Nikos Chrisochoides

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Nikos Chrisochoides is the Richard T. Cheng Chair Professor of Computer Science at Old Dominion University and John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in Medicine and Health. Recently he is elected a Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering at UK. His research interests are in parallel mesh generation, medical image computing and parallel and distributed scientific computing. His research is application-driven. Currently he is working on: (1)  massive parallel mesh generation for Big Brain Data, (2) real-time image-to-mesh (I2M) conversion for biomedical applications and real-time non-rigid registration for Image Guided Neurosurgery and (3) e-learning technologies for online and hybrid education/training settings that vary from K-12 geometry to neurosurgery. He received his M.Sc. (in Mathematics) and Ph.D. (in Computer Science) degrees from Purdue University. Then he moved to Northeast Parallel Architectures Center (NPAC) at Syracuse University as the Alex Nason Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Sciences. After NPAC he worked in the Advanced Computing Research Institute, at Cornell University. He joined (as an Assistant Professor in January 1997) the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, where he received his NSF CAREER Award and SUR IBM award. In the Fall of 2000, he moved to the College of William and Mary (W&M) as an Associate Professor,  in 2004 he was awarded the Alumni Memorial Distinguished Professorship and in 2008 he became Full professor. Currently he is an Adjunct Professor at W&M. Chrisochoides has more than 200 technical publications in parallel scientific computing. He has held visiting positions at Harvard Medical School (Spring 2005), MIT (Spring 2005), Brown (Fall 2004) as an IBM Professor, and NASA/Langley (Summer 1994).  Detailed CV



  • Ph.D., Computer Science Department, Purdue University, 1992
  • M.Sc., Mathematics Department, Purdue University, 1987
  • B.Sc., Mathematics Department, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1984



  • Virginia's Outstanding Faculty Award (finalist after state-wide peer review), 2016.
  • Distinguished Research Award, College of Sciences, Old Dominion University, 2015
  • Recommended for Fulbright Distinguished Chair, by CIES after peer review and an invitation by SoC, University of Leeds, UK, 2014
  • Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering, invited by School of EEECS Queen's University, Belfast, UK, 2012-13.
  • Richard T. Cheng Distinguished Professor, Old Dominion University, 2010-present.
  • John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in Medicine and Health, 2007-08.
  • Alumni Memorial Distinguished Professorship, College of William and Mary, 2004-07.
  • Career Award, National Science Foundation, 1999-2004.
  • Alex Nason, Postdoctoral Computational Science Fellowship, Syracuse University, 1992-95.
  • David Ross, Graduate Student Research Fellowship, Purdue University, 1989.



  • Freshman Seminar:  Computers in Healthcare
  • Computational Methods and Software 
  • Medical Image Computing
  • Parallel Computing
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Discrete Structures