Ioannis (Yannis) Demertzis - PhD Candidate

Ioannis (Yannis)

Demertzis

PhD Candidate

Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Maryland College Park

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yannis@umd.edu

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3409 A.V. Williams Building

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20740

About me

I am a first year PhD student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. I am a member of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2), and I work under the supervision of Charalampos Papamanthou. My research focus is on database security and applied cryptography. I received my Electronic & Computer Engineering Diploma and M.Sc at the Technical University of Crete in Chania, under the supervision of Professor Minos Garofalakis.

Education

PhD

University of Maryland College Park

September 2015 - Present

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Master of Science

Technical University of Crete

October 2013 - July 2015

GPA: 10.0/10.0

Electronic & Computer Engineering

Diploma (5-year)

Technical University of Crete

September 2008 - October 2013

GPA: 8.67/10.0

Electronic & Computer Engineering

Work Experience

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Maryland

September 2015 - present

Conducting research on cloud security and applied cryptography.

Graduate Research Assistant

Technical University of Crete

October 2013 - August 2015

Large Scale Elastic Architecture for Data as a Service (LEADS) project, supported by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Conducting research oriented towards the algorithmic design and implementation of privacy preserving queries in cloud computing environments, implementing LEADS graphical user interface for query execution by extending Apatar.

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Technical University of Crete

June 2013 - September 2013

Large Scale Elastic Architecture for Data as a Service (LEADS) project, supported by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Conducting research oriented towards the algorithmic design and implementation of privacy preserving queries in cloud computing environments.

Teaching Assistant

Technical University of Crete

September 2014 - January 2015

I held the position of a Teaching Assistant for the undergraduate course Algorithms and Complexity.

Publications

Practical Private Range Search Revisited [paper] [slides] [poster]

I. Demertzis, S. Papadopoulos, O. Papapetrou , A. Deligiannakis, M. Garofalakis

Proceedings of ACM SIGMOD’2016, San Francisco, California, June 2016.

Graduate Coursework

University of Maryland, College Park

Mathematical Foundations for Computer Engineering, Prof. Uzi Vishkin

Parallel Algorithms, Prof. Uzi Vishkin

Compilers and Optimization, Prof. Rajeev Barua

Technical University of Crete

Processing and Analyzing Big Data, Prof. Minos Garofalakis (audit)

Computational Geometry, Assistant Prof. Vasilis Samoladas

Reconfigurable Computing Systems, Prof. Apostolos Dollas

Machine Learning, Assoc. Prof. Michail G. Lagoudakis

Honors & Awards

Clark School of Engineering

Distinguished Graduate Fellowship

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland (UMD)

September 2015 - Present

Fellowship for doctoral studies

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

March 2015

Award of Academic Excellence

Limmat Stiftung

November 2013

Award of Academic Excellence: For graduating in 2013 with the 2nd highest GPA. (Grant 8,000 EUR).