2017 First Prize in ACM SIGMOD Undergraduate Research Competition. Winner Graham Lustiber.
2016 First Prize in ACM SIGMOD Undergraduate Research Competition. Winner Alex Liu.
2016 Microsoft PhD Fellowship. Winner Lukas Maas.
2017 Best of ACM SIGMOD. Our paper on Monkey: Optimal Navigable Key-value Store was selected as one of the (4) best papers of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data.
2017 ACM SIGMOD Most Reproducible Paper Award. For our ACM SIGMOD'16 paper on UpBit.
2016 FACEBOOK Faculty Award. For our work on self-designing key-value stores.
2016 NetApp Faculty Award. For our work on self-designing systems.
2015 IEEE TCDE Rising Star Award. By the IEEE Technical Committee of Data Engineering. "For breakthroughs in adaptive data management systems that allow users rich data exploration capabilities without a priori knowledge of the data or queries."
2015 NSF CAREER Award. For research on Evolutionary Data Systems. By the US National Science Foundation.
2015 CACM Research Highlights selection. For our ACM SIGMOD'12 paper on NoDB.
2012 Best of VLDB. Our paper on Concurrency Control for Adaptive Indexing was selected as one of the best papers of the 38th International Conference on Very Large Databases.
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.
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