Short Curriculum

Biosketch

Born in 1980 in Athens and raised in the Aegean island of Icaria. Studied physics (BSc) and computational physics (MSc) at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Subsequently moved to Athens and Berlin as a PhD scholar. Obtained PhD in Applied Mathematics, for studies of synchronization in complex systems. Started postdoctoral research at Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin and continue at University of Barcelona. Worked as researcher in the Computational Neuroscience group at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and recently granted the “MOVE-IN Louvain” international fellowship for performing research in complex systems in naXys, Belgium.

Education

2011: PhD in Physics, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Athens.
2006: MSc in Computational Physics, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki.
2004: BSc in Physics, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki.

Languages: Greek, English, Spanish, German (B1).

Research experience

2017

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher.
naXys, Namur Center for Complex Systems
University of Namur, Department of Mathematics, Namur, Belgium.
Complex Systems Group (Prof. Timoteo Carletti).

2016-2017

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher.
Center for Brain and Cognition
Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC)
Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain.
Computational Neuroscience Group (Prof. Gustavo Deco).

2013-2016

Postdoctoral researcher.
University of Barcelona, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Barcelona, Spain.
Complex Lab Barcelona (Prof. Albert Díaz-Guilera).

2011-2013

Postdoctoral research fellow.
Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Department of Physical Chemistry, Berlin, Germany.
Complex Systems Group (Prof. Alexander S. Mikhailov).

09.2009-06.2010

Doctoral research scholar.
Humboldt University of Berlin, Department of Physics, Berlin, Germany.
TSP/TSD Group (Prof. Lutz Schimansky-Geier)

10-12.2007

Visiting doctoral scholar.
Humboldt University of Berlin, Department of Physics, Berlin, Germany.
TSP/TSD Group (Prof. Lutz Schimansky-Geier)

2007-2011

Doctoral scholar.
National Research Center “Demokritos”, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Athens, Greece.
Statistical Mechanics and Complex Dynamical Systems Group (Prof. Astero Provata)

 

Fellowships, Grants and Activities

2017

MOVE-IN Louvain” Incoming post-doc Fellowship, co-funded by the Marie Curie Actions of the European Commission for studying “Self-organization and self-adaptation of complex networks”.
naXys, Namur Center for Complex Systems, University of Namur, Department of Mathematics.

2014

John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation research fellowship for studying “Collective behavior in networks of biological neurons: mathematical modeling and software development”. Collaborating institutes:
1. NCSR “Demokritos” Athens
2. University of Barcelona
3. University of Aberdeen
4. University of Patras
5. Universiteit van Amsterdam

2013

IKYDA (IKY-DAAD) Exchange Program: “Chimera states in dynamical networks of nonlinear systems” (Coordinator: Dr. J. Hizanidis, NCSR “Demokritos”)

2008

Scholarship of distinction of year 2008 by the Research Committee of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

2007-2011

Doctoral research scholarship by the Institute of Physical Chemistry (Statistical Mechanics & Complex Dynamical Systems Group in the National Research Center “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece

2005

Award of excellence by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) for performance on the M.Sc. in Computational Physics

2004

Distinction of every class completed, Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.