Bio

Panos Ipeirotis is a Professor of Information Systems and Data Science at New York University. He is also the George Kellner Fellow at Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is the recipient of the 2015 Lagrange Prize for his contributions to the field of social media and crowdsourcing. He has authored more than 100 scientific publications and his work has been cited more than 16,000 times, according to Google Scholar.

 

Panos’s research has been multi-disciplinary and has won awards in multiple fields. He has received best paper awards in IEEE ICDE and ACM SIGMOD for his work on text databases and information extraction; the best paper award in ACM WWW and at AIS ICIS for his work on product search; the best paper at INFORMS Management Science for his work on the pricing power of product reviews and their effect on online marketplaces; the best paper at ACM KDD for his work on integrating human and machine intelligence, and the best paper at AAAI HCOMP for his work on automated testing for skills in online labor markets. He has chaired the ACM Economics and Computation conference, the AAAI Human Computation Conference, and the WWW2018 conference. He has been also a member of the editorial board for the Management Science, IEEE Transactions of Knowledge Engineering, INFORMS Journal of Computing, and ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality.

 

Panos is working closely with industrial partners to both transfer his research to practice and for getting inspired by real-world problems that remain unaddressed by existing research. He has been a founding member of the data science team at Integral Ad Science in 2008, where he built the workflow that integrates crowdsourcing and machine learning to automatically build machine learning models by letting the stakeholder simply describe what type of content the models should detect. In parallel, he worked with Facebook in order to automate their content moderation system that detects inappropriate Facebook posts. He has also worked with UpWork (then oDesk) to improve the matching process between contractors and employers, and to build scalable and cheating-proof systems that assess the competency of contractors for various skills. Panos has also worked with the World Bank to assess the macro-level view of online labor and project trends for the future. In 2013-14, he worked at Google, building a scalable crowdsourcing system that integrated humans and information extraction algorithms at Google, to improve the coverage and quality of Google’s Knowledge Graph.

 

 

In 2015, Panos co-founded Detectica, which uses deep learning and network analysis to discover and investigate various types of employee misconduct. Detectica’s co-founders include Foster Provost, a world-expert in data science and machine learning, and Josh Attenberg,
previously the Director of Data Science at Etsy.

Panos’s work is frequently mentioned in the press, including venues such as The New York Times, the Economist, Financial Times, Wired, Foreign Policy, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, TIME
Magazine, and many others.

 

He received his PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University in 2004.

Professional Employment

Jan 2016 - now

Professor of Information Systems

Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, New York, NY, USA
Dec 2015 - now

Professor of Data Science

Center for Data Science, New York University, New York, NY, USA
Oct 2005 - now

Affiliated Faculty (Courtesy Appointment)

Computer Science Department, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY, USA
May 2014 - May 2015

Consultant

World Bank, Washington D.C., United States
Feb 2013 - Sep 2014

Visiting Scientist

Google, New York, NY, USA and Mountain View, CA, USA
Jan 2012 - Dec 2012

Academic-in-residence

oDesk (now UpWork), Redwood City, CA, USA
Jun 2011 - Feb 2013

Chief Scientist

Tagasauris, New York, NY, USA
Sep 2010 - Dec 2015

Associate Professor

Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, New York, NY, USA

Sep 2004 - Aug 2010

Assistant Professor

Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, New York, NY, USA

May 2003 - Aug 2003

Research Intern

Microsoft Research Ltd., Cambridge, U.K
Sep 1999 - Aug 2004

Graduate Research Assistant

Computer Science Department, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Sep 1998 - Jun 1999

Research Assistant

Graphics and Multimedia Lab, Computer Engineering Informatics Department, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
Nov 1997 - Aug 1999

Software Engineer

Computing and Networking Services, Computer Technology Institute, Patras, Greece

Oct 1995 - Nov 1997

System Administrator

Computer Engineering and Informatics Department, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
Sep 1992 - Aug 1994

Instructor

Data Computers, Serres, Greece

Education

Sep 2004

Ph.D. (with distinction), Computer Science, Columbia University

Feb 2003

M.Phil., Computer Science, Columbia University

Feb 2001

M.Sc., Computer Science, Columbia University

Jul 1999

Diploma, Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece

Contact

Information Systems Group
Department of Information, Operations and Management Sciences
Leonard N. Stern School of Business
New York University
44 West 4th Street, Suite 8-84
New York, NY 10012-1126, USA

  • +1 (212) 998-0803
  • +1 (212) 995-4228
  • panos@stern.nyu.edu
  • https://www.ipeirotis.com
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