about me

I'm an assistant professor at Boston University, where I co-lead the Complex Analytics and Scalable Processing Systems Lab (CASP). I'm also a member of BU Systems and I collaborate closely with BUSec. Before joining BU, I was a visiting scholar at the RISELab, UC Berkeley, a senior researcher (oberassistent) at the Systems Group, ETH Zurich, a visiting research fellow at HKU, and a research assistant at the Information Systems Management Institute (IMSI) of the "Athena" Research Center, Greece. I obtained a 5-year diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2008, and a PhD in 2015, both from NTUA.

research interests

My research interests lie in distributed systems and databases. I enjoy building data processing systems that are expressive, easy to use, and offer strong performance and security guarantees. My ongoing research focuses on novel system architectures for secure computation and aims to explore how far we can go in supporting secure analytics with practical performance while only relying on cryptography and general-purpose compute.

prospective students

I'm looking for motivated PhD students and postdocs. If you're interested in a PhD, please check our lab page and apply here by December 15. If you're interested in a postdoc position, feel free to send me an email.


Ioannis (John) Liagouris
Department of Computer Science, Boston University
665 Commonwealth Avenue, CDS 708, Boston, MA, 02215
liagos at bu dot edu