I am a Teaching and Research Fellow in the Centre for Medical Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.
In my research I employ artificial intelligence methods to improve the delivery of healthcare services. I am particularly interested in AI-enabled process modelling, workflow analysis, social machines and their applications in healthcare.
I am also leading a range of introductory data science and computing courses, including Medical Informatics and the Code Yourself! MOOC.
Previously, I worked as a Senior Researcher in the SociaM project, looking at the theory and practice of healthcare social machines. I was also a Research Associate in the WorkflowFM project, which aimed to support patient safety through the use of formal methods. I obtained my PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2012, entitled "Analysing Supply Chain Operation Dynamics through Logic-Based Modelling and Simulation".
I am interested in the coordination of complex, distributed and dynamic systems, such as healthcare systems, supply chains and online learning systems. I employ artificial intelligence methods to model, simulate and analyse complex workflows, as well as diagnose delays and poor performance.
I am investigating healthcare procedures followed by clinicians in real-world settings. This includes integrated care pathways and clinical guidelines.
Knowledge representation and reasoning, formal methods and intelligent agents are employed for modelling and diagnosing complex behaviours.
End-to-end smart workflow management: From process modelling to workflow composition, and from simulation and analysis to deployment.
Lecturer in Medical Informatics, a course that introduces medical students and professionals to data science concepts and techniques.
Organiser of the hands-on, interactive Innovative Learning Week workshop "Speaking of Informatics: The Art of Science Communication".
Our Game On! workshop has taught more than 900 kids over 5 years how to build their own computer games.
Fun judging in a robotics competition for young ones. Can you complete all challenges?
We need more women in tech! I've recently given a talk for CF:G, in an attempt to lure young women into IT.
I was born in Athens, and grew up in the carnival capital of Greece, Patras. I studied Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business, and then decided to do an MSc in Artificial Intelligence at
the University of Edinburgh.
Having done a gap year in Cologne, Germany, I strongly believe in the advantages of youth mobility. I am therefore running the project GapYear, promoting European mobility to young Greeks, funded by the European Commission.
Wanna make my day? A coffee, a newspaper and a cookie in your kitchen will do - in this order.
Usher Institute, Nine Edinburgh BioQuarter,
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