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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)
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
Probability Theory, Digital Image Processing, Speech Processing, Random Processes, Statistics, Mathematical Pattern Recognition, Wavelets, Information Theory, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Probabilistic Graphical Models
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)
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)
Programming Skills : C/C++, Python, Perl, Matlab, Java, Fortran, HTML
Knowledge of : Unix, Linux, Latex, HTK Speech Toolbox, SPSS, HPCC Computing Cluster