I have recently completed my PhD in Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. My research addresses fundamental issues in artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction.
In particular, I have built computational analogues of human emotion and incorporated them into the design computer agents with the goal of improving their decision-making and communication. The techniques developed as part of my thesis enable agents to operate successfully in complex environments, characterized by large scale, stochasticity and uncertainty.
Moreover, I am investigating how emotion expressions by computer agents influence human perceptions and behavior in collaborative tasks, and whether these expressions can facilitate increased coordination in teams of agents.
I hold an M.S. degree in Computer Science from the Athens University of Economics and Business, where I studied the economic effects of service-oriented architectures in software development. I have been a visiting research assistant at the Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) of the University of Southern California (USC), and I have published in and reviewed for many international computer science conferences.