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Graduate Studies

  • University of Southern california (USC) in the Electrical Engineering department (EE) (Sept.2007-present)

  • PhD Candidate in Electrical Engineering

  • Research Advisor: Prof. Shrikanth Narayanan

  • MS Degree in Electrical Engineering from USC with GPA 3.85 (Sept.2007-May 2009)

Research Interests

  • Multimodal and Speech Signal Processing, Machine Learning, Statistical Modeling, Affective Computing.

  • Human-centered Computing and Applications to Healthcare, Commerce, and Arts.


  • Affective Human Behavior Analysis/Recognition of human emotional expression using speech, facial expressions, body language, and context information .

  • Expeditions in Computing (Autism) Analysis/Modeling of facial expressions of children with autism spectrum disorders (healthcare data analytics)

  • Microsoft Research Internship Machine learning approaches for discriminative belief tracking in spoken dialog systems.


  • Has received a best poster award for poster 'Quantifying Atypicality in Affective Facial Expressions of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders', at the Ming Hsieh research festival at USC (2012-2013).

  • Has been awarded the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Merit Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • Has received an honorable mention for the article 'Context-Sensitive Learning for Enhanced Audiovisual Emotion Classification', by the EE department at USC (2011-2012).

  • Has received the Signal Processing Society (SPS) travel grant to fund travel expenses for ICASSP 2012.

  • Has been awarded a Myronis scholarship for the academic year 2009-2010 by the EE department at USC

  • Has been awarded a PhD Provost scholarship for the academic years 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 by the EE department of USC

  • Has received distinction for her academic performance during the academic year 2003-2004 from Technical Chamber of Greece

Graduate Coursework

  • Probability Theory, Digital Image Processing, Speech Processing, Random Processes, Statistics, Mathematical Pattern Recognition, Wavelets, Information Theory, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Probabilistic Graphical Models

Undergraduate Studies

  • National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) (Sept. 2002 - July 2007)

  • Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), expertize in Computer Engineering

  • GPA: 9.5/10 (with honors)

Work Experience

  • Research Assistant at SAIL lab at USC, working on multimodal affective state recognition and analysis, and applications to healthcare (Sept. 2007 - present)

  • Summer Internship at Microsoft Research, working on discriminative belief tracking for spoken dialog systems under the supervision of J. Williams and D. Bohus (June - Aug. 2012)

  • Employed by the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS), in Athens, Greece, working on diarization of broadcast news data (Dec. 2006 - July 2007)

  • Summer Internship position in Technological University of Chemnitz, in Chemnitz, Germany (July - Aug. 2006)

  • Tutored algebra and geometry to high school students (2003-2005)

  • Worked as a volunteer in the Athens Paralympic games (Sept. 2004)

Computer Skills

  • Programming Skills : C/C++, Python, Perl, Matlab, Java, Fortran, HTML

  • Knowledge of : Unix, Linux, Latex, HTK Speech Toolbox, SPSS, HPCC Computing Cluster


  • Greek: Mother tongue

  • English : Excellent level

  • French : Conversational level

  • Spanish : Basic level


  • Literature, Music, Cinema, Traveling