Demetris Zeinalipour is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus, where he founded and directs the Data Management Systems Laboratory (DMSL). He holds a Ph.D. (2005) and M.Sc. (2003) in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California - Riverside, CA, USA and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Cyprus (2000). Before his current appointment, he served the University of Cyprus and the Open University of Cyprus as a Lecturer of Computer Science. He has held short-term research visits at Akamai Technologies, Cambridge, MA, USA (2004), the University of Athens, Greece (2007) as a Marie-Curie Fellow and the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA (2015). During 2016-2017, he was a Humboldt Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany. He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker (2017-2020), a Senior Member of ACM (also of ACM SIGMOD), a Senior Member of IEEE (also of IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Technical Committee on Data Engineering and IEEE Big Data Initiative), and a Member of USENIX. He serves on the editorial board of Distributed and Parallel Databases (Elsevier) and Big Data Research (Springer) and is an independent evaluator for the European Commission (Marie Skłodowska-Curie and COST actions).