Below are my complete and in progress studies in chronological order. The papers and reports as well as the projects completed during these studies are in projects.
- September 2001 - June 2005: Undergraduate degree from the Computer Science Department of the University of Crete, equivalent to BSc.
BSc Degree studentship from ICS-FORTH, CARV laboratory (starting February 2004).
Degree grade: 9.05 (out of 10). Graduated first in class. University of Crete Drettakis distinction; achieved highest Computer Science degree mark in year 2005, the largest grade awarded by the department
since the award ceremony on the 20th of September, 2003 and until today (July 2007). Best year grade in class, year 2002. 2nd best year grade in class, years 2003 and 2004.
- September 2005 - July 2007: MSc degree from the Computer Science Department of the University of Crete.
Primary area of focus: Computer architecture and VLSI. Secondary areas: computer networks and telecommunications & parallel and distributed systems.
MSc Degree studentship from ICS-FORTH, CARV laboratory for the whole duration of the studies. Average grade from the classes taken as a MSc student: 9.23 (out of 10). No class rank is defined in MSc studies.
- September 2006 - Currently: Undergraduate student attending the undergraduate program (equivalent to BSc) of the Mathematics Department, University of Crete. 12 or 13 courses (35% of the total required) are needed for graduation, due to the many mathematics courses I took during my computer science undergraduate studies.
September 2007 - August 2012
: PhD student of the Electrical Engineering department
of the University of Stanford
, CA, USA. Selected for Stanford Graduate Fellowship
. This is a 3 year honorary fellowship that is awarded by the University, not the department. I was told that my selection for this fellowship easily places me in the top 5% of the EE applicants of 2007. It took me a while to realize what a huge success this is. Please refer to my publications section for a sample of my work during my PhD.
- September 2012 - Currently: Postdoctoral research fellow and then research scientist at the Computational Research Division of Lawrnece Berkeley National Laboratory. My postdoc appointment was for two years and then I switched over to a research scientist appointment. I'm working on important problems for supercomputers, multi-core chips and networks. Please refer to my projects and publications pages.