Stratos Idreos

Stratos Idreos

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science


Stratos works in the area of data management with emphasis on designing systems for big data exploration. As we continuously increase our ability to collect more and more data, data management and efficient discovery of knowledge become major challenges for both businesses and sciences. Stratos designs big data systems which are tailored for the new challenges posed by the big data era, i.e., systems that (a) are adaptive and easy to use by non experts, requiring minimum tuning and set-up effort and (b) can cope with the ever increasing rates of incoming data and the ever increasing demands for fast reactions to data searches.

Stratos leads DASLab, the Data Systems Laboratory @Harvard SEAS and his long term vision is that big data and the hidden knowledge in data that is all around us should be accesible to everyone through easy to use data systems. 


Contact Information

Office:Maxwell Dworkin 139
Office Phone:(617) 495-4316
Assistant:Susan Virginia Welby
Assistant Office:Maxwell Dworkin 353
Assistant Phone:(617) 496-7592
Research Mgr: Tara Araque

Primary Teaching Area


2015 IEEE TCDE Rising Star Award. By the IEEE Technical Committee of Data Engineering.

2015 NSF CAREER Award. For research on Evolutionary Data Systems. By the US National Science Foundation. 

2015 CACM Research Highlights selection. For the ACM SIGMOD'12 paper on NoDB.

2012 Veni Award. This is awarded to “the most promising young researchers in the Netherlands”. By the Dutch Organization For Research (NWO). It comes with a 250000 Euro fund.

2012 Best of VLDB. Our paper on Concurrency Control for Adaptive Indexing was selected as one of the best papers in the 38th International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB).

2011 ACM SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award. This award recognizes the best Ph.D. thesis internationally in the area of data management. By the ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data.

2011 ERCIM Cor Baayen Award
. Best Ph.D. thesis across all areas of computer science and applied mathematics over all 19 'ERCIM countries': Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom. 

Named “Most promising European young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics”. By the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM).

2011 VLDB Best Paper Award in Challenges and Visions
. In 37th International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB), Seattle, USA, Sep. 2011.

2010 IBM zEnterpise System Recognition Award. For contributions in the IBM ISAO Smart Analytics Big Data product. By IBM Almaden Research Center, California, USA.

2010 Named “Distinguished Scientist Excelling in Research Abroad”. By the Hellenic Ministry of National Defense.

2005 ECDL Best Student Paper Award
. In 9th European Conference on Research and Advanced
 Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL), Vienna, Austria, Sep. 2005.