Nick Alexopoulos


Vice President for Academic Programs and University Relations
Broadcom Foundation

Nick Alexopoulos was born in Athens, Greece on March 30, 1942 and graduated from the 8th Gymnasium in 1959. He received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1965, 1967 and 1968 respectively. In 1969, he joined the faculty of UCLA, School of Engineering and Applied Science in the Department of Electrical Engineering.  He served the school as Associate Dean for faculty affairs from 1986 to 1987 and he was Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1987 until 1992.  In January 1997, he moved to UCI as a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  In concurrent years, he also served as the Dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering.  Since August 1, 2008, he had been with Broadcom Corporation as Vice President for RF Technologies, Antennas and University Relations.

Over the years he has also served as consultant to various domestic and foreign corporations and the U.S. government.  He has been a member and an editor-in-chief of the editorial board of professional journals.  He has authored with his students over 300 refereed journal and conference proceeding papers. Ten of his refereed journal publications have been included in special volumes highlighting significant contributions to the field. Five of his publications are considered as benchmark papers in the field. He is the co-author of several book chapters.

He is highly cited in computer science (top 0.01%), and has 11 issued patents with more than 20 pending. Alexopoulos has received an honorary doctorate from the National Technical University of Athens, and an Honorary Doctor of Science from Chapman University.  He was elected to the United States National Academy of Engineering.