Stratos Idreos is an associate professor of Computer Science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He leads DASlab, the Data Systems Laboratory at Harvard SEAS. His research focuses on building a grammar for data systems with the goal of making it dramatically easier or even automating in some cases the design of workload and hardware conscious data systems for diverse applications including relational, NoSQL, machine learning, and Blockchain.
Stratos obtained his Ph.D. from University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Before joining Harvard he was a tenure-track Scientific Staff Member with the Dutch National Research Center for Mathematics and Computer Science and held research internship and visiting professor positions with Microsoft Research, Redmond USA, with IBM Almaden USA, with EPFL Switzerland, with University of Trento in Italy, as well as with National University of Singapore.
For his doctoral work on Database Cracking, Stratos was awarded the 2011 ACM SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation award which recognizes the best thesis internationally in the field of data management. In addition, he was awarded the 2011 ERCIM Cor Baayen award as "most promising European young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics" from the European Research Council on Informatics and Mathematics. In 2010 he was awarded the IBM zEnterpise System Recognition Award by IBM Research, while in 2011 he also won the Challenges and Visions best paper award in the 2011 International Conference on Very Large Databases. In 2015 he was awarded the IEEE TCDE Rising Star Award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Data Engineering for his work on adaptive data systems. In 2020 he received the ACM SIGMOD Contributions award for his work on reproducible research and in 2022 he received the ACM SIGMOD Test of Time Award for his work on raw data processing. Stratos is also a recipient of the National Science Foundation Career award and the Department of Energy Early Career award. Stratos was PC Chair of ACM SIGMOD 2021 and IEEE ICDE 2022, he is the founding editor of the ACM/IMS Journal of Data Science and the chair of the ACM SoCC Steering Committee.