Evangelos Eleftheriou received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, in 1985. In 1986, he joined IBM Research – Zurich in Rüschlikon, Switzerland. His research interests focus on enterprise solid-state storage, storage for big data, neuromorphic computing, and non-von Neumann computing architecture and technologies in general. He has authored or coauthored about 200 publications, and holds over 160 patents.
In 2002, he became a Fellow of the IEEE. He was co-recipient of the 2003 IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize Paper Award. He was also co-recipient of the 2005 Technology Award of the Eduard Rhein Foundation. In 2005, he was appointed an IBM Fellow and inducted into the IBM Academy of Technology. In 2009, he was co-recipient of the IEEE CSS Control Systems Technology Award and of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology Outstanding Paper Award. In 2016, he received an honoris causa professorship from the University of Patras, Greece.
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