Outstanding Researcher Dr. Georgia Koutrika Delivers Distinguished Lecture

May 4, 2022
Dr. Georgia Koutrika from Athena Research Center, Greece delivered an online Distinguished Lecture on “Fairness in Algorithmic Systems: A Reality or a Fantasy?”.
Dr. Georgia Koutrika concluded algorithmic fairness by discussing challenges and critical research paths for future work.


Dr. Georgia Koutrika from Athena Research Center, Greece delivered an online Distinguished Lecture on “Fairness in Algorithmic Systems: A Reality or a Fantasy?” on 3 May 2022. In the lecture, Dr. Koutrika discussed several representative models and methods for fairness in search engines and recommender systems. She showed various case studies for illustrating the concepts and attentive participants were keen to learn more about the models through fruitful discussions.

Dr. Georgia Koutrika is a Research Director at Athena Research Center in Greece. She has more than 15 years of experience in multiple roles at HP Labs, IBM Almaden, and Stanford. Her work emerges at the intersection of data management, natural language processing and deep learning and focuses on intelligent and interactive data exploration, conversational data systems, and user-driven data management. Her work has been incorporated in commercial products, described in 14 granted patents and 26 patent applications in the US and worldwide, and published in more than 100 papers in top-tier conferences and journals. Georgia is an ACM Senior Member and IEEE Senior Member. She is a member of the VLDB Endowment Board of Trustees, member of the PVLDB Advisory Board, member of the ACM-RAISE Working Group, co-Editor-in-chief for VLDB Journal, PC co-chair for VLDB 2023, co-EiC of Proceedings of VLDB (PVLDB). She has been associate editor in top-tier conferences (such as ACM SIGMOD, VLDB) and journals (VLDB Journal, IEEE TKDE), and she has been in the organizing committee of several conferences including SIGMOD, ICDE, EDBT, among others. She has received a PhD and a diploma in Computer Science from the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece.

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