Georgi N. Gaydadjiev's home page
Georgi Nedeltchev Gaydadjiev
Visiting Professor
Department of Computing
Huxley Building
180 Queen's Gate
South Kensington Campus
Imperial College London
London, SW7 2AZ
Mobile phone: +44 - (0)75 - 22773924
e-mail: g.gaydadjiev AT imperial DOT ac DOT uk (please fill the correct characters, e.g., AT & DOT, at the correct places)
My PWP page at the College
I am Full Professor of Innovative Computer Architectures at the Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science, and Artificial Intelligence at University of Groningen in the Netherlands
I was Director of Maxeler IoT-Labs BV in Delft and before that VP of Dataflow Software Engineering at Maxeler Ltd in London
Previously I held the Chair in Computer Systems Engineering at Chalmers in Sweden

Research interests:

General and Program chair:


At Imperial College I taught CO405H-Computing in Space with OpenSPL.

At the University of Groningen I am teaching WBCS14002 Computer Architecture, INBOS-08 Operating Systems and WMCS19001 Advanced Parallel Programming.

At TU Delft I am teaching ET4362 High-Speed Digital Design since I created it back in 2006.


At dblp and also on Google Scholar.

(some recent awards)

ACM/SIGARCH 24th International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS'10) Tsukuba, Japan, June 2010. Best paper award
Workshop in Information Security Theory and Practices 2007 (WiSTP'07), Heraklion, Greece, May 2007. Best student paper award
USENIX/SAGE Large Installation System Administration conference (LISA 2006), Washington DC, USA, Dec 2006. Best paper award


My research is/was funded by:

PhD Alumni/ae

PhD students

PhD External Examiner

MSc Alumni/ae

In the period between 2002-18 I supervised and successfully graduated 61 Master of Science (with thesis) and 22 Bachelor of Science students. Four of my MSc students at TU Delft graduated with summa cum laude.

Talks (keynotes and invited lectures):

Some Recommended Sites:

Industrial products I helped to become reality:

  Prontomail Screen Phone P112: Design & Engineering Showcase Award, CES 1999.
  For more examples, see CPS Europe and Pijnenburg HC (now ebmpapst Heating Systems) home pages

Short about me:


Some time ago (1964) I was born in one of the oldest (trust me on this one) cities in Europe. The modern name of the city is Plovdiv (this is in Bulgaria), however it is also known as: Kendros, Kendrisas, Eumolpia, Philippopolis, Pulpudeva, Thrimonzium, Pulden, Populdin, Ploudin and Filibe. This is actually a short list considering the city exists for 6,000 to 8,000 years. You can read more about Plovdiv on Wikipedia, on its official .net web page or on Being older than most of the oldest towns like Rome, Athens or Constantinople, an almost contemporary of Troy, Plovdiv is a town built upon layers of towns and bears a culture developed upon many layers of different cultures. There is also a nice movie about Plovdiv here and another one with more realistic colors, screen shots and spoken in English here.

After my studies in Plovidv at the 42-nd elementary school "N.J. Vapcarov" (the same primary school Hristo Stoitchkov used to hate very much) and the Secondary school of Electrical Engineering and Electronics "V.I. Lenin" (also known as TET Lenin), I went to Leningrad for my University study at Voenmech one of the best Technical Universities in the formal USSR. Needless to say, first I had to spend two years of my life in the Bulgarian army (having fun with microwave radars) before going to Leningrad (another great city with much shorter history but many names, called St. Petersburg right now).

On return I spent some very limited time working for Kintex Ltd and much longer working for System Engineering Ltd in Pravetz (R.I.P.) (having fun with IBM PC compatible computers and their peripherals). At the beginning of the 90's I moved to the Netherlands and joined Pijnenburg Microelectronics and Software in Vught to continue having fun with various Embedded Systems designs now. Pijnenburg (later split into Pijnenburg Heating Controls, CPS and Securalink) was a great company with excellent engineers covering a wide variety of topics and even more exciting projects spanning from cheap smart card readers up to high-end multicore crypto chips (yes we had products with more than two processors on a single chip before 2000). My excellent colleagues and projects are just too many to enlist here. It was just great! During my time at CPS I had the luck to work together with BitWise and the software written by its engineers was truly rock solid. No wonder we remind close friends with several key people in Dunfermline, Eindhoven and also Bill who operated for many years from some strange location in Belgium before he decided to join Stamatis (see below).

In March 2002 I started as an Assistant Professor at the Computer Engineering laboratory led by Stamatis Vassiliadis at the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, TU Delft, the Netherlands. Unfortunately we (the entire community of computer engineers) lost Stamatis in 2007. Few years later in 2011 after many PhD and MSc students graduations I moved to Sweden to join the Computer Architecture team at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden where I held the Chair in Computer Systems Engineering. In the fall of 2014 I joined Maxeler Technologies in London for a one year sabbatical and few months later it became apparent that I would not be able to return back to Sweden. It was clear that my "mental age" prevented me of sitting quietly on a "Chair" back then. At Maxeler we were (and still are) very keen on pushing the boundaries of energy efficiency of reconfigurable supercomputers to levels impossible with other technologies. This "inspired" many large companies to put significant efforts behind FPGA Acceleration in the Data Centre and in the Cloud. The European Commission never realised the unique chance they had in 2014 to enable affordable exa-scale computing systems and become true leading player. They had to just listen less to their so-called "experts" and believe a strong consortium of partners that were manufacturing and deploying real chips and systems instead of selling "hot air". Well, this "technology train" is (once again for Europe, sorry Stamatis) gone now and I personally decided to find out how we can build useable computers with devices composed by 50 atoms or less. The University of Groningen and the CogniGron Center looked as the ideal place for doing this, so I joined them in August 2019. As I used to say on many occasions, only the future knows what is next (excluding taxes and the very final destination according to Edward Ward, Christopher Bullock and possibly Franklin and Twain) so we just have to wait and see. One is cerain, at some point we will all join Stamatis, Bill and many others, so let us make maximal use of the time left and put some real contributions to help people rather than wasting their time.

Last Modified on 18 May 2020 by Georgi Gaydadjiev.