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I am the John W. Hancock Professor of Engineering and Professor of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. I do research in system software for large-scale computing amd new computing paradigms. I am the recipient of a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, the NSF CAREER Award, the DOE CAREER Award, the IBM Faculty Award, the SFI-DEL Investigator Award and Best Paper Awards from some of the premier IEEE and ACM conferences in my area, including SC, PPoPP, and IPDPS. I have mentored 28 PhD students and 16 post-doctoral research fellows over my career. My research has been supported with extensive funding ($38.9m as Principal Investigator and $101.7m as a CoInvestigator) awarded competitively by the NSF, DOE, EPSRC, SFI, NI DfE, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, the European Commission, IBM, SAP and Intel. I have taught modules in computer organization, computer architecture, parallel programming, operating systems and embedded systems. I am a  Distinguished Member of the ACM for outstanding scientific contributions to computing, Fellow of the Institute of Engineering Technology (FIET), Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS), and Senior Member of the IEEE. I earned PhD (2000), MSc (1997) and BEng (1996) degrees in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the University of Patras.



  • 2018 Distinguished Member of the ACM (for outstanding scientific contributions to computing)
  • 2017 Fellow of the IET
  • 2015 Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
  • 2015 SFI-DEL Investigator Award
  • 2014 British Computer Society Fellow
  • 2014 IEEE Outstanding Service Award. IEEE Computer Society in recognition of contributions to the 14th CCGrid Conference
  • 2007 IBM Faculty Award
  • 2005 DOE Early Career Principal Investigator Award
  • 2004 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2011 ACM Senior Member
  • 2010 IEEE Senior Member
  • 2009 Marie Curie Fellow
  • 2008 HiPEAC Fellow
  • 2013 Best Paper Award ACM International Workshop on Code Optimisation for Multi and Many Cores (COSMIC)
  • 2007 Best Paper Award ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPOPP)
  • 2006 Best Paper Nomination ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC)
  • 2005 Best Paper Award International Workshop on OpenMP (IWOMP)
  • 2003 Best Paper Award International Symposium on High Performance Computing (ISHPC)
  • 2002 Best Paper Award IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGRID)
  • 2002 Best Paper Award IEEE/ACM International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS)
  • 2001 Best Paper Nomination ACM International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS)
  • 2000 Best Paper Award IEEE/ACM Supercomputing: High Performance Networking and Computing Conference (SC)
  • 1999 Best Paper Nomination ACM International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS)
  • 1996 Outstanding Academic Performance Award Technical Chamber of Greece
  • 1992 Outstanding Academic Performance Award Greek Scholarship Foundation 


  • ECS2001: Design Projects

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