I am a Professor
and Computer Engineering
Engineering and Electronics
Computer Science at the
Toronto. My research interests include the development of CAD tools for the debugging, verification,
synthesis and test of smart contracts, digital VLSI circuits and digital systems. I also have interest in theoretical computer science, game theoretical
crypto-economics and cryptographic ledger technology. I obtained a PhD degree from the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Department of Computer Science, an MSc from the
University of Southern
California, Los Angeles , Department of Computer Science and an undergraduate Diploma from the
University of Patras,
Department of Computer Engineering and
Informatics. I was a visiting faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998-99. I joined UofT in August 1999. In the past I have hold positions at Athens University of Economics and Business and at the
University of Tokyo .
Prior, I worked extensively in the entertainment industry and
I was a consultant to an Internet start-up multimedia
company in 1994-96. This company wrote its own little piece of history when
it performed the first webcast ever for the 37th Annual Grammy Awards (March 1, 1995) later noted in the American Congress.
I received a best paper award for work I co-authored at ASP-DAC 2001 and
been nominated for two more best paper awards. I hold three patents.
In 2013 I was nominated for the Bower Award and Price in Science
by Prof. Stephen Cook for my contributions in the area of verification.
At ASP-DAC 2014 I received
a "Ten Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper" award.
I am member of AAAS, ACM, AMS,
IEEE, Technical Chamber of Greece, TTTC, Professional
Engineers of Ontario and the Planetary Society.