George Tzimpragos

Contact.

gtzimpragos [at] ucsb [dot] edu

gtzimpragos [at] lbl [dot] gov


I am on the academic job market starting Fall 2021. Please reach out to me if you are hiring!

About.

I am a 5th year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara and a research affiliate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. My interests are broadly in the field of computer architecture but include anything that can help us build innovative computing systems.

In particular, my research is driven by the desire to understand the nature of computation better and shape machines that most effectively address societal needs. Currently, I am primarily working on the exploration of emerging computing paradigms and technologies for energy-efficient processing -- ranging from tiny embedded systems to exotic supercomputers. Moreover, I am actively involved in ArchLab's efforts to develop high-productivity methodologies, languages, and tools for the modeling, design, and evaluation of future semiconductor- and superconductor-based computer platforms. For latest news, please take a look at my publications page and scholar profile.

In addition to my science and engineering passions, I am intrigued by the challenge of turning visionary ideas into real-world solutions. To demystify entrepreneurship and sharpen my business skills, I am attending UCSB's Technology Management Program.

Prior to joining UCSB, I obtained my Master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Davis. My alma mater is the National Technical University of Athens in Greece.

Besides academia, I have worked for Xilinx and Athens Information Technology - Intracom Holdings.

Superconductor electronics are (literally) cool and have been around for a while. However, they have only recently gotten on computer architects' radar. To accelerate innovation at the intersection of these two fields, I built the JJUNCTION. If you want to share a comment, suggestion, or new material, drop me a line!

Some Awards.

  • CACM Research Highlights: Georgios Tzimpragos, Advait Madhavan, Dilip Vasudevan, Dmitri Strukov, and Timothy Sherwood. In-Sensor Classification with Boosted Race Trees. Communications of the ACM, June 2021.

  • IEEE Micro Top Pick: Georgios Tzimpragos, Jennifer Volk, Dilip Vasudevan, Nestan Tsiskaridze, George Michelogiannakis, Advait Madhavan, John Shalf, and Timothy Sherwood. Temporal Computing with Superconductor Electronics. IEEE Micro: Micro's Top Picks from Computer Architecture Conferences, May-June 2021.

  • ASPLOS Best Paper Award: Georgios Tzimpragos, Advait Madhavan, Dilip Vasudevan, Dmitri Strukov, and Timothy Sherwood. Boosted Race Trees for Low Energy Classification. ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems, April 2019.

Selected Fellowships & Scholarships.

  • Harold Frank Scholarships in Technology Management, UCSB, 2018.

  • Szilagyi Energy Breakthrough Fellowship, UCSB Institute for Energy Efficiency, 2017.

  • Regents Fellowship in Computer Science, UCSB, 2016.

  • Holbrook Foundation Fellowship, UCSB Institute for Energy Efficiency, 2016.

Teaching.

  • Computer Architecture, Undergraduate Program in CS, UC Santa Barbara, Winter 2020.

  • Digital Systems II, Undergraduate Program in ECE, UC Davis, Spring 2016.

  • Modern Parallel Computing, Graduate Program in ECE, UC Davis, Winter 2016.

  • Digital Systems I, Undergraduate Program in ECE, UC Davis, Winter 2016.

  • Digital Systems I, Undergraduate Program in ECE, UC Davis, Fall 2015.

  • Embedded Systems, Undergraduate Program in ECE, UC Davis, Winter 2015.

  • Linear Algebra, B.Sc. in Computer Eng, AIT-Aalborg University, Spring 2013.

  • Digital Logic Circuits, B.Sc. in Computer Eng, AIT-Aalborg University, Fall 2012.