Marios C. Papaefthymiou - Biographical Info


Marios Papaefthymiou was born and raised in Athens, Greece. After attending the National Technical University of Athens for 2 years, he continued his undergraduate studies at California Institute of Technology, from where he received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1988. Marios went on to graduate school at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from where he obtained his S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1990 and 1993, respectively. The topic of his dissertation research was "A Timing Analysis and Optimization System for Level-Clocked Circuitry."

After a 3-year term as Assistant Professor at Yale University, Marios joined the University of Michigan, where he is currently Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the Advanced Computer Architecture Laboratory. His research interests encompass a broad spectrum of issues in computer system design with an emphasis on energy and timing optimization. Marios is also active in the field of parallel and distributed computing. Together with his students, he has shared a Best Paper Award at the 1995 ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference, and a First Prize in the VLSI Design Contest of the 2001 ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference. Among other distinctions, he has received an ARO Young Investigator Award, Career and ITR Awards from NSF, and several IBM Partnership Awards. In 2005, Marios launched Cyclos Semiconductor, a venture-backed startup commercializing energy-efficient chips for power-sensitive applications. He is currently serving as Chief Scientist and President of Cyclos.

Marios has served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on the Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits, IEEE Transactions on Computers, and IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems. Among other conferences and workshops, he has served as General Chair and Program Chair for the ACM/IEEE International Workshop on Timing Issues in the Specification and Synthesis of Digital Systems and as Technical Program Committee Member for the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, the Conference on Design, Automation and Test in Europe, and the International Workshop on Power and Timing Modeling, Optimization, and Simulation.