Dr Giorgos Giannopoulos received his Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, in 2006 and his PhD in Computer Science from NTUA in 2013. He is currently a Scientific Associate at Athena Research and Innovation Center and at the Operational Unit BEYOND Centre of the National Observatory of Athens, while he has also collaborated with the University of Athens, the National Centre for Social Research and the University of the Peloponnese in research and teaching activities. He has performed research on the fields of Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, Data Integration, Geospatial Data Management and Analysis and Semantic Web, while he has been involved in the specification, design and development of cataloguing services for European Research Infrastructures. His current research interests focus on the adaptation and extension of Machine/Deep Learning methods in various disciplines, including: fairness and explainability of ML algorithms and pipelines; ML-driven next day prediction of forest fires; pattern recognition on RES timeseries; explanation and prediction of Solar events; ML-driven data integration and annotation; and fact checking. He has been involved in several National and European R&D projects in various roles: software engineer, researcher, work package leader, proposal contributor and coordinator. He has published more than 50 papers and contributed to the development of open source tools in the above areas. Google Scholar Citations reports more than 1600 citations to his work and h-index 16.
Applied ML; Fairness and Explainability of ML algorithms and pipelines; ML-driven next day fire prediction; Data Integration.