I was born in Athens, Greece in 1978. I received my BSc in computer science from the Computer Science Department, University of Crete in October 2000. In November 2002 I received my MSc degree in computer engineering from the Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, and in July 2006 I received my PhD degree from the same department. In September 2006 I joined the Databases and Information Systems Department at Max-Planck Institute for Informatics as a post-doctoral researcher, and between January 2007 and August 2008 I was leading the P2P and Information Management research area at the same department. In March 2009 I joined the Department of Computer Science & Technology, University of Peloponnese as a Lecturer and a member of the Software & Database Systems Lab. Since February 2013 I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Peloponnese. My research interests include data and information management, large-scale distributed systems, and digital libraries. I have published more than 40 research papers and have served in the program committee of various international journals, conferences and workshops. I have received two scholarships from the Greek Ministry of Education, two awards at international conferences, and have worked as a research assistant in many european and national projects.