I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Boston University and part of the MiDAS group @ BU. My research is in the area of data systems, focusing on novel cloud data management architectures, complex hybrid transactional/analytical workloads, and new hardware (like non-volatile memories and heterogeneous computation units).

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 the University of Athens and the National Technical University of Athens.

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

You can download my CV here.

CAS CS 460: Class starts on September 4th. More information on class website!

News

10.01.2019
New paper on "Optimal Column Layout for Hybrid Workloads".
05.20.2019
Awarded NSF grant supporting research on "Optimal Data Organization for HTAP Data Systems".
03.12.2019
I will serve on the Program Committee for VLDB 2020 to take place in Tokyo, Japan
02.07.2019
I will serve on the Program Committee for ACM SIGMOD 2020 to take place in Portland, Oregon
02.06.2019
Shared my views on the Invisible Foundations of Data Science panel, at BU Data Science Day 2019
01.06.2019
I will serve on the Demonstrations Program Committee for VLDB 2019 to take place in Los Angeles, California
12.10.2018
Our ACM TODS 2018 paper Optimal Bloom Filters and Adaptive Merging for LSM-Trees is now available online
09.20.2018
I will serve on the Demonstrations Program Committee for ICDE 2019 to take place in Macau
09.10.2018
Our paper on The Periodic Table of Data Structures is now available at the IEEE Data Engineering Bulleting website

Lab members

Postdoc
Subhadeep Sarkar
Postdoc
JuHyoung Mun
PhD
Andy Huynh
PhD
Tarikul Papon
PhD
Dimitris Staratzis
PhD
Lina Qiu
PhD
Zichen Zhu
MSc
Guanting Chen
MSc
Aneesh Raman
BSc
Shirley Hu

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.