Alexandros Ntoulas is a Researcher at Microsoft Research in Mountain View, California, where he is working on integrated search of structured and unstructured data and entity extraction. He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2006 and a B.Sc. from the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department (CEID) of Patras University, Greece in 2000. His area of expertise is Databases and Web information systems and his research interests are in the study of systems and algorithms that facilitate the monitoring, collection, management, minining and searching of information on the World Wide Web. He publishes research papers in international conference proceedings and journals and has three patents pending. He was the co-founder of Infocious, a Web Search Engine that applies linguistic analysis techniques in order to provide highly relevant results and a better search experience to the user. He was the recipient of the Best Paper Award for the ICDE 2005 conference.