Dr. Vazirgiannis is a professor in LIX, Ecole Polytechnique. He holds a degree in Physics, a MSc. in Robotics, both from U. Athens (Greece), and a MSc. in Knowledge Based Systems from Heriot Watt University (Edinburgh, UK). He acquired a Ph.D. degree from the Dept. of Informatics, U. Athens, Greece. Since then, he has conducted research in GMD-IPSI (now Fraunhofer), Max Planck MPI (Germany) and INRIA (Paris). He has been a teaching at AUEB (Greece), Ecole Polytechnique, Telecom Paris, ENS (France), in Deusto University (Spain) and in Tsinghua (China).
His current research interests are on Graph/Text mining and recommendation algorithms. His has long experience with R&D projects in the areas: i. data mining and machine learning for large scale data repositories (i.e. the Web/social networks, medical data, time series etc.), ii. Data integration and pre-processing and exploration, iii. Web Mining and advertising/marketing. He recently established the Data Science and Mining team at the Informatics Laboratory in Ecole Polytechnique(France) focusing on Data Science and Machine Learning issues. He has supervised twelve completed PhD theses.
He has contributed chapters in books and encyclopedias, published two international books and more than a hundred thirty papers in international refereed journals and conference proceedings. He is actively involved in national and international research & development projects. He has received the ERCIM (2001) and the Marie Curie EU (2006) fellowships and held a DIGITEO Chair grant (2010-13) on Web Mining in France. He participates in the editorial boards of the Intelligent Data Analysis Journal while he served as guest editor for special issues of the “Machine Learning”, “Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery” and “IEEE Internet Computing” journals. He co-chaired the PC committee of ECML/PKDD 2011 conference, has served the Data Mining Track chair of the IEEE – ICDE 2011 conference and has participated as a conference committee member for more than fifty international conferences, in the areas: Data Bases, Data Mining/Machine learning and the Web. He is chairing the AXA “Data Science” chair in Ecole Polytechnique and has collaborations with the industry including Google and Airbus.