Athanasios Kakarountas holds a Diploma of Engineering and a Ph.D. from the University of Patras, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, (1998 and 2004 respectively), and an MBA from the Open University of Cyprus (2015). He is an Assistant Professor (not yet appointed) at the University of Thessaly. At the time being he holds a position of Assistant Professor at TEI of Ionian Islands. He has a rich educational background since 2005, being an Adjunct Professor or tenure Assistant Professor at the University of Central Greece, University of Thessaly, University of Patras, Hellenic Open University, TEI of Ionian Islands, TEI of Lamia, TEI of Western Greece.
His research topics include mainly Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems, covering also Digital system design (VLSI), low-power design and hardware accelerator development. Dr. Kakarountas has participated in 16 projects funded by EU and/or General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT). He has published more than 60 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences’ proceedings; he has co-authored 4 book chapters and 1 e-book. His research was awarded with 1 post-doc scholarship, 4 international awards, and his work has received more than 460 citations. He is reviewer in 7 international journals and 11 international conferences, and member of the Organizing Committee of a plethora of international conferences. Since 2011 he is the interim chairman of IEEE Consumer Electronics Society – Greece Chapter. Finally, he is a Senior Member of IEEE, ACM, and member of IET, EURASIP, ΤΕΕ.