Professor Timos Sellis

Position

Professor

School /
Work Unit

Computer Science & Info Tech

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 1808

timos.sellis@rmit.edu.au

Location

Building: 14
Level: 11
Room: 21

City Campus

College/Portfolio

Science, Engineering & Health

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Key activities

Timos Sellis is a Professor at RMIT University in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology, with an expertise in Data Management

Qualifications

BEng National Technical University of Athens (Greece); MSc Harvard Univ. (USA); PhD (Sci) Univ. of California, Berkeley (USA)

Industry experience

Work experience

  • 2007-2012
    Director, Institute for the Management of Information Systems, part of the Research and Innovation Centre in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies ("Athena"), Greece.
  • 1996-2012
    Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science Division, National Technical Univ. of Athens, Greece.
  • 1992-96
    Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science Division, National Technical Univ. of Athens, Greece.
  • 1992
    Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA.
  • 1986-92
    Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA.

Accomplishments

  • 1990-1994
    Presidential Young Investigator (PYI) award. Awarded by the President of the United States of America to the top young researchers.
  • 1997
    VDLB 10 Year Paper Award (awarded to the paper published in the proceedings of the VLDB 1987 conference that had the biggest impact in the field of database systems in the decade 1987-97). For the paper: “The R+-Tree: A Dynamic Index for Multi-Dimensional Objects”, by Timos K. Sellis, Nick Roussopoulos and Christos Faloutsos.
  • 2001-03
    Chair, National Research Council of Research and Technology, Greece.
  • 2008-10
    Chair, Research Council on Informatics-Telecommunications-Systems, Greece.
  • 2009
    IEEE Fellow, for contributions to database query optimization, and spatial data management.
  • 2010-12
    Representative of Greece, ICT FP7 Program Committee, European Union.

Research

Research overview

Timos Sellis’ interests lie in the general area of Data Management. He is particularly interested in Database Systems, data streams, peer-to-peer database systems, personalization, the integration of Web and databases, spatio-temporal database systems, Web Information Systems, On Line Analytical Processing, Data Warehouses.

Publications

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