Nikos Hardavellas received his PhD degree in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon advised by Prof. Babak Falsafi and Prof. Anastassia Ailamaki. He received his B.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Crete, Heraklion in 1995, and his M.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Rochester, NY in 1997. From 1997 to 2002 he worked for Digital Equipment Corp., Compaq, and HP, where he contributed to the design of 4 generations of Alpha microprocessors and 3 generations of high-end servers. His primary interests are in microprocessor and multiprocessor architecture, and database systems performance.