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).


The first acceptance of 2018: SlickDeque @ EDBT 2018 in Vienna. [12/2017]

My first three generation journal paper: Humaira Ehsan, Mohamed Sharaf and P. K. Chrysanthis, "Efficient Recommendation of Aggregate Data Visualizations." [11/2017]

Very Pround of my lab and my students' presentations at VLDB 2017 in Munich. [9/2017]

* 2017
Keynote Speaker at The Twenty-Ninth International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering on July 6, 2017. His keynote was on “User-centric Techniques for Big Data Exploration”. [7/2017]

New $1.8M U01 NIH Grant titled "Systems Level Causal Discovery in Heterogeneous TOPMed Data". [4/2017]

Officially the Program Co-Chair of IEEE ICDE 2018 . [4/2017]

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New NSF Award supporting Student Travel Awards to attend VLDB BIRTE 2017. [4/2017]

Speaker in Computer Science Department Seminar of the University of Missouri Science & Technology Computer Science Department on April 3, 2017. The topic was Data-driven Serendipity Navigation in Urban Places. [4/2017]

Co-Chair of The 11th International Workshop on Enabling Real-Time Business Intelligence (BIRTE 2017) co-located with VLDB 2017 in Munich, Germany. [01/2017]

Guest speaker at the Software Seminar of the University of Michigan's Computer Science Department on December 19, 2016. The topic was Data-driven Serendipity Navigation in Urban Places. [12/2016]

Two new papers in IEEE BigData 2016: REQUEST & ARGO. [12/2016]

The new School of Computing and Information is a reality!! It was approved by the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees on October 28, 2016 and starts operations July 1, 2017; first students admitted Fall 2017. [10/2016]

New NSF Award focusing on Big Data. [9/2016]

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Celebrating 25 years as a proud UMass, Amherst PhD graduate (1991); Celebrating 25 years as a professor at Pitt (1991-2016). [09/2016]

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]

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 (1992-2016) & 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, 2017)
  • 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 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
  • MDM 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

    Tuesday / Thursday 3:00 - 4:30 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
  • Phone:

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