Description: K:\www\iv.gifYannis Viniotis

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina

Contact Information

office: EB II, Room 3062

office phone: (919) 513-4221
fax: (919) 513-3326

Short Biography

Electrical Engineering diploma, University of Patras, Greece, 1981;
M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, 1985;
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, 1988.
Assistant Professor, NCSU, 1988-1994.
Associate Professor, NCSU, 1994-2005
Professor, NCSU, 2005-present
Cofounder, Orologic Inc., 1997
Director of Systems Architecture, Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation, 2000-2002.

Teaching Interests

  • ECE 220: Analytical Foundations in Electrical Engineering (undergraduate)
  • ECE 407: Introduction to Computer Networks (undergraduate)
  • ECE 470: Computer Networking Laboraqtory (undergraduate)
  • ECE 570: Computer Networks (graduate)
  • ECE 577: Switched Network Design (graduate)
  • ECE 792: Routed Network Design (graduate)
  • ECE 792: Internet of Things (graduate)

Research Interests

Dr. Viniotis' current research interests are in the areas of service engineering, design of high speed networks (with special emphasis on datacenter and virtualized environments) and network algorithm analysis.

Technology transfer

In October 1997, Dr. Raif Onvural (an NCSU alumnus) and Dr. Viniotis cofounded Orologic Inc., a networking startup in Research Triangle Park. Orologic was acquired by Vitesse Semiconductors Corporation in March 2000 for $450M. While at Orologic, Dr. Viniotis was one of the two principal system designers of Pacemaker, the industry's first 2.4 Gbps traffic management ASIC, and Monitor, the industry's first 2.4 Gbps ASIC implementation of the I.610 and I.630 ITU protocols.