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Ekaterini is an assistant professor of Information Management, previously worked at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Open University of Cyprus, and adjunct faculty at EPFL in Switzerland. Her research focuses on data management with an emphasis on the challenges of data collections with uncertainties, heterogeneity or correlations. She also investigates aspects related to the integration of very large collections (e.g., blocking-based mechanisms for resolution over Web data). Recently, started working on investigating mechanisms for AI/DM approaches that promote responsible data science, such as transparency and interpretability.

Career

Assistant Professor, Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM)Tilburg University, 2019-present 

Previous Positions:

  • Assistant Professor, Data Mining Group, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, Open University of Cyprus (OUC)
  • Independent Expert, European Commission
  • Research Collaborator, SoftNet Lab, Technical University of Crete
  • Adjunct faculty, Open University of Cyprus
  • Researcher, L3S Research Center, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Research interests

PDEng (Professional Doctorate in Engineering): A. Laponin, “Extracting information from unstructured service logbook texts” (in collaboration with Océ Technologies B.V.), TU/e, Oct. 2019. 

Recent Professional Services

  • PC member for the International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (PVLDB) 2025
  • Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chair at the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) 2024: https://icde2024.github.io/di.html
  • PC member for International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT) 2025, 2024, 2023, 2022, and 2021
  • PC member for the PhD Workshop at the International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (PVLDB) 2024, 2023
  • PC member for IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE): research track 2023, and industry and applications track 2024, and 2023
  • Reviewer since 2023 for Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)
  • PC member since 2022 for International Workshop on Big Data in Emergent Distributed Environments (BiDEDE), in conjunction with the ACM SIGMOD Conference
  • PC member for International Conference on Data Science & Advanced Analytics (DSAA), 2023 - Applications Track
  • PC member for International Workshop on Big Data Visual Exploration and Analytics (BigVis), in conjunction with EDBT/ICDT 2023
  • Reviewer for Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST)
  • PC member for Dutch-Belgian DataBase Day (DBDBD) 2022
  • Reviewer for Journal of Journal of Web Semantics (JoWS) 2022
  • Reviewer for Journal of Information Systems 2022

Current courses

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Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

MSc in Advanced Information Technologies, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Computer science, Master’s Degree, Saarland University, Germany

Computer science, Bachelor’s Degree, University of Cyprus

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  • The five generations of entity resolution on web data

    Konstantinos , N., Ioannou, E. & Papadakis, G., 2024, International Conference on Web Engineering: ICWE 2024. Springer

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

  • Unveiling Dis-Integration

    Papadakis, G., Ioannou, E. & Velegrakis, Y., Apr 2024, International Conference on Data Engineering: ICDE.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

  • [Vision Paper] Self-configured Entity Resolution with pyJedAI

    Efthymiou, V., Ioannou, E., Karvounis, M., Koubarakis, M., Maciejewski, J., Nikoletos, K., Papadakis, G., Skoutas, D., Velegrakis, Y. & Zeakis, A., 1 Dec 2023, 2023 IEEE International Conference on Big Data: IEEE BigData 2023. BigD538

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

  • Entity resolution in large patent databases: An optimization approach

    Caron, E. & Ioannou, E., 1 May 2021, Proceedings of the 23th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2021). Filipe, J., Smialek, M., Brodsky, A. & Hammoudi, S. (eds.). 23 ed. INSTICC Press, Vol. 1. p. 148-156

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

  • The Four Generations of Entity Resolution

    Papadakis, G., Ioannou, E., Thanos, E. & Palpanas, T., Mar 2021, London: Morgan & Claypool Publishers. 170 p. (Synthesis Lectures on Data Management; vol. 16, no. 2)

    Research output: Book/ReportBookScientific

  • 4gER

    Papadakis, G. (Researcher), Ioannou, E. (Researcher) & Palpanas, T. (Researcher)

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    Project: Research project

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