Welcome

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Learning Algorithms and Sytsems Labarotarory, (LASA), EPFL, Switzerland where I collaborate with Prof. Aude Billard. I am involved in both teaching and research activities.

Before that, I was with the Intelligent and Interactive Systems Lab, University of Innsbruck, Austria collaborating with Proff. Justus Piater. My research field is robot learning for industrial applications focusing on kinesthetic teaching, movement primitives and reinforcement learning.

I have been awarded a Ph.D. degree from Aalborg University in the field of Robot Learning under the supervision of Prof. Lazaros Nalpantidis and Prof. Volker Kr├╝ger. I was a member of the Robotics Vision and Machine Intelligence RVMI lab of the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department. My Ph.D. research was focused on model learning for control of industrial robots.

I was awarded M.Sc degree, with distinction, on Artificial Intelligence form the University of Edinburgh, Department of Informatics. My thesis investigated the impact of internal models on self-organised robot controllers and it was supervised by Prof Michael Herrmann

I also hold a Dip.Eng degree on Production Engineering from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece DUTH, Department of Production and Management Engineering. My thesis was on Hebbian learning of fuzzy cognitive maps and it supervised by Prof. George Papakostas and Prof. Dimitrios Koulourioths

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Research Interests

My main research interest is Machine Learning and its applications on both robot control and cognition. I enjoy developing and applying novel ML algorithms that make robots capable to explore their embodiment and environment while they learn a task. I focus on industrial applications where robots can become capable to learn different manufacturing tasks without the need of re-programming. My research intersets include:

  • Learning from demonstration
  • Model Learning for Control
  • Bayesian Methods
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Industrial Robots

Academic Qualifications

Year Qualification Subject Affiliation
2018 - Today Postdoc and lecturer Robot Learning EPFL
2017 - 2018 Postdoc Robot Learning University of Innsbruck
2013 - 2017 Ph.D. Fellow Robot Learning Aalborg University
2012 -2013 M.Sc. with Distinction Artificial Intelligence University of Edinburgh
2005 -2012 Dip.Eng. Production Engineering DUTH