Eleni Tzirita Zacharatou

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Eleni Tzirita Zacharatou is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU). Her research focuses on developing data management tools that improve the efficiency of modern data analytics and data science workloads, with an emphasis on spatial workloads. 

Before joining ITU, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University of Berlin (TUB) and a junior fellow at the Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data (BIFOLD). She earned her PhD in 2019 from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), where she was advised by Prof. Anastasia Ailamaki. During her doctoral studies, she also spent four months as a visiting researcher at New York University (NYU) with Prof. Juliana Freire. Her dissertation research focused on query processing for spatial and temporal data exploration. She obtained a Diploma M.Eng. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2013. 

For more information about Eleni, see her personal website and her online CV.

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Computer Science, PhD, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Award Date: 9 Aug 2019


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