Dimitrios Nikolopoulos FIET FBCS is a Professor in High Performance and Distributed Computing and the Head of the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at Queen's University Belfast. He is also Acting as Director of the ECIT Centre for Data Science and Scalable Computing. His research expertise is in system software. He is the recipient of a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, the NSF CAREER Award, the DOE CAREER Award, the IBM Faculty Award, the SFI-DEL Investigator Award and seven IEEE/ACM conference best paper awards. He has published over 190 papers in premier venues in HPC and has received extensive funding (£11.9m as PI, £42.8m as CoI) by the NSF, DOE, EPSRC, SFI, NI DfE, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, the European Commission, IBM and Intel. Dimitrios earned PhD (2000), MSc (1997) and BEng (1996) degrees in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the University of Patras.