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Dimitrios Nikolopoulos appointed the John W. Hancock Professor of Engineering in Computer Science

Dimitrios Nikolopoulos

Dimitrios Nikolopoulos

Dimitrios Nikolopoulos has been appointed as the John W. Hancock Professor of Engineering in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech.

Nikolopoulos returns to Virginia Tech after spending the past 10 years in Europe, most recently as a professor of high performance and distributed computing and director of the Institute of Electronics, Communications, and Information Technology at Queen's University Belfast.

Since 2001, Nikolopoulos has taught courses in computer organization, computer architecture, parallel programming, operating systems, and embedded systems in higher education.

Through fundamental scholarship on computer systems, Nikolopoulos has made contributions to the global computing systems research community. He has published 55 peer-reviewed journal articles and 122 peer-reviewed papers in highly regarded archival conference proceedings. The total value of his research awards is $101.7 million and his own share of these awards is $38.9 million.

Nikolopoulos has mentored 28 Ph.D. students and 16 postdoctoral research fellows. He is a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery and is a recipient of a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a Department of Energy CAREER Award, and an IBM Faculty Award.

He received his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and Ph.D. from the University of Patras.