Working in the AI industry has been quite a ride. Creating natural interactions between people and machines is one of the greatest schemes of AI. While my engagement in this field has been ethically rewarding to me, it is the blend of scientific knowledge and the potential for concrete societal value that builds my main daily drive and quenches my thirst for a more humanised AI.
I currently work as a Conversational AI Expert, reinventing the way voicebots and chatbots are communicating with humans.
I previously worked as a Speech Scientist & Project Manager, where I optimized algorithms and platforms to understand human language better and designed more naturalistic human-computer dialogues. I also coordinated these implementations across multidisciplinary teams in projects in the banking and telecommunications sectors in the EU.
In November 2020 I received a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from Bangor University, UK. My research focused on the behavioural and electrophysiological underpinnings of single word production. My PhD is available for reading here.
My work has been published in scientific journals (find me on Google scholar), presented in international and European conferences (AMLaP, IWLP, CoNSALL) and invited talks in Universities across the UK and Germany. I have been an investigator in five scientific laboratories in academic institutions in Greece, the UK and Germany, while I have taught, supervised and mentored in research numerous undergraduate and postgraduate students in Psychology.
Prior to my doctoral research at Bangor University, I obtained a BA in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR and a MSc in Psychology of Language from the University of Edinburgh, UK.
I am also the founder of Greek Girls Code, a social enterprise aiming to support Greek women’s work and activities in science, research and technology.