Professor Yannis Viniotis Receives Inaugural Snowflake Faculty Fellowship

Dr. Yannis Viniotis has been awarded the 2021 Snowflake Faculty Fellowship supporting research and education in key cloud computing technologies

Yannis Viniotis, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University, is the first recipient of the Snowflake Faculty Fellowship. His research is focused on service engineering, design of high-speed networks and network algorithm analysis. Viniotis has a long track record working on scaling Cloud systems. Some of his work in the research area, Guarantees for Mix-flows in Inter-Datacenter WANs in Single and Federated Clouds, was published in 2020.

The Snowflake Engineering team has selected the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of NC State University as the recipient of the first faculty fellowship based on their commitment to supporting research and education in Cloud technologies.

Vinitotis and his research team will leverage the Fellowship to fund research in the area of elasticity of cloud services. Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, has recently established the Engineering Academic Engagement (EAE) program to strengthen Snowflake’s engagement with academia. EAE awards the Snowflake Faculty Fellowship to drive innovation in applied research for Data Cloud technologies and create state-of-the-art curricula in cloud computing.

Snowflake enables organizations to mobilize their data with Snowflake’s Data Cloud. Customers use the Data Cloud to unite siloed data, discover and securely share data, and execute diverse analytic workloads. Wherever data or users live, Snowflake delivers a single data experience that spans multiple clouds and geographies. 

Viniotis studied at the University of Patras in Greece for his undergraduate degree. He later earned his Master’s and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. Before his time at NC State, Viniotis co-founded Orologic, a successful startup company in RTP.

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