Dimitris Papadias (PhD, NTU Athens)

Room 3555 
Department of Computer Science and Engineering 

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 
Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong 






General Information

I am a Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Before joining HKUST in 1997, I worked and studied at the German National Research Center for Information Technology (GMD), the  National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA, Maine), the University of California at San Diego, the Technical University of Vienna, the National Technical University of Athens, Queen's University (Canada), and University of Patras (Greece).

During 2007, I was a Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore. In the summer of 1997, I was a Visiting Researcher at INRIA, Sophia Antipolis in France.


Spatial, spatio-temporal databases and everything that looks interesting (mostly database related).

In 2013, I received a Research Excellence Award from HKUST. I have also been awarded the Cor-Baayen Award from the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM).

My DBLP list of publications.  Full list and soft copies of my papers. Citations by Google Scholar. 





Ph.D Students:

Panos Parchas (since Sept. 11), Lefteris Ntaflos  (since Feb. 12), Dimitris Tsakalidis (since Sept. 14), Hao Wu (since Sept. 15), Serafim Papadias (since Feb. 16), Christos Koutras (since Feb 16).

Graduated Ph.D Students:

10. Nikos Armenatzoglou (Software Engineer, Amazon Web Services, USA).
9.   George Kellaris (CRCS Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University).
8.   Stavros Papadopoulos  (Senior Research Scientist at Intel/MIT Big Data Lab).
7.   Yin (David) Yang (Asst. Prof. at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar).
6.   Alexander Markowetz (first post Asst. Prof. at University of Bonn, Germany).
5.   Kyriakos Mouratidis (Assoc. Prof. at Singapore Management University).
4.   Jun Zhang (first post Asst. Prof. at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore).
3.   Yufei Tao (Prof. at University of Queensland, Australia).
2.   Panos Kalnis (Prof. at KAUST, Saudi Arabia).
1.   Nikos Mamoulis (Prof. at Hong Kong University).

Professional Activities


Program Committee Memberships.


Area Editor of Encyclopedia of Database Systems, since Sept 07.

Associate Editor of the Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) Journal, Sept 05 Aug 11.

Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), Sept 05 Dec 09.

Editorial Advisory Board of Information Systems, since Sept 03.


Chair of Best Paper Committee VLDB 14, Program Chair of SIGMOD 13, Program Vice-Chair of ICDE 08, Program Co-Chair of SSTD 07, Publicity and Publications Chair of VLDB 02, General Co-Chair of SSD 99.

Member of the Hong Kong RGC Engineering Panel, Sept 03 Sept 05.





COMP 5311 Database Architecture and Implementation, HKUST, Spring 17.

COMP 3711 Design and Analysis of Algorithms, HKUST, Fall 16.



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