Alexandros Labrinidis
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh
Co-director, Advanced Data Management Technologies Laboratory

Contact Info

Current Appointments
  • Associate Professor,   Dept of Computer Science,
    School of Arts and Sciences,   University of Pittsburgh
  • Adjunct Associate Professor,   Computer Science Dept,
    School of Computer Science,   Carnegie Mellon University
  • Active Research Projects
  • User-Centric Data Management (NSF CAREER)
  • AQSIOS -- Data Streams (NSF)
  • CMPI (NIH)
  • Teaching (Fall 2010)
    CS 1550: Database Management Systems
    Office Hours: office hours by appointment only

    Current Service Activities
  • Secretary/Treasurer, ACM SIGMOD
  • Editor-in-Chief, ACM SIGMOD Record

    Advisory Board Member:
  • SSEI NSF IGERT - U. of Maine
  • Technology Leadership Iniative - U. of Pittsburgh

    Steering Committee Member:
  • Data Interoperability Steering Committee (NIAID / NIH)
  • Workshops: RFDM, DMSN, MobiDE

    Program Committee Co-Chair:
  • WebDB 2009

    Program Committee Member:
  • VLDB 2010, MDM 2010, EDBT 2010, ICDE 2010, HDMS 2009, PersDB 2009, ICDE 2009, DMSN 2008, PersDB 2008, VLDB 2008, HDMS 2008, MobiDE 2008.

    University of Pittsburgh:
  • Member, Undergraduate Recruiting & Advising Committee (CS Dept)
  • Co-Chair, Computer Usage Committee, University Senate
    Selected Recent Publications
    SIGMOD 2009 Optimizing I/O-Intensive Transactions in Highly Interactive Applications
    ICDE 2009 Adaptive Scheduling of Web Transactions
    LNCS 4540 GeoSensor Networks: 2nd International Conference, Revised Selected and Invited Papers (buy from
    SSDBM 2008 ViP: A User-Centric View-Based Annotation Framework for Scientific Data
    TODS 2008 Algorithms and Metrics for Processing Multiple Heterogeneous Continuous Queries

    May 19, 2010: Our Caching and Materialization for Web Databases survey is finally published!

    Official DOI:

    A printed and bound version of the survey is available at a 50% discount from Now Publishers. This can be obtained by entering the promotional code DBS019005 on the order form.

    May 19, 2010: SLOWLY catching up with updates.
    Oct 4, 2009: Maybe you should use twitter.
    Aug 31, 2009: Attending HDMS 2009 in Athens, Greece.
    Aug 24, 2009: Attending VLDB 2009 in Lyon, France (and also DMSN 2009 and PersDB 2009).
    July 13, 2009: Gave a talk to high-school students participating in the Technology Leadership Institute.   Slides: in ppt (579 KB), as an interactive quicktime movie (1.9 MB), or as an auto-playing quicktime movie (1.2 MB).
    July 1, 2009: I am the newly-elected Secretary/Treasurer of ACM SIGMOD.
    June 28, 2009: I am attending the SIGMOD 2009 conference (including WebDB, MobiDE).
    April 30, 2009: I am running for Secretary/Treasurer of ACM SIGMOD.
    April 8, 2009: Visiting ICS-FORTH (DCS Lab) for two months, as part of my sabbatical.
    March 30, 2009: Attending ICDE 2009 in Shanghai, China.
    Feb 27, 2009: Our paper, Optimizing I/O-Intensive Transactions in Highly Interactive Applications, has been accepted to SIGMOD 2009, to be held in Providence, RI (and not Baltimore, despite the acceptance message :-)).
    Jan 20, 2009: becomes
    Jan 12, 2009: Top-25 list of the world's most dangerous coding mistakes published [BBC News]. Now, I'll point to this when I tell the students to never trust user input!
    Dec 9, 2008: I will be the program co-chair of the 12th International Workshop on Web and Databases (WebDB'09), to be held together with the ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2009 conference on June 28, 2009.
    Nov 7, 2008: I came across a very interesting web site:
    Nov 5, 2008: I am giving a presentation about my Virtual WebDB Laboratory project in the 2008 Teaching Excellence Fair at 10:30am. You can watch my presentation live.
    Oct 21, 2008: I came across the non-partisan AVoteForScience at YouTube -- I particularly liked Ed Lazowska's video.
    Oct 10, 2008: I am quoted in the Pitt News in the story about email blacklisting.
    Oct 1, 2008: Our RFID-based scavenger hunt demo during Computer Science Day 2008 is featured in the Summer 2008 issue of the Pitt Magazine. [link]
    Sep 23, 2008: Our paper, Adaptive Scheduling of Web Transactions, has been accepted to ICDE 2009.
    Sep 1, 2008: As of today, I am an associate professor!
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