Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos is Professor in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at Queen's University of Belfast, where he holds the Chair in High Performance and Distributed Computing (HPDC) and is Director of Research in the HPDC Cluster. His research interests include the architecture, programming, characterisation and optimisation of scalable computing systems. His current research activity explores real-time data-intensive systems, energy-efficient computing and new computing paradigms at the limits of power and reliability. Professor Nikolopoulos has been awarded the NSF CAREER Award, the US DoE Early Career Principal Investigator Award, an IBM Faculty Award, a Marie Curie Fellowship, a Fellowship from HIPEAC. His research has been supported with over £20 million of highly competitive, external research funding (out of which over £7 million funded projects where Dimitrios is or was Principal Investigator). Dimitrios and his research group have earned seven best paper awards, including the SC'2000 Best Technical Paper Award, ACM SIGPLAN PPoPP'2007 Best Paper Award, the IPDPS'2002 Best Paper Award and the CCGrid'2002 Best Paper Award. Dimitrios has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in parallel computing, parallel programming, computer organisation, computer architecture, operating systems, and embedded systems. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Senior Member of the ACM. He earned a BEng (1996), MEng (1997) and PhD (2000) in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the University of Patras, working under the late Theodore S. Papatheodorou. Dimitrios is married to the wonderful Kostoula-Christina Daniilidi. They have a lovely son, Stelios. They live in South Belfast.
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