I received my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Southampton, UK. I was in the Web and Internet Science group, supervised by Prof Luc Moreau and Prof Susan Halford. My PhD focused on causal inference for estimating the social influence of online communications on real-world outcomes, at the individual and at the collective level. My PhD research was honoured with the Best Poster award for the poster accompanying my full-length paper (in proceedings) at the 2016 International Conference on Social Informatics in Seattle, Washington.
I hold a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Southampton (2018), an MSc in Operational Research from the University of Southampton (2014, Distinction, dissertation prize, full scholarship), and a BA (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge (2012, 2.1, dissertation high commendation).
In my free time I enjoy drawing and painting (gouache and watercolor), photography (analogue and digital). I post my drawings and photographs on Instagram.
I also enjoy singing and playing music (guitar, ukelele). I have received classical trainng in music, having completed advanced music studies at the Conservatoir of Northern Greece, 1998-2007: Certificate in Theory of Music (Advanced Harmony, Figured Bass, Solfège, Dictée, Counterpoint, History and Morphology of Music, Choir, Piano) from the Greek Ministry of Culture, equivalent to ABRSM Music Theory Grade 7, and classical guitar studies (advanced, level 6/9). I also sung in choirs in Greece as a soprano, including singing solo, having won awards in national competitions with my school choir, and having performed Benjamin Britten's War Requiem with the Cyril and Methodius choir in conjunction with the London Symphony Chorus (2002).