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Professor Efstratios Gallopoulos, Director
High Performance Information Systems Laboratory
Software Division
Department of Computer Engineering & Informatics
School of Engineering
University of Patras

Research Interests

  • Scientific computing, Parallel and Distributed Processing
  • Linear Algebra and its Applications
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Problem Solving Environments
  • Data Mining and Data Analytics


  • Teaching and supervision responsibilities for the following courses: Linear Algebra (1st year), Numerical Analysis and Solution Environments (2nd year), Parallel Processing (3d year), Technical Writing and Scientific Presentation (3d year), Scientific Computing I (3d and 4th year), Scientific Computing II (4th-5th year), Advanced Topics in Scientific Computing (Graduate), Numerical Methods and Tools (graduate program "Informatics for the Health Sciences"), Numerical Analysis and Tools, Case Studies in Decision Making (graduate program "Mathematics of Computing and Decision Making"). For more information on courses taught at other times see the Greek home page.
  • On sabbatical leave (Dept. of CS&E, University of Minnesota) during the winter semester 2016. 


Professor E. Gallopoulos
Dept. Computer Engineering & Informatics

University of Patras
26500 Patras, Greece

Off.: +30(261)0996911, 993805
Fax: +30 (261) 099706
Email:  "gr DOT upatras DOT ceid AT stratis"

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Biographical sketch (a lengthier CV can be found here): Professor at the Computer Engineering & Informatics Dept. (CEID) and Director of the High Performance Information Systems Laboratory. He is director of the High Performance Information Systems Laboratory and director of the interdisciplinary graduate program “Mathematics of Computers and Decision Making” administered by the Mathematics Department of the University of Patras. He served as Software Division director for several years (most recently the period 2013-16). In Oct.-Dec. 2016 he was visiting professor at the CS&E Department o the University of Minnesota. Between Nov. 2010-June 2011 he held the position of invited professor and taught at the University of Rennes I (France), and at the University of Padova, Italy. He was also visiting faculty and consultant at the Computer Science Department of Purdue University and INRIA Rennes Bretagne-Atlantique. Prior appointments include research staff and faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1986-96); assistant professor at the University of California Santa Barbara  (1985-86); visiting researcher at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (summer 1982 & 1983).  He participated as Senior Computer Scientist in research and development of the Cedar vector multiprocessor at the University of Illinois Center for Supercomputing Research and Development (1987-94); participated in the software development of the Goodyear Aerospace Massively Parallel Processor (MPP) (1980-85) receiving a NASA group achievement award  (For outstanding initiative and creativity in the development, demonstration, and practical application of the first Massively Parallel Processor). In  2012, his students and he were awarded the ACM SIGWEB Hypertext Ted Nelson Newcomer Award and in 2016 Springer published the monograph "Parallelism in Matrix Computations" that he co-authored with Bernard Philippe and Ahmed Sameh. His research in Greece has been funded by various European and national programs and in the US by the US National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy and AT&T. He has been participating as member in scientific committees of numerous international conferences, most recently  the 2017 ACM Int'l. Conference on Supercomputing, the 2017 ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, ParCo'17 and the 8th IEEE Int'l. Conference on Big Knowledge. He sat on the editorial boards of several journals (Parallel Computing, International Journal of High Speed Computing, Computing in Science and Engineering) and special issues (Applied Numerical Mathematics, J. Computational and Applied Mathematics), most recently serving on the board of the International Journal of Parallel Programming. He was co-organizer of the 1991 NSF Workshop on Problem Solving Environments, and served as program chair of the 2001 ACM International Conference on Supercomputing and on several occasions in the organizing committee of the NumAn conference. He was a  co-organizer of the 2015 Gene Golub SIAM Summer School on Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra. Dr. Gallopoulos has served as panelist and expert reviewer for various agencies, most notably the European Research Council, the European Commission, and the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus. Currently, he is also serving on the SIAM Committee for the Gene Golub Summer School.  Dr. Gallopoulos received his Ph.D. at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the supervision of Daniel Slotnick and his B.Sc. (First Class Honours) in Mathematics from the Imperial College of Science and Technology (1979). He is a member of the ACM and SIAM.

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