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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 psychophysiological 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, sometimes combined with knowledge engineering methods, and the design and implementation of 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).

Academic Responsibilities, Teaching Quality and Accreditation

Academic responsibilities
  • Member of the School Research Committee (2013 onward)
  • MRes Computer Science, Programme Director (2012 onward)
  • PhD Programme, Admissions Tutor (2012 onward)
  • Chair of MSc Exam Board (2010 onward)
  • Chair of Departmental Teaching Committee and representative at the School Teaching Quality Enhancement Committee (2010-2013).
  • Programme directorships: MSc Computer Science (Jan 06 - Oct 06); MSc Advanced Information Systems/Information and Web Technologies/Intelligent Technologies (Nov 06 – April 2010); MSc Business Technologies (Oct 2011 -April 2012)
  • Appraiser and probationary advisor (Oct 2004 onward)
  • Member of the Steering Group and of the Research Forum of the University of London Research Centre London Knowledge Lab
  • Member of the School’s teaching and learning committee (Jan 2006 – April 2010).
  • Member of the e-Learning Advisory Group Birkbeck College, University of London (2005-2008).
  • Member of the Promotion Panel from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer, Birkbeck College, University of London (2006-2009).

Teaching quality and accreditation
  • British Computer Society-BCS accreditation 2006: work at the programme level to prepare the MSc Computer Science programme for accreditation.
  • Portfolio Review 2008: conducted review of all MSc programmes to feed the development of new Learning and Teaching Strategy for 2009-12.
  • Internal Review and Self-evaluation 2008: work at the programme level to prepare the MSc Advanced Information Systems, MSc Intelligent Technologies and the MSc Information and Web Technologies for internal review. 
  • Director for Postgraduate Studies (2010-2013): responsible for quality assurance of postgraduate programmes.
  • British Computer Society accreditation 2010: led the Department’s overall submission (2 foundation degrees, 1 undergraduate and 7 postgraduate programmes) for accreditation, organised and produced all required documentation.
  • Internal Review and Self-evaluation 2013: led the Department’s submission  in 2012-2013 and produced all required documentation. Also, member of the panel that evaluated the Department of Biology in 2012.