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

Research

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, and large scale data processing. While I was undertaking my master's degree in Data Science and Engineering, at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), my research focused on device-centric authentication, federated identity management, cybersafety, and the detection and characterization of inappropriate content online. Also, in parallel to my MSc studies I worked as a research fellow at CUT and actively contributed to EU-funded projects like ReCRED and ENCASE. In addition, I had the opportunity to spend 8 months (in total) as an intern at Telefonica I+D, Barcelona, Spain. During my bachelor studies I conducted research on unmanned surface vessels, robotics, and automation (PID controlled systems).

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 where I spent my childhood. In 2019 I moved to London to undertake a PhD in Cybersecurity. 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 cultures, people, and places. During my time-off 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.