I am a PhD researcher at University College London under the supervision of Prof. Emiliano De Cristofaro and Dr. Enrico Mariconti.

Research

During my bachelor studies I conducted research and focused on unmanned surface vessels, robotics, and automation (PID controlled systems).
Then, while I was undertaking my master’s degree in Data Science and Engineering, my research focused on device-centric authentication, federated identity management, cybersafety, and the detection and characterization of inappropriate content. I have demonstrated experience with working on EU-funded projects. Specifically, I took over highly responsible roles and actively contributed to ReCRED and ENCASE projects. In addition, I had the opportunity to spend 8 months (in total) as an intern at Telefonica I+D in Barcelona, Spain.
Currently, my research focuses on the characterization and detection of racism, misogyny, and other types of discriminating behavior in mainstream and non-mainstream online social networks, large scale data processing, and deep learning networks.

Education

  • MSc in Data Science and Engineering
    Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
    Advisor: Dr. Michael Sirivianos

  • BSc in Computer Science
    Frederick University, Cyprus

Personal

I was born in Limassol, Cyprus. I grew up in Limassol and moved to London, UK permanently for my PhD studies. During my studies in Cyprus I had the luck of visiting several locations in Europe (for business mostly), however, I love travelling and getting to know about new cultures, people, and places.
In my free time I enjoy a good sci-fi movie, sailing in World of Warships, and jogging with psychos in Borderlands. In addition, I am a foodie and I like to cook quite often: Cypriot and mediterranean cuisine of course.