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I conduct interdisciplinary research in software environments that exhibit different levels of intelligence and are capable of learning from data. My latest projects are in deep learning for data modelling and classification and in intelligent learning environments. In these projects, I lead research on the development of intelligent components, which employ machine learning and knowledge engineering methods, and design and implement personalisation technologies. I was educated at the School of Engineering, University of Patras, Greece (BEng/MEng, Dr. Eng), and hold a PGCE from Brunel University, UK. Before joining academia I held R&D positions in the cement and automotive industries where I worked on the development of embedded systems employing soft computing and machine learning methodologies. My research received best paper awards from the IEEE (2000 and 2008), the European Network on Intelligent Technologies for Smart Adaptive Systems (2001 and 2004), the International Association for Development of the Information Society (2006), the Association for Computing Machinery (2009) and KES International (2010).

25 May 2014

SETN 2014 keynote and honorary membership of the EETN

I was keynote speaker at the 8th Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intelligence (SETN'14), which was held in Ioannina, Greece, in May 2014. My talk entitled "Making educational software more reactive to users: how AI can help" presented externally-funded research on the design and development of intelligent components for interactive learning environments. At the same meeting, I received honorary member status of the Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society .

10 Dec 2013

The LIBE project (EU-funded) starts in Jan 2014!

The LIBE project - Supporting Lifelong Learning with Inquiry-based Education aims at designing, developing and deploying in 3 EU countries  (Italy, Portugal, Norway), an innovative personalised e-learning management system for low educational achievers aged 16-24 to help them learn key information processing skills for ICT (literacy, numeracy and problem solving).

6 Sep 2013

ICALT 2013 keynote speech slides

I was a keynote speaker at the 13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, July 15-18, 2013, Beijing, China. My talk entitled "Intelligent Constructionist Software Environments for Learning and Teaching" presented interdisciplinary research in intelligent interactive learning environments that was conducted during the past few years at the London Knowledge Lab. The slides are here.
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