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Dimitris Danopoulos
   Ph.D. student
   9 Heroon Polytechneiou, Zographou Campus

Dimitrios Danopoulos is a PhD canditate at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). His research area involves the development and hardware acceleration of Machine Learning applications in the cloud for data centers. Also, he has received his electrical and computer engineering diploma degree at NTUA. During his studies, he majored in sciences that mainly concerned software and computing systems, but bioengineering as well. His diploma thesis, which involved the development of a Deep-Learning application for Image Recognition, was successfully published at the IEEE and was presented at the MOCAST conference. In particular, it was applied to the Caffe environment and was succesfully accelerated using hardware accelerators, resulting in rapid recognition of RGB images on low-power FPGA platforms. After his diploma thesis, he continued his research on Cloud Computing, Computer Architecture and Deep Learning such as neural networks etc. The practical skills he gained through research in this field helped him to contribute to the project of Vineyard H2020 in which he participated to the research team. His competence in computers, however, was evident at an early stage as at the age of 16 he managed to achieve a high distinction in the Pan-Hellenic IT Competition.