Portrait of Avrilia Floratou

Avrilia Floratou

Senior Scientist


I am a Senior Scientist at Microsoft’s Cloud and Information Services Lab (CISL).

My research broadly lies in the area of data management with a recent focus on large-scale stream processing and scalable, real-time analytics. My research interests also include relational databases, benchmarking and performance tuning and analysis of Big Data platforms. I’m currently working on the Dhalion project and I’m an active contributor to Heron, collaborating with Twitter.

Prior to my current role, I was a research scientist at IBM Almaden Research Center working on SQL-on-Hadoop engines and natural language interfaces for databases.

I received my Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison working with Prof. Jignesh M. Patel and my B.Sc. from University of Athens in Greece.