Dr. Vassiliki Andronikou received her diploma from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the NTUA in 2004 and her MSc degree in “Techno-economics” in 2010 (co-organized by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept – NTUA, Economic Sciences Dept – National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Industrial Management Dept – University of Piraeus). In 2005 her Thesis on “Mobile IPv6 with Fast Handovers” received the Ericsson award. In 2009 she gained a PhD in the area of biometric systems. She has worked in the Organization of Telecommunications of Greece (2003) and the National Bank of Greece (2004). Since 2004, she has been a Research Associate at the Distributed, Knowledge and Media Systems (DKMS) group being part of the Telecommunications Laboratory of the National Technical University of Athens. Her research expertise lies in Semantic Web technologies, with particular focus on knowledge representation, semantic inference and semantic interoperability, as well as biometric systems, particularly in privacy-preserving architectures. She has led and participated in several EU funded and national projects, e.g., HarmonicSS, ACTIVAGE, SECOVIA, OpenScienceLink, HOLA CLOUD, SLALOM, PONTE, POLYMNIA, FIDIS, BEinGRID, AKOGRIMO. She is currently researching upon the semantic interlinking of highly heterogeneous, international clinical and biomedical data.