Role: PhD Student in Speech and Language Technologies and their Applications, The University of Sheffield.

Subject area: Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer Science

Nationality: Greek


I am a PhD student in Speech and Language Technologies and their Applications at the University of Sheffield.  I am enabling computers to process and interact with human languages.


GCSE (or equivalent): Greek higher education system

A-level (or equivalent): Greek university-entry exams in Greek Language, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Programming, Business Administration, Economics

• Integrated Master's in Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
• PhD in Speech and Language Technologies and their Applications (ongoing), University of Sheffield

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My research

I develop computational methods that enable computers to process and interact with human languages. Such models simplify human-computer interaction (eg with chatbots) and allow computers to understand human texts and do useful tasks with them (translate, summarise, retrieve information, tell if a film review is good, or understand emotions expressed).

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My inspiration

I’ve always wanted to do creative work that pushes the limits of our tech capabilities, solves real problems, and provides added value to humanity. Once my path met language technologies, I knew how I could achieve this, as I always believed in the expressive power of words.

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Who is your STEM hero?

Alan Turing, an English mathematician of the early 20th century, was the father of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. His famous Turing Test for intelligent machines still drives modern AI research. He also worked as a leading codebreaker during WWII, playing a crucial role in cracking Axis coded messages.

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Most significant discovery/invention?

The printing press and the transistor. The latter enabled electronic devices and essentially computers, while the first accelerated the spread of knowledge and the dissemination of ideas before it was cool.

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Career options after study

  • Researcher for AI and Natural Language Processing
  • Computer Engineer developing AI-enabled applications
  • Business consultant for language technology
  • Data Analyst for text data (e.g. social media posts or legal contracts)
  • Entrepreneur
  • Academic
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My hobbies

Travelling, exploring flavours, books, news and reading printed newspapers.