November 2021 — Present
Working with Dr. Emiliano De Cristofaro on Social Network Analysis, Cybersafety, and methods for proactively preventing online harms. Also, working on the PROACTIVE project as part of the REPHRAIN Research Center.
November 2020 — Present
An SME founded by me and other passionate entrepreneurs, which aims at performing research, development, and innovation. The vision of the company is to bring innovative products to the market exploitingcutting-edge research and innovative technologies.
September 2018 — Present
2015 — 2021
Worked with Dr. Michael Sirivianos on EU-funded projects as a member of the Network Systems and Science Research Laboratory (NetSySci). In the context of these projects, I developed several cross-platform Web and Mobile applications, and I had the technical lead of most of these projects. At the same time, in the context of my PhD studies, I was also undertaking research in the fields ofAuthentication Security, Social Network Analysis, and Identity Management on the Web.
December 2019 - December 2020
Worked on the SECONDO and INCOGNITO EU-funded projects. In SECONDO, we worked on the development of a Big Data Collection and Processing module that is responsible to collect risk-related data from internal and external organizational sources for Cybersecurity Risk Assessment. In INCOGNITO, we worked on the development of an Identity Acquisition and Management platform, as well as the design of an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based assistant that guides users in managing several aspects of their identity on the Web.
May 2018 - November 2018
A research internship where I worked with Dr. Jeremy Blackburn, Dr. Ilias Leontiades, and Dr. Nicholas Kourtellis. We studied the problem of inappropriate YouTube videos targeting young children utilizing Deep Learning, Big Data Analysis, and Graph Analysis.
PhD in Computer Science, Cyprus University of Technology
2016 — 2021
Dissertation: Characterizing Abhorrent, Misinformative, and Mistargeted Content on YouTube"
Advisor: Dr. Michael Sirivianos
MSc in Computer Science, Cyprus University of Technology
2014 — 2016
Thesis: "From Real-world Identities to Privacy-preserving and Attribute-based Credentials for Device-centric Access Control"
BSc in Computer Science, Cyprus University of Technology
2010 — 2014
Thesis: "Mapping a User's Real Life Persona to a Verifiable Online Identity"
During my PhD studies, I also spent time on a six-month research internship at Telefonica Research in Barcelona (2018), as well as one-year intership at LSTech, Ltd. in Madrid (2020).
Programming Skills & Knowledge
Social Network Analysis
Mobile Application Development
SQL (MySQL, PostgreSQL)
Near Field COmmunication (NFC)
User-Managed Access (UMA)
Attribute-Based Access Control