Dr. Vangelis Karkaletsis and Dr. George Petasis from the Software and Knowledge Engineering Lab (SKEL) of IIT visited and gave talks to the following Universities in the US:
Rice University (http://events.rice.edu/index.cfm?EventRecord=25782, http://events.rice.edu/index.cfm?EventRecord=25783)
University of Houston (http://www.cs.uh.edu/news-events/seminars/2015/0325-karkaletsis.php, http://www.cs.uh.edu/news-events/seminars/2015/0325-petasis.php)
University of North Texas at Denton
University of Texas at Arlington (http://www.uta.edu/engineering/news-events/events/2015/0327-Big%20Data%2…, http://www.uta.edu/engineering/news-events/events/2015/0327-Argument%20M…)
University of Texas at Dallas
The talks of Dr. Karkaletsis and Dr. Petasis focused on the research work of SKEL on data management (R&D projects Semagrow and BigDataEurope) and argument extraction (R&D projects CLARIN-EL and NOMAD).
During their visits, they had the chance to discuss the current status and schedule the next steps for the joint research and educational programs between NCSR and the Universities. They also monitored the progress of work of the joint PhD students at the University of Houston and the University of Texas at Arlington.