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Mr Micke Ahola ,

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Micke Ahola is a copywriter and content marketer, specializing in tech. His curiosity has led him to write about a broad variety of topics, and in his spare time, he enjoys experimenting with coding projects and playing ping pong.

Prof Christina K. Alexandris,

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Christina K. Alexandris is Associate Professor in Computational Linguistics and German Linguistics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. She is Head of the Journalism Computational Linguistics Laboratory (JCL Lab) at the National Technical University of Athens (in collaboration with the Danube University Krems, Austria, “Athena”- Research and Innovation Center, Athens, Institution of Promotion of Journalism Ath.Vas. Botsi, Athens). Christina Alexandris has been involved in bilingual and multilingual Computational Linguistics applications since 1995 as a graduate student and Fulbright scholar in the MSc in Computational Linguistics program, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA USA. She has participated in national and EU research projects (1996 – 2009) and collaborated with the Universal Networking Language (UNL) Project of the United Nations, United Nations Research Center, Tokyo, Japan (2010-2015). She is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) since 2015. Her research interests involve linguistic aspects and linguistic issues in Human-Computer Interaction, Speech Technology Applications and Multilingual Applications as well as special applications for Journalism.

Dr Vasileios Basios, MSc, PhD

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Dr. Vasilieios Basios (BSc, MSc, PhD) during his formative years worked within the team of the Nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine at the International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry at the University of Brussels (ULB), from where obtained his PhD (2001). He became a senior researcher at the Department of Physics of Complex Systems and at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems at the University of Brussels (Cenoli-ULB). He is conducting interdisciplinary research on self-organisation and emergence in complex matter as well as aspects of the foundations of complex systems, especially on the borderlines between biology, physics and complexity.

Dr Paul Beatty, MSc, PhD

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I have a Ph.D. in Physics, M.S. in Materials Science, and B.S. in Chemistry. I have been a technical/QA and marketing manager up to CTO/VP level for over 30 years (10 with start-ups, 10 with multi $B manufacturers, and 10 working independently as a consultant) in thin and thick films, displays, back-lights and systems in signage, analytical, medical, avionic and automotive instrumentation. I have been active in solar cell R&D for some 7 years. Activity includes writing several grant applications, and some 30 proposals winning funds from government departments worldwide. I have some 18 publications, 70 published articles in electronic displays and 21 patent applications. Work has also included patent analysis. For several companies, I have contributed in writing business plans and many reports.

Ms Mary Ann Callahan ,

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As an expert on Bitcoin-related topics, Mary Ann Callahan found herself as a journalist at Cex.io - cryptocurrency exchange. She is currently working on articles related to blockchain security, bitcoin purchase guides or bitcoin regulations in different countries.

Mr Nikos Dimitris Fakotakis, PhD (current)

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Fakotakis Nikos Dimitris received his BSc-MEng in Computer and Information Engineering from the Polytechnic School of Patras, Greece, in 2015. He is currently a PhD student in the Wireless Communication Laboratory of the same department. His research interests are in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Human Computer Interaction. In parallel with his studies he has been working as computer and network engineer, database administrator, and software developer (Java, python, etc.).

Prof Nikos Fakotakis, MSc, PhD

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Prof. Nikos Fakotakis received the B.Sc. degree from the University of London (UK) in Electronics in 1978, the M.Sc. degree in Electronics from the University of Wales (UK), and the Ph.D. degree in Speech Processing from the University of Patras, (Greece) in 1986. From 1986 to 1992 he was lecturer in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Patras, from 1992 to 1999 Assistant Professor, from 2000 to 2003 he has been Associate Professor and since 2003 he is Professor in the area of Speech and Natural Language Processing.

Prof Todor Ganchev, PhD

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Assoc. Prof. Todor Ganchev, PhD, is the Head of the Applied Signal Processing Laboratory. Apr. 2016: Joined the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering at TU-Varna. Dec. 2015: Faculty member of the Faculty of Automation and Computing, TU-Varna. Oct. 2012: Faculty member of the Department of Electronics, TU-Varna. Nov. 2005: Ph.D. degree from the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, Greece. Jul. 1993: Diploma Engineer degree in Electrical engineering from the Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria. Authored/co-authored over 150 scientific publications in the areas of bioacoustics, signal processing, speech and audio processing, pattern recognition, and signal processing applications (cf. Google Scholar, ResearchGate)

Mr Stamatis Karlos, MSc, PhD (current)

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Stamatis Karlos was born in Tripolis, Greece in 1988. He received his diploma from the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, in 2011. He completed his final year project (MSc Thesis equivalent) working on a "Simulation of Operations on smart digital microphones in Matlab". However, feeling charmed by the concepts of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, he followed a post-graduate program at the Department of Mathematics, University of Patras in 2012, which led him to a master's degree on Computational Mathematics and Informatics. Since March of 2015, he has been working towards a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Sotiris Kotsiantis. The main topic of his research is "Advanced Machine Learning algorithms under Semi-Supervised Learning".

Dr Otilia Kocsis, MSc, PhD

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Dr. Otilia Kocsis received her BSc degree in Physics from the University “Al.I. Cuza” Iasi (Romania) in 1996, the MSc degree in Medical Physics from the University of Patras (1998), and the PhD degree in Medical Physics from the University of Patras (2004). From November 2002 until February 2008 she was working as a consultant for speech-based systems integration at SingularLogic A.E. (Greece). At the same time she was actively involved in a number of IST R&D projects (e.g. GEMINI, AMIGO, POLIAS). In the period March 2008 – June 2013 she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Group of WCL, and was involved in the implementation of many R&D projects (MoveOn, PlayMancer, AmiBio, DRYMOS). In parallel, between September 2007 – February 2012 she was appointed on the position of Assistant Professor at the Technical Educational Institute of Patras, to teach Informatics and Research Methodology at the Social Workers School. In the period July 2013 – October 2015 she worked as an external consultant at SingularLogic, for the implementation of the R&D projects TELECARE and Cloud4All. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Visualization and Virtual Reality Group. Her general research interests include telemedicine, mHealth, user modelling and profiling, and human computer interaction. She is author and co-author of more than 30 publications in international journals, conferences and edited books, and she has acted as a reviewer for several conferences.

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