I was born in Athens, Greece in 1978. I received my BSc in computer science from the Computer Science Department, University of Crete in October 2000. In November 2002 I received my MSc degree in computer engineering from the Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, and in July 2006 I received my PhD degree from the same department.
In September 2006 I joined the Databases and Information Systems Department at Max-Planck Institute for Informatics as a post-doctoral researcher, and between January 2007 and August 2008 I was leading the P2P and Information Management research area at the same department. In March 2009 I joined the Department of Computer Science & Technology, University of the Peloponnese as a Lecturer and a member of the Software & Database Systems (SoDa) Lab. From February 2013 until November 2018 I served at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of the Peloponnese as Assistant Professor; since December 2018 I am Associate Professor at the same dapertment. Since December 2018 I am also the Director of the MSc programme in Space Science Technologies and Applications, a joint effort between the University of the Peloponnese and the National Observatory of Athens.
My research interests include data and information management, large-scale distributed systems, and digital libraries. I have published more than 60 research papers and have served in the program committee of various international journals, conferences and workshops. I have received two scholarships from the Greek Ministry of Education, two awards at international conferences, and have been involved (either as principal investigator or researcher) in many european and national projects.