Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and City University London (2003-10); Imperial College London (2010-16).
BSc in mathematics; MSc in computing science; PhD in computational neuroscience
2011-17 Imperial College (teaching assistant); 2006-10 PANDORA robotics (co-founder, team leader, developer)
2016-now Imperial College (research associate); 2015-now Emotech LTD (research scientist)
I am a Greek mathematician/computer scientist with a passion for neuroscience, biologically inspired artificial intelligence and robotics.
I am particularly interested in any kind of research that helps us understand how the brain works and how to build artificial intelligence based on the same principles.
During my PhD, I investigated how our ability to select what action to do works in the brain and the relation between brain oscillations at different frequencies, action selection and movement symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (such as tremor).
My Typical Day:
Reading papers, brainstorming (especially after the previous), drinking coffee, coding in either C++ or in python, fixing bugs in code, drinking coffee, writing paper sections, designing data collection experiments, drinking coffee, answering to emails. That’s pretty much everything.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Enthusiastic, persistent, geek
What did you want to be after you left school?
A roboticist! Making AI for robots was in fact one of my favourite topics and I'm very happy this didn't change that much! :)
Were you ever in trouble at school?
My teachers hated me in high school