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

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

Official DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/1900000005

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: change.gov/agenda/technology/ becomes whitehouse.gov/agenda/technology/.
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: change.gov/agenda/technology/.
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!
Aug 28, 2008: I am giving a tutorial on Scheduling Continuous Queries in Data Stream Management Systems at VLDB 2008 in Auckland, New Zealand, together with Mohamed Sharaf and Panos Chrysanthis. (video of why CQ scheduling is important!).
Aug 24, 2008: I am an invited panelist at DMSN'08.
Aug 23, 2008: I am an invited panelist at PersDB'08.
Aug 15, 2008: The edited post-proceedings of the Second GeoSensor Networks Conference are finally published through Springer, as Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 4540 (info, contents).
July 28-29, 2008: Attending the 7th Hellenic Data Management Symposium (HDMS) at Heraklio, Crete, Greece.
July 24, 2008: Mentioned in the University Times newspaper, for receiving an NSF Career award this year.
July 21, 2008: One of six faculty featured in the official University of Pittsburgh newspaper (Pitt Chronicle), for receiving an NSF Career award this year.
July 16, 2008: Gave a talk to high-school students participating in the Technology Leadership Institute.   Slides: in pdf (284 KB), as an interactive quicktime movie (7.9 MB), or as an auto-playing quicktime movie (6.8 MB).
July 9-11, 2008: Attended the 20th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM) at Hong Kong.
July 7, 2008: Gave a talk at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering - HKUST, on User-Centric Data Management.
June 25, 2008: I receive an NSF Career Award to (continue my) work on User-Centric Data Management.
June 17-18, 2008: Attended the Second International Provenance and Annotation Workshop at Salt Lake City.
June 9-13, 2008: Attended SIGMOD 2008 at Vancouver.
May 31, 2008: Attended the Tribute to Honor Jim Gray at UC Berkeley. The Proceedings are published as the June 2008 issue of SIGMOD Record.
May 15, 2008: Participated in the PhD Dissertation Defense of Mr. Dr. Stavros Papastavrou, at the University of Cyprus.
May 13, 2008: I got elected to the Computer Usage Committee of the University Senate (for a three-year term 2008-2011).
May 9, 2008: Gave a talk at the Institute of Computer Science - FORTH, on User-Centric Data Management.
May 7, 2008: I got promoted to Associate Professor with tenure (effective September 1st, 2008)!
May 5, 2008: The March 2008 issue of SIGMOD Record is published. The June 2008 issue (devoted to the proceedings from the Tribute to Honor Jim Gray) is also coming soon.
April 24, 2008: I now have an author profile at the ACM Digital Library. (Everybody has one by default, but this is a new feature and it now has my photo too :-)).
April 17, 2008: I am running for a position in the University Senate Computer Usage Committee.
April 10, 2008: I am quoted in the Pitt News in a story about Couch Surfing!
April 7-12, 2008: Attended ICDE 2008 in Cancun, Mexico. We have a paper in the SMDB workshop; I am on the steering committee of the RFDM workshop.
March 19, 2008: The December 2007 issue of SIGMOD Record is published.
Mar 11, 2007: Our paper, ViP: A User-Centric View-Based Annotation Framework for Scientific Data (Qinglan Li, Alexandros Labrinidis, Panos K. Chrysanthis), has been accepted to the 20th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM'08).
Jan 8, 2008: Our participation in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) effort is mentioned in a University Press Release and in the University Times.
Dec 5-6, 2007: Attended the NSF Biomedical Informatics Workshop in Portland, Oregon.
Oct 30, 2007: The September 2007 issue of SIGMOD Record is published.
Oct 11, 2007: My inaugural issue as SIGMOD Record Editor is finally published.
Oct 1, 2007: My Virtual WebDB Laboratory project is featured in the September 2007 issue of the Teaching Times newsletter.
Aug 31, 2007: Huiming Qu (whom I advise) successfully defends her PhD dissertation.
Aug 6, 2007: The International Workshop on RFID Data Management (RFDM'08) is approved to be co-located with ICDE 2008; I am on the Steering Committee.
Jun 26, 2007: The ADMT Lab web site gets a complete overhaul.
Jun 22, 2007: Mohamed Sharaf (whom I co-advise) successfully defends his PhD dissertation.
June 10-15, 2007: Attending SIGMOD 2007, in Beijing, China. Our demo attracts about 30 people. I speak at the SIGMOD Business Meeting, to re-introduce SIGMOD Record.
May 8-9, 2007: I participate in the Bioinformatics Summit 2007 as member of the DAIT Data Interoperability Steering Committee.
April 15-20, 2007: Attending ICDE 2007, in Istanbul, Turkey.
Apr 1, 2007: My proposal for a Virtual WebDB Laboratory is funded as an Innovation in Education Award from the Provost's Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence.
(More: University Times / April 19, 2007, Pitt Chronicle / August 22, 2007)
Feb 15, 2007: Our demonstration proposal, Quality is in the eye of the beholder: Towards User-Centric Web-Databases, has been accepted to SIGMOD 2007 (paper)
Jan 24, 2007: I am taking over as Editor of ACM SIGMOD Record
(More: University Times / March 22, 2007)
Jan 24-26, 2007: I am participating in the Ubiquitous Spatial Computing Specialist Meeting in Portland, ME.
Jan 16-17, 2007: The NSF Workshop on Data Management for Mobile Sensor Networks (MobiSensors) is held in Pittsburgh; I am the workshop vice-chair.
Jan 11, 2007: I am giving a talk at IBM Almaden Research Center
Dec 1, 2006: I give a talk at the UC Berkeley Database Group Seminar (video | slides)
Nov 8, 2006: The new design of the CS Department web site is released.
Oct 16, 2006: After a long hiatus, dbjobs and dbgrads are back online.
Sep 6, 2006: Call for Participation for 2nd Geosensor Networks Conference (GSN 2006), to be held in Boston, October 1-3, 2006.
Aug 29, 2006: Final Call for Participation for DMSN 2006, the 3rd International Workshop on Data Management for Sensor Networks
Jun 12, 2006: Final Call for Posters and Participation posted for MobiDE 2006, the 5th International ACM Workshop on Data Engineering for Wireless and Mobile Access
June 5, 2006: I am a Program Committee Co-Chair for the 2nd Geosensor Networks Conference (GSN'06) to be held in Boston, October 1-3, 2006. Call for Papers: http://www.geosensornetworks.org
May 24, 2006: I am involved in the Biodefense Immune Modeling Summer School, which will be held in Pittsburgh on July 16-21, 2006. This is part of our Center for Modeling Pulmonary Immunity.
Apr 13, 2006: The Sudoku assignment from my CS1520 class in the Fall 2005 term is mentioned in the University Times.
Mar 30, 2006: Our recently funded Streams project is getting local press coverage.
Mar 11, 2006: After about a year of no updates, my web page is finally up-to-date!
Feb 28, 2006: Our proposal for the STREAMS project was funded by NSF ($500K for 3 years)
Feb 18, 2006: I will be the General Chair for DMSN 2006, the 3rd International Workshop on Data Management for Sensor Networks (Abstract Deadline: June 7, 2006)
Jan 24, 2006: I will be the General Chair for MobiDE 2006, the 5th International ACM Workshop on Data Engineering for Wireless and Mobile Access (Abstract Deadline: April 3, 2006)
Sep 30, 2005: Our proposal for the Center for Modeling Pulmonary Immunity was funded by NIH-NIAID ($9.1M for 5 years)
Aug 29, 2005: I was the Program Committee Co-chair for the Second Workshop on Data Management for Sensor Networks (DMSN'05), held in Norway, in conjuction with VLDB 2005.
Jun 12, 2005: I was the Program Committee Co-chair for the MobiDE 2005 workshop.
Oct 12, 2004: Together with Anthony Stefanidis, I coordinated the Sensor Informatics Discussion Group at the NSF IDM PI meeting in Boston.
Sep 21, 2004: The new issue of LINKS, the Department Newsletter is out.
Sep 01, 2004: I began my term as Information Director for ACM SIGMOD.
Aug 30, 2004: The First Workshop on Data Management for Sensor Networks (DMSN'04) was held in Toronto, Canada, in conjuction with VLDB 2004. I organized the workshop together with Sam Madden.