Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos is Professor in the School of EEECS, at Queen's University of Belfast. He holds the Chair in High Performance and Distributed Computing and directs the HPDC Research Cluster. His research explores scalable computing systems for data-driven applications and new computing paradigms at the limits of performance, power and reliability. Dimitrios's many accolades include the NSF CAREER Award, DOE CAREER Award, IBM Faculty Award, and Best Paper Awards from the best IEEE and ACM HPC conferences, including SC, PPoPP, and IPDPS. His research has been supported with over £23 million (£8.3 million as PI) of highly competitive research funding from NSF, DOE, EPSRC, RAEng, EU and the private sector. He regularly teaches modules in computer organisation, parallel computing, and systems programming. Dimitrios is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, Senior Member of the IEEE and Senior Member of the ACM. He earned a PhD (2000) in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the University of Patras. Dimitrios is married to the wonderful Kostoula-Christina Daniilidi and they have a lovely son, Stelios. They live in South Belfast.
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