Short Bio

Thanassis is Associate Professor with the Web and Internet Science group, Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton and is interested in distributed linked data infrastructures, Web observatories, linked data for higher education, online social networks and social machines.

Prior to that he was assistant professor with the Athens Information Technology Institute (AIT) in Greece working on Web technologies and e-learning. Prior to AIT, Thanassis was a research fellow with University College London (UCL) where he worked on network and service management research for telecommunication services.

Thanassis holds a PhD in computer science from UCL, and a DipIng in computer engineering and informatics from the University of Patras, Greece.

He is a senior member of IEEE, a chartered IT professional with BCS, a fellow of the Higher Education academy in the UK, a member of the ACM and a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.

PhD Applicants

I am looking for PhD applicants in the areas of interest, below and particularly in the area of distributed SPARQL queries.


Distributed linked infrastructures, Web Observatories, Web Science, Internet science, linked data for higher education, open data, peer-to-peer infrastructures, semantic Web, social machine analytics, social machines, online social networking, virtual communities.

Professional bodies

  • Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE)
  • British Computer Society (MBCS CITP)
  • Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE)