Dimitrios Nikolopoulos, the John W. Hancock Professor of Engineering in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, has been inducted into the first cohort of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society Distinguished Contributors. Nikolopoulos is one of 66 members inducted this year. 

IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology.

The IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Contributor Program was introduced in 2021 as part of the Society’s 75th Anniversary. The program showcases the immense combined technical expertise and innovation power of its membership while recognizing volunteer commitment.

Nikolopoulos's current research explores virtualization technologies for scalable computing and memory management for large-scale systems. He has earned numerous awards for his research, including several individual investigator awards: National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER , Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Principal Investigator, Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit, Science Foundation Ireland Investigator, as well as the IBM Faculty Award.

His research has also been recognized with nine Best Paper awards from premier ACM and IEEE conferences, including the ACM/IEEE Supercomputing, ACM PPoPP, and IEEE IPDPS conferences.