Vassos died Sept. 26, 2020, in Cyprus. 

Vassos was born Jan. 23, 1976, in Limassol on the island of Cyprus and grew up in Larnaca. In 1998 he traveled to the United States to study as a Fulbright scholar at Rice University, earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 2001.

 He earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton in 2006 with a dissertation titled, “Run-Time and Design-Time Techniques Toward Power-Efficient Interconnection Networks.” 

At Princeton Vassos was a member of the Gigascale Systems Research Center, where he collaborated with leading researchers in the field of low-power interconnected and integrated networks. 

He worked for Micron Technology (PC memory) and Texas Instruments (digital signal processors) in the U.S., and for the IBM Research Center GmbH in Zurich, Switzerland (PC systems), and the imec research organization in the Netherlands and Belgium (infrastructure for Internet of Things). 

In 2007 Vassos joined the faculty of the Cyprus University of Technology. He was one of the first members of the newly formed Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Informatics.

Vassos is survived by his wife, Drazena Zole Soteriou, and his newborn son, Alexander.

Graduate memorials are prepared by the APGA.

Graduate Class of 2006