Panos Chrysanthis

  • Professor
  • Member of the Graduate Faculty
  • Pronouns: he, him, his

Panos K. 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 earned his PhD in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is also an adjunct Professor at Carnegie-Mellon University and at the University of Cyprus. 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. His contributions in principles, algorithms and prototypes to data management have been documented in more than 150 papers in top journals and prestigious, peer-reviewed conferences.  His editorial service includes VLDB J, IEEE TKDE, and DAPD, and his conference chair service includes IEEE ICDE, EDBT, and IEEE MDM.
In 1995, Prof. Chrysanthis 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. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and a Senior Member of IEEE. He was honored with seven CS teaching awards; in 2015, he received the University of Pittsburgh's Provost Award for Excellence in Mentoring (doctoral students); in 2016 and 2018, he was awarded an Honorary Visiting Professorship at the University of Diaspora of University of Cyprus, and in 2019 he was a recipient of the Alumni Outstanding Achievement in Education, College of Information and Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


  • PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1991
  • MS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 1986
  • BS, University of Athens, Greece, 1982

Research Areas

Specific Research Interests

  • Big data
  • Database management
  • Data stream management
  • Workflow management
  • User-centric optimizations
  • Power-aware data processing
  • Mobile and pervasive management
  • Distributed and cooperating system