Resume

Education

09/2010 – 02/017

Diploma (equivalent to B.Eng + M.Eng), Department of Computer Engineering & Informatics, School of Engineering, University of Patras, GPA – 6.87

Thesis

Design and Implementation of a Methodology for the Automatic Identification
of the User Geographic Idiom in a Social Media Text Corpus. Š
supervisor: Megalooikonomou Vasileios, grade: 10/10

2007 – 2010

Ptychion, Patras Experimental High School, grade: “Very good”


Working Experience

05/2020 – Present

Data Engineer, Convert Group, Athens

  • ETL Pipelines
  • Deployment of Machine Learning Models in production

02/2017 – Present

Data Scientist, XPLAIN, Athens

  • Data mining using state-of- he-art and disruptive methods
  • Text Mining and Natural Language Processing
  • Design of Distributed Web Crawlers
  • Database engineering and designing data flows and pipelines
  • Deployment of Machine Learning Models in production

03/2016 – 06/2016

Junior Web Developer – Intern, Sociality, Athens.

  • Web development using WordPress CMS
  • WordPress plugin development for Woocommerce e-commerce plugin
  • Custom functions for WordPress CMS

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Social Media Analysis
  • Deep Learning

Technical Skills

Programming Languages

  • Python
  • HTML/CSS
  • PHP
  • Matlab
  • LaTeX
  • Bash
  • C/C++
  • Ruby

Databases/Big Data Technologies

  • MySQL/MariaDB
  • Redis
  • Apache Cassandra
  • ELK Stack
  • Apache Spark/PySpark
  • Apache Solr

Data Science Libraries/Platforms

  • NLTK
  • Pandas
  • Numpy
  • Scikit-Learn
  • Keras

Web Scraping Libraries/Frameworks

  • lxml
  • Selenium
  • Scrapy
  • Beautiful Soup

Web Technologies

  • Django
  • WordPress
  • RESTful

Version control Systems/Platforms

  • GIT
  • Github
  • Bitbucket

Miscellaneous Tools

  • Docker
  • Docker Swarm
  • Celery

Publications

1

Simaki, V., Simakis, P., Paradis, C., & Kerren, A. (2018). Detection of Stance-Related Characteristics in Social Media Text. In SETN ’18: 10th Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intelligence New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. DOI: 10.1145/3200947.3201017

2

Simaki, V., Simakis, P., Paradis, C, & Kerren, A. (2017). Identifying the Authors’ National Variety of English in Social Media Text. In Proceedings of RANLP 2017 – Recent Advances in Natural Language, ACL Anthology (in press)


Languages

Greek

Native

English

Certificate of Proficiency in English, The University of Mishigan (level C2)

French

Delf A2


Certification

02/2020

Applied Text Mining in Python – Coursera YZE4BUMWFW95

02/2020

Sequences, Time Series and Prediction – Coursera BL265KEA5MP3

12/2017

Spark and Python for Big Data with PySpark – Udemy UCWDTQLPM6

04/2017

Solr 101 – Big Data University BD0137EN


Conferences

03/2019

Oπe\n conference, Athens.

11/2017

2th DevOps Conference 2017, Athens

11/2017

10th Conference of Free and Open Source Software Communities,
Athens

05/2011

4th Conference of Free and Open Source Software Communities,
Patras


Interests

  • GNU/Linux
  • Big Data
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing

Activities

  • Photography
  • Music
  • Cinema
  • Sailing