Nectarios Koziris is a Professor of Computer Science and the Dean of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. His research interests include parallel and distributed systems, interaction between compilers, OS and architectures, scalable data management and large scale storage systems. He has co-authored more than 150 research papers with more than 3400 citations. From 1998 he has been involved in the organization of many international scientific conferences including IPDPS, SC, SPAA, etc. He is a recipient of two best paper awards for his research in parallel and distributed computing (IEEE/ACM IPDPS 2001 and CCGRID 2013) and had received honorary recognition from Intel (2015) for his research and insightful contributions in transactional memory (TSX synchronization extensions). He has participated as a partner or consortium coordinator in several EU projects involving large-scale systems.