I am a faculty member at the department of computer science at the university of Toronto I received a Bachelors Degree from the University of Patras in Greece, a MSc from the University of Maryland at College Park and a PhD degree from the University of Toronto. I co-founded Sysomos a social media monitoring and analytics company and served as the CEO. I conduct research in all aspects of data management and analysis and primarily interested in big data analytics. I have received two best papers awards for my research and served as the research DB track chair for CIKM 2010, as research program co-chair for VLDB 2011, as the Industrial program chair for SIGMOD 2013 and as the sponsorship chair for SIGMOD 2014 and 2015; also as a member of the G7 at the Creative Destruction Lab at the Rotman School of Business. I was named the 2011 inventor of the year by the University of Toronto (1st prize) and I serve as an advisor at Jolt and Highline in Toronto. I am also a co-founder at Aisle labs