Research Interests
(Medical) Visualization and Visual Analytics, Data Physicalization, Image Processing, and Machine Learning.

Professional Experience 
September 2020–Currently: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Scientific Visualization and Computer Graphics Research Group, Bernoulli Institute, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
February 2017–August 2020: Univ. Assistant (Post-Doc) in Medical Visualization, Research Unit of Computer Graphics (VisGroup), Institute of Visual Computing & Human-Centered Technology, TU Wien, Austria.
March 2013–February 2017: Ph.D. Candidate, Medical Image Analysis (IMAG/e) Group, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.
September 2013–January 2017: Visiting Researcher, Computer Graphics and Visualization (CGV) Group, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. 
April 2016–July 2016: Visiting ResearcherResearch Unit of Computer Graphics (VisGroup), Institute of Visual Computing & Human-Centered Technology (former name: Institute for Computer Graphics and Algorithms), TU Wien, Austria.
October 2012–March 2013: Data Scientist, Orthopedics Department, Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), The Netherlands.

Education
March 2013–March 2017: Ph.D. in Medical Visualization. Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), the Netherlands.
Advisors: dr. Anna Vilanova, Prof. dr. ir. Marcel Breeuwer
September 2010–October 2012: M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering. Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands.
Advisors: dr. C.P.Botha, dr. D.F.Malan.
September 2005–June 2010: Diploma (B.Sc. & M.Sc.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering. National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece.

Awards
Best short paper awarded at IEEE Vis 2020 (October 2020).
EG VCBM Certificate of Appreciation awarded at EG VCBM2020 (September 2020).
Image Contest Award (People’s choice) awarded at EG VCBM2019 (September 2019).
Best short paper–Honorable Mention (Eurographics Association) awarded at EuroVis2018 (June 2018).
EuroVis Best PhD Award 2018 (Eurographics Association) awarded at EuroVis2018 (June 2018).
Dirk Bartz Prize 2017 for Visual Computing in Medicine (Eurographics Association)—1st place (April 2017).
Nomination for IEEE VGTC VPG doctoral dissertation award (March 2017).

Other Professional Activities
General Co-Chair for Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine (2021–2023).
IEEE Vis Panel Co-Organizer together with Ingrid Hotz (October 2020).
NII Shonan Meeting Co-Organizer on “Formalizing Biological and Medical Visualization” with Barbora Kozlikova, Johanna Beyer, Timo Ropinski, Issei Fujishiro (February 2020).
EG VCBM Workshop: Short paper chair (2019, 2020), General Co-Chair (2019).
Guest Editor Computers and Graphics Journal (Special Section on Visual Computing in Biology and Medicine–2019,2020).
EG EuroVis: Poster Co-Chair (2018, 2019), Organization Committee (2018).
Member of the Steering Committee of GI‐Fachgruppe “Visual Computing in Biologie und Medizin” (2017–currently).
Lecturer at the SERC2017 Summer School in Visualization, Sweden.
Conference & Journal Paper Reviewing. 

Publications Summary (Full List)
Peer-reviewed publications: 13 journal articles, 16 conference papers.
Other publications: 1 book chapter, 2 books, several posters & workshop abstracts.
Citations: 161 (Google Scholar in Dec 2020).
Indices: h-index 8, i10-index 6 (Google Scholar in Dec 2020).

Interests
Travelling and photography.
Dancing.
Reading books.
Cooking and baking.
Skiing and hiking.
Learning languages: native speaker of Greek and Italian, proficient in English, able to speak and write in Russian (B2), Spanish (B2), Dutch (B1), French (B1), and German (A2).

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