Team Members

Leadership

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Tagkopoulos Ilias

Founder

Dr. Tagkopoulos is a leading expert in computational science with a focus in biomedical and business applications. He is a tenured associate professor of Computer Science and Genome Center, University of California, Davis. Prior joining University of California, Ilias was an associate of Credit Suisse, NY office, working on fixed income derivatives models and tools. Ilias holds a Diploma from University of Patras, a MSc from Columbia University and a PhD from Princeton University, all in Electrical Engineering.

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Aisopos Kostas

Director, Software Engineering

Dr. Kostas Aisopos is the Chief Architect of the PIPA infrastructure and team lead for the automated machine learning project. Before joining PIPA, Kostas spend five years with Microsoft Inc. working on projects related to Windows Mobile and Cortana AI. He holds a Diploma from University of Patras (Greece), a MSc from Princeton and a PhD from Princeton/MIT, all in electrical and computer engineering.

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Minseung Kim

Director, Machine Learning

Minseung is an expert in applied machine learning and AI, with a focus on applications for medical, biological and agricultural data. During his PhD, he has worked in multi-omics integration of multi-scale biological data and machine learning techniques for genome-scale modeling. He has degrees from Hongik University (Korea), Illinois Institute of Technology, Columbia University and University of California, Davis.

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Berici Eli

Director, Grants and Contracts

Ms. Berici is responsible for regulatory compliance, contracts and financial management. Prior joining PIPA, she was a grants and contracts officer with the University of California, Davis. Eli attended Seinajoki Business School (Finland) and has a BSc in Economics from University of Patras (Greece).

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Kokkinos Yiannis

Senior Data Scientist

Dr. Kokkinos is a data scientist who got his BSc in Physics sometime in the past millennium. Yiannis holds a MSc and PhD degree from the Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, with a focus on Large-scale parallel data mining through Machine Learning. He has published more than twenty scientific papers related to ML. Yiannis has worked as software developer, as CS instructor in various institutions and as data scientist for CRM data.

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Vergidis Kostas

Academic collaborator

Dr. Vergidis is an academic collaborator. He is an expert in operations research and business process optimization. Kostas is a tenure-track assistant professor at the Applied Informatics department, University of Macedonia, has a BS in Applied Informatics from the same university and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cranfield University, UK.

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Aristomenopoulos Giorgos

Project Manager

Giorgos is computer engineer with long experience in technical project management of multifaceted projects on various business and application domains. Engineer by nature, identifies problems in every solution and strives for eternal optimization. Giorgos holds a PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from NTUA and a MSc in Computer Engineeering from University of Patras.

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Diamantis Zisis

Office Manager, System Admin

Zisis is our office manager. He is also a system admin with a specialization in network security and penetration testing. Zisis has a Diploma in Informatics and Telecommunications from the University of Peloponnese.

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Gklavas Orestis

Software Engineer

Orestis is a computer scientist with several years of experience in full stack development. He currently specializes in Middleware development for security and scalability. Orestis holds a Diploma in Computer Engineering and Informatics from University of Patras, Greece.

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Gannoum Salim

Software Engineer

Salim is an experienced software engineer in system architectures, protocols and Java technologies. Salim worked for 3 years in Intracom on Carrier Ethernet Services implementation and Software Defined Network logic. Salim has a BSc in Applied Informatics from University of Macedonia and a MSc in Communication Systems from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

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Tsironi Katia

Software Engineer

Katia is a data scientist and software developer with expertise in Azure technologies and front-end development. She holds a Diploma in Computer Science and a MSc in Medical Informatics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

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Vasilaki Lamprini

Software Engineer

Lamprini is a computer engineer who specializes in server-side middleware engineering and scalable software development. Lamprini has a Diploma in Computer and Communications Engineering from the University of Thessaly.

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Panagiotakos Theodoros

Data Scientist

After receiving his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from NTUA, with expertise in operations research, Thodoris worked as a data warehouse and business intelligence consultant with Teradata.He contributed in several projects in the Middle East, Cyprus and Greece, before deciding to pursue his passion for machine learning. Thodoris also holds a M.Sc in Data Science from the University of Edinburgh.

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Nikolakopoulos Chris

Software Engineer

Chris is an experienced Front-end developer with specialization on web services, design and applications. Chris has a BSc in Software Engineering from the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus and a MSc from the University of York, UK.

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Giannouli Christina

UI/UX Designer

Christina is a self-taught UI Designer and Front-end Developer with great expertise in CSS3. She loves creating unique user interfaces and bringing them to life using the latest web technologies. Christina after graduated with a BEng in Civil Engineering from T.E.I. of Thessaloniki she then followed her passion on Front-end Development and Design.

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Koutoupas Fotis

Software Engineer

Fotis is a software engineer who specializes in scalable frond-end technologies. He enjoys writing clean code, implementing end to end testing and good tooling. He is also a contributor in open-source projects. Fotis graduated from CITY College (Faculty of Sheffield University) with a BSc in Computer Science.

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Karadaki Pinelopi

Legal Counsel

Pinelopi is attorney at law in Heraklion, Creta. She has a diploma in law from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

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Sherman Doug

Software Engineer

Doug is a software engineer who specializes in Machine Learning, Data Analytics, and their applications to biological systems. Originally from Boston, he double majored in Computer Science and Computational Mathematics at University of California - Davis. Pursuing his passion in applying rigorous Mathematics to Machine Learning, he continued his education at UC Davis towards a MS in Computer Science. Previously, he lead the development of analytical tools at Forage Genetics int.

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Polizos Chris

Office Administrator

Chris is our office administrator. He possesses a long track record of working in various administrative roles. Chris holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting & Finance and a Master's in Business Administration (MBA), both from the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki.

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Balanos John

Software Development Manager

John Balanos is a seasoned Software Architect and Software Development Manager. John has worked in various software projects in telecoms , tourism and  retails sectors among others. He is a passionate agile coach, trying to transform and lead teams of software engineers through agile software development principles. John is a strong supporter of clean code, test driven development and solid design principles. He spends most of his free time learning new technologies like blockchain and ethereum, contributing in the local meet up communities and hacking while trying to find the next "big thing".