Vassilios S. Verykios received the Diploma degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Patras (Greece) in 1992, and the MS and the PhD degrees from Purdue University (USA) in 1997 and 1999, respectively. From 1999 to 2001 he was with the Faculty of Information Systems in the College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University, in Pennsylvania (USA), as a tenure track Assistant Professor. From 2001 to 2005 he held various research positions at Intracom SA, SingularLogic SA and CTI  as well as visiting Assistant Professor positions in the University of Thessaly, Hellenic Open University and the University of Patras (all in Greece). From 2005 to 2011 he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Communication Engineering at the University of Thessaly in Volos (Greece). Since January of 2011, he is an Associate Professor in the School of Science and Technology, at the Hellenic Open University in Patras (Greece) where he is also the Director of the Graduate Program on Information Systems. For the last two years he is also an adjunct professor in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences in the Open University of Cyprus. 

His main research interests include knowledge based systems, privacy, security and anonymity in advanced database systems, data mining, data reconciliation, privacy preserving record linkage, big data analytics, parallel computing and performance evaluation of large scale parallel systems. He has published over 80 papers in major referred journals and in the proceedings of international conferences and workshops. He has recently co-authored a monograph on `Association Rule Hiding for Data Mining' by Springer. Dr. Verykios has served on the program committees of several international scientific events and he has consulted for Telcordia Technologies, ChoiceMaker Technologies, Intracom SA and SingularLogic SA. He has also been a visiting researcher to CERIAS, the Department of Computer Sciences at Purdue University, the US Naval Research Laboratory and the Research and Academic Computer Technology Institute in Patras, Greece.


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