Dr. Nikolaos Tampouratzis

Computer scientist and researcher

My name is Nikolaos Tampouratzis. I'm 30 years old, living in Thessaloniki, Greece. I'm a computer scientist and post doc researcher at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. I received my Computer Science diploma (Ranked 3rd) from University of Crete (UoC, Greece) in 2012 with specialization in Hardware Design and Protocol Layers. I continued my studies in Technical University of Crete (TUC, Greece) where I received my Master diploma in Electronic and Computer Engineering in which I specialized in Computer Architecture and Hardware Design in 2014. From the same department I received my Ph.D (in 2018) with area of specialization the simulators for Heterogeneous Parallel and Distributed Systems. I currently provide research and development services to Exapsys (award of the HiPEAC Tech Transfer Awards 2020 - link), while I have more than 10 publications in international journals and conferences on embedded/hardware design and simulators. I have been involved for more than 8 years as a researcher in numerous European and National competing research programs (H2020, FP7, ARISTEIA) towards the design, development and validation of state-of-the-art technologies in embedded/hardware design and simulators.

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Education

  • 2014-2018

    Ph.D, Microprocessor and Hardware Lab, School of Electronic & Computer Engineering at Technical University of Crete, Greece.

    Thesis: A novel Simulator for Heterogeneous Parallel and Distributed Systems

  • 2012-2014

    MSc, Microprocessor and Hardware Lab, School of Electronic & Computer Engineering at Technical University of Crete, Greece.

    Thesis: Hardware Accelerated Basic Blocks for Power-Aware Intercommunication in HPC and Embedded Systems.

  • 2007-2012

    BSc, Computer Science at University of Crete, Greece (GPA: 7.73)

    Thesis: Description of USB 3.0 Protocol Layer in Verilog and implementation in FPGA and ASIC flows.

Professional & Teaching Experience

Publications

A Novel FPGA-Based Intent Recognition System Utilizing Deep Recurrent Neural Networks (Journal)

Electronics 2021, 10, 2495 (October 2021), 12 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10202495

Tsantikidou Kyriaki, Nikolaos Tampouratzis, Ioannis Papaefstathiou.

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A Novel, Highly Integrated Simulator for Parallel and Distributed Systems (Journal)

ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO), 17, 1, Article 2 (March 2020), 28 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3378934

Nikolaos Tampouratzis, Ioannis Papaefstathiou, Antonios Nikitakis, Andreas Brokalakis, Stamatis Andrianakis, Apostolos Dollas, Marco Marcon, and Emanuele Plebani.

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A Unified Novel Neural Network Approach and a Prototype Hardware Implementation for Ultra-Low Power EEG Classification (Journal)

IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 670-681, Aug. 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/TBCAS.2019.2916981

A. Nikitakis, K. Makantasis, N. Tampouratzis and I. Papaefstathiou.

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A Novel, Simulator for Heterogeneous Cloud Systems that Incorporate Custom Hardware Accelerators (Journal)

IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 565-576, 1 Oct.-Dec. 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/TMSCS.2018.2879601

N. Tampouratzis and I. Papaefstathiou.

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Accelerating Intercommunication in Highly Parallel Systems (Journal)

ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO), 13, 4, Article 40 (December 2016), 25 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3005717

Nikolaos Tampouratzis, Pavlos M. Mattheakis, and Ioannis Papaefstathiou.

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An Open-source Implementation of LSTM and GRU in the Ptolemy Simulation Framework (Conference)

25th International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT), 2021, pp. 1-8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/DS-RT52167.2021.9576137

V. Daoulas, N. Tampouratzis, P. Mousouliotis and I. Papaefstathiou

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COSSIM: An Open-Source Integrated Solution to Address the Simulator Gap for Systems of Systems (Conference)

21st Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD), Prague, 2018, pp. 115-120. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/DSD.2018.00033

A. Brokalakis, N. Tampouratzis, A. Nikitakis, St. Andrianakis, I. Papaefstathiou, Danilo Pau, Emanuele Plebani, Marco Paracchini, et all.

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An Open-Source, Extendable, Highly-Accurate and Security-Aware Simulator for CLoud Applications (Conference)

21st Conference on Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks and Workshops (ICIN), Paris, 2018, pp. 1-3. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIN.2018.8401578

N. Tampouratzis, A. Brokalakis, A. Nikitakis, I. Papaefstathiou, St. Andrianakis, A. Dollas, M. Paracchini, M. Marcon, D.P. Pau, E. Plebani.

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Comparing C and SystemC Based HLS Methods for Reconfigurable Systems Design (Conference)

14th International Symposium, Applied Reconfigurable Computing. Architectures, Tools, and Applications. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10824. Springer, Cham ARC 2018, Santorini, Greece, May 2-4, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78890-6_37

A. Brokalakis, N. Tampouratzis, A. Nikitakis, St. Andrianakis, I. Papaefstathiou, Danilo Pau, Emanuele Plebani, Marco Paracchini, et all.

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An Open-Source Extendable, Highly-Accurate and Security Aware CPS Simulator (Conference)

13th International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS), Ottawa, ON, 2017, pp. 81-88. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/DCOSS.2017.15

N. Tampouratzis, A. Nikitakis, A. Brokalakis, St. Andrianakis, I. Papaefstathiou, A. Dollas.

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A novel way to efficiently simulate complex full systems incorporating hardware accelerators (Conference)

Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition (DATE), 2017, Lausanne, 2017, pp. 658-661. DOI: https://doi.org/10.23919/DATE.2017.7927071

N. Tampouratzis, K. Georgopoulos and Y. Papaefstathiou.

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An evaluation of vivado HLS for efficient system design (Conference)

International Symposium ELMAR, Zadar, 2016, pp. 195-199. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ELMAR.2016.7731785

K. Georgopoulos and G. Chrysos and P. Malakonakis and A. Nikitakis and N. Tampouratzis, A. Dollas, D. Pnevmatikatos, Y. Papaefstathiou.

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