Theoni Alexoudi received her Master (MSc) degree in Networks, Communications and Systems Architecture from the Department of Informatics of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2010. In October 2015, she received here PhD degree in “Optical peripheral circuits for high-speed WDM-enabled optical RAMs from the same department. During her PhD studies, Dr. Alexoudi received the Excellence Grant for PhD students by Research Committee of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2014) for PhD students

Dimitra Ketzaki received her Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece in 2009. In 2015, she received her PhD degree on the «Development of computational techniques for the analysis and design of microwave and photonic structures incorporating resonant elements and formations with artificial electric and magnetic properties» from the same department. During her PhD studies Dr. Ketzaki was awarded with the Excellence Grant for PhD students by Research Committee of AUTH. In 2015, she received an individual Postdoctoral fellowship from the Research Committee of AUTH in the topic of «Numerical simulation and analysis of plasmonic components». Since 2016, Dr. Ketzaki works as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Photonic Systems and Networks (PhosNet) research group in the area of plasmonics and photonics design and computational analysis participating in EU-Horizon 2020 research programs. Her research interests include the numerical electromagnetic analysis and design of photonic and plasmonic structures leading so far to several publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and a patent application as co-inventor (No. 20170100088).

Apostolos Tsakyridis has received his university degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Thessaly in 2016. In March 2019 he received his postgraduate diploma from the Department of Informatics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and currently he is a PhD student of the same Department. His research interests focus on optical communications and especially, optical RAMs and neuromorphic photonics.

Nikos Terzenidis obtained his BSC degree on March 2015, from the School of Informatics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and his Master’s degree in “Networks, Communication and Systems Architecture” on March 2017. Since 2016 he is pursuing his PhD degree in Optical communications. His undergraduate thesis concerned the design and development of an FPGA-based packet switch using bloom filter encoded headers. His Master’s thesis concerned the experimental demonstration of a reconfigurable optical switching device exploiting a 4x4 silicon photonics switching matrix, along with an FPGA-based programmable control-plane. Since March 2015 he works as a research associate at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research & Innovation (CIRI) of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.TH.) and at the Information Technologies Institute (ITI) of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). He has been involved on several tasks of the EU-funded projects PhoxTroT, L3MATRIX, ICT-STREAMS and dRedBox while his main research interests include optical switching architectures, Data Center disaggregation, digital design and photonic technology.