Nestor Evmorfopoulos is Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Thessaly. He received the B.E., MSc. and PhD. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. His main research interests are focused on mathematical and computational methods for CAD tools and algorithms for integrated circuit design, with emphasis on large-scale circuit and electromagnetic simulation. He has published over 50 papers in international journals and conferences, and holds 3 U.S. patents. He has received 2 best paper awards and 2 best paper nominations in international conferences, and in 2012 he was nominated for the "William J. McCalla" Best Paper Award at the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design.
During the period of his Fulbright grant he will visit the University of Minnesota, where he will work with Prof. Sachin Sapatnekar on novel methods for simulation and order reduction of large-scale networks based on graph-theoretic concepts. Upon his return to Greece, he plans to share the experience with his students and colleagues, encouraging them to pursue their own opportunities for foreign research collaborations. He also plans to work with industrial and academic partners towards incorporating the developed techniques into the next generation of CAD tools for the integrated circuit and the power system industries.