I am a Research Associate at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harard University. In January 2019 I will start as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Boston University. My research is in the area of Data Systems, with a focus on topics in complex hybrid transactional/analytical workloads, new hardware (disk and flash secondary storage, caches, main memory, and processors), and novel data systems architectures.

From 2014-2017 I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Harvard University in the Data Systems Lab with Stratos Idreos, where I was supported by a SNSF Postdoc Mobility Fellowship. I received my PhD (2014) from EPFL, where I worked in the Data-Intensive Applications and Systems Lab on studying data systems architectures for analytics exploiting new storage hardware with Anastasia Ailamaki. I obtained my MSc (2008) in Computer Systems Technology, and BSc (2005) in Informatics and Telecommunications from the University of Athens, Greece. I have also been at IBM Research as a PhD Intern in 2011, and a junior researcher in University of Athens, Greece and National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

Outside of the office I enjoy biking, playing basketball, and studying history.

You can download my CV here.

MS & PhD Opportunities: I am actively recruiting motivated individuals for the Master and PhD programs. If you are interested in research on Data Systems, especially in the areas of data analytics and hardware-aware data systems architectures you are encouraged to apply and to contact me directly! This year's graduate program deadline is December 15. Details on the application requirements are available on the BU CS website.

Postdoc Opportunities: I am also looking for a motivated post-doctoral researcher in the area of data systems for hybrid analytics. To apply please contact me with a CV, a research statement, and the names of three references.

News

10.01.2018
The preprint of our new ACM TODS 2018 paper is now available online
09.10.2018
Our paper on The Periodic Table of Data Structures is now available at the IEEE Data Engineering Bulleting website
08.31.2018
Visited the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications at the University of Athens, Greece
08.13.2018
Our VLDB 2017 paper "Slalom: Coasting Through Raw Data via Adaptive Partitioning and Indexing" is invited for publication at VLDBJ
06.11.2018
I will serve on the Program Committee for EDBT 2019 to take place in Lisbon, Portugal
05.10.2018
Honored to be selected as a Distinguished PC Member for ACM SIGMOD 2018
04.19.2018
I will take on a faculty position at Boston University in the Department of Computer Science, starting January 2019
03.29.2018
Gave a talk at the UPitt Computer Science Colloquium
03.19.2018
Gave a seminar talk at the University of Warwick
03.12.2018
Gave a talk at the Boston University Computer Science Colloquium
03.07.2018
Gave a talk at the Tufts Computer Science Colloquium
02.26.2018
Gave a talk at the Northwestern EECS Seminar
01.19.2018
Visited the VALDA team at Ecole Normale Superieure
01.18.2018
Visited the Data Intensive and Knowledge Oriented Systems group at the Paris Descartes University
01.17.2018
Visited the CEDAR team at Ecole Polytechnique
01.22.2018
I will serve on the Program Committee for ACM SIGMOD 2019 to take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Select Honors and Awards


2018

Best of VLDB 2017
Our paper "Slalom: Coasting Through Raw Data via Adaptive Partitioning and Indexing" was recognized as one of the "Best of VLDB 2017" papers, and was invited for an extended journal version at VLDBJ.

ACM SIGMOD 2018 Distinguished PC Member


2017

Best of ACM SIGMOD 2017
Our paper "Monkey: Optimal Navigable Key-Value Store" was recognized as one of the "Best of SIGMOD 2017 papers", and was invited for an extended journal version at ACM TODS.

SIGMOD Most Reproducible Paper Award
Our paper "UpBit: Scalable In-Memory Updatable Bitmap Indexing" was awarded the SIGMOD Most Reproducible Paper Award in SIGMOD 2017.


2016

Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching
Awarded on Fall 2015, Spring 2016, & Fall 2016, by the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University.


2014

SNSF Postdoc Mobility Fellowship 2015-16


2011

IBM PhD Fellowship 2011-12


2010

Best of VLDB 2010
Our paper "Aether: A Scalable Approach to Logging" was recognized as one of the "Best of VLDB 2010" papers, and was invited for an extended journal version at VLDBJ.