George Paliouras is a senior researcher and head of the Intelligent Information Systems division of the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications at NCSR “Demokritos”, Greece. He holds a PhD in Machine Learning and has performed basic and applied research in Artificial Intelligence for the last 20 years. He is interested in the development of novel methods for addressing challenging big and small data analysis problems, such as learning complex models from structured relational data, learning from noisy and sparse data, learning from multiple heterogeneous data streams, discovering patterns in hypergraphs. He is motivated by research that addresses real-world problems and has contributed in a variety of such problems, ranging from spam filtering and Web personalization to biomedical information retrieval. He has co-founded the spin-off company i-sieve technologies that provides online reputation monitoring services.
Among various contributions to the research community, he has served as board member in national and international scientific societies; he is serving in the editorial board of international journals and has chaired international conferences. He is involved in several research projects and has the role of scientific coordinator/principal investigator in some of them. In particular, he has coordinated the BioASQ project that was funded by the European Commission and provided the infrastructure for the BioASQ challenge on biomedical semantic indexing and Question Answering. He is currently coordinating the project iASiS, also funded by the European Commission to develop big data integration and analysis methods that will provide insight to public health policy-making for personalized medicine.