshop is taking place with SIGMOD 2023. The call for papers is out.
  • January, 2023: The first call for ACM Europe Seasonal Schools is out. More info here.
  • January, 2023: Check our Survey on Deep Learning Approaches for Text-to-SQL" published at VLDB Journal.
  • February 28, 2023: Tutorial on 'Data Democratisation with Deep Learning: The Anatomy of a Natural Language Data Interface' at WSDM 2023, in Singapore.
  • September 20 – 23, 2022: Keynote on "Democratizing Data Access: What if we could just talk to our data?", International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2022, Padua.
  • September 12-16, 2022: Invited talk on "Data Democratisation with Deep Learning: An Analysis of Text-to-SQL Systems" RAIS Summer School and Workshop, Sweden.



Georgia has authored and co-authored more than 100 research papers and articles on natural language interfaces, personalization, recommendations, information extraction, entity resolution, and information integration, combining methods from databases, information retrieval, natural language processing and machine learning. For a complete list of publications, please visit DBLP. Citations of Georgia's work can be found in Google Scholar.


Georgia has given talks and tutorials on text-to-SQL systems, recommendations, personalization, and fairness.


Georgia's work has been incorporated in commercial products (HP, IBM, CourseRank), and is described in 14 granted patents and 26 patent applications in the US and worldwide. Partial lists of issued patents and patent applications can be found with the help of US Patent and Trademark Office (issued and published), and PatentBuddy ( here ).


Georgia has participated in several projects in the industry. Currently, she is the technical coordinator for INODE, an EU-funded H2020 project on intelligent data exploration, and member of the EOSC Future project , an EU-funded H2020 project that is implementing the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) that will give European researchers access to a wide variety of research data and professionally provided services. .

Professional Activities

Georgia is Editor-in-chief for VLDB Journal, Editor-in-Chief for PVLDB Vol 16, PC co-chair for VLDB 2023, a member of the VLDB Endowment Board of Trustees. She is an ACM SIGMOD Associate Information Director and editor of ACM SIGMOD Blog. She is an IEEE Senior member and ACM Senior member. She is EDBT 2023 sponsorship chair.


Natural Language Queries

Data is a prevalent part of every business and scientific domain, but its explosive volume and increasing complexity make data querying and exploration challenging even for experts. In an attempt to bridge the gap between users and data, text-to-SQL systems enable users to pose natural language queries over relational databases. We test their limits and build novel systems.


One of the biggest hurdles in today's exploration systems is that the system provides no explanations of the results or system choices. Nor does it trigger input from the user, for example, by asking the user to provide more information. We enable a conversational setting, wherethe system can explain results in natural language and can ask clarifications.


In a mixed-initiative setting, the system actively guides the user in what possible actions to perform or data to look at next. We are interested in recommendations in both cold-start (where the user has not given any input) and warm-start settings (where the user has asked one or more queries but may not know what to do next). In the formercase, the goal is to show a set of example or starter queries that the users could use to get some initial answers from the dataset. In the latter case, the system can leverage the users' interactions (queries) to show possible next queries.


As we increasingly depend on a variety of data-driven systems to assist us in many aspects of life, such as search engines and recommendation systems, we need to think about the fairness of such systems.