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NETYS 2020: 8th International Conference on NETworked sYStems, June 3-5, 2020, Marrakech, Morocco
Formalizing and Implementing Distributed Ledger Objects. In SIGACT News, 49(2):58-76, June 2018.

Short Bio

I am a Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Cyprus and a member of the Research Laboratory for Foundations of Computing Systems and Theoretical Computer Science. I hold a Ph.D. (December 2003) and M.Sc. (May 2002) in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a B.Sc. (June 1998) in Mathematics from the University of Cyprus. Before joining the CS department of the University of Cyprus in 2004, I worked as a Teaching and Research Assistant at the University of Connecticut, USA (1998-2003). Currently I am serving as the Steering Committee Chair of ACM PODC.


My research interests are on the Theory and Practice of Fault-tolerant Distributed and Parallel Computing with a focus on Algorithms and Complexity. I have published more than 115 refereed articles in international journals and conference proceedings in my area of study and I have co-authored two books on Distributed Fault-tolerant Cooperative Computing. In 2021 I co-edited a book on the Principles of Blockchain systems; more details in Publications. I have served on Program Committees of top conferences in Distributed Computing as well as on the Steering Committees of the International Symposium on Distributed Computing-DISC (2008-2010, 2010-2012) and the ACM Symposium on the Principles of Distributed Computing-PODC (2013-2015). In 2015 I served as the General Chair of PODC 2015, in 2017 I served as the Track Program Committee co-Chair (Stabilizing Systems: Theory and Practice Track) of SSS 2017, and in 2018 I served as the General co-Chair and PC co-Chair of the workshop ApPLIED 2018. In 2019, 2021 and 2022, I served as the General co-Chair of ApPLIED 2019, ApPLIED 2021, and ApPLIED 2022, respectively. In 2020, I served as the PC co-Chair of NETYS 2020 and in 2023, as the Track PC co-Chair (Track 5: Theory and Algorithms) of Euro-Par 2023. In July 2021, I was elected to serve a three-year term as the Steering Committee Chair of ACM PODC (2021-2024). From January 2018 to December 2023, I served on the Editorial Board of Information Processing Letters (subject area: Distributed Computing); more details in Service. Information on my involment in research projects can be found in Projects.

Contact Information

Department of Computer Science,
University of Cyprus,
75 Kallipoleos Str., P.O. Box 20537,
CY-1678, Nicosia, Cyprus
Office: FST 01 016 [map]
Tel.: ++ 357 22892745
Fax: ++ 357 22892701
Email: chryssis (at) ucy (dot) ac (dot) cy