Panos is an Associate Professor at the Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences at Leonard N. Stern School of Business of New York University. His recent research interests focus on crowdsourcing. He was an organizer of the Conference on Human Computation (HCOMP 2009 and HCOMP 2010), which focused on various variations of crowdsourcing. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Columbia University in 2004, with distinction. He has received two Microsoft Live Labs Awards, two Best Paper awards (IEEE ICDE 2005, ACM SIGMOD 2006), two Best Paper Runner Up awards (JCDL 2002, ACM KDD 2008), and is also a recipient of a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.