Nick Roussopoulos

University of Maryland


Dr. Nick Roussopoulos is a Professor of the Computer Science Department and a senior faculty member of the Institute of Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Maryland. He is the head of the database systems research at the University of Maryland in College Park. He served on an Academy of Sciences subcommittee, CODMAC, from 1985 until 1988. He was the General Chairman of the ACM International Conference on Data Management (SIGMOD) in 1986. He was an elected trustee of the VLDB Endowment from 1990-1996. In 1994 he received the best paper award at the IEEE/CS international conference for a paper on updating of client-server database architectures. In 1997, he received the 10-year award for the most influential paper on Very Large Databases for spatial search. And in 1999, the ACM SIGMOD best paper award for the work on data warehousing. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journals on Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, and Intelligent Cooperative Information Systems.

Professor Roussopoulos received his Bachelor degree from the University of Athens, his Masters in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, and his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in 1977. He taught at the University of Texas in Austin from 1977-1980 and the University of Maryland from 1981 until now. He has also taught as a visiting professor at the University of Aachen, ETH of Zurich, and the National Technical University of Athens.

Professor Roussopoulos is the Principal Investigator of the Opsis family of projects ( which includes the Cubetree Data Warehouse, the AIRCACHE hybrid data broadcast, the MOCHA Java-based middleware, the WebView Materialization, and some of the completed projects such as the AMASE Astrophysics Multi-spectral Archive Search Engine, the ADMS+- client-server architecture, and the PSQL and R+trees. Professor Roussopoulos has published over 150 refereed papers in journals and conferences. His research areas are in databases, data warehousing, data dissemination and broadcast, network management, middleware and web-based heterogeneous databases, scalability and performance of distributed database system architectures.