Michalis Vafopoulos is a researcher at the National Technical University of Athens. After undergraduate studies in Economics and Computer Science and postgraduate degrees in Economics and Web Science joined the Department of Cultural Informatics at the University of Aegean.
In 2009 served as local chair of the 1st Web Science conference and co-founded the Master in Web science at the Mathematics Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2011 initiated the Public Spending project which provides real-time information on public expenditure worldwide through visualization and Linked Open Data provision.
His research interests include the applications of mathematical networks in economics and the Web, Web economics and business, Web philosophy and didactics, Linked and Open data.