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Professor Timos Sellis

Director of Swinburne Data Science Research Institute
PhD in Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, United States; MSc in Computer Science, Harvard University, United States; Diploma in Electrical Enginerring, National Technical Univ. of Athens, Greece


Professor Timos Sellis is Director of Swinburne’s Data Science Research Institute. His research interests include big data, data streams, personalisation, data integration, and spatio- temporal database systems.

Professor Sellis is an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to database query optimisation and spatial data management. He is also an ACM Fellow for his contributions to database query optimisation, spatial data management and data warehousing.

Up until 2012 Professor Sellis was Director of the Institute for the Management of Information Systems and a Professor at the National Technical University of Athens. He holds an MSc degree from Harvard University, a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, and has served as president of the National Council for Research and Technology of Greece.

Research interests

Database Systems; Data Science; Big Data

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Database Management - 080604
  • Global Information Systems - 080606

Teaching areas

Database Systems


  • 2013, International, ACM Fellow, ACM
  • 2009, International, IEEE Fellow, IEEE


Also published as: Sellis, Timos; Sellis, T.; Sellis, Timoleon
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2018: Linked semantic platforms for social & physical infrastructure & wellbeing *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2017: Trajectory Data Processing - Spatial Computing meets Information Retrieval *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2016: Effective and Efficient Query Processing over Dynamic Social Networks *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2016: Sonepar Data and Predictive Analytics *; Sonepar Asia Pacific Ltd

* Chief Investigator

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