Short Bio

Dr. Michalis Mountantonakis holds a PhD from the Computer Science Department at University of Crete (2020), with GPA 9.74/10 (Excellent). In March 2020, he defended successfully his PhD thesis with title Services for Connecting and Integrating Big Number of Linked Datasets (you can also find the slides and a video here), which was supported by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) and the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI). From the same department, he obtained his MSc in 2016, with GPA 9.87/10 (Excellent), and his BSc in 2014, with GPA 8.42/10 (2nd in class).

For his dissertation, he won the prestigious SWSA Distinguished Dissertation Award, which is given to the PhD dissertation from the previous year with the highest originality, significance, and impact, in the area of Semantic Web! Furthermore, he awarded the Maria Michael Manasaki legacy's fellowship, which is awarded each year to the best graduate student of Computer Science department of the University of Crete, once a year.

During his undergraduate and postgraduate studies, he was a research assistant at the Information Systems Laboratory at FORTH-ICS (2013-2020), where he conducted basic and applied research within the EU-founded research projects iMarine and BlueBridge. His research interests fall in the areas of Large-Scale Semantic Data Integration, Linked Open Data, Semantic Web and Semantic Data Management. The results of his research have been published in more than 20 research papers including prestigious journals and venues such as ACM VLDB and ACM Computing Surveys.

Finally, he has received several other awards, including awards in Hackathons and Stelios Orphanoudakis undergraduate fellowship for his BSc studies. Moreover, he was nominated from the Computer Science Department, and he was selected for participating in Roche Continents 2019, where upon review of applications, 100, top-talented science and arts students from european institutes are selected.

You can find detailed information in the Curriculum Vitae (last update: February 2021).

Publications

2021

M. Mountantonakis
Services for Connecting and Integrating Big Numbers of Linked Datasets,
Studies on the Semantic Web 50, IOS Press 2021, ISBN 978-1-64368-164-1
Based on his Dissertation which won the SWSA Distinguished Dissertation Award.

M. Mountantonakis and Y. Tzitzikas
Applying Cross-Dataset Identity Reasoning for Producing URI Embeddings over Hundreds of RDF Datasets,
Accepted for Publication in International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies

2020

M. Mountantonakis and Y. Tzitzikas
LODsyndesisIE: Entity Extraction from Text and Enrichment using Hundreds of Linked Datasets” (Demo Paper),
Proceedings of the 17th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC'2020), June 2020,
Nominated for Best Demo Paper Award

M. Mountantonakis and Y. Tzitzikas
Content-based Union and Complement Metrics for Dataset Search over RDF Knowledge Graphs,
ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality (JDIQ) 12.2 (2020): 1-31

2019

M. Mountantonakis and Y. Tzitzikas
Large Scale Semantic Integration of Linked Data: A survey,
ACM Computing Surveys, 52(5), Sept. 2019

M. Mountantonakis and Y. Tzitzikas
Knowledge Graph Embeddings over Hundreds of Linked Datasets,
13th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research, Rome, Italy, 28-31 October 2019

E. Dimitrakis, K. Sgontzos, M. Mountantonakis and Y. Tzitzikas
Enabling Efficient Question Answering over Hundreds of Linked Datasets,
International Workshop on Information Search, Integration, and Personalization. Springer, Cham, 2019.

Y. Tzitzikas, Y. Marketakis, N. Minadakis, M. Mountantonakis, L. Candela, F. Mangiacrapa, P. Pagano, C. Perciante, D. Castelli, M. Taconet, A. Gentile and G. Gorell
Methods and Tools for Supporting the Integration of Stocks and Fisheries,
Chapter in Information and Communication Technologies in Modern Agricultural Development, Springer, 2019.

2018

M. Mountantonakis and Y. Tzitzikas
LODsyndesis: Global Scale Knowledge Services,
Heritage. Open Access Journal (ISSN 2571-9408), 1(2), 335-348, MDPI.(Special Issue: On Provenance of Knowledge and Documentation: Select Papers from CIDOC 2018), 2018.
*It was also accepted and presented in CIDOC 2018 Conference

M. Mountantonakis and Y. Tzitzikas
LODsyndesis: The Biggest Knowledge Graph of the Linked Open Data Cloud that Includes all Inferred Equivalence Relationships,
ERCIM News 2018 (114), July 2018

M. Mountantonakis and Y. Tzitzikas
High Performance Methods for Linked Open Data Connectivity Analytics,
Information 2018, 9, 134.(Special Issue Semantics for Big Data Integration).

M. Mountantonakis and Y. Tzitzikas
Scalable Methods for Measuring the Connectivity and Quality of Large Numbers of Linked Datasets,
ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality (JDIQ), 2018

ME Papadaki, P. Papadakos, M. Mountantonakis, Y. Tzitzikas
An Interactive 3D Visualization for the LOD Cloud,
International Workshop on Big Data Visual Exploration and Analytics (BigVis'2018 at EDBT/ICDT 2018), Vienna, Austria, March 2018

M. Mountantonakis, N. Minadakis, Y. Marketakis, P. Fafalios, Y. Tzitzikas
Connectivity, Value and Evolution of a Semantic Warehouse
Book chapter in "Innovations, Developments, and Applications of Semantic Web and Information Systems"

2017

M. Mountantonakis and Y. Tzitzikas
How Linked Data can aid Machine Learning-based Tasks,
21st International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), September 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece

Y. Tzitzikas, Y. Marketakis, N. Minadakis, M. Mountantonakis, L. Candela, F. Mangiacrapa, P. Pagano, C. Perciante, D. Castelli, M. Taconet, A. Gentile, G. Gorelli
Towards a Global Record of Stocks and Fisheries,
8th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food & Environment (HAICTA), Sept. 2017, Chania, Crete, Greece

Μ. Μουνταντωνάκης και Γ. Τζίτζικας
Μετρώντας το Πλέγμα των Κοινών Στοιχείων μεταξύ πολλών Διασυνδεδεμένων Συνολοδεδομένων,
15th Hellenic Data Management Symposium (HDMS'2017), August 2017, Athens, Greece

M. Mountantonakis and Y. Tzitzikas
Services for Large Scale Semantic Integration of Data,
ERCIM News 2017 (111), October 2017

2016

M. Mountantonakis and Y. Tzitzikas,
On Measuring the Lattice of Commonalities Among Several Linked Datasets,
Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB), 2016

M. Mountantonakis, N. Minadakis, Y. Marketakis, P. Fafalios, Y. Tzitzikas,
Quantifying the Connectivity of a Semantic Warehouse and Understanding its Evolution over Time ,
International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS)

2014

Y. Tzitzikas, N. Minadakis, Y. Marketakis, P. Fafalios, C. Allocca, M. Mountantonakis and I. Zidianaki
MatWare: Constructing and Exploiting Domain Specific Warehouses by Aggregating Semantic Data,
11th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC'14), Anissaras Hersonissou, Crete, Greece, May 2014.

M. Mountantonakis, C. Allocca, P. Fafalios, N. Minadakis, Y. Marketakis, C. Lantzaki and Y. Tzitzikas
Extending VoID for Expressing the Connectivity Metrics of a Semantic Warehouse,
1st International Workshop on Dataset Profiling & Federated Search for Linked Data (PROFILES'14), in conjunction with the 11th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC'14), Anissaras Hersonissou, Crete, Greece, May 2014.

Y. Tzitzikas, N. Minadakis, Y. Marketakis, P. Fafalios, C. Allocca and N. Mountantonakis
Quantifying the Connectivity of a Semantic Warehouse,
4th International Workshop on Linked Web Data Management (LWDM'14), in conjunction with the 17th International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT'14), Athens, Greece, March 2014.

My Education

September 2016-May 2020

PhD (Computer Science)
Department of Computer Science, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
Degree: Excellent (9.74)
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July 2016

Master of Science (Computer Science)
Department of Computer Science, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
Degree: Excellent (9.87)

July 2014 (25/07/2014)

Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
Department of Computer Science, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
Degree: very good (8.42)

June 2010

High School Graduation Certificate
2nd Public Lyceum of Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
Degree: 19 & 3/12

Services

LODsyndesis

LODsyndesis provides measurements and services that concern the commonalities of Linked Datasets. In particular it provides the number of common real world objects between any set of datasets, where the number of common real world objects is the number of classes of equivalence of URIs after taking the symmetric and transitive closure of the set of owl:sameAs relationships from all datasets.

Awards

SWSA Distinguished Dissertation Award 2020

Recognizes the PhD dissertation from the previous year with the highest originality, significance, and impact. [Certificate]

Maria Michael Manasaki legacy's fellowship 2020

Awarded to the best graduate student of Computer Science department of the University of Crete, once a year.

Best Poster Presentation Award-ICS at the 12th FORTH RETREAT 2019, Patra, Oct 15-16, 2019

For the work: Michalis Mountantonakis and Yannis Tzitzikas, Services for Connecting and Integrating Big Number of Datasets.

Roche Continents 2019

Nominated from the Computer Science Department and participated in Roche Continents 2019, upon review of applications. Each year 100 top-talented science and arts students are nominated by professors of European institutions and invited to apply to Roche Continents.

RDA Europe - BlueBRIDGE Datathon, June 2017

2nd Prize in RDA Europe - BlueBRIDGE Datathon on Fisheries and Aquaculture with the MPG team: "A tool for integrating the data for fisheries and agriculture into a unique database by exploiting Linked Data"
Team members: Michalis Mountantonakis, Panagiotis Lionakis, George Nikitakis

Hack4Med, May 2014

Hack4Med, the HOMER project Hackathon, held in the University of Crete, Department of Computer Science, 16-17 May 2014, Voutes Campus, Heraklion, Greece. Pavlos Fafalios and I developed and presented the system "Ithaca: From Open Data to Linked Open Data".

Assisting in Teaching Courses

Prominent position for assisting in teaching courses April - June 2015 and October - December 2015. Awarded to the three graduate students with the highest degree of Computer Science department of the University of Crete.

Stelios Orphanoudakis Undergraduate Fellowship October 2013-June 2014

Awarded to the three best undergraduate students of Computer Science department of the University of Crete.

News

Tweets by Mountantonakis

Contact Information

E-mail(CSD) : mountanton[at]csd.uoc.gr
E-mail(Forth) : mountant[at]ics.forth.gr