VASSILIS J. TSOTRAS
Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Bourns College of Engineering
University of California - Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Winston Chung Hall (formerly EBU II), Room 335
Tel: 951-827-2888
Fax: 951-827-4643
Email: tsotrasATcs.ucr.edu


 

EDUCATION-WORK

Ph.D. (1991), Columbia University, NY
M.Sc. (1986), M.Phil. (1988), Columbia University, NY
B.Sc. (1985), National Technical University of Athens, Greece
 
Professor (2001-present)
Associate Professor (1997-2001)
      Department of Computer Science & Engineering,
      University of California, Riverside, CA

Associate Professor (tenured; 1996-97)
Assistant Professor (1990-96)
      Department of Computer and Information Science,
      Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY (now part of NYU)
 

RESEARCH INTERESTS - FUNDED RESEARCH

Database management, access methods, evolving databases, temporal databases, spatiotemporal databases, spatiotemporal knowledge management, spatiotemporal change management, sensor data, querying complex objects, evolving systems design, multi-version schema evolution, querying trajectories of physical artifacts, data dissemination, FPGA-based publish/subscribe systems, querying spatiotemporal patterns using accelerators, semantic spatiotemporal queries, scalable data management (ASTERIX), Big Active Data management.
 

DATABASE LAB

Lab's Web Page
 

AWARDS/HONORS

BOOK

Advanced Database Indexing,
by Yannis Manolopoulos, Yannis Theodoridis and Vassilis J. Tsotras.
Advances in Database Systems, Kluwer Academic Publishers (now part of Springer), ISBN 0-7923-7716-8, November 1999; ISBN: 978-1-4613-4641-8 (Print) 978-1-4419-8590-3 (Online); 2000.
 

RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

PUBLICATIONS (DBLP, Google Scholar)
 

PhD STUDENTS
Anil Kumar (1998; Bloomberg Corp., NY)
George Kollios (2000; Boston University, Boston, MA)
Donghui Zhang (2002; Paradigm4, Waltham, MA)
Marios Hadjieleftheriou (2004; AT&T Research, NJ))
Zografoula Vagena (2005; LogicBlox, Atlanta, GA)
Mirella Moro (2007; Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG, Brazil)
Petko Bakalov (2008; ESRI, Redlands, CA)
Theodoros Lappas (2011; co-supervised with D. Gunopulos; Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ)
Mariam Salloum (2011; YP.com, Los Angeles, CA)
Marcos R. Vieira (2011; Hitachi Big Data Lab, Santa Clara, CA)
Wenyu Huo (2013; LinkedIn, San Francisco, CA)
Michael Rice (2013; Amazon, CA)
Jarod Wen (2013; Oracle Labs, NH)
Md. Mahbub Hasan (2014; Teradata, CA)
M. Reaz Uddin (2014; co-supervised with C.V. Ravishankar; Microsoft, Redmond, WA)
E. Preston Carman (in progress)
Steven Jacobs (in progress)
Ildar Absalyamov (in progress)
Elena Strzheletska (in progress)
James Fang (in progress)
Pritom Ahmed (in progress)
Andres Calderon (in progress)
Christina Pavlopoulou (in progress)
Vasileios Zois (in progress)  

MSc STUDENTS
Nickolas Kangelaris (1994; Oracle, Greece)
Lifei Tan (1999; Lam Research, CA)
Theodore Folias (2003)
Anil Musku (2003; Amazon, CA)
Priya Mandawat (2005; Google, CA)
Yunzhu (Julie) Shi (2006; ESRI, CA)
Adam Woss (2008; JAAL Llc, CA)
Wanxing Xu (2009; Microsoft, WA)
Ali Mirzabeigi (2011; ESRI, CA)
Badrunnisa Begum (2012; InfoSys, CA)
Rishita Singh (2012; MarkMonitor, CA)
Sanjay Kulhari (2012; Juniper Networks, CA)
Theodoros Ioannou (2013)
Fuxin (Daisy) Yu (2014; Amazon, CA)
Zhang Zhaosheng (2014; Electronic Arts, CA)
Bryan Marsh (2015)


 


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