Ioannis Alagiannis from the Data-Intensive Applications and Systems Laboratory (DIAS), has won the prestigious Symantec Fellowship award. Ioannis is the only European winner this year. The Symantec Fellowship Program  funds innovative research with real world-value in areas where Symantec conducts businesses from outstanding Ph.D. Students around the world.
Ioannis is mainly interested in adaptive query processing and big data exploration. His research is focused on designing novel database architectures that can cope with the recent data explosion. To this end, he redesigns database architectures to perform query processing on raw data files (in situ), aiming at eliminating any unnecessary upfront database preparation cost, providing efficient access to data from heterogeneous storage platforms and efficiently accommodate ad-hoc and exploratory workloads.