Vassiliki (Verena) Kantere

Assistant Professor   Division of Computer Science

Brief Biography

Verena Kantere has a Diploma and a Ph.D. from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, (NTUA) and a M.Sc. from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto (UofT), where she also started her PhD studies. After the completion of her PhD studies she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). During her graduate studies she developed methods, algorithms and fully fledged systems for data exchange and coordination in distributed and Peer-to-Peer (P2P) overlays with structured and unstructured data, focusing on the solution of problems of data heterogeneity, query processing and rewriting, multi-dimensionality and management of continuous queries. Furthermore, she has shown interest and work in the field of the Semantic Web, concerning the problem of semantic similarity, annotation, clustering and integration.
After her postdoc, she was a tenure-track junior assistant professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT). Later, she won the interdisciplinary competition at the University of Geneva, "Boursière d' Excellence", and worked as a Senior Researcher and, further, as a Maître d’Enseignement et de Recherche (equivalent to Associate Professor) at the Centre Universitaire d’ Informatique (CUI) of the University of Geneva (UniGe). Her research in the past 10 years is on the provision and exchange of data services in cloud computing environments, focusing on the management of big data and performance of big data analytics, by developing methods, algorithms and fully fledged systems.

Research Interests

Data management, distributed data management, cloud data management, Big Data management, Big Data analytics.