Demetris Zeinalipour is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus, where he is directing the Data Management Systems Laboratory (DMSL). He holds a Ph.D. (2005) and M.Sc. (2003) in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California - Riverside, USA and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Cyprus (2000). During 2004, he was a visiting researcher at the Network Intelligence Lab of Akamai Technologies in Cambridge, USA. His research focuses on data management in systems and networks, particularly on the development of search and retrieval techniques for big data in parallel and distributed architectures, spatio-temporal and mobility data, network and web 2.0 data, geographic indoor data, crowd/social data as well as data privacy management.