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Denis Shestakov, PhD

Post-doctoral researcher, Aalto University, School of Science
Espoo, Finland

Research field: Computer and Information Science - Database Systems
web crawling; massive data processing; image retrieval; distributed algorithms; mapreduce; deep web; web measurements


Biographical Information

Denis Shestakov is a postdoctoral researcher in the Web Services Group at the Department of Media Technology, Aalto University, Finland. He spent one year as a visiting researcher at the INRIA Rennes, France. Denis obtained his PhD in Computer Science (2008) at University of Turku, Finland in 2008. In his doctoral work, Denis addressed the limitations of web crawlers, specifically the poor coverage of information available in online databases (a.k.a. the deep Web). His current research interests lie in the area of distributed algorithms for big data processing, with particular applications in web crawling and large-scale multimedia retrieval. Besides research work, he teaches several postgraduate courses on cloud computing, distributed data management and web application development.


Professional Experience

2009 - Present
Post-doctoral researcher at Aalto University, School of Science
Espoo, Finland
Classes taught:
T-111.5550 Seminar on Cloud Computing
T-111.5360 WWW Applications
Apr 2012 - Apr 2013
Postdoctoral researcher at INRIA
Rennes, France
Oct 2007 - May 2009
Lecturer at University of Turku
Turku, Finland
Classes taught:
BIOI4330 Biological Database Systems
Introduction to Multimedia Database Systems

Jan 2003 - Jun 2008
University of Turku in Turku, Finland
PhD, Computer Science
Jul 2001 - Sep 2002
Nanyang Technogical University in Singapore, Republic of Singapore
MEng, Computer Engineering

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