Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Director of the Information Engineering Laboratory

CSIRO, Computational Informatics Division


Dimitrios Georgakopoulos is the Director of the Information Engineering Laboratory at CSIRO’s Computational Informatics division (formerly ICT Centre). In this role Dimitrios directs 70 permanent research staff, and 50 academic visitors, interns, and PhD students that specialize in Service/Cloud Computing, Human Computer Interaction, Machine Learning, Semantic Data Management, and Cybersecurity. Dimitrios is also an Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University. Before coming to CSIRO in 2008, Dimitrios held research and management positions in several industrial laboratories in the US. From 2000 to 2008, he was a Senior Scientist with Telcordia, where he helped found Telcordia’s Research Centers in Austin, Texas, and Poznan, Poland. From 1997 to 2000, Dimitrios was a Technical Manager at the Microelectronics and Computer Corporation (MCC), and the Project Manager and Chief Architect of MCC’s Collaboration Management Infrastructure (CMI) consortial project. From 1990-1997, Dimitrios was a Principal Scientist at GTE (currently Verizon) Laboratories Inc. Dimitrios has received a GTE (Verizon) Excellence Award, two IEEE Computer Society Outstanding Paper Awards as well as several IEEE CS Service Awards. In Australia he was co-Principal Investigator of 4 ACT iAwards and has received a CISRO Divisional Plant Industry Innovation Award. He is responsible for more than one hundred thirty publications that have attracted 4500 Google Scholar reported citations. In 2013, Dimitrios was the Vice-Chair of the 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2013) in Sydney, Australia, and General Co-Chair of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing (CollaborateCom 2013) in Austin, Texas, USA, and the 6th International Conference on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems (ICDS2013) in Hangzhou, China. In 2011, he was the General Chair of the 12th International Conference on Web Information System Engineering (WISE), Sydney, Australia, and the 7th CollaborateCom, Orlando, Florida, October 2011. In 2007, he was the Program Chair of the 8th WISE in Nancy France, and the 3rd CollaborateCom in New York, USA. In 2005, he was the General chair of the 6th WISE in New York. In 2002, and he served as the General Chair of the 18th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) in San Jose, California. In 2001, he was the Program Chair of the 17th ICDE in Heidelberg, Germany. Before that he was the Program Chair of 1st International Conference on Work Activity Coordination (WACC) in San Francisco, California, 1999, and half a dozen smaller conferences and workshops.