decIsion Making for
Ambient INtelligence
Environments

Short Bio


I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Engineering Department at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). Before that, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). I received my Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering in 2014 and 2010 respectively from the University of Southern California (USC) and my undergraduate degree in computer engineering & informatics from the University of Patras in 2007.

My research interests include decision making under uncertainty, machine learning, Internet of Things & e-health applications, detection & estimation theory, intelligent systems design, signal processing & communications, optimization, pervasive computing, sensor networks, stochastic control, embedded systems.



  Link to Curriculum vitae


Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards


  • Gerondelis Foundation Scholarship, 2014.

  • USC EE Ming Hsieh Institute Travel Grant for attending GlobalSIP 2013.

  • USC WiSE Travel Grant for attending ISIT 2013.

  • USC Intel Foundation Fellowship finalist, 2013.

  • Nominee for Best Teaching Assistant Award by the Department of Electrical Engineering for the course of Communication Theory (EE 564), 2012.

  • USC WiSE Travel Grant for attending INFOCOM 2012.

  • Panagiotis Triantafyllidis Fellowship, financial support for outstanding Greek students studying at US Institutions, 2010-2012.

  • USC Myronis Fellowship, tuition/stipend for the academic year 2010-2011.

  • Andreas Metzelopoulos Scholarship, financial support for outstanding Greek students studying at US Institutions, 2008-2010.

  • USC Viterbi's Dean Fellowship, tuition/stipend, 2008-2012.

  • Clark School of Engineering Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, University of Maryland, College Park, 2008 (Declined).

  • Mutual Educational Exchange Grant, Fulbright Institution, 2008 (Declined).

  • Distinction & Award by the Technical Chamber of Greece for graduating 2nd in class of 2007.

  • Distinction & Award by the Greek Women's Engineering Association for graduating 1st among all women in class of 2007.

  • Honor by University of Patras for graduating 2nd among the students of two engineering departments, 2007.

  • Distinctions & Awards by the Greek National Scholarship Foundation for academic performance on undergraduate studies, 2005-2007.

  • Skoura Foundation Fellowship for academic performance on undergraduate studies, 2004-2005.

  • Nominee for Undergraduate Studies Award by the Greek National Scholarship Foundation for ranking in the top 4% of the class, 2002-2005.

  • Honor by the University of Patras for admission at the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department (rank: 13/200), 2002.

  • Award of Excellence for academic performance by the Greek Ministry of Education, 1997-2002.


Talks


  • Guess who: active state tracking in the IoT era, University of North Texas (7 March 2016), University of Southern California (28 March 2016), University of Massachusetts, Boston (1 April 2016), University at Albany, SYNY (12 April 2016), University of Virginia (18 April 2016).

  • Active state tracking in heterogeneous sensor networks, Stanford University, 23 July 2014.

  • Active state tracking in heterogeneous sensor networks via controlled sensing, Cognitive and Algorithmic Decision-Making Seminar, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 30 April 2014.

  • Active state tracking in heterogeneous sensor networks, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 17 April 2014.

  • Active state tracking in heterogeneous sensor networks via controlled sensing, USC EE CommNetS Seminar, Los Angeles, CA, 19 February 2014.

  • A Unified Framework for Energy Efficient Physical Activity Tracking, Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, 4 November 2013.

  • Non-linear smoothers for discrete-time, finite-state Markov chains, ISIT, Istanbul, Turkey, 11 July 2013.

  • Heterogeneous Time-Resource Allocation in Wireless Body Area Networks for Green, Maximum Likelihood Activity Detection, ICC, Ottawa, Canada, 12 June 2012.

  • A POMDP Framework for Heterogeneous Sensor Selection in Wireless Body Area Networks, INFOCOM, Orland, FL, 26 March 2012.

  • POMDP Framework for Optimal Sensor Selection and Activity Detection in Wireless Body Area Networks, IWSM, Stanford, CA, 11 June 2011.