Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Computing

Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 3008pirk Website




431Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I work on High-Performance Data Management, that is, on the intersection of Data Management, Compilers and Computer Architecture. If you are interested in working on one or more of these topics, drop me a mail.



Papaphilippou P, Pirk H, Luk W, 2020, Accelerating the merge phase of sort-merge join, The International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL) 2019, IEEE

Theodorakis G, Pietzuch P, Pirk H, 2020, SlideSide: a fast incremental stream processing algorithm for multiple queries, 23rd International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), Pages:435-438, ISSN:2367-2005

Theodorakis G, Koliousis A, Pietzuch P, et al., 2020, LightSaber: Efficient Window Aggregation on Multi-Core Processors, Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Pages:2505–2521-2505–2521

Theodorakis G, Koliousis A, Pietzuch PR, et al., 2018, Hammer Slide: Work- and CPU-efficient Streaming Window Aggregation, International Workshop on Accelerating Analytics and Data Management Systems Using Modern Processor and Storage Architectures, ADMS@VLDB 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 27, 2018, Pages:34-41

Shanbhag A, Pirk H, Madden S, 2018, Efficient top-K query processing on massively parallel hardware, SIGMOD 2018, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Pages:1557-1570, ISSN:0730-8078

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