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Odysseas Papapetrou

Contact Details

L3S Research Center,
Appelstrasse 9 a
D-30167 Hannover

Phone: +49 511 / 762-17797 
Fax: +49 511 / 762-17779  


1998-2002 B.Sc. University of Cyprus, Department of Computer Science

Thesis title: Mobile Agents for Distributed Web-Crawling (Greek)
Supervisor: Prof. George Samaras

2002-2004 M.Sc. University of Cyprus, Department of Computer Science

Thesis title: Location-Aware Web Crawling with the use of Migrating Crawlers (English)
Supervisor: Prof. George Samaras

2004-2005 M.Sc. Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik

Thesis title: On the Usage of Global Document Occurrences in Peer-to-Peer Information Systems (English)
Supervisor: Prof. Gerhard Weikum

2006-March 2011 PhD in Computer Science
Thesis title: Approximate Algorithms for Efficient Indexing, Clustering, and Classification, in Peer-to-Peer Networks ( Presentation )
Supervisor: Prof. Wolfgang Nejdl

L3S Research Center

Professional Experience

Aug. 2002- Dec. 2003
Research Associate, University of Cyprus, SEIT Lab
Project: QCCS: Quality-Controlled Component-based Systems
Consultant, NetU Consultants Ltd. Cyprus
Oct. 2004-Oct. 2005
IMPRS Master Fellowship, MPII, Saarbruecken, Germany
Oct. 2005-March 2011
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter and PhD student at L3S Research Center, Hannover, Germany


Married with Katerina (also PhD student at L3S)

University of Cyprus, CS department

International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science, Saarbruecken

My advisors in completed degrees: Prof. George Samaras, Prof. Gerhard Weikum, Prof. Wolfgang Nejdl

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