June 2020 - Present
Research Associate, Department of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

Unsupervised multilingual sentence alignment and matching at petabyte scale for 27 European languages (paracrawl project).

Extracting parallel corpora from European patent (pdf) files (europat project).

December 2019 - June 2020
Research Associate, Alan Turing Institute

Developed a state-of-the-art system for large scale news article monitoring, fraud detection and question answering for an industrial partner (Credit Suisse).

The product used a combination of transformer based pre-trained languages models, search engine technologies (elasticsearch) and a vector similarity engine (FAISS).

May 2018 - November 2019
Machine Learning Scientist, Cisalpine Ltd

Deep learning based modeling and forecasting of price trajectories of financial instruments.

Research on new algorithms and prototyping.

December 2017 - April 2018
ML/AI Consulting, Machinable Ltd

Artificial intelligence and machine learning corporate strategy development.

Octomber 2016 - Sep 2017
MSc Computational Statistics and Machine Learning, UCL

MSc thesis: Anomaly detection using Variational Autoencoders

MSc thesis supervisior: Prof David Barber

Grade: Distinction

May 2012-August 2016
Acoustic Consulting, Private Acoustic Practice

Managed a team of acoustic engineers that consulted for projects with a total construction budget in excess of 3b euros

Key projects included: Construction of the circle line of the Metro of Copenhagen (Denmark), Construction of Line one of the metro of Thessaloniki (Greece), airports, several university buildings, etc

April 2008 - Sep 2016
Market forecasting and financial risk management, Plousos-Sifakis S.A.

Steel market analysis and forecasting.

Interest rate, currency risk and stock hedging

(Part time involvment after 2012)

July 2006 - March 2008
Lecturer in Engineering Acoustics, Department of Music Technology and Acoustics, Technical Institute of Crete (Currently Mediteranean University)

Taught courses "Engineering Acoustics I & II" and "Engineering Acoustics Laboratories I & II". Supervised several final year projects.

Prior to be a member of the full time staff, worked for the department on a part time basis between October 2010 and June 2004.

January 2004 - September 2006
Audio, acoustics, noise and vibration control consulting, Sound & Acoustics Ltd (co-owner)

Established Sound & Acoustic Ltd with fellow acoustician and audio specialist Mr G. Efthimiatos. The company has provided consulting services to several multimillion euro projects

Key projects included: New modern art museum of Athens (FIX), Thessaloniki Concert Hall, the renovation of Aliki/Pallas Theatres and several municipal theaters, the renovation of the EU parliament building in Athens, several 5-star hotels, etc.

January 2002 - December 2004
Design coordinator and site inspection engineer, Impregilo SpA

Responsible for the AV contract for the "Completion of the Athens Concert Hall – Phase 2" project.

June 2001-Dec 2002
Audio System Designer, Philips Projects (Milan office)

Working as a designer for the AV contract for the "Completion of the Athens Concert Hall – Phase 2" project.

May 1998-June 1999
Junior Acoustic Consultant, Hann Tucker Associates, (Woking, UK)
Octomber 1996 - December 1997
MSc n Sound and Vibration Studies, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton

MSc thesis: Active Control of a Chaotically Vibrating Beam

MSc thesis supervisior: Prof Stephen Elliott

Grade: Distinction

October 1991 - September 1996
Degree (Ptyhion) in Physics, Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki