Vasilis F. Pavlidis, PhD

A schematic of a 3-D heterogeneous system

Some biographical data

I was born in Kavala, a picturesque city northeast of Greece. I grew up in Athens where I spent most of my teen years. I moved to Xanthi due to my university studies where I lived through July of 2002. During this time period, I received the Bachelorís and Masterís degree from the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the Democritus Univ. of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece. In September of 2002, I joined the ECE department of the Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA. Under the supervision of Professor Eby G. Friedman, I graduated in 2008 with the PhD degree from the Univ. of Rochester. I also received a Masterís degree from the same university in 2003. From September of 2008 to August 2012, I worked for Professor Giovanni De Micheli as a post-doctoral researcher at the Integrated Systems Laboratory (LSI) at EPFL, Switzerland.

My philosophy

Beyond the strictly technical issues, my philosophy is to prepare students for a competitive job market by guiding them to deliver novel research results and to equip them with those skills required to confront related challenges and be succesful within academia or the industrial sector.