Stratos Idreos: I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. I lead DASlab, the Data Systems Laboratory @Harvard SEAS.

Our research aims to help with making it easier to design, tune and use data systems. We attack these problems by trying to understand and map the design space of data systems architectures. We create rules and mappings of how (ideally all) possible design options combine and what are their performance side-effects.Then, we build algorithms and high level languages that help us (to semi-automatically) navigate parts of the massive data systems design space. This process helps with discovering new design combinations, answering what-if design questions, easily testing design alternatives as well as building systems that inherently require less tuning. 

In Fall 2016 I gave the third edition of CS165: Data Systems. In Spring 2017 I am teaching CS265: Big Data Systems.

Office hours: If you are a Harvard student and want to chat about research or classes you can find me every W/Th/F, 3-4pm at my office in MD139.

Selected Recent Publications

Stratos Idreos is short for my full Greek name: Efstratios Ydraios - "Ευστράτιος Υδραίος" in Greek. But also in Greek everyone just calls me "Στράτος" (Stratos).