Dennis Giannacopoulos

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
McConnell Engineering Building
3480 University Street, Room 633
Montreal, QC     H3A 0E9

Email address: 
dennis.giannacopoulos [at]
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ph.D. (McGill), B.Eng. (McGill)

Media guide subjects: 
Computational Electromagnetics

ECSE 543 Numerical Methods in Electrical Engineering, ECSE 420 Parallel Computing, ECSE 351 & 251 Electromagnetic Fields, ECSE 211 Design Principles and Methods, ECSE 202 Introduction to Software Development

Associate Professor
Research areas: 
Computational Electromagnetics
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

Samuel & Ida Fromson Award for Outstanding Teaching, Faculty of Engineering, 2016

Selected publications: 

Refereed Journal Papers 

[54] D. S. Abraham and D. D. Giannacopoulos (2019). Finite-Element Gaussian Belief Propagation Solver for Multi-Physics Modeling of Radiofrequency Tumor Ablation, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 55(6):1-4.

[53] A. Akbari, A. Akbarzadeh-Sharbaf and D. D. Giannacopoulos (2019). A Perfectly Matched Layer for the Nonlinear Dispersive Finite-Element Time-Domain Method, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 55(6):1-4.

[52] D. S. Abraham and D. D. Giannacopoulos. A Convolution-Free Mixed Finite-Element Time-Domain Method for General Nonlinear Dispersive Media, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, (67)1:324-334. Date of publication: October 8, 2018. 

[51] F. Afshar, A. Akbarzadeh-Sharbaf and D. Giannacopoulos. (2017). Wideband Finite-Difference Time-Domain Modeling of Graphene via Recursive Fast Fourier Transform. Progress in Electromagnetics Research C, 75:139-145.

[50] D. S. Abraham and D. D. Giannacopoulos. (2017). A Parallel Implementation of the Correction Function Method for Poisson’s Equation with Immersed Surface Charges. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 53(6):1-4. 

[49] D. Fernández, A. Akbarzadeh-Sharbaf and D. Giannacopoulos. (2017). Solving Finite-Element Time-Domain Problems with GaBP. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 53(6):1-4.

[48] F. Afshar, A. Akbarzadeh-Sharbaf and D. Giannacopoulos. (2016). A Provably Stable and Simple FDTD Formulation for Electromagnetic Modeling of Graphene Sheets. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 52(3):1-4. 

[47] Y. El-Kurdi, D. Fernández, W. J. Gross and D. Giannacopoulos. (2016). Acceleration of the Finite Element Gaussian Belief Propagation Solver Using Minimum Residual Techniques. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 52(3):1-4.

[46] D. S. Abraham and D. D. Giannacopoulos. (2016). Dispersive Möbius Transform Finite Element Time Domain Method on Graphics Processing UnitsIEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 52(3): 1-4.

Current research: 

High performance computing methods for large-scale software systems; Computer simulation technologies for microelectronic systems performance; Application of parallel and distributed simulation methods to the development of microelectronic CAD tools.

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Graduate supervision: 
Professional activities: 

IEEE, Senior Member,
Eng.,Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec

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