Panagiotis Tzirakis is a 3rd year PhD student in High Performance Embedded and Distributed Systems (HiPEDS) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) programme supported by a CDT HiPEDS scholarship. He is affiliated with iBUG group under the supervision of Dr. Bjoern Schuller and Dr. Stefanos Zafeiriou. His research interests are in the areas of deep learning, face identification,speech recognition, and multimodal phenomena.
Prior to the PhD, Panagiotis finished his Master's degree in University of Crete in the Computer Science Department. He worked in the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) and his thesis focused on feature selection algorithms for big data, under the supervision of Dr. Ioannis Tsamardinos.
He completed his undergraduate in the University of Western Macedonia, in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunication Engineering. His thesis was supervised by Dr. Christos Tjortjis and concerned on improving decision tree classification algorithm.