And now, what's going to happen to us without barbarians?
They were, those people, a kind of solution.
[C. Cavafy, "Waiting for the Barbarians"]
Since September 2019, I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Robotics and Computation at the University College London (UCL), Department of Computer Science, Autonomous System Research Group.
Until August 2019 I was a senior postdoctoral researcher at the Humanoids & Human Centered Mechatronics (HHCM) Lab of the Department of Advanced Robotics at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), working with Nikos Tsagarakis and Darwin Caldwell on the WALK-MAN, CogImon, CENTAURO, and Pholus projects.
In September 2014, I became the perception team leader for the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) team WALK-MAN DRC, for the DARPA Robotics Challenge 2015, whose finals held in June 2015 at the Fairplex in Pomona, California.
In August 2014, I completed my Ph.D. at the Geometric and Physical Computing (GPC) Lab in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University, advised by Prof. Marsette Vona. I started out as a member of the Algorithms and Theory group at Northeastern University, advised by Prof. Rajmohan Rajaraman and Ravi Sundaram.
During the summer of 2012, I completed an internship at INRIA in France, advised by Prof. Christian Laugier and Dr. Alexandros Makris.
I received a B.S. in Computer Engineering and Informatics Department from University of Patras, Greece in 2008, advised by Prof. Paul Spirakis, and Dr. Haralampos Tsaknakis.
Here is my CV: [.pdf]