Fotis_Aisopos
Dr. Fotis Aisopos
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Software and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory (SKEL) Laboratory
Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications
NCSR Demokritos
fotis.aisopos (at) iit (dot) demokritos (dot) gr

RESEARCH INTERESTS

• Service Oriented Architectures
• Big Data
• Graph Analysis
• Social Networking
• Text Mining

EDUCATION

2007 – 2012 Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
Thesis: "Quality of Service Evaluation in real time Service Oriented Infrastructures"

Distributed Knowledge and Media Systems Group
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
National Technical University of Athens
2002 – 2007 Diploma in Electrical Engineering (5-year program, equivalent to Bachelor's and Master's degrees combined)
Graduation Grade: 8.66/10

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
National Technical University of Athens

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

2013 World Summit Youth Award 2013: Awarded among 422 projects from 147 UN countries
in the “Go Green” category for the creation of the Book4book platform (http://www.book4book.gr)
2011 – 2012 ICCS Scholarship for educational and laboratory work
Awarded to selected doctoral students of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
By the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems
2009 – 2010 Scholarship from NTUA’s Special Account for Research Funds
Awarded to selected doctoral students of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
By the National Technical University of Athens
2001 – 2002 Top Performance Award at the National Examinations for University admission
By the Mayor of Athens, Greece
2001 – 2002 Award for ranking 1st in school at the National Examinations for University admission
Award for ranking 1st in school’s mathematical contest
By Lycee Leonin of Patissia, Athens, Greece

RESEARCH PROJECTS - FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

2017 – 2020 iASiS: Integration and analysis of heterogeneous big data for precision medicine and suggested treatments for different types of patients (RIA)
2016 – 2018 CloudPerfect: Enabling CLoud Orchestration, Performance and Cost Efficiency Tools for QoE Enhancement and Provider Ranking (IA) - Technical Coordinator
2014 – 2017 LeanBigData: Ultra-Scalable and Ultra-Efficient Integrated and Visual Big Data Analytics (STREP)
2013 – 2016 SAM: Socializing Around Media (STREP)
2013 – 2016 RADICAL: RApid Deployment and adoption of sustainable socially-aware and intelligent sensing services for emerging smart cities (CIP) - Leading the System Integration
2010 – 2013 SocIoS: Exploiting Social Networks for Building the Future Internet of Services (STREP)
2009 – 2012 +Spaces: Policy Simulation in Virtual Spaces (STREP) - Leading the System Integration
2006 – 2009 BEinGRID: Business Experiments in Grid (IP)
• Supplying Chain Management
• Anti-Money Laundering - Experiment Leader

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2018 – 2019 Lecturer with contract (University scholarship according to par.6, Articl.29 of 4009/2011) at the Technological Educational Institute of Peloponnese teaching "Object Oriented Programming", "Internet Programming" and "Advanced Applications Programming"
Responsibilities: Teaching Object Oriented Programming (C++), Java programming(Threads, JDBC, AWT, Swing, JSP, Servlets), Server-side and client-side technologies (HTML, Javascript, PHP, MySQL), web services (REST/SOAP Web Services), and security (XSS, SQL injection), accompanied with the respective laboratory exercises
Department of Computer Engineering
School of Applied Technology
Technological Educational Institute of Peloponnese
2017 – 2018 Lecturer with contract (University scholarship according to par.6, Articl.29 of 4009/2011) at the Athens University of Applied Sciences teaching “Internet Applications Programming”
Responsibilities: Teaching server-side and client-side technologies (HTML, Javascript, Java, JSP, PHP, MySQL), web services (REST/SOAP Web Services), and security (XSS, SQL injection), accompanied with the respective laboratory exercises
Department of Electronic Engineering
Faculty of Technological Applications
Athens University of Applied Sciences (now University of West Attica)
2011 – 2012 Supervisor at Internet Programming laboratory
Responsibilities: Teaching server- and client-side technologies and supporting course projects
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
National Technical University of Athens
2003 – 2005 Teaching Assistant in Pascal and C laboratories
Responsibilities: Teaching the principles of programming and supporting laboratory sessions
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
National Technical University of Athens

PUBLICATIONS

CONFERENCE PAPERS

[1] George Kousiouris, Fotis Aisopos, Alexandros Psychas, Theodora Varvarigou, Jorg Domaschka, ... and Ioanna Mesogiti, "A Toolkit Based Architecture for Optimizing Cloud Management, Performance Evaluation and Provider Selection Processes". International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS). IEEE, 2017. pp. 224-232.

[2] Fotis Aisopos, Angelos Valsamis, Alexandros Psychas, Andreas Menychtas and Theodora Varvarigou, "Efficient Context Management and Personalized User Recommendations in a Smart Social TV Environment". International Conference on the Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services. Springer, Cham, 2016. p. 102-114.

[3] Angelos Valsamis, Alexandros Psychas, Fotis Aisopos, Andreas Menychtas and Theodora Varvarigou, “Second Screen User Profiling and Multi-level Smart Recommendations in the Context of Social TVs”. International Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Education. Springer, Cham, 2016. pp. 514-525.

[4] Fotis Aisopos, Dimitrios Tzannetos, John Violos and Theodora Varvarigou, "Using n-gram graphs for sentiment analysis: an extended study on Twitter", IEEE BigDataService 2016, Oxford, England

[5] Evangelos Psomakelis, Fotis Aisopos, Antonios Litke, Konstantinos Tserpes, Magdalini Kardara and Pablo Martinez Campo, "BIG IOT AND SOCIAL NETWORKING DATA FOR SMART CITIES: Algorithmic improvements on Big Data Analysis in the context of RADICAL city applications", DataDiversityConvergence Workshop, CLOSER 2016, Rome, Italy

[6] Luigi Coppolino, Salvatore D’Antonio, Luigi Romano, Fotis Aisopos, Konstantinos Tserpes, "Effective QoS Monitoring in Large Scale Social Networks", In Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing (IDC 2013), , pp. 249-259, Springer International Publishing, 2013. Prague, Czech Republic

[7] Konstantinos Tserpes, George Papadakis, Magdalini Kardara, Athanasios Papaoikonomou, Fotis Aisopos, Emmanuel Sardis and Theodora Varvarigou, "An Ontology For Social Networking Sites Interoperability", 4th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development (KEOD '12), pp. 245-250. 4-7 October 2012. Barcelona, Spain

[8] Konstantinos Tserpes, George Papadakis, Magdalini Kardara, Athanasios Papaoikonomou, Fotis Aisopos, Emmanuel Sardis and Theodora Varvarigou, "SocIoS: A Social Media Application Ontology", 1st International Workshop on Socially Intelligent Computing (SINCOM 2012), Rome, Italy, 14 September 2012

[9] Fotis Aisopos, George Papadakis, Konstantinos Tserpes, and Theodora Varvarigou, "Content vs. Context for Sentiment Analysis: a comparative analysis over microblogs", 23rd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT'12), pp. 187-196. 25-28 June 2012 Milwaukee, WI, USA

[10] George Papadakis, Konstantinos Tserpes, Emmanuel Sardis, Magdalini Kardara, Athanasios Papaoikonomou, and Fotis Aisopos, "Social media meta-API: leveraging the content of social networks", In Proceedings of the 21st international conference companion on World Wide Web (WWW '12 Companion), pp. 271-274. 16-20 April 2012, Lyon, France

[11] Fotis Aisopos, George Papadakis, Konstantinos Tserpes, and Theodora Varvarigou, "Textual and contextual patterns for sentiment analysis over microblogs", In Proceedings of the 21st international conference companion on World Wide Web (WWW '12 Companion), pp. 453-454. 16-20 April 2012, Lyon, France.

[12] Fotis Aisopos, Magdalini Kardara, Philipp Senger, Roman Klinger, Athanasios Papaoikonomou, Konstantinos Tserpes, Michael Gardner and Theodora Varvarigou, "e-Government and Policy Simulation in Intelligent Virtual Environments", 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST 2012). pp. 129-135. 18-21 April 2012, Porto, Portugal

[13] Fotis Aisopos, George Papadakis, and Theodora Varvarigou, Sentiment analysis of social media content using N-Gram graphs. In Proceedings of the 3rd ACM SIGMM international workshop on Social media (WSM '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 9-14. Scottsdale, Arizona, Nov. 2011

[14] Magdalini Kardara, Omri Fuchs, Fotis Aisopos, Athanasios Papaoikonomou, Konstantinos Tserpes and Theodora Varvarigou, "A Service Oriented Architecture Enabling Policy Simulation in Virtual Spaces", Third International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, Athens, May 2011

[15] Konstantinos Tserpes, Fotis Aisopos, Dimosthenis Kyriazis, Theodora Varvarigou, "Service Selection Decision Support in the Internet of Services", in J. Altmann and O.F. Rana (Eds.): GECON 2010, LNCS 6296, pp. 16--33. Springer, Heidelberg (2010)

[16] Fotis Aisopos, K. Aisopos, D. Schinianakis, H. Michail, and A. P. Kakarountas, "A novel high-throughput implementation of a partially unrolled SHA-512", Proceedings of the Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference - MELECON, 2006:61 – 65, 2006

JOURNALS

[17] Alexandros Psychas, John Violos, Fotis Aisopos, Athanasia Evangelinou, George Kousiouris, Ioannis Bouras, Theodora Varvarigou, Gerasimos Xidas, Dimitrios Charilas and Yiannis Stavroulas, "Cloud toolkit for Provider assessment, optimized Application Cloudification and deployment on IaaS." Future Generation Computer Systems, Special Issue on High Performance Services Computing and Internet Technologies (2018).

[18] Luigi Coppolino, Salvatore D'Antonio, Luigi Romano, Fotis Aisopos, Konstantinos Tserpes, "Real-time QoS monitoring from the end user perspective in large scale social networks." International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering 14.2 (2017): 93-104.

[19] Fotis Aisopos, Antonios Litke, Magdalini Kardara, Konstantinos Tserpes, Pablo Martinez Campo and Theodora Varvarigou, "Social Network services for innovative Smart Cities: the RADICAL platform approach", Volume 2, Issue 1 (2016): Special Issue on Smart Cities and Cloud Computing, June 2016

[20] Fotis Aisopos, Konstantinos Tserpes, Theodora Varvarigou, Resource management in software as a service using the knapsack problem model, International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE): Volume 141, Issue 2, February 2013, pp. 465-477, ISSN 0925-5273, 10.1016/j.ijpe.2011.12.011.

[21] Magdalini Kardara, Omri Fuchs, Eleni Kosta, Fotis Aisopos, Konstantinos Tserpes and Theodora Varvarigou, "Policy testing in virtual environments: addressing technical and legal challenges", International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR), Volume 8, Issue 3 (2012), pp. 1-21, doi:10.4018/jegr.2012070101

[22] Magdalini Kardara, Omri Fuchs, Fotis Aisopos, Athanasios Papaoikonomou, Konstantinos Tserpes and Theodora Varvarigou, "A SOA based architecture for capturing public opinion in Virtual Spaces", Serious Games and Interactive Worlds, International Journal of Interactive Worlds (IJIW), pp 236-243, IEEE Computer Society, 2011

[23] Konstantinos Tserpes, Fotis Aisopos, Dimosthenis Kyriazis, Theodora Varvarigou, A recommender mechanism for service selection in service-oriented environments, Future Generation Computer Systems(FGCS): Volume 28, Issue 8 (2012), pp. 1285-1294, doi:10.1016/j.future.2011.11.003

[24] Fotis Aisopos, Konstantinos Tserpes, Magdalini Kardara, George Panousopoulos, Stephen Phillips, Spyridon Salamouras, "Information Exchange in Business Collaboration using Grid Technologies" , Identity in the Information Society (IDIS): Volume 2, Issue 2 (2010), pp. 189-204

BOOK CHAPTERS

[25] Fotis Aisopos, Magdalini Kardara, , Vrettos Moulos, Athanasios Papaoikonomou, Konstantinos Tserpes, Theodora Varvarigou, Service Quality Model Evaluation. Achieving Real-Time in Distributed Computing: From Grids to Clouds, pp. 59-73, (2012), doi:10.4018/978-1-60960-827-9.ch004

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Languages

• Greek: Fluent (mother tongue)
• English: Fluent (certified “Proficient in English” by University of Cambridge, 2000)
• French: Medium (Delf unite A1)

Non-profit

• Member of the Technical Committee: International Conference on Industrial Control Network and System Engineering Research (ICNSER 2019)
• Member of the Program Committee: 2nd International Conference on Software Engineering for Service and Cloud Computing (SE-CLOUD 2019)
• Member of the Program Committee: 1st International Conference on Software Engineering for Service and Cloud Computing (SE-CLOUD 2018)
• Member of the Program Committee: IEEE Workshop on Leveraging the Potential of Virtual Worlds (In conjunction with IEEE VS Games 2011 Conference)
• Co-creator of the Greek book exchange platform: http://www.book4book.gr/
• NTUA Free and open-source software (FOSS) community - member since 2007