DBLab People


Evimaria Terzi

My research interests are in the area of algorithmic data mining with emphasis on social-network analysis, analysis of sequential data, ranking, clustering and bioinformatics.

George Kollios
My interests lie in indexing in spatial, spatio-temporal, and multi-media databases, approximation algorithms for database management systems, and secure data management



Graduate Students

Sanaz Bahargam

I work with Evimaria Terzi and Theodoros Lappas. My research interests are on Data Mining, Applied Machine Learning, and Social Network Analysis. Particularly I am interested in developing models of users behavior in online social networks. Before joining Databases and Data Mining Group in 2015, I was a member of Networks Research Group and iBench Initiative working with Azer Bestavros.

Harshal Chaudhari

I work with John Byers and Evimaria Terzi. My research motivations are real world problems that can be tackled using techniques from algorithmic data mining and machine learning. Another discipline of my research focuses on problems at the intersection of marketing and computer science, involving empirical studies of large scale web platforms (eg. appstores).

Charalampos (Harry) Mavroforakis

I work with Evimaria Terzi and George Kollios. My research focuses on Graph Mining, Machine Learning, and Database Security. I am also interested in Big Data and Computational Biology.

Sofia Nikolakaki

I am working under the supervision of Prof. Evimaria Terzi. My research focus is algorithmic data mining, networks, and machine learning. I am currently working on problems in network graph mining for urban applications.

Bashir Rastegarpanah

My research interests are in the areas of machine learning, data mining, and network science. Currently, my focus is on characterizing large and complex networks and network dynamics. My PhD research is a joint work with the networking group at BU.

Baichuan Zhou

I’m currently working with Professor George Kollios about probabilistic graph mining.


Natali Ruchansky
PhD (Now Postdoc at USC)

Behzad Golshan
PhD (Now at R.I.T)

Xianrui Meng
PhD (Now at Apple)

Haohan Zhu
PhD (Now at Facebook)

Dora Erdos
PhD (Now PostDoc at Brown)

Esther Galbrun

Theodoros Lappas
Post-doc (Now at Stevens)

Vassilis Athitsos
Post-Doc (Now at UT Arlington)

George Brova
BA (Now at UIUC)

Bogdan Buricea
MA (Now at IBM Romania)

Ching Chang
MA (Now at Microsoft)

Justin Davis

Marios Hadjieleftheriou
Post-Doc (Now at Lion Cave Capital, LLC)

Feifei Li
PhD (Now at U of Utah)

Panagiotis Papapetrou
PhD ( Now at Aalto University)

Michalis Potamias
PhD (Now at Google)

Yangui Tao
MA (Now at EBay Inc)

Lisi Wand

Xuan Zhang
MA (Now at Oracle)