About Me

Technology is my passion. I am always excited to amplify my knowledge in diverse subjects like science, biology, neurology, math and technical things. Thus, I chose to study Computer Science , where all of this knowledge can be applied. In parallel with my Bachelor studies, I was also working as a Research Assistant in the Computer Architecture and VLSI Systems Laboratory. Currently I am pursuing my PhD in Pervasive Parallelism at the University of Edinburgh.

My interests include Systems, Networking, Computer Architecture and Big Data. More precisely, my current research focuses on the identification of bottlenecks and ways to improve efficiency and scalability in large scale systems.

In my own time, I swim, listen to music, try to keep fresh on technology news and hang out with friends.

Contact Details

Antonis Katsarakis
Edinburgh, United Kingdom EU
antoniskatsarakis@yahoo.com

Education

PhD in Pervasive Parallelism

Center for Doctoral Training in Pervasive Parallelism , The University of Edinburgh
Semptember 2016 - Present

Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Innovations in Datacenters
• Keywords: RDMA, Consistency, Replication, In-memory storage

BSc in Computer Science

Department of Computer Science,University of Crete
Semptember 2012 - June 2016

• Grade 9.16 / 10
• Thesis: "Design, Implementation and Performance Analysis of a High-Performance Application for Stock Exchange Trading System"

Experience

High-Performance stock trading system

Research Assistant at ICS (FORTH)
January 2016 - July 2016

• Design, Implementation and Performance Analysis of a High-Performance stock trading system for Athens Stock Exchange.

Teaching Assistant: CS100

Computer Science Department
September 2015 - January 2016

• Teaching Assistant on "Intoduction to Computer Science" (CS100) of Computer Science Department in University of Crete. Essentials in programming and C language.

Internship: Big Data Acceleration

Research Assistant at ICS (FORTH)
June 2015 - September 2015

• Measure and optimize the cost of data access in Big Data systems, such as Hadoop, Spark and HBase, using both software and hardware acceleration.

Web interface for cluster monitoring

Research Assistant at ICS (FORTH)
June 2014 - January 2015

• Back and front-end interface for cluster monitoring (statistics, sytem faults, notifications etc) using NodeJs, jQuery and HTML5/CSS3

Honors & Awards

Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship

Microsoft Research
October 2016

Pervasive Parallelism CDT Award

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
September 2016

Research Fellowship

Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)
July 2016 - August 2016

Distinguished Undergraduate Scholarship - "Orfanoudakis"

Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)
September 2015
Top 3 students of the year in Computer Science department

Distinguished Undergraduate Scholarship - "Orfanoudakis"

Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)
September 2014

Distinguished Undergraduate Scholarship - "Orfanoudakis"

Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)
September 2013

Distinguished Undergraduate Scholarship - "Karidi"

Computer Science Department, University of Crete (CSD)
July 2013
Highest entrance marks in Computer Science department.

Greek National Scholarship - "IKY"

State Scholarship Foundation of Greece (IKY)
September 2012
High grades on greek national exams.

Favorite Quotes

  • Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

    Steve Jobs
  • Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.

    Plato