In 2017 I finished my Masters at the University of Edinburgh where I specialised in applied Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing.
More specifically, I learned a lot about the dark art of training neural networks and became familiar with the language modelling and dependency parsing literature.
My dissertation, supervised by Adam Lopez and Clara Vania, was on analysing the syntactic structure of sentences using neural network models for languages with rich morphology (demo, code, write up). The results confirmed that for such languages, encoders which construct word representations from characters significantly outperform others that model the input on the word level.
Before that I worked on Named Entity Recognition for Greek and Serbian under the supervision of Iraklis Varlamis.
I graduated from Harokopio University of Athens in 2014. For my B.Sc. dissertation, supervised by Rania Hatzi, Mara Nikolaidou and Dimosthenis Anagnostopoulos, I constructed a word similarity measure from synonym graphs with the intent of aligning sentences to recognise textual entailment. The word representations I constructed were influenced by the lectures - reading of the book Gödel, Escher, Bach.