Spyros Blanas

Spyros Blanas


(614) 292 6381

693 Dreese Labs
2015 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

I am an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University.

My research interest is high-performance database systems. I'm particularly interested in understanding and optimizing the interaction between the database kernel and the underlying hardware. My current research goal is to build a data management system for high-end computing facilities. I have received a Google Faculty Research Award and an IEEE TCDE Rising Star Award.

Before joining Ohio State, I received my Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where I was a member of the Database Systems group and the Microsoft Jim Gray Systems Lab. Part of my dissertation was commercialized in Microsoft's flagship data management product, SQL Server 2014, as the Hekaton in-memory transaction processing engine. I hold a five-year diploma in Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Crete, in Greece.

Open positions



Alumni: Feilong Liu (Ph.D. 2018, Facebook), Kalyan Khandrika (M.Sc. 2018, Microsoft), Lingyan Yin (M.Sc. 2017, Tableau), Gaurav Singh (M.Sc. 2015, Intel), Vikram Wakade (M.Sc. 2014, Microsoft).

Selected publications


We are grateful to the National Science Foundation (awards #1422977, #1464381, #1747447, #1738502, #1816577, #2028944, and #2112606 ), Oracle, Google and Huawei for supporting our research.