Athanasios Kakarountas, Assistant Professor
FieldComputer Architecture
Research InterestsComputer Architecture, Digital Circuits and Systems, Embedded Systems
Telephone number+30 22310 66723
Personal webpage
Contact with studentsTuesday 12:00-14:00 & Thursday 12:00-14:00
Curriculum vitae

Athanasios Kakarountas (S’98-M’04-SM’10) 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 at the University of Thessaly. 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.

Full Curriculum Vitae

Computer Architecture (3ΚΠ04), Embedded Systems for Biomedicine (6ΕΠ08), Digital Design (2ΚΠ04), Microprocessors (5ΕΠ09)
Selected publications

[-]   A.P. Kakarountas, “Safety and Security for Shared Storage Media”, accepted for publication in Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review - JESTR, 2015.
[-]   A.P. Kakarountas, “Disappearing Computing for Elderly Assisted Living”, accepted for inclusion in Proc. of the 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, Mobihealth 2014, Athens, Greece, pp. - , November 2014.
[-]   F, Pirpilidis, P. Kitsos, A. Kakarountas, “A Compact Design of SEED Block Cipher”, in Proc. of the 4th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing (MECO 2015), Budva, Montenegro, pp. - , 14-18 June 2015.
[-]   H.E. Michail, A.P. Kakarountas, A. Kotsiolis, G. Athanasiou, C. Goutis, “Hardware Implementation of the Totally Self-Checking SHA-256 Hash Core”, to appear in Proc. of the 16th International Conference on Computer as a Tool (EUROCON 2015), Salamanca, Spain, pp. - , 8-11 September 2015.
[-]   D. Kotsidou, C. Angelis, S. Dragoumanos, A.P. Kakarountas,  “Computer Assisted Gesture Recognition for the Greek Sign Language/Fingerspelling”, to appear in Proc. of the 19th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics (PCI 2015), Athens, Greece, pp. - , 1-3 October 2015.