1. Fifth (among 50 competitors) in the Postdoctoral and junior faculty research competition in Mathematical Research, IBM Math. Sci. Dept. March 82).
  2. The First Prize (among students of all over Greece), Greek Mathematics Society, May 1973.
  3. Elected unanimously as Member of the Board of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) in July 1997 in Bologna Italy.
  4. Appointed as a Distinguished Visiting Scientist of Max Planck Informatik (MPI) in Germany, for the Fall of 2001.
  5. Conference Chair of STOC 2001 and Global Chair of ICALP 2001.
  6. Awardee of a prize for the Keynote speech in the 2001 High Performance Computing Conference, Hyderabad India Dec 2001.
  7. Elected unanimously as one of the two vice -Presidents of the Council of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science(EATCS), in July 2002 in the ICALP that took place in Malaga Spain.Re-elected in the same position unanimously , in ICALP 04 , in the ICALP that took place in Turku , Finland. Re-elected in the same position unanimously , in ICALP 2006 , which took place in Venice , Italy.
  8. Co-author of a distinguished paper in EUROPAR 2003.
  9. Appointed Member of ISTAG ( Information Society Technologies Advisory Group),which is a honorary group of 40 experts from Europe, aiming at designing future European Research in Information Technology.Since Jan 03.
  10. Best presentation co-awardee of the Poster " A software tool for Distributed Intrusion Detection in Computer Networks" with T. Komninos , Y.C. Stamatiou, E. Valeontis and H. Yannakopoulos , in the 2004 ACM PODC Conference.
  11. Acknowledged between the top 50 scientists worldwide in Computer Science with respect to "The best Nurturers in Computer Science Research" , published by B. Kumar and Y.N. Srikant , SIAM Data Mining , 05.
  12. Scientific Chair of the 2005 ACM Conference "Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA) ". SPAA is the top Conference in Foundations of parallelism.
  13. Scientific Chair of IPDPS 06.
  14. Scientific Chair of the 2nd International Workshop on Internet and Network Economics (WINE 2006).
  15. Conference co-chair of ICALP 2009.
  16. Scientific Leader of the project and its result (e-Voting System PNYKA) that got the First Prize in the Pan-European Competition for Open Source non-commercial e-Voting Systems. The competition was conducted by the Internet Foundation of Austria (IFA) and its Competence Center for e-Voting and participation. August 2008.
  17. Member of the ACM Europe Task Force , from 2008 on.Now called ACM Europe Council.
  18. Member of the Panel for ERC/IDEAS for Senior Scientists , 2009.
  19. Co-author of a paper that got the Gold Creative Showcase Award in the 5th ACM Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology , ACE 2009.
  20. Deeply honoured by the article of Professor Richard Lipton "Rumors and Playing Games" in his Web page , about the joint work with Haralampos Tsaknakis "A Graph Spectral Approach to Computing Approximate Nash Equilibria" in ECCC TR09-096.
  21. Recipient of a Technology Excellence Award , as a Technology Pioneer, in the Technology Excellence Awards 2009 of the PC magazine (Greek Edition) and T3 , April 2010 , Volume 4 of the PC Magazine.
  22. Scientific Chair of Track A (Algorithms) in ICALP 2010.
  23. Invited Plenary Lecturer in the Croucher Advanced Study Institute (ASI) in July 2010 in Hong Kong . P. Spirakis lectured on Bimatrix Games and Indefinite Quadratic Programs.
  24. Member of Academia Europaea since October 2010.
  25. Member of the Executive Body of the Polytechnic University of Cyprus (TEPAK),since January 2011.
  26. Chair of the EATCS award Committee for 2011.
  27. The research proposal in the Greek Competition THALIS , on algorithmic game theory (AGT) , under the leadership of P. Spirakis , came FIRST in the set of proposals in the Engineering and Informatics section (Results out Oct. 2011).
  28. Paul Spirakis won a Grant in the Greek EXCELLENCE initiative (ARISTEIA). The grant is named FOCUS and concerns Foundations of Distributed Computing. His team Members include Dr. Othon Michail and Dr. Ioannis Chatzigiannakis.
  29. Paul Spirakis is the co-Chair of the Conference EUROPAR 2012 (Aug. 29-31 Rhodos, Greece).
  30. Paul Spirakis was an Invited Speaker in ICALP 2013 (Riga) and spoke about Random Intersection Graphs.
  31. Paul Spirakis was an Invited Speaker in CSR 2013 (Ekaterinburg) and spoke about Potential Functions in Strategic Games.
  32. Paul Spirakis became an EATCS Fellow , Class of 2014 .
  33. Paul Spirakis serves as a Reviewer in the 2014 British Distinguished Dissertations Competition.
  34. Paul Spirakis was an Invited Speaker in the 2014 Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory (SAGT 2014). Spoke about Potentials in Strategic Games.
  35. Paul Spirakis is the Program Committee Chair for ACM PODC 2015.
  36. Paul Spirakis chairs the 2015 Diskstra award committee.
  37. Paul Spirakis chairs the ERC Panel on Informatics for 2015.
  38. Paul Spirakis is now the Editor-in-Chief for the journal Theoretical Computer Science (TCS) for the track A (Algorithms,Complexity,Automata and Games).
  39. Paul Spirakis was honoured by a Festschrift celebration for his 60th birthday in the ALGO 2015 Conference. A special volume of Springer LNCS "Algorithms,Probability,Networks and Games" was published to honour the scientific work of Paul Spirakis (Vol. 9295 , 2015 Springer LNCS).
  40. Paul Spirakis was a Keynote Speaker in ESA 2015.
  41. Paul Spirakis was elected as President of the European Assocoation for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) as of July 14 2016.
  42. Paul Spirakis was a Keynote Speaker in the 2016 Panhellenic Conference in Informatics (PCI 2016) , Nov. 10 2016. He spoke about Temporal Networks and Temporal Graphs.
  43. Paul Spirakis was a Keynote Speaker in the SOFSEM 2017 Conference which took place in Ireland on Jan. 17-21 2017. He spoke about Programmable Matter.
  44. Paul Spirakis was an invited speaker in the Alan Turing Institute (London) on March 17 2017. He spoke about "Temporal Graphs : Algorithms and Complexity".
  45. Paul Spirakis is a co-chair of the MFCS 2018 Conference ( Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science 2018) , Liverpool UK, Sept. 27 to Oct 1 2018.
  46. Paul Spirakis was re-elected as the President of EATCS in ICALP 2018 for the period 2018-2020.
  47. Paul Spirakis chaired the ERC Panel on Informatics (PE6 Advanced Grants) for 2017/18.
  48. Paul Spirakis was a Keynote Speaker in the Symposiuk on Algorithmic Game Theory (SAGT) 2018 , in Beijing (Peking U.) on September 2018.
  49. Paul Spirakis was an invited Speaker in the event "Distributed Algorithms at Loughborough (DA@L) " on January 28 2019. He spoke about Models and Algorithms for Programmable Matter.
  50. Paul Spirakis was elected as the Chair of the ACM SPAA Advisory Committe in June 2019.(SPAA is the Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures).