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Prof. Christos-Savvas Bouganis bio
Prof. Christos-Savvas Bouganis received the M.Eng degree in Computer Engineering and Informatics from University of Patras Greece in 1998, the MSc degree in Communications and Signal Processing in 1999 and the Ph.D. degree in 2004 both from Imperial College London. He joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering as academic faculty in 2007. He is currently a Senior Lecturer within Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and is also the Director of the MSc in Analogue and Digital Integrated Circuit Design. His research includes the theory and practice of reconfigurable computing and design automation, mainly targeting digital signal processing algorithms. His work is currently focused on Computer Vision and Image Processing, Machine Learning, Markov Chain Monte Carlo Systems, and computing with unreliable hardware. He currently serves on the program committees of many international conferences, including FCCM, FPL, FPT, DATE, SPPRA, and VLSI-SoC and is an editorial board member of IET Computers and Digital Techniques and Journal of Systems Architecture.
Imperial College, UK
Prof. Theocharis Theocharides bio
Prof. Theocharis Theocharides holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University (2006). He is currently an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the University of Cyprus. His research focuses on the broad area of intelligent embedded systems design, with emphasis on domain-specific architectures, evolvable and reconfigurable hardware, and design of reliable and low power embedded and application specific processors and circuits. He directs the Embedded and Application-Specific System-on-Chip Lab at the KIOS Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks, which runs several projects related to embedded, mobile and reconfigurable systems, embedded computer vision, embedded pattern recognition and classification architectures, and intelligent system-level monitoring and dynamic reconfiguration for performance, energy and reliability of Systems-on-Chip. He has authored/co-authored more than 80 papers in internationally acclaimed scientific journals and conferences. He is a senior member of the IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society, an ACM Member, and a member of the HiPEAC Network of Excellence. Currently, he serves on the editorial boards of the ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems, IEEE Design and Test magazine, and on several Organizational and Technical Program Committee boards of various IEEE/ACM Conferences. He has also served as the Workshops and Tutorials co-chair in 2015.
University of Cyprus, Nicosia, CYPRUS
Dr. Christos Kyrkou bio
Dr. Christos Kyrkou is a Research Associate at the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence at the University of Cyprus. He graduated top of his class and received the B.Sc degree in Computer Engineering in 2008 from the University of Cyprus. In 2010 after receiving a full scholarship for postgraduate studies he obtained the M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering. He received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Cyprus in 2014. His research interests include computer vision, smart cameras, real-time embedded vision systems, and deep learning/machine learning for visual intelligence.
University of Cyprus, Nicosia, CYPRUS
Prof. Nele Mentens
Nele Mentens obtained a master degree in electrical engineering (micro-electronics) from KU Leuven in 2003. Afterwards, she joined the COSIC group as a Ph.D. researcher under the supervision of Bart Preneel and Ingrid Verbauwhede. In 2007, she obtained a Ph.D. in Engineering Science with the title "Secure and Efficient Coprocessor Design for Cryptographic Applications on FPGAs". From 2007-2014, she was teaching at KHLim university college and affiliated to KU Leuven as a post-doctoral researcher. Since 2014, she is an associate professor at KU Leuven and an academic staff member of the COSIC research group. She founded the research group ES&S at the KU Leuven Campus in Diepenbeek, where she is teaching digital design and cryptology in the Faculty of Engineering Technology. Her research interests are in the field of configurable computing for security applications and embedded security in constrained environments. Nele was a visiting researcher for three months at Ruhr University Bochum in 2013 and at EPFL in 2017. She was/is the PI in around 15 finished and ongoing research projects with national and international funding. She serves as a program committee member of renowned international conferences on security and hardware design, such as CHES, SAC, DATE, FPL and ESWEEK. She was the general co-chair of FPL in 2017 and the program chair of EWME and PROOFS in 2018. Nele is (co-)author in approximately 100 publications in international journals, conferences and books. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE and serves as an expert for the European Commission.
KU Leuven, Leuven, BELGIUM
Prof. Marco D. Santambrogio bio
Marco Domenico Santambrogio is an Assistant professor at Politecnico di Milano and a Research Affiliate with the CSAIL at MIT. He received his laurea (M.Sc. equivalent) degree in Computer Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano (2004), his second M. Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2005 and his PhD degree in Computer Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano (2008). Dr. Santambrogio was a postdoc fellow at CSAIL, MIT, and he has also held visiting positions at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the Northwestern University (2006 and 2007) and Heinz Nixdorf Institut (2006). Marco D. Santambrogio is a senior member of the IEEE. Marco D. Santambrogio is a senior member of both the IEEE and ACM, he is member of the IEEE Computer Society (CS) and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CAS). He is or has been member of different program committees of electronic design automation conferences, among which: DAC, DATE, CODES+ISSS, FPL, RAW, EUC, IFIP VLSI Conference. He has been with the Micro Architectures Laboratory at the Politecnico di Milano, where he founded the Dynamic Reconfigurability in Embedded System Design (DRESD) project in 2004. In 2011, he founded the Novel, Emerging Computing System Technologies Laboratory (NECSTLab – http://necst.it/), merging together the two previously existing labs: MicroLab and VPLab, and he is, since then, in charge of the laboratory.
Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy