PhD Student Achievements

May 2018

Antonis Gkortzis received the Best Data Showcase Award for his paper "VulinOSS: A Dataset of Security Vulnerabilities in Open-source Systems" published at the 15th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories.

May 2018

Stefanos Georgiou received the Best Paper Award for his paper titled "What Are Your Programming Language's Energy-Delay Implications?" published at the 15th Annual DMST Student Conference, May 2018.

April 2018

Tushar Sharma publishes a paper in a high-impact journal: A survey on software smells . Journal of Systems and Software, April 2018.

March 2018

Three PhD students, Tushar Sharma, Antonis Gkortzis, and Stefanos Georgiou, have papers/briefings accepted for presentation at the International Conference on Software Engineering and the Mining Software Repositories conferences.

November 2017

PhD logo Maria Kechagia successfully defends her PhD thesis.

March 2017

PhD logo Marios Fragkoulis successfully defends his PhD thesis.

July 2016

Georgios Gousios gets hired as an assistant professor at the Web Information Systems group of the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS/EWI), Delft University of Technology (TUDelft).

January 2016

Three new PhD students, Tushar Sharma, Antonis Gkortzis, and Stefanos Georgiou, begin their study funded by the highly-competitive EU "European Industrial Doctorates" Marie Curie action through the SENECA project.

April 2015

PhD logo Vassilios Karakoidas successfully defends his PhD thesis.

December 2015

Maria Kechagia publishes a paper in a high-impact journal: Charting the API minefield using software telemetry data . Empirical Software Engineering, 2015.

September 2014

Dimitris Mitropoulos gets hired as a postdoctoral researcher at the Computer Science Department of Columbia University in the City of New York.

April 2014

Marios Fragkoulis publishes a paper in a high-rated conference: Relational access to Unix kernel data structures. Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Computer Systems (Eurosys '14).

March 2014

PhD logo Dimitris Mitropoulos successfully defends his PhD thesis.

September 2013

Dimitris Mitropoulos is awarded the LASER Workshop Scholarship. The award was given by the organizing committee of the LASER (Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results) Workshop. The committee makes available to students a limited number of scholarships to participate in the workshop and present their work (covering registration fee, travel costs and others).

April 2012

The paper Countering code injection attacks: A unified approach. (Information Management and Computer Security, 19(3):177-194, 2011) co-authored by Dimitris Mitropoulos and Vassilios Karakoidas is awarded by Emerald publishers with the "Highly Commended Paper" distinction. The award was given by the journal's editorial board to three papers as part of the "Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012".

December 2011

Maria Kechagia is awarded the Barclays capital prize for best competition entry by a female contestant, in the 2011 Algorithmic Trading Competition, organised by UCL UK. Member of the winning team was, also, the PhD student Conrad Felix Michel Landis, and supervisor Dr. Skouras, both from the department of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business.
2011 Algorithmic trading Competition

September 2010

Marios Fragkoulis is awarded a PhD research scholarship funded by the Propondis foundation.
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September 2010

Dimitris Mitropoulos is awarded a scholarship co-funded by the European Social Fund and National Resources - IRAKLITOS II Fellowships for research of Athens University of Economics and Business.
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July 2009

PhD logo Stephanos Androutsellis successfully defends his PhD thesis.

July 2009

PhD logo Georgios Gousios successfully defends his PhD thesis.

February 2009

Book cover of Beautiful Architecture The book Beautiful Architecture: Leading Thinkers Reveal the Hidden Beauty in Software Design (O'Reilly, 2008, ISBN 9780596517984) co-edited by Georgios Gousios obtained the top rank on the amazon.co.uk Software Architecture books category. The book's royalties are donated to the international humanitarian aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières.

February 2009

PEVE logo Vassilios Karakoidas is awarded funding for his research through AUEB's Funding Programme for Basic Research (PEVE).

January 2009

Dimitris Mitropoulos publishes a paper in a high-impact journal: SDriver: Location-specific signatures prevent SQL injection attacks. Computers and Security, 2009.

October 2008

Vasileios Vlachos is elected Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Telecommunications at the Technological Educational Institution of Larissa. The subject of his post is the Development and Security of Internet Applications.

September 2008

Vasileios Vlachos publishes a paper he co-autored during his PhD study in a top-impact journal: Power laws in software. ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, 18(1):1-26, September 2008. Article 2.

June 2008

Highly Commended Paper distinction. The paper A PRoactive Malware Identification System based on the Computer Hygiene Principles (Information Management and Computer Security, 15(4):295-312, 2007) co-authored by Vasileios Vlachos was awarded by Emerald publishers with the "Highly Commended Paper" distinction. The award was given by the journal's editorial board to three papers as part of the "Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2008".

May 2008

Vassilios Karakoidas publishes a paper in a high-impact journal: FIRE/J - optimizing regular expression searches with generative programming. Software: Practice & Experience, 38(6):557-573, May 2008.

November 2007

Ionian University logo Konstantinos Chorianopoulos is elected Lecturer in the Department of Informatics at the Ionian University.

July 2007

PhD logo Vasileios Vlachos successfully defends his PhD thesis.

April 2006

The paper A survey of peer-to-peer content distribution technologies (ACM Computing Surveys, 36(4):335-371, December 2004) co-authored by Stephanos Androutsellis Theotokis obtained the top yearly download rank in the ACM's digital library popular magazine and computing surveys articles category.
ACM Digital Library download ranks
Table from the Communications of the ACM Volume 49, Number 4 (2006), Pages 29-30.

January 2006

PENED-2003 logo Stephanos Androutsellis Theotokis, Georgios Gousios, and Konstantinos Stroggylos are awarded a scholarhip through the framework of the "Reinforcement Programme of Human Research Manpower" (PENED) co-financed by National and Community Funds (25% from the Greek Ministry of Development-General Secretariat of Research and Technology and 75% from E.U.-European Social Fund).

December 2004

Stephanos Androutsellis Theotokis publishes a paper in a top-impact journal: A survey of peer-to-peer content distribution technologies. ACM Computing Surveys, 36(4):335-371, December 2004.

July 2004

Vasileios Vlachos is awarded a scholarship co-funded by the European Social Fund and National Resources - EPEAEK II - IRAKLITOS Fellowships for research of Athens University of Economics and Business. EPEAEK logo

June 2004

Vasileios Vlachos and Stefanos Androutsellis Theotokis publish a paper in a high-impact journal: Security applications of peer-to-peer networks. Computer Networks, 45(2):195-205, June 2004.

May 2004

PhD logo Konstantinos Chorianopoulos successfully defends his PhD thesis.

May 2004

Konstantinos Chorianopoulos publishes a paper in a high-impact journal: User interface development for interactive television: Extending a commercial h3V platform to the virtual channel API. Computers & Graphics, 28(2):157-166, April 2004.

April 2004

Imagine Cup logo Vasileios Vlachos coordinated the student team that won the third place in the national phase of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2004 competition.

December 2004

The paper A survey of peer-to-peer content distribution technologies (ACM Computing Surveys, 36(4):335-371, December 2004) co-authored by Stephanos Androutsellis Theotokis obtained the top monthly download rank in the ACM's digital library popular magazine and computing surveys articles category.
ACM Digital Library download ranks
Table from the Communications of the ACM Volume 48, Number 9 (2005), Pages 29-30.

June 2002

PhD logo Konstantinos Raptis successfully defends his PhD thesis.

May 2002

SANE 2002 Best refereed paper award for the paper: Giorgos Gousios and Diomidis Spinellis. A comparison of portable dynamic web content technologies for the apache web server. In Proceedings of the 3rd International System Administration and Networking Conference SANE 2002, pages 103–119, May 2002.

June 2000

Konstantinos Raptis publishes a paper in a high-impact journal: Component mining: A process and its pattern language. Information and Software Technology, 42(9):609-617, June 2000.

Note: Some of the above data refer to grandfathered work conducted by BALab's members at its progenitor laboratory, ISTLab.