Assistant Professor of Computer Science
111 Cummington Mall
Boston, MA, 02215
I am an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Boston University (starting as Assistant Professor January 2019). 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.
Before joining BU I was a Research Associate at Harvard University. 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.
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
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.
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.
SNSF Postdoc Mobility Fellowship 2015-16
IBM PhD Fellowship 2011-12
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.