Constantinos Costa

  • Visiting Research Assistant Professor
  • Pronouns: he, him, his

Constantinos Costa is currently a Visiting Research Scholar and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the Advanced Data Management Technologies Lab (ADMT) and holds a PhD from the University of Cyprus (UCY). Until recently, he was a researcher at the Department of Computer Science (UCY) and a member of the Data Management Systems Laboratory (DMSL). His primary research interests include big data management in parallel and distributed architectures, spatio-temporal data management, urban informatics, network and telco data management. Constantinos has contributed extensively to open source projects for indoor navigation, crowd messaging and telco big data. He was selected to participate to the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (2016), the Onassis Foundation (2017) and the ACM Europe Summer School on Data Science (2018).

Dr. Costa's research focuses on Spatial Big Data (SBD), which requires specific ways to be processed and analyzed (e.g., for infrastructure health and security monitoring, or for risk monitoring and contact tracing). This data is geo- tagged, whether generated from mobile devices or social networks, and introduces new spatio-temporal challenges. More specifically, his interests revolve around SBD architectures, and his research can be articulated into three main pillars: Data Storage, Spatio-temporal Processing, and Context-Aware and Location-based Applications.


  • PhD, University of Cyprus, 2018
  • MS, University of Cyprus, 2013
  • BS, University of Cyprus, 2011

Specific Research Interests

  • Big Data Management and Mobile Computing
  • Distributed query processing
  • Spatio-temporal Data Management
  • Context-Aware and Location-based Applications