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Nikos Hardavellas is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University, where he directs the Parallel Architecture Group at Northwestern (PARAG@N). His research interests are at the intersection of computer architecture and optical interconnects, parallel systems, memory systems, approximate computing, design for dark silicon, and data-oriented software architectures. Nikos received the June and Donald Brewer Chair at Northwestern University in 2009, became a Fellow of the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence in 2012, was a keynote speaker at IEEE ISPDC in 2010, and received an NSF CAREER award in 2015, an IEEE Micro Top Picks Award in 2009, a Best Demonstration Award in ICDE 2006, and a Technical Award for Contributions to the Alpha Microprocessor in 2000. Prior to joining Northwestern University, he contributed to the design of several generations of Alpha processors and high-end multiprocessor servers at Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC), Compaq, and Hewlett-Packard. Nikos holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.