Michalis Vlachos  Michalis Vlachos photo       

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Cognitive Systems
Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland


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More information:  ERC project - MinInEXACT


My research interests span in the areas of business analytics, data mining and recommender systems.

Currently, I am with IBM Research in Zurich. From 2004-2008 I was with the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY. During the summer of 2003, I also visited Microsoft Research.

I received my BSc in Informatics from the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, and my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Riverside. I have been a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and a Marie-Curie International Reintegration Grant.

At IBM I have received six Technical Accomplishment Awards and four Invention Plateau Awards. From 2011-2016 I was the scientific director for the European Research Council project "Exact Mining from InExact Data". My work has led to 100+ publications and patents. Some of the users of the technology developed have been:

- IBM Digital Sales
- IBM Marketing 
- IBM Chief Analytics Office
- IBM Chief Data Office