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Evangelia Balatsou, PhD

Cognitive Neuroscientist

Consultant

STEM Ambassador

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I am a Cognitive Neuroscientist working in the AI Speech Industry. My work focuses on how the human brain and other distributed systems (like ANNs) are able to understand, process and produce language.
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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 Speech Scientist & Project Manager, optimizing algorithms and platforms to understand human language better and provide more naturalistic human-computer interactions. I also coordinate 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.

Consulting

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Neuromanagement

What does brain activity show? Blending human behavioural and neural characteristics with technical expertise into employing various methods to sell a product or service.

Human factors & AI

Multi-disciplinary industrial projects, case management, data visualisation and processing strategies for big data of human factors and automation of processing pipelines.

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  • Brain & Language

    How is the human brain wired for language? What happens to our minds before we say a single word?

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  • Virtual Assistants

    How to use AI to understand people's needs and intentions in user interfaces and human-computer interactions.

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  • Research EEG

    How to prepare, set up, execute and analyse a neuroscience experiment with Electroencephalography (EEG).

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  • Women in STEM

    As the founder of Greek Girls Code I always aspire to encourage more women to join the sciences in Greece. 

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    Dr. Evangelia Balatsou
    Cognitive Neuroscientist & Consultant
    • Location: Athens, GR
    • Phone: +30 6979063417
    • E-mail: info@ebalatsou.com
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