My name is Theodore Georgiou, I'm from Greece and I’m a Computer Science PhD candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara. My research area includes Social Networks, Data Mining and Machine Learning. I have obtained a BS degree in Computer Science at University of Athens, Greece. For the past two years I have been working part-time at Twitter, as a Data Scientist, where I helped build Twitter’s new “Trending Events” product. I was also the recipient of SIGMOD’s Undergraduate Poster Competition award in 2010 and I have been awarded as an Outstanding Teaching Assistant at UCSB, twice. I currently live with my lovely wife in the beautiful city of Santa Barbara. My hobbies include geeky stuff, traveling around and authoring research papers!