(Associate Professor) Digital Integrated Circuit Design (VLSI) and Design Automation for VLSI Systems

Dr Pavlidis holds a BSc and MEng degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi Greece awarded in 2000 and 2002, respectively.

He also holds a MSc and PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA, awarded in 2003 and 2008, respectively.

Dr Pavlidis was a post-doctoral researcher at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland in the Integrated Systems Laboratory (LSI) directed by Professor Giovanni De Micheli. In the past, Dr Pavlidis was employed as FPGA designer at INTRACOM holdings (2000-2002) and has been an intern with Synopsys, Mountain View, California, USA (Jun.-Aug. 2007).

In September 2012, he joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, UK, where he was promoted to a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in 2018. In 2019, he joined AUTH as an Associate Professor.

Dr Pavlidis has participated either as primary investigator (PI) or co-investigator (Co-I) in research projects funded by national funding organizations, the European Commission, and industry. Some titles of his funded research projects include:

  • Thermally-Aware Power Distribution Networks for Vertically Integrated Systems (Funder: Swiss NSF, Role: Co-I)
  • An Advanced CAD Framework for Memory and Memory-Logic 3-D Systems (Funder: Intel Germany Labs, Role: PI)
  • Guaranteeing Power and Signal Integrity in 3-D Integrated Systems (Funder: EPSRC, Role: PI)
  • European Exascale Processor & Memory Node Design (Funder: EC-H2020, Role: Co-I)

His research interests include:

  • Design techniques and models for emerging nanotechnologies including spintronics
  • Physical design methodologies for integrated systems
  • Design technologies for integrated circuits and systems
  • Heterogeneous integrated systems
  • Interconnect modeling, analysis, and design
  • 3-D integrated circuit design

He has 70+ publications (as of Aug. 2019) in peer-reviewed international conference proceedings and journals and he is the leading author of the title “Three-Dimensional Integrated Circuit Design,” published by Morgan Kaufmann Publishers (1st edition: 2008, 2nd edition: 2017) that was also translated in Chinese (2014).

Dr Pavlidis is a Senior Member of the IEEE and serves (or served) in Technical Program Committees of conferences, such as ISCAS, DATE, ICCD, ICECS, etc and is an Associate Editor of international journals including Microelectronics Journal, Integration the VLSI Journal, IEEE Transactions on VLSI.

Contact info:

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electronics Laboratory
Thessaloniki 54124
Tel.: +30 2310 996233
Fax : +30 2310 996447
e-mail : vpavlid(at)ece.auth.gr