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Dr Thanassis Tiropanis 

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Dr Thanassis Tiropanis is part of the Institute for Life Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Thanassis is a associate professor with the Web and Internet Science Group, Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton and is interested in distributed linked data infrastructures, linked data for higher education, social networks and social machines. Prior to that he was assistant professor with the Athens Information Technology Institute (AIT) in Greece working on Web technologies and e-learning. Prior to AIT, Thanassis was a research fellow with University College London (UCL) where he worked on network and service management research for telecommunication services. He holds a PhD in computer science from UCL, and a DipIng in computer engineering and informatics from the University of Patras, Greece. He is a senior member of IEEE, a chartered IT professional with BCS, a fellow of the Higher Education academy in the UK and a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.



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Research interests

Distributed linked infrastructures, internet science, linked data for higher education, open data, peer-to-peer infrastructures, semantic web, social machine analytics, social machines, social networking, virtual communities, web observatories, web science.

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Seminars Given and Upcoming:

  • Perspectives on Semantic Technologies for Education (Wednesday 28th October, 2009)
  • Thanassis Tiropanis - postponed, future slot to be confirmed (Wednesday 5th May, 2010)
  • The Southampton Web Observatory - Architectural Challenges and Deployment (Wednesday 4th June, 2014)


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SoFWIReD - Southampton Fraunhofer Web Science, Internet Research & Development

EINS - Internet Science Network of Excellence -

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