Panos K. Chrysanthis (Πάνος Κ. Χρυσάνθης)

Professor of Computer Science
Director of Advanced Data Management Technologies Lab
Department of Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh



Panos Kypros Chrysanthis is a Professor of Computer Science and a founder and director of the Advanced Data Management Technologies Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also an adjunct Professor at Carnegie-Mellon University. He received his BS degree (Physics with concentration in Computer Science, 1982) from the University of Athens, Greece. He earned his MS and PhD degrees (Computer and Information Sciences, 1986 and 1991) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His research interests lie within the areas of data management (Big Data, Databases, Data Streams & Sensor networks), distributed & mobile computing, workflow management, operating systems and real-time systems. In 1995, he was a recipient of the U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his investigation on the management of data for mobile and wireless computing. His editorial service includes VLDB J (2001-2007), IEEE TKDE (2012-present) and DAPD (2011-present). Chrysanthis is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and a Senior Member of IEEE. He was honored with seven teaching awards and in 2015, he received the University of Pittsburgh's Provost Award for Excellence in Mentoring (doctoral students).


Honorary Visiting Professor of Computer Science at the University of Diaspora of the University of Cyprus [6/2016]

Keynote Speaker at JCMIT 2016 [06/2016]

Celebrating 25 years at Pitt (1991-2016) [01/2016]

20th Anniversary of ADMT [01/2016]

Program Co-Chair of The 10th International Workshop on Enabling Real-Time Business Intelligence (BIRTE 2016) co-located with VLDB 2016 in New Delhi, India [01/2016]

On sabbatical at Carnegie Mellon University, Jan - Aug 2016 [01/2016]

Received the Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring for 2015, University of Pittsburgh [04/2015]

Teaching Award for 2000-level courses [09/2014]



  • CS 1555: Database Management Systems (1992-2015) & Current Term
  • CS 1566: Introduction to Computer Graphics (2001-2002)
  • CS 132: Programming in C and Introduction to UNIX (1992-1997)


  • CS 2550: Principles of Database Systems (1992-2015)
  • CS 2555: Transaction-Oriented Computing (1995)
  • CS 3110, CS 3550, CS 3551: PhD Seminars
    • Mobile Computing, Spring ’97, ’01, ’04
    • Internet Middleware, Fall ’00
    • Network-Centric Data Base Servers, Spring ’99
    • Advances in Management of Data, Fall ’92
    • Data in Crisis Management, Fall ’05
    • Data Stream Management Systems, Fall ’08
    • Data Management on the Cloud, Fall ’10
    • In-Memory Data In-Memory Distributed Data Processing, Fall ’15


Professional Activities

  • ICDE 2018: Program Co-Chair
  • BIRTE 2016: Program Co-Chair
  • ICDE 2017: Research Program Committee member & PhD Symposium
  • VLDB 2017: Research Program Committee member
  • IoTDI 2017: Research Program Committee member
  • ICDCS 2016: Research Program Committee member
  • EDBT 2016: Research Program Committee member & Session Chair
  • IEEE TKDE: Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
        Associate Editor, 2012-
  • DAPD: Distributed and Parallel Databases, An International Journal
        Associate Editor, 2011-
  • IJNGC: International Journal of Next-Generation Computing,
        Associate Editor, 2011-
  • Pittsburgh DataWorks: Advisory Committee, 2011-

University Activities


  • Office Hours

    Monday / Wednesday 12:30 - 2:00 pm
  • Office:

    Sennott Square Building, Room 6421 (SENSQ 6421)
  • Address

    210 S. Bouquet Street
    Department of Computer Science
    University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260-9161
  • Email:

    panos at cs dot pitt dot edu
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