papaefstathiouYannis Papaefstathiou is an Associate Professor at the School of Electronic and Computer Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is working in the design and implementation methodologies for embedded systems with tightly coupled design parameters and highly constrained resources. He was granted a PhD degree in computer science at the University of Cambridge UK, in 2001, an M.Sc. degree (Ranked 1st) from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, in 1996 and a B.Sc. degree (Ranked 2nd) from the University of Crete, Greece in 1996.  From 1994-1996 he was a VLSI systems engineer at ICS-FORTH, from 1997-2000 he was a Research Associate at the Systems Research Group, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, and a hardware designer for ATM microelectronics industry (later acquired by Virata). From 2001-2005 he was the manager of the Crete R&D department of Ellemedia Technologies, a closely affiliated to Lucent’s Bell Labs microelectronics company. He has published more than 60 papers in IEEE-sponsored journals and conferences. He has been the prime Guest Editor for an issue of IEEE Micro Magazine and for one in IEEE Design & Test Magazine. He has served as a scientific evaluator for the Commission of the European Communities (FP6 and FP7-IST), as well as for the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology. He has participated in many European R&D Programmes, ACTS (ARCHES), ESPRIT (Telegraphos, ASICCOM), IST, (Pegasus, PRO3, ADAMAS, MobileIN, AWISSENET), ICT (OSMOSIS, FASTCUDA, HEAP, FASTER); in total he has been Principal Investigator in 12 competitively funded research projects in Europe (in 7 of them he was the technical manager), in the last 7 years, where his cumulative budget share exceeds €5 million.