Christos Kozyrakis

Kozyrakis, Christos – Ph.D.

Christos is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. He is also a visiting scientist at Google, where he works on next generation data center technologies. Christos’ research and consulting activities focus on hardware and software technology for enterprise systems, multimedia clients, and high-performance semiconductor devices. He is currently leading the EPIC project at Stanford that aims at improving the energy efficiency, performance, scalability, and cost of data centers. In the past, he developed transactional memory techniques that improve performance and programmability for multi-core processors, security mechanisms that address low-level and high-level vulnerabilities in deployed, and low-power architectures for multimedia processing in mobile systems. Christos is a senior member of the ACM and the IEEE and has received several research awards including an NSF Career award, an IBM Faculty award, and an Okawa Foundation research grant. He holds a BS degree from the University of Crete in Greece, and MS and PhD degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, both in Computer Science.
Areas of interest: enterprise systems, data center technology, multi-core architectures and software, multimedia processing, security, networking systems.