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Evangelos Eleftheriou received a B.S degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, in 1979, and M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, in 1981 and 1985, respectively. In 1986, he joined the IBM Research – Zurich Laboratory in Rüschlikon, Switzerland, as a Research Staff Member. Since 1998, he has held various management positions and is currently responsible for the neuromorphic computing activities of IBM Research – Zurich.
His research interests include signal processing and coding, solid-state memories and storage, and storage for big data. More recently he has expanded his interests to emerging computing paradigms such as neuromorphic and in-memory computing for AI applications. He has authored or coauthored over 200 publications, and holds over 160 patents (granted and pending applications).
In 2002, he became a Fellow of the IEEE. He was co-recipient of the 2003 IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize Paper Award. He was also co-recipient of the 2005 Technology Award of the Eduard Rhein Foundation. In 2005, he was appointed IBM Fellow for his pioneering work in recording and communications techniques, which established new standards of performance in hard disk drive technology. In the same year, he was also inducted into the IBM Academy of Technology. In 2009, he was co-recipient of the IEEE CSS Control Systems Technology Award and of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology Outstanding Paper Award. In 2016, he received an honoris causa professorship from the University of Patras, Greece.
In 2018, he was inducted as a foreign member into the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to digital storage and nanopositioning technologies, as implemented in hard disk, tape, and phase-change memory storage systems.