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The primary focus of Karakonstantis’ research lies on the development of energy-efficient and dependable circuits and systems for portable embedded devices and high-end servers targeting various multimedia, communication, data-mining, health-monitoring, as well as high-performance applications within Edge and Cloud environments.

The group’s work spans three main topics:

  • Characterization of the intrinsic variability in memories and design of low cost SW/HW schemes for enabling operation at extended operating points, while addressing potential hardware induced errors.
  • Development of error-resilient, approximate and low-power general-purpose and application-specific processors by exploiting application characteristics.
  • Implementation of data-processing accelerators and scheduling algorithms for utilizing FPGAs and GPUs in Cloud data-centres and Edge environments.

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PhD title: Energy-Efficient and Variation-Aware Processors by Exploiting Application- Resilience 

Name: Ioannis Tsiokanos 
Years of Study: 2017 - 2020
Country: Greece


PhD title: Design Methods for Exceeding the Energy Scaling Boundaries in Memories 

Name: Konstantinos Tovletoglou 
Years of Study: 2016 - 2019
Country: Greece


PhD title: Exploiting Reconfigurable Architectures in Heterogeneous Edge and Cloud Data Center Environments 

Name: Umar Ibrahim Minhas
Years of Study: 2015 - 2020
Country: Pakistan


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