LAB COORDINATOR

Herodotos Herodotou, Ph.D.

Dr. Herodotos Herodotou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering and Informatics at the Cyprus University of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Duke University in May 2012. His Ph.D. dissertation work received the ACM SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mention as well as the Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award in Computer Science at Duke. Before joining CUT, he held research positions at Microsoft Research, Yahoo! Labs, and Aster Data as well as software engineering positions at Microsoft and RWD Technologies. His research interests include large-scale Data Processing Systems and Database Systems. In particular, his work focuses on ease-of-use, manageability, and automated tuning of both centralized and distributed data-intensive computing systems. In addition, he is interested in applying database techniques in other areas like maritime informatics, smart power grid/microgrids, scientific computing, smart tourism, and social computing. His research work to date has been published in several top scientific conferences and journals (e.g., PVLDB, SIGMOD, SoCC, CIDR), three books, and two book chapters.

Awards and Honors

  • AWS Cloud Credits for Research Grant, Amazon Web Services, July 2018
  • ACM SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mention, June 2013
  • Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award in Computer Science, Duke University, Sept 2012
  • AWS Education Research Grant, Amazon Web Services, Dec 2010, June 2009
  • Steele Endowed Fellowship, Duke University, Spring 2008
  • Duke University Research Assistantship Award, Fall 2007 – Spring 2012
  • Cyprus-America Fulbright Scholarship, Fall 2003 – Spring 2007
  • UMBC President's Scholar Award (Scholarship), Fall 2003 – Spring 2007

Keynotes and Invited Talks

  • “Towards a Hybrid Cloud & Edge Orchestrator for Mining Exascale Distributed Streams”. Keynote speech at the 13th IARIA International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization (Cloud Computing ’22) in Barcelona, Spain, April 2022.
  • “OctopusFS: Automating Distributed Tiered Storage Management in Cluster Computing”. Honored Speaker at Huawei Data Compression & Storage Systems Online Forum, November 2021.
  • “Automating Distributed Tiered Storage Management in Cluster Computing”. Invited talk at Computer Science Colloquium at University of Pittsburgh, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, April 2021.
  • “Hihooi: A Database Replication Middleware for Scaling Transactional Databases Consistently”. Invited talk at the Advanced Data Management Technologies (ADMT) Lab at University of Pittsburgh, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, March 2021.
  • “Automating Distributed Tiered Storage Management in Cluster Computing”. Invited talk at Massive Data, Algorithms, and Systems (MiDAS) Group at Boston University (BU), in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, December 2020.
  • “Automating Distributed Tiered Storage Management in Cluster Computing”. Invited talk at Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo (Telefónica I+D) in Barcelona, Spain, November 2019.
  • “A Comparison of Self-configuring Approaches for Big Data Analytics Systems”. Invited talk at the Data Management Day at the University of Cyprus (DMD@UCY) in Nicosia, Cyprus, June 2019.
  • “e-Now: An ocean supply chain”. Invited presentation and participation at the panel “#closerthanyouthink” of the 3rd Cyprus Shipping Chamber e-Navigation Seminar (CSC) in Limassol, Cyprus, May 2019.
  • “Self-configuring Big Data Analytics Systems on the Cloud”. Keynote speech at the 10th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom ’18) in Nicosia, Cyprus, December 2018.
  • Multi-tiered Storage Management for Cluster Computing”. Invited talk at the Gianforte School of Computing at Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman, MT, USA, May 2017.
  • Multi-tiered Storage Management for Cluster Computing”. Invited talk at the Data-Intensive Applications and Systems Laboratory of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, January 2017.
  • The Beckman Database Research Self-Assessment Meeting”. Invited presentation and participation at the panel of the 13th Hellenic Data Management Symposium (HDMS) in Athens, Greece, July 2015.
  • Dataflow Systems for Large-scale Data Analytics”. Invited talk at the Computer Science Colloquium at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus, November 2014.
  • Starfish: A MADDER and Self-tuning System for Big Data Analytics”. Invited talk at the MSR Talk Series at Microsoft Research in Redmond WA, USA, December 2011.
  • Starfish: A Self-tuning System for Big Data Analytics”. Invited talk at the Scientific Group of the Product Development and Innovation Unit of Telefonica Digital in Barcelona, Spain, October 2011.
  • Auto-optimized Execution of Pig Workflows”. Invited talk at the Web Information Management Group at Yahoo! Research in Santa Clara CA, USA, July 2011.

Editor Services

General Chair

  • International Workshop on Self-Managing Database Systems, SMDB 2022
  • IEEE International Maritime Big Data Workshop, MBDW 2022

Program Committee Chair

  • International Workshop on Self-Managing Database Systems, SMDB 2021, 2020, 2014
  • Hellenic Data Management Symposium, HDMS 2018

Vice/Track Program Committee Chair

  • IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2020
  • Foundations of Data Science and Engineering, 46th International Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science, SOFSEM 2020
  • Scalable Computing Challenge (SCALE), International Symposium in Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing, CCGrid 2019
  • Maritime Informatics, Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2021, 2020, 2019

Publicity Chair

  • International Conference on Extending Database Technology, EDBT 2021

Program Committee Member

  • ACM International Conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD 2023, 2016
  • ACM International Conference on Management of Data Reproducibility, SIGMOD Repro 2022
  • International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2022, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2013
  • International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization, CLOUD 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2019, 2018
  • International Workshop on Self-Managing Database Systems, SMDB 2019
  • International Workshop on Engineering Service-Oriented Apps and Cloud Services, WESOACS 2020, 2018
  • Hellenic Data Management Symposium, HDMS 2017, 2016
  • International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, UCC 2016
  • Workshop on Cloud Data Management, CloudDM 2015
  • ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2013
  • Workshop on Management of Big Data Systems, MBDS 2012

Journal Reviewer

  • Computer Standards & Interfaces (CSI) – 2022
  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS) – 2021, 2017, 2014, 2013
  • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) – 2021, 2018, 2017, 2015-13, 2010
  • Oxford Academic – The Computer Journal (COMPJ) – 2021, 2020
  • IEEE Transactions on Big Data (TBD) – 2021
  • Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (CCPE) – 2021
  • Springer Distributed and Parallel Databases Journal (DAPD) – 2020, 2019
  • ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS) – 2017
  • International Journal on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB Journal) – 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011

Professional Memberships

  • Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Data Engineering (TCDE)

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