Vagelis Hristidis

Vagelis Hristidis Ph.D.

Professor, Computer Science & Engineering

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of California, San Diego, 2004

Research Areas

Databases, Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence

Contact Information

Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Dr. Hristidis' key areas of expertise are Databases, Information Retrieval, and particularly the intersection of these two areas. His long-term vision is to make the information in databases easily accessible and useful, in various application domains. His research has strong emphasis on interdisciplinary topics, mainly Health Informatics (where he has published a book) and Social Networks. Dr. Hristidis' work has been funded by NSF, IARPA, DHS, DTRA, Samsung, Google and IBM. His work on correlating Twitter and financial data in 2012 was featured by many mainstream media like The New York Times, Forbes and Yahoo!. In 2014, he co-founded SmartDocFinder LLC, which is a data-driven platform to match patients to healthcare providers.

Awards

FIU School of Computing and Information Sciences Research Award, 2010

Google Research Award, 2010

IBM Scalable Data Analytics for A Smarter Planet Innovation Award, 2010

NSF CAREER Award, 2010-2015

Kauffmann Foundation Entrepreneurship Award, 2008

FIU Faculty Research Award, 2008

FIU School of Computing and Information Sciences Research Award, 2006

DIMACS Scholar, Summer 2002

Eugenidou Foundation Scholarship, 2000-2002