Contact Info

Department of Statistics and Insurance Science,
University of Piraeus

Information Management Group,
Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus
Office: Univ. Piraeus, Building at Gr. Lambraki 126, Room n. 601. Office hours: Mon: 14-15, Tue: 14-15
Mail: 126 Gr. Lambraki Str., GR-18534 Athens, Greece
Email: npelekis [at] unipi [dot] gr
Phone: (+30) 210-414 2428

› Full CV


› Short bio

Currently (since Jan.2011), Nikos Pelekis is a Lecturer at the Department of Statistics and Insurance Science., University of Piraeus
He is also member of the Information Management Group of the Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus.
Born in 1975, he received his B.Sc. degree from the Computer Science Department of the University of Crete (1998). He has subsequently joined the Department of Computation in the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) to pursue his M.Sc. in Information Systems Engineering (1999) and his Ph.D. in Moving Object Databases (2002). From 2004 till 2010 he was Postdoc researcher at Information Management Group.
His research interests include data mining, spatiotemporal databases, management of location-based services, machine learning and geographical information systems. He has been particularly working for almost ten years in the field of Mobility Data Management and Mining, being the architect of the widely cited HERMES Moving Object Database (MOD) engine. Nikos has co-authored one monograph and more than 50 refereed articles in scientific journals and conferences, receiving more than 300 citations. He has offered several invited lectures in Greece and abroad (including PhD/MSc/summer courses at Rhodes, Milano, KAUST, Aalborg, Trento, Ghent, JRC Ispra) on Mobility Data Management and Data Mining topics. He is a reviewer in many international journals and conferences. He has served as co-Organizer of a EURO Stream on data mining and knowledge discovery (DMKD@EURO’09). He has been member of the Organizing Committee for ECML/PKDD 2011 and invited member of the Editorial Board of ECML PKDD 2014, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery journal. He has been actively involved in more than 10 European and National R&D projects. Among them he is or was principal researcher in GeoPKDD (FP6/IST, 2005-09), MODAP (FP7/ICT, 2009-12), MOVE (COST, 2009-13; substitute member of the mgmt committee), DATASIM (FP7/ICT, 2011-14) and SEEK (FP7/PEOPLE, 2012-15).

› News, Highlights

  • Feb. 3, 2014: Our new Springer monograph was just announced at Springer and Amazon web sites.
  • Nov. 12, 2013: Our paper “Baquara: A Holistic Ontological Framework for Movement Analysis with Linked Data”, In the Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER’13), has won the best paper award.
  • Sep. 3, 2013: Our paper “Semantic trajectories modeling and analysis” (co-authored by colleagues at Univ. Lausanne, EPFL, CNR, Fraunhofer, UFSC, Univ. Milan, IBM Zurich, and FUC) was published in the prestigious ACM Computing Surveys, top-ranked journal in Computer Science (5-years impact factor: 6.7). DOI: 10.1145/2501654.2501656.
  • Check out the Hermoupolis semantic trajectory generator.
  • Check out the HERMES MOD engine.
  • Check out the ChoroChronos geo-portal.
  • Nov. 1, 2009: Our paper “Clustering Trajectories of Moving Objects in an Uncertain World”, In the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM’09), has won the best application paper award.
  • 1999 - 2002: Ph.D fellowship from UMIST.
  • 1998: My MSc dissertation was awarded the unique distinction from the Department of Computation.

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