Sotiris Karavarsamis

Mr Sotiris Karavarsamis graduated with a BSc in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina in Greece. Between 2007 and 2008, he was on leave from the undergraduate program contracting as a software engineer for software firm MedAllied, Ltd, STEP, where he developed machine learning and visualization tools for biological data. At UOI, he completed a thesis on detecting pornographic web content, advised by Assistant Professor Konstantinos Blekas and a collaboration, and within close collaboration with Dr Nikos Ntarmos (now an LKAS fellow at the University of Glasgow, Scotland). Through the previous apprenticeship, he contributed to the development of the InFeRno framework for recognizing pornographic images (ECML PKDD '11).  Upon graduation, he moved to the AIIA laboratory at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) as a research assistant (under Prof Ioannis Pitas), where he is now finishing off the MSc degree in digitial media, with a focus on deep learning and computer vision. His research advisor at AUTH is Assistant Professor Anastasios Tefas. At ITI, he is working for the i-Treasures project.