Dr. George Konstantinidis is a Turing Fellow and an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) of Artificial Intelligence at the Web and Internet Science Research Group, School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton.
Before joining Southampton, George was a Senior Researcher at the Information Systems group, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. He received his PhD from the Department of Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, and was also a member of the Information Integration Group, Intelligent Systems Division-Information Sciences Institute (ISI) at Marina Del Rey, CA.
Dr. Konstantinidis studies the integration and exchange of data and knowledge within organisations and on the web. That is, ways to bring together, understand and process vast amounts of heterogeneous and distributed data, via building unifying access and data warehouses. He also works on developing frameworks for supporting data usage contracts; these are technical specifications that describe intentions and agreements of data usage, privacy policies and user consent. He also studies the sharing of private data across Databases, Knowledge Graphs and Blockchains.
Dr. Konstantinidis is developing algorithms and systems to address these questions. Tools that help in this direction are database theory and technologies, the semantic web, ontologies, and distributed systems.