Career Profile

I am a data scientist with expertise in quantitative research. My prior work includes several large-scale studies on social networks and investigating the efficiency of machine learning tools for the identification of online hate speech. In the past, I served as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at University College London and a Research Assistant at Queen Mary University of London.

Experiences

Research Assistant

Nov 2019 - Aug 2020

Investigating the efficiency of machine learning tools for the identification of online hate speech. Specifically, studying how different methods, features, and datasets affect the performance of hate speech classifiers.

Machine Learning Transfer Learning Natural Language Processing Hate Speech Detection

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow

Aug 2016 - Jul 2019

Awarded a Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship for the Privacy & Usability Innovative Training Network. My research focused on two aspects of direct-to-consumer genetic testing: a) identifying privacy and security limitations of the tools used for testing, storing, and sharing genomic data, and b) conducting large-scale studies on social platforms to characterize how far-right groups use genetic ancestry testing to promote racist ideologies.

Quantitative Research Natural Language Processing Social Network Analysis Privacy Security

Visiting Researcher

Sep 2017 - Dec 2017

Designing and running a survey on the public perceptions of direct-to-consumer genetic testing.

Qualitative Research Surveys

Studying how health and genetic data is being handled under GDPR.

GDPR

Selected Publications

Skills & Proficiency

Open-Source Projects

Oblivious Transfer Extensions: A concrete implementation of the IKPN03 protocol written in Java, using the SCAPI interface.
Java Cryptography
Daedalus: An academic schedule manager made for the department of Information and Communications Systems Engineering at the University of the Aegean.
Full Stack Development

Awards

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow Scholarship

2016 - 2019
University College London

Received a Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow scholarship for 3 years to investigate the societal challenges stemming from the rise of personal genomic testing. Acceptance Rate: 6%


University of the Aegean Scholarship

2015 - 2016
University of the Aegean

Received a scholarship for my M.Sc. studies at the University of the Aegean.