Prof. Christos-Savvas Bouganis

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.

General Co-Chair
Imperial College, UK

Prof. Theocharis Theocharides

Prof. Theocharis Theocharides bio

Prof. Theocharis (Theo) Theocharides is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Research Director at the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence at the University of Cyprus. Theocharis received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Penn State University, working in the areas of low-power computer architectures and reliable system design with emphasis on computer vision and computational intelligence applications. Theocharis was honored with the Robert M. Owens Memorial Scholarship in May 2005. He has been with the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Cyprus since 2006, where he directs the Embedded and Application-Specific Systems-on-Chip Laboratory and with the KIOS CoE since its inception in 2008. His research focuses on the design, development, implementation and deployment of low-power and reliable on-chip application-specific architectures, low-power VLSI design, real-time embedded systems design and exploration of energy-reliability trade-offs for Systems on Chip and Embedded Systems. His focus lies on acceleration of computer vision and artificial intelligence algorithms in hardware, geared towards edge computing, and in designing self-aware, evolvable edge computing systems. He serves on several organizing and technical program committees of various conferences and is currently serving as the Application Track Chair for DATE. Theocharis is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of the ACM, and an Associate Editor for IEEE Consumer Electronics magazine, ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, and the ETRI journal. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of IEEE Design & Test magazine.

General Co-Chair
University of Cyprus, Nicosia, CYPRUS

Dr. Christos Kyrkou

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.

Program Co-Chair
University of Cyprus, Nicosia, CYPRUS

Prof. Nele Mentens

Prof. Nele Mentens bio

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.

General Co-Chair
Leiden University and KU Leuven, Leuven, BELGIUM

Prof. Marco D. Santambrogio

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 –, merging together the two previously existing labs: MicroLab and VPLab, and he is, since then, in charge of the laboratory.

General Co-Chair
Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy