Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Assistant Professor (courtesy), Applied Physics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
4777 Bob and Betty Beyster Building
Contact: gtzimpra [at] umich [dot] edu
I am an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Michigan. My interests sit within the field of computer architecture, which I see as a bridge between disparate domains. For my latest updates, please take a look at my publications page and scholar profile.
My current research activities are primarily guided by the following three questions:
How can we squeeze more performance and efficiency out of existing transistors, particularly in the context of sensor computing?
How can we perform useful computations with devices, such as superconducting and photonic, that break the established abstractions for CMOS?
How can we bridge the semantic gap between computation and verification operators to improve turnaround times and formally guarantee correctness?
To this end, I follow a bottom-up approach and aim for cross-stack solutions that connect circuits, computational logic, microarchitecture, and programming languages. I am also excited to be at the forefront of innovation in hybrid quantum-classical computing through my participation in the University of Michigan's Quantum Research Institute, the Midwest Quantum Collaboratory, and the IEEE IRDS committee on cryogenic electronics and quantum information processing.
Before joining the University of Michigan, I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Santa Barbara. My dissertation was on the development, formalization, and deployment of a neuro-inspired temporal paradigm for in-sensor processing and superconducting computing. Prior to that, 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.
I am actively looking for intellectually curious students. Please apply and reach out to me if interested! Students with a strong physics background are also encouraged to explore the University of Michigan's Applied Physics Program, with which I am affiliated.
ACM SIGARCH & IEEE CS TCCA Outstanding Dissertation Award: Georgios Tzimpragos. Computing with temporal operators. 2023.
ASC Best Student Paper Runner-Up: Jennifer Volk, Georgios Tzimpragos, Alex Wynn, Evan Golden, Timothy Sherwood. Low-cost superconducting fan-out with cell Ic ranking. Applied Superconductivity Conference. 2022.
UCSB Outstanding Dissertation Award: Georgios Tzimpragos. Computing with temporal operators. UC Santa Barbara, Dept. of Computer Science. 2022.
IEEE Micro Top Picks Honorable Mention: Georgios Tzimpragos, Jennifer Volk, Alex Wynn, James E. Smith, Timothy Sherwood. Superconducting computing with alternating logic elements. IEEE Micro: Micro's Top Picks from Computer Architecture Conferences. 2022.
CACM Research Highlights: Georgios Tzimpragos, Advait Madhavan, Dilip Vasudevan, Dmitri Strukov, Timothy Sherwood. In-sensor classification with boosted race trees. Communications of the ACM. 2021.
IEEE Micro Top Picks: Georgios Tzimpragos, Jennifer Volk, Dilip Vasudevan, Nestan Tsiskaridze, George Michelogiannakis, Advait Madhavan, John Shalf, Timothy Sherwood. Temporal computing with superconductor electronics. IEEE Micro: Micro's Top Picks from Computer Architecture Conferences. 2021.
ASPLOS Best Paper Award: Georgios Tzimpragos, Advait Madhavan, Dilip Vasudevan, Dmitri Strukov, Timothy Sherwood. Boosted race trees for low-energy classification. ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems. 2019.
EECS 270, Introduction to Logic Design. [F22, W23, W24]
EECS 498/598, Quantum Computing Systems & Architectures. [F23]