Dr. Haris Georgiadis is a Research Scientist in Computer Science and Head of the Digital Services Unit at the National Documentation Centre of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF/EKT). As part of his activities in the organization, Haris has contributed decisively in the design and implementation of EKT’s aggregation infrastructure SearchCulture.gr, in establishing NHRF/EKT as the Greek National Aggregator for Cultural Heritage Digital Content for Europeana, in writing interoperability and content quality specifications for publishing on-line open digital content that cover FAIR principles and in developing a platform for creating, establishing vocabularies, classifications and thesauri as Linked Open data. Haris has also worked as a Software Engineer for the Europeana Foundation and for several private companies and as a Researcher at Oxford University's Computing Lab. His research interests include designing of digital content management systems, interoperability, metadata theory, ontologies, semantic web, linked data and processing and optimizing queries on non-traditional data.
In terms of the FAIR Working Group, Haris will bring this experience in setting interoperability specifications for publishing Open Data and in semantic web and Linked Data technologies, gained by his participation in the National Aggregator team of EKT and his cooperation with Europeana.