Andrew Pavlo

Andy Pavlo

Associate Professor


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Office 9019 Gates and Hillman Centers


Phone (412) 268-3057

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Tracy Farbacher


Andy Pavlo is an Associate Professor of Databaseology in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. His (unnatural) infatuation with database systems has inadvertently caused him to incur several distinctions, such as the NSF CAREER (2019), a Sloan Fellowship (2018), and the ACM SIGMOD Jim Gray Dissertation Award (2014). He is also the CEO & co-founder of the OtterTune database tuning start-up (2020).

Research/Teaching Statement

I only care about databases.



Database Gyms

2023 • 13th Annual Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research, CIDR 2023
Lim WS, Crotty A, Butrovich M, Ma L, Zhang W, Xu P, Gehrke J, Pavlo A


Are You Sure You Want to Use MMAP in Your Database Management System?

2022 • 12th Annual Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research, CIDR 2022
Crotty A, Leis V, Pavlo A