Stavros received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon, in 2005. Through 2007, he worked as a Post-Doctoral researcher at the DB group of MIT where he was an early contributor to the C-Store / H-store projects (commercialized by Vertica / VoltDB). Until recently he was a Senior Research Scientist in the Information Analytics Lab of Hewlett-Packard. Stavros's interests and expertise are in column-store databases, main-memory databases, query processing on new processor and storage technologies, and energy-efficient data management systems.