I like programming, music, photography & cooking! I am from Monemvasia, Greece, currently living in San Francisco, California. ">
I like programming and Computer Science in general. In my free time I like listening to music, taking photographs and cooking!
I hold a B.Sc. (‘09) and a M.Sc. (‘12) degree in Computer Science from the Computer Science Department (CSD) at the University of Crete (UOC), Greece. During my studies I had the opportunity to work on several research projects in the wide area of networking and distributed systems, focusing mostly on Mobile Security.
I worked as a Research Assistant (2009–2012) and R&D Engineer (2012–2015) at the Distributed Computing Systems Laboratory (DCS) of Institute of Computer Science (ICS), at the Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (FORTH). In 2016, I joined Appthority, a Mobile Security company in San Francisco, focusing on enterprise threat protection. While on Appthority, I worked on static and dynamic analysis of Android applications. Recently, I joined Symantec through the Appthority acquisition (2018) and I am part of the Modern OS Security team.
I have participated in the implementation and deployment of the EU-funded programs:
I have also participated in the following Cyber Defense exercises:
My research interests include:
I like taking photographs as well as watching the work of other photographers. One of my favorites is Ragnar Axelsson. I also enjoy watching photostreams on Flickr. I have found some of them that are really exciting. One is the photostream of Manolis Skantzakis aka “skantzman”. I love his perspective and the most of his photoseries especially the “Lost Childhood” one. Another one photostream I like is this of George Kamelakis. His photos are really bizzare. What I like most of his work is his fascinating portraits. I also love travel photography! One person I admire on this is Stylianos Papardelas.
I like listening to music. My favorite genders are stoner rock & post rock.
Some of my favorite stoner rock bands are: Queens of the Stone Age, Nightstalker, 1000mods, Spiritual Beggars, Kyuss & Clutch. Some of my favorite post rock bands are: God is an Astronaut, Explosions in the Sky, If these trees could talk, Mogwai, Russian circles, MONO & Pelican. I like greek music too. My favorite artists are Thanasis Papakonstantinou & Giannis Aggelakas.
I like going to live concerts and reading live reviews on the net. Some times I write live reviews about concerts I went on a greek music portal, Rocking.gr.
You can read some of my live reviews on the following links:
I love cooking! My favourite chef is David Chang, I really enjoy watching his shows (Ugly Delicious, The Mind of a Chef). I also enjoy watching documentaries and biographies of popular chefs (e.g., through the Chef’s Table show). My favorite cuisine is Japanese and my favorite dish is Ramen. In my free time I like to cook and combine recipies I find on blogs or in cooking books. I usually post photos of my dishes on Instagram.