Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti 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 also been a short-term Visiting Researcher at the Network Intelligence Lab of Akamai Technologies, Cambridge, MA, USA (2004), a Marie-Curie Fellow at the University of Athens, Greece (2007) and a Visiting Researcher at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA (2015). During 2016-2017, he will be 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.
His primary research interests include Data Management in Computer Systems and Networks, particularly Mobile and Sensor Data Management; Big Data Management in Parallel and Distributed Architectures; Spatio-Temporal Data Management; Network and Telco Data Management; Crowd, Web 2.0 and Indoor Data Management; Data Privacy Management.