Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Business Analytics at Norwich Business School (NBS) and associated faculty at the Centre of Competition Policy (CCP). Before joining NBS, I worked as Senior Researcher at the Chair for Databases and Information Systems at the Department of Informatics of the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. I co-founded together with Professor Roberto Zicari the Big Data Laboratory of the Goethe University (www.bigdata.uni-frankfurt.de) and I acted as a Director for Analytics and Data Science. Before joining Goethe University I worked as an Assistant Research Professor (Post.doc) at the Department of Economics of the University of Copenhagen doing research in Experimental Economics and IT. I completed my PhD in 2009 at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark under the supervision of Prof. Volker Mahnke and I hold an MSc in Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm with specialization in Information Retrieval (2006). I completed my undergraduate studies at the Athens University of Economics and Business (2004) and I have so far lived and worked in 5 different countries (Greece, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and UK). 

I have also acted professionally as a data scientist in various roles in the industry working for one of the world’s largest car manufacturers and Germany’s biggest lenders in use cases for big data and analytics. My main specialization is in predictive analytics and in particular the transformation of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing to support competitive gain through analytical maturity.

I am an active practitioner of analytical methods and tools aiming to increase the impact of my research and some of my work has also been featured in the German media (ARD, HR). I have worked closely with Adastra Germany a subsidiary of Adastra Group (Canada) on developing practical use cases for analytics and big data and have acted as a consultant senior data scientist in providing training to an aspiring team of young data scientists engaged in various projects.

I maintain a blog and more detailed perspectives on Big Data on my personal website: nkorf.github.io. I also contribute on the Operational Data Management Systems Portal (www.odbms.org) which is an industry-leading news hub for all things in Big Data, No-SQL and In-Memory data management technologies.

 

News 

20.02.2015 - CCP Seminar Talk: "Online Review Manipulation: What is it, should we care and how can the regulators address it?"

19.12.2014 - I was featured in a program of the German National Broadcaster (ARD) discussing Data Analytics and Big Data. You can watch a short version here

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