BEng. and M.Sc. degrees from the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, in 1999 and 2000 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH) in 2008. His Ph.D. thesis concerned Content-Based Image Retrieval.
Since 2009, he has worked as a lecturer at the Alexander Technical Institute of Thessaloniki and from the beginning of November 2012 he is currently employed as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Multimedia Knowledge group of the Informatics and Telematics Institute of CERTH. His research is now focused on the mining, indexing and retrieval of multimedia data from social networks.