I am an Associate Professor at Distributed Systems and Services group, School of Computing, University of Leeds, UK. I have more than 5 years experience as senior scientist and postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich in Switzerland after having completed my PhD studies in 2013 at Delft University of Technology and VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands. I have also been a visiting researcher at EPFL in Switzerland. I have industry experience at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in the USA and more recently in the blockchain industry as a research fellow. Since 2007, I hold a MSc with distinction in Internet Computing from University of Surrey, UK and since 2006 a BSc in Technology Education and Digital Systems from University of Piraeus, Greece.
I have won the Augmented Democracy Prize, the 1st prize at ETH Policy Challenge as well as 4 paper awards and honors. I have published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers in high impact journals and conferences and I am the founder of the EPOS, DIAS, SFINA and Smart Agora projects featured at decentralized-systems.org. I have raised significant funding and have been actively involved in EU projects such as ASSET, SoBigData and FuturICT 2.0. I have supervised several PhD and MSc thesis projects, while I have designed courses in the area of data science and multi-agent systems that adopt a novel pedagogical and learning approach. My research interest focus on distributed and intelligent social computing systems with expertise in the inter-disciplinary application domains of Smart Cities and Smart Grids.