Ioannis Papapanagiotou is a senior distributed systems engineer at Netflix's Cloud Database Engineering team and a graduate faculty at Purdue University. Ioannis has a dual PhD in Computer Engineering and Operations. He has served in the faculty ranks of Purdue University, University of New Mexico, and NC State University. He has been awarded the NetApp faculty fellowship and established an Nvidia CUDA Research Center at Purdue University. Ioannis has also received the IBM and Academy of Athens PhD Fellowships for his PhD research, teaching awards, and best paper awards in several IEEE conferences for his academic contributions. Finally, he is a member of ACM and senior member of IEEE.