DIMITRIOS S. NIKOLOPOULOS
John W. Hancock Professor of Engineering
Professor of Computer Science
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 and 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 from NSF, DOE, EPSRC, SFI, NI DfE, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, the European Commission, IBM, SAP and Intel. I have taught courses in computer organization, computer architecture, parallel programming, operating systems and embedded systems in Higher Education since 2001. 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 and I was trained as a postdoc at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
My detailed Curriculum Vitae is available.
MY RESEARCH PROJECTS
Concurrent data structures and their implementation for emerging storage systems and applications.
Mitigating performance interference and enabling performance isolation in servers with heterogeneous processing elements.
Understanding and mitigating hardware errors in system software. Migration and fault tolerance in containers and virtual machines.
No teaching in Fall'19. A number of independent study projects is available for PhD and MSc/MEng students.
"The best way to predict the future is to create it"
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