University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California USA

  • PhD Student, Electrical Engineering (Sept. 2010 - present), Advisor: Prof. Shrikanth Narayanan

  • MS, Electrical Engineering (Sept. 2010 - May 2012), GPA: 3.74/4.0

National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

  • Diploma (5-year degree), Electrical and Computer Engineering (Sept. 2005 - July 2010), GPA: 9.44/10.0 (with honors)

  • Thesis: “Automatic Emotion Recognition from Speech”, Advisor: Prof. Petros Maragos

Research Interests

  • Multimodal signal processing, physiological signals, speech processing

  • Behavioral signal processing, affective computing and applications to healthcare, education and commerce


  • NSF (Expeditions in Computing): Computational Behavioral Science: Modeling, Analysis and Visualization of Social and Communicative Behavior

  • DARPA (with IBM) RATS Project: Targeted Robust Audio Processing (TRAP) System


  • Annenberg Graduate Fellowship, USC (academic years 2010-2011, 2011-2012)

  • Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Graduate Top-off Fellowship (academic years 2010- 2011, 2011-2012)

  • Academic Honor from Federal Scholarship Institution of Greece (academic years 2005-2006, 2007- 2008)

  • Prize in the national competition in Mathematics for high school students, Greece (2002, 2003, 2005)

Employment and Research Experience

  • Signal Analysis and Interpretation Lab (SAIL), University of Southern California, Research Assistant (summer of 2011, June 2012 - present)

  • Mental Health Care Unit, Evgenidion Hospital University of Athens, Undergraduate Researcher (June 2009 - July 2010)


  • Programming Languages: C/C++, Java, Python, Perl, Pascal, Assembly, HTML, Prolog

  • Tools: Matlab, Bash, HTK Speech Recognition Toolkit, Sonic Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition System, HPCC Computing Cluster, Latex

  • Greek (native), English (excellent), French (excellent), German (basic)

Graduate Coursework

Probability Theory, Random Processes, Statistics, Mathematical Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Probabilistic Graphical Models, Advanced Topics in Automatic Speech Recognition, Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Digital Image Processing, Computer Vision