- B.Eng. Degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete. (2000)
- Master’s Degree in Information Systems, University of Macedonia. (2013)
- PhD Candidate. Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia (2017 – now )
For the past fifteen years I have worked as a permanent IT Instructor in high schools and vocational education. I have launched several innovative educational projects in IT and custom educational Robotics with my students. Some of them that make me proud are: Askoroby. The toy car that became a robot (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuHSAYlEe1g). Vehicle follower. A car that follows the front car with fuzzy logic control (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyl4bzfvmoo). Smartjacket. A jacket for blind people (http://smartjacket.weebly.com). During my undergraduate studies my scientific interests were focused in real-time systems concerning embedded computing and reconfigurable logic. Object oriented programming, web technologies and operational research attracted my interest in my Master’s degree. My Master’s thesis proposed a method, based on linear programming, for adaptive matching in peer assessment which is an educational evaluation process between students. An online information system was developed with PHP and MySQL to test the proposed method with the participation of postgraduate students. I always enjoy learning new things for computer science and the last two years I attended several MOOC courses, most of them relative to machine learning and data science. Influenced by Geoffrey Hinton, Andrew Ng and the educational revolution that MOOCs introduced I believe that machine learning will change the history of the world. In May of 2017 I was accepted as a PhD candidate in opinion mining/sentiment analysis. A scientific field that combines machine learning and linguistics for identifying human emotions form text. I am very excited with my PhD subject and I hope that my future contribution will be just a brick of the wall.
PhD subject: Opinion mining with the use of dynamic knowledge discovery and representation.
Research interests: Opinion Mining/Sentiment Analysis, Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Semantic Representation, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Probabilistic Graphical Models, Deep Learning for text Classification, Data Science at Scale, Adaptive MOOCs, IoT, Embedded Systems
Personal Site: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stavridiskonstantinos/
E-mail: staurid [at] uom.edu.gr
”Artificial Intelligence is the new electricity.” Andrew Ng