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. Top authors in DB from Microsoft Research.

Ph.D Supervision




Current Ph.D Students:

George Kellaris (since Sept. 10), Nikos Armenatzoglou (since Sept. 10), Panos Parchas (since Sept. 11), Lefteris Ntaflos  (since Feb. 12),

Graduated Ph.D Students:

Stavros Papadopoulos  (Senior Research Scientist at Intel/MIT Big Data Lab).

Yin (David) Yang (Research Scientist at ADSC, Singapore).

Alexander Markowetz (Asst. Prof. at University of Bonn, Germany).

Kyriakos Mouratidis (Assoc. Prof. at Singapore Management University).

Jun (Bobby) Zhang (Researcher at IBM Research, Singapore).

Yufei (Tony) Tao (Prof. at Chinese University of Hong Kong).

Panos Kalnis (Assoc. Prof. at KAUST, Saudi Arabia).

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 3711 Design and Analysis of Algorithms (Fall 14).

COMP 5311 Database Architecture and Implementation (Spring 13).

COMP 3311 Database Systems (Fall 13, Fall 12, Spring 12, Spring 09, Fall 05, Spring 05, Spring 03, Spring 02, Spring 01, Spring 98, Spring 97).

COMP 6311C Advanced Data Management (Spring 12).

COMP 271 Design and Analysis of Algorithms (Spring 11, Spring 10, Spring 99).

COMP 630K Advanced Topics in Database Research (Fall 09, Fall 06).

CSIT 530 Advanced Database Systems: MSc in Information Technology Course (Spring 09, Spring 08, Spring 06, Spring 05).

COMP 530 Database Architecture and Implementation (Fall 08, Spring 08, Fall 05, Fall 04, Fall 99).

CS2102/CS2102S Database Systems, IT2002 Database Technology and Management, National University of Singapore (Fall 07).

Short Course on Data Warehouses, OLAP and Data Mining: CPEP Course (Fall 01).

COMP 630C Spatial, Image and Multimedia Databases (Fall 00, Spring 97).



My bike tours