Nikiforos Pittaras

Nikiforos Pittaras

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I am a Machine Learning scientist, currently working in different ML Research and Engineering roles in multiple domains, including Argument Mining, Multimodal Neurodegenerative Disease Prediction, AI Safety and Alignment.

You can get a short (updated 02-2023) and a long (out of date, but with uni courses / projects) version of my CV.

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  • PhD in machine learning, from the Informatics and Telecommunications department (DIT) of the University of Athens (UoA), co-supervised by the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications (IIT) of the National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos (NCSRD) , funded by the St. Niarchos 2017 Industrial PhD scholarships. My thesis was titled Beyond Deep Learning: Enriching Data Representations for Machine Learning Tasks.

  • MSc in Signal and Information Processing and Learning from DIT of the UoA. My thesis was Multimodal video classification with deep neural networks.

  • BSc in Computer Science from the Computer Science and Engineering department of the University of Ioannina, where my thesis was titled Image registration with unified particle swarm optimization.

Work Experience

Current role(s):

Past roles:

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning in text and multimedia
  • Neural networks and Deep Learning
  • Automatic Summarization
  • AI Safety and Alignment (AISC6, AGISF2022)