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Dr. Georgios Karakonstantis is a Reader in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the Queen’s University Belfast, U.K leading the efforts on dependable energy efficient computing systems as member of the Data Science and Scalable Computing Research Center of the ECIT Institute. Prior to joining Queen's, Georgios was a senior research scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland and he received his Ph.D. degree from the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the Purdue University, U.S.A, in 2010. In the summer of 2008, he was with the Advanced Technology Group, Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, CA, and in 2003 he worked in the VLSI lab of Intracom, Athens, Greece.

Overall, his research work appears in more than 90 journals and conferences and received the 'best paper award' at the IEEE DATE conference on 2020, and three 'HiPEAC paper awards' on 2016, 2020, 2021. His work was also nominated for the 'best paper award' in the IEEE/ACM MICRO conference on 2020 and in the IEEE DATE conference on 2016. His work was supported extensively by national and industrial funding agencies and he led major multi-national projects like the UniServer research project, funded with 4.9M by the Horizon 2020 Research Programme of the European Commission. In 2012 he was awarded a 4-year Marie-Curie Career Integration Grant by the European Commission and in 2010, his work on a quality adaptive and energy efficient camera was recognised at the International Altera Innovate Design Contest. From 2015 to 2018 Georgios served as the programme chair of the Workshop on Approximate Computing (WAPCO). He is serving as member of the programme committee and referee of several top-tier conferences and journals and since 2018 he is a co-chair of the System Level Dependability track of DATE conference. On 2019 he was appointed Associate Editor of the new IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems. He is Senior Member of the IEEE and Member of ACM SIGDA.  

His research interests include approximate computing and storage architectures for nanometer technologies, modeling and design of and energy-efficient and fault-tolerant circuits and systems for embedded, edge, cloud applications. 


  • Advanced Computer Architecture (CSC3058). Final year, Level 3/Level 4 undergraduate students.

Evaluation with an excellent Teaching Evaluation (TEQ) score of 4.6/5 from past class cohorts comprising of over 100 students.

  • Final Year Projects (CSC3002) (BSc thesis)
  • Master Projects (CSC4004) (MSc thesis)   

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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