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I conduct interdisciplinary research that seeks to enable systems to exhibit different levels of intelligence, learn from data and transfer knowledge to new contexts. My latest projects are in deep learning for psychophysiological data modelling and classification, and in intelligent learning environments. I design and develop innovative learning algorithms, system components that employ machine learning, sometimes combined with knowledge engineering, learner models and intelligent tutors. I was educated at the University of Patras, Greece (BEng/MEng, Dr. Eng), and hold a PGCE (Brunel University, UK). Before joining academia I held R&D positions in the cement and automotive industries working on embedded systems that used soft computing and machine learning methods. 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 ACM (2009) and KES International (2010). I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Member of the EPSRC College, UK.

Academic Responsibilities, Teaching Quality and Accreditation

Academic responsibilities
  • Director of Teaching Quality (2016 onward)
  • Member of the School Research Committee (2013 onward)
  • MRes Computer Science, Programme Director (2012 onward)
  • PhD Programme, Admissions Tutor (2012 onward)
  • Chair of Advanced MSc Programmes 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.
  • Internal Review and Self-evaluation 2017: led the Department’s submission in 2016-2017 and produced all required documentation.