UofT ISL  Nick Koudas
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 I am a faculty member at the department of computer science at the university of toronto.
  Research Interests
 Big Data
Text & Data Analytics
Web Search & Social Media
Crowdsourcing Applications
  Other Information
 ACM SIGMOD external link
VLDB external link
  Contact Information
 Department of Computer Science
Bahen Center for Information Technology
University of Toronto
40 St. George Street Rm BA5240
Toronto ON M5S 2E4

Email: koudas at cs dot toronto dot edu
Office: +1 416 946 5819
Fax : +1 416 978 4765
  Biographical Sketch
 I received a Bachelors Degree from the University of Patras external link in Greece, a MSc from the University of Maryland at College Park external link and a PhD degree from the University of Toronto. I co-founded Sysomos a social media monitoring and analytics company and served as the CEO. I conduct research in all aspects of data management and analysis. These days I am primarily interested in big data analytics. I have received two best papers awards for my research and served as the research DB track chair for CIKM 2010, as research program co-chair for VLDB 2011, as the Industrial program chair for SIGMOD 2013 and as the sponsorship chair for SIGMOD 2014 and 2015; also as a member of the G7 at the Creative Destruction Lab at the Rotman School of Business. I was named the 2011 inventor of the year by the University of Toronto (1st prize) and I serve as an advisor at Jolt and Highline in Toronto. I am also a co-founder at Aislelabs  external link.
Last Updated Sept 7, 2010