I am a tenured researcher (chargé de recherche – CR1) at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) working with the POLARIS team at the Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble. My research interests lie in algorithmic learning, optimization, game theory, and their applications to networks, telecommunications, and data science.

As an undergrad, I was a physics major at the University of Athens (my diploma thesis was on Gauss’s law and residue calculus in the framework of de Rham cohomology). After graduating in 2003, I enrolled in the graduate program of the Mathematics Department of Brown University. While there, I worked on differential geometry with George Daskalopoulos and I got my M.Sc. and M.Phil. in Mathematics in 2005 and 2006 respectively. My interests then shifted to applied mathematics and computer science, so I opted out of Brown’s graduate program and returned to the University of Athens where I started my thesis work with Aris Moustakas in 2006. During my Ph.D., I worked on the applications of game theory to wireless networks and I completed my thesis on “Stochastic perturbations in game theory and applications to networks” in 2010. Subsequently, I spent 2010–2011 as a post-doc at the École Polytechnique in Paris, working on game theory and learning with Rida Laraki.

Since 2011, I have been a tenured CNRS researcher at the Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble, working at the interface of algorithmic learning, optimization, game theory, and their applications to networks and data science... and I’m still liable to drop whatever it is I’m doing at the moment if presented with a cute problem!