Who We Are

Ilias Tagkopoulos, Ph.D.

Founder

Dr. Tagkopoulos is a leading expert in computational science with a focus on biomedical and business applications. He is a professor of Computer Science and Genome Center, at the University of California, Davis, and the director of the USDA/NSF AI Institute for Next-Generation Food Systems (AIFS., Prior to joining UC Davis, Ilias worked at fixed-income derivatives models at Credit Suisse, NY. Ilias holds a Diploma from the University of Patras, an MSc from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, all in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Anestis Taskos

Head of Operations

Anestis holds a diploma in Business Administration from the University of Macedonia and an MBA, Finance from the City University of New York. He stayed many years in New York and worked as a Proprietary Trader for almost 10 years. From 2012 until 2019, he founded and managed various companies in New England with great success. Anestis is passionate about sailing, mindfulness, table tennis and making the world a better place.

Yiannis Kokkinos, Ph.D.

Data Science Team Lead

Dr. Kokkinos is a Data Scientist who got his BSc in Physics sometime in the past millennium. Yiannis holds a MSc and Ph.D. degree from the Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, with a focus on large-scale parallel data mining through Machine Learning. He has published more than twenty scientific papers related to ML. Prior to DEUS Yiannis has worked as software developer, as CS instructor in various institutions and as data scientist for CRM data.

Kyriakos Sgouromitis

Head of Software Engineering

Kyriakos is our Head of Engineering. With a background in SaaS and Desktop applications Architecture, Kyriakos is already making an impact at DEUS EX MACHINA. A skillful team builder and problem-solver, Kyriakos takes on new challenges as they come.

Polina Hadjipanayiotou

Marketing Lead

Polina is a digital marketing specialist with deep expertise on strategy, performance marketing and eCommerce.
She’s fascinated by user psychology and the power of words to stir up people. You’ll find her pairing creativity and data to build growth strategies for companies and brands.
Polina has studied English Language & Literature and has an MA in Media, Culture & Society by the University of Essex.

Achilleas Galatsidas

Data Visualization Engineer

Achilleas is a Data Visualization engineer. He loves creating meaningful and valuable data visualizations and web applications that help people put things in perspective and make better decisions. He has worked with international clients including Manpower, Reed and Burning Glass. He has also worked for the Guardian where he participated in developing data-driven, interactive content.

Adamantios Minas

DE Function Lead

Adamantios is an Applied Data Scientist / Software Engineer. He holds a BSc from the Informatics Department of AUTh, as well as an MSc in Knowledge, Data and Software Technologies from the same institution. He likes writing code and learning more about computers. He also likes cooking, eating, and playing guitar.

Alexandra Dimarelli

Office Manager

Alexandra is our office administrator in Thessaloniki with a 16 years experience at multinational companies. She holds a BSc in Economics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MBA with specialization in HR from Nottingham Trent University.

Anastasia Amanatidou

Jr. UI/UX Designer

Anastasia studied Educational and Social Policy at the University of Macedonia. In 2021 she completed 2 training programs in UI and UX Design at the CareerFoundry. In the past, she worked 4 years as a Staff Manager in a cafe-restaurant and as a special education teacher at the Papageorgiou General Hospital.

Anastasia Stamelou

Product Manager

Anastasia studied Computer and Informatics at the Technological Educational Institute of West Macedonia, and completed her Masters degree in Informatics and Management at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In the past, she worked as a Software Engineer and Web Marketing specialist. Anastasia enjoys working with challenging projects and aiming to provide the best possible solutions in each one.

Anastasia Loli

HR & Finance Administrator

Anastasia is our Athens office administrator.

Charalampos Oikonomidis

Jr. QA Engineer

Charalampos holds a Bachelor degree in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In the past, he used to be a private teatcher. He has also previous experience in mobile and web applications testing. Charalampos brings his passion for quality, a keen eye for detail and dedication to support our team delivering top-notch solutions.

Avraam Violaris

Front-end Software Engineer

Avraam Violaris is a Front-end engineer working alongside our Engineering team. Avraam is a Physics graduate currently based in Thessaloniki.

Christos Sfakaniakis

QA Software Engineer

Christos Sfakianakis is a QA Engineer based in our Athens office. Christos holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from NTUA and an MSc in Digital Image & Signal Processing from the University of Manchester. Before joining DEUS EX MACHINA, Christos was working in IT in the Czech Republic for 3 years. During that time he developed skills in Linux and programming. He is interested in Automation and is excited to work at an AI-focused tech company.

Despoina Papadimitriou

Product Manager

Despoina holds a BSc in Industrial Management and Technology from University of Piraeus. She has previous working experience among others in Operations and Project/Product Management. So far, she has participated in various projects such as the development of internal tools, software integrations, and eshops. All this experience led her to realize that product management is her passion.

Dimitris Chatzichristou

Project Manager
Dimitris has extensive experience in consulting and project coordination in the data and market measurement industry. In the course of his previous employment he has participated in a number of projects for some of the largest multinational companies operating in the food and beverage sector.

Dimitris Sfondylis, Ph.D

BE/ML Function Lead
Dimitris is a software engineer with experience in front and back end development. He has worked in the design and development of desktop and Saas applications. Dimitris holds a BSc and an MSc in Civil Engineering and is currently finishing his Ph.D. Thesis in Computational Mechanics.

Dimitris Zerkelidis

Data Scientist

Dimitris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Piraeus, and a Master’s Degree in Data Science and Machine Learning from the National Technical University of Athens. He also has previous working experience within the energy consumption and maritime field. In the past, he has contributed to various complex business challenges by using and implementing, among others, machine learning models, pipelines and forecasting solutions.

Eirini Kotzia

Data Engineer

Eirini holds a BSc/MSc of Rural, Surveying and Geo-informatics Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, and an MSc of AI and Deep Learning from the University of West Attica. With four years of experience as a Machine Learning Engineer, Eirini is passionate about writing high-quality code and solving complex challenges, demonstrating exceptional skills and dedication in the field.

George Chondromatidis

Web / Frontend Developer

George studied Business Administration at the University of Macedonia, holds a Master’s degree in the same field from the University of Nicosia, and he is currently studying Computer Science at the Hellenic Open University. He has worked in the past as a Project Manager and Full-stack WordPress Developer, creating unique business and e-commerce websites. George’s passion is to harness the web’s potential and deliver practical solutions and applications.

Ilektra Maipa

Digital Designer

Ilektra has studied Painting in the Department of Visual & Applied Arts at University of Western Macedonia and she continued her studies in Manchester School of Art, Metropolitan University of Manchester (MA Fine Art, Hons). In the past, she worked as a content creator and graphic designer, and in 2021 she received the Fellowship Award ARTWORKS by Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

Ilias Apostolakos, Ph.D.

Bioinformatician

Ilias studied Veterinary Medicine in Aristotle Univ., Thessaloniki and Food Safety (M.Sc.) in Wageningen Univ., the Netherlands, where he took his first steps in molecular microbiology. During his PhD in Padova Univ., Italy, he used NGS and bioinformatic tools to study the epidemiology of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in animals. Before coming to Deus, he was a research associate in two “omics” projects in the agricultural sector. Also, he is currently finishing a Bioinformatics MSc.

Ioannis Keratzakis

Data Engineer

Ioannis studied Computer Science at the University of Piraeus and he completed his Masters degree about Information and Signal Processing-Learning at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. As a student he participated in various projects while he was also a technical assistant volunteer at the university.

Ioannis Kontopoulos

Backend Engineer

Ioannis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Thessaly. With a robust background in software engineering, and an insatiable passion for continuous learning and development, he thrives on working with emerging technologies and tackling complex challenges.

Ioannis Mollas, Ph.D.

Data Scientist

Ioannis holds an Informatics BSc and an Artificial Intelligence MSc from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has also completed his Ph.D. studies at the same university, specializing in Explainable Artificial Intelligence with a focus on developing local interpretable ML models for complex datasets. During his doctoral research, Ioannis participated in European and National Research programs such as AI4EU and AMULET.

Ioannis Mavroforos

Sr. Program Manager

Ioannis is a Program Management and Operations professional with more than 16 years experience in the Talco and Digital Marketing industry. He holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering and an MSc in Data Communication Systems from Brunel University. His expertise lies in operational and project ownership and product development. Ioannis always strives to achieve successful results by his ability to understand individuals’ needs and the implementation of synergistic and ethical working methods.

Ioannis Siopis

QA Engineer

Ioannis has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He had been working in Vodafone for the last 9 years with his last position being “Customer Care Induction Team Leader”. Ioannis always wanted to follow a career in IT and now it is the time since he will be joining DEUS as a Junior QA Engineer.

John Charitos

Data Scientist

John is a Data Scientist with a BSc from the Informatics Department AUTH and an M.Sc. in Digital Media and Computational Intelligence from the same institution. He has an inclination to Neural Networks for both supervised and unsupervised learning applications. He has made some contributions to open source machine learning frameworks like MULAN. He joined DEUS in order to expand his horizons on the ever-growing field of Machine Learning and see if the sky is really the limit after all! He has a passion for music and enjoys reading pop-science books.

Konstantinos Tachopoulos

Bioinformatician

Konstantinos has a BSc (integrated master) in Agriculture from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He also holds a MSc in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (joint program) from the University of Amsterdam & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Prior to DEUS, Konstantinos has worked as a junior bioinformatics scientist in producing and validating genomic sequences.

Mado Pistikoudi

Entry Level Bioinformatician

Mado holds an Integrated Master’s degree in Agronomy and a Master’s degree in Genetics and Plant Breeding, both earned from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Currently she is pursuing a Ph.D in Plant Genomics and Epigenomics. Throughout her academic and research journey, Mado has honed her skills in Bioinformatics by utilizing various tools of experimental analysis.

Marina Chopsonosidou

Jr. Technical Writer

Marina studied English Language and Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She worked as an English teacher for 5 years. In the past, she worked as a technical writer, and she was in charge of updating the user guides of various products. Marina really enjoys exercising, long distance running and hanging out with her friends.

Marios Katsaros

Jr. Backend Engineer

Marios holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Informatics and a Master’s degree in Technology and Science both from the University of Macedonia. Previously, Marios worked as an IT Manager and Coding Instructor for students and educators. He is passionate about coding and always eager to learn new skills.

DEUS EX MACHINA - Nafsika Georgakopoulou - Senior UIUX Designer

Nafsika Goergakopoulou

Sr. UI/UX Designer

Nafsika is a Graphic and UI/UX professional with more than 25 years of experience. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design & Visual Communication and a Master’s degree in Interactive Multimedia Design from Vakalo Art & Design College.

Lamprini Vasilaki

Frontend Function Lead

Lamprini is a computer engineer who specializes in server-side middleware engineering and scalable software development. Lamprini has a Diploma in Computer and Communications Engineering from the University of Thessaly.

Marialena Effraimidou

Marketing Generalist

Marialena is a Marketing Specialist with an extensive background in Social Media and Marketing Campaigns. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Marialena has collaborated with digital agencies, B2B and B2C companies in the past and participated in various volunteering projects such as TEDx and FIRST LEGO.

Markos Koletsas

Jr. QA Engineer

Markos studied Computer Science and Information Technology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is highly interested in AI, Neural Networks and rule-based programming. After completing his degree, he delved into Quality Assurance and testing frameworks via online courses and now he is ready to contribute to our Quality Assurance processes.

Orestis Gklavas

DevOps Engineer

Orestis is a computer scientist with several years of experience in full stack development. He currently specializes in Middleware development for security and scalability. Orestis holds an Integrated Master’s degree in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the University of Patras, Greece and an Master’s degree  in Pervasive and Mobile Computing Systems from Hellenic Open University.

Orestis Lampridis

Full-stack Engineer

Orestis is an aspiring Machine Learning and Software Engineer with a history of working in a variety of research projects. He is passionate about the needs for interpretability in ML and in general the field of explainable AI. In the past, he worked as a Research Assistant in the Power Systems Lab of AUTH. In his free time, he likes listening and creating music, cooking, hanging out with his friends and playing games.

Panagiotis Mantas

Bioinformatician

Panagiotid holds a Βachelor’s degree in Agricultural Biotechnology and a Master’s in Bioinformatics, reflecting his deep-rooted passion for biology and genetics. With a background in the pharmaceutical industry and research institutions, he brings expertise in omics data analysis, from DNA sequencing to protein quantification.

Rafael Karampatsis, Ph.D.

Data Scientist

Rafael has completed his BSc and MSc in Informatics department at the Economics and Business Athens University. After that, he completed his second MSc in Data Science and his Ph.D. in the ILCC, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh. Before joining DEUS, Rafael worked on several generative AI use cases, pre-training transformers for tabular datasets, machine learning interpretability and other methods that unify deep neural networks.

Sarantis Giannimpas

Jr. Data Engineer

Sarantis has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace. Also, he is currently at the last steps of completing his Master’s degree in Data & Web Science at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In the past, Sarantis worked as a Junior Software Engineer, and participated in the full life-cycle of the product software development.

Sofi Angelakidou

Sr. Product Manager

Sofi is a Product Manager focused on understanding the users’ needs and transferring all these insights into the development team in order to create a better product. She has gained experience working to develop both desktop and SaaS applications. Sofi holds a Diploma Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Sokratis Tzifkas

Backend Engineer

Sokratis is on his final steps to conclude his BSc (integrated master) in Electrical And Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. He is passionate about software development and likes tinkering with various programming languages and technologies. He has worked on several projects over the years and is eager to apply his skills on a new challenge.

Stamatis Georgopoulos, Ph.D.

Sr. Data Scientist

Stamatis is a data scientist with a background in credit risk, veterinary epidemiology, and engineering. Prior to joining DEUS he was building machine learning models for underwriting credit card risk in Capital One and before that as a research assistant at the University of Glasgow he was doing epidemiological research, quantifying the risk of equine injury in horse racing in North America. He holds an MEng in surveying engineering from NTUA, an MSc in applied statistics and data mining from the University of St Andrews, and a Ph.D. in veterinary epidemiology from the University of Glasgow.

Tasos Gaziotis

Backend Engineer
Tasos is a software engineer with experience in designing and implementing both back end and front end web applications. He holds a Bsc In Applied Informatics from the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki. He always strives to write readable and maintainable code keeping in mind the SOLID principles while coding.

Thanos Kontis

Frontend Engineer
Thanos has a Bachelor degree in Internet Engineering & Web Management from Greenwich University and a Masters degree in Software Technology from Linnaeus University. He has an extensive working background in Frontend development while the last 4 years he worked in Atypon. Thanos will join the Engineering team as a Senior Frontend Engineer.

Thomai Fytili

HR Manager

Thomai is a Human Resources professional with a diverse background in HR, Business Administration, Consulting, Marketing & Project Management. She holds a Bsc in Economics with a specialization in Business Administration and a MSc in Digital Marketing and e-Business. Her main goal is to create a unique experience and an outstanding working environment for all the employees by combining HR and Marketing best practices.

Thomai Paliari

HR Associate

Thomai holds a Bsc in Economics with a specialization in Computer Science from the University of Ioannina, and an MSc in Information Systems from the University of Macedonia. She is passionate in providing Hr services, thus she will join DEUS as a Jr. HR Associate.

Valia Kalfa

Sr. Digital Designer

Valia Kalfa is a Web & Graphics Designer that enjoys working with a variety of design projects and experimenting with new techniques and technologies. Valia holds a BA in Digital Media Design from the University of Winchester and she is currently looking into expanding her knowledge and experience with UX and UI design.

Vasileios Ragkousis

Bioinformatician

Vasilis holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Immunology with a minor in Molecular Genetics and Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master of Science in Bioinformatics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. By leveraging his proficiency in analyzing NGS datasets using advanced statistical and machine learning techniques, he has contributed to groundbreaking discoveries in the fields of immunology and molecular biology.

Yiannis Makris

Data Science Technical Lead

Yiannis is a Data Scientist with expertise in statistics and machine learning. He has a BSc in statistics from Athens University of Economics and Business and an MSc in Data Analytics from the University of Warwick, UK. He joined Deus since he thought it was a unique opportunity to apply and learn high-level machine learning and AI techniques.

Yannis Vlassis

Sr. Data Engineer

Yannis is a Software Engineer with experience in designing, implementing, and deploying mid-scale web applications. While studying, Yannis worked on various development projects in the maritime and e-commerce industry. He is very interested in Machine Learning and Robotics. He is passionate about problem-solving while maintaining high code standards. Yannis holds a BSc in Computer Science from the Athens University of Economics and Business. He joined DEUS EX MACHINA driven by the opportunity to work on cutting-edge, AI-driven projects, extend his skills, and try to make an impact.

Zisis Diamantis

General Manager, System Administrator

Zisis is our office manager, responsible for both the Athens and Thessaloniki office. He is also a system admin with a specialization in network security and penetration testing. Zisis has a Diploma in Informatics and Telecommunications from the University of Peloponnese.

Zoi Tsitsoglou

Product Manager

Zoi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Ionian University and a Master’s degree in the same field from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The last 5 years she had been working in the telecommunications sector as a frontend developer and later as a software application analyst. Zoi really enjoys working in teams and creating valuable applications which can improve our lives.

Collaborators

Christos Stamelos

Technology Associate
Christos is a technologist by education, holding an Engineering Diploma in Computer Engineering and Informatics and an M.Sc in Computer Science. He comes with a diverse background and long-term experience in the sector. He tenured as Corporate Executive (IBM, SUN Microsystems, and HP) and he co-founded and assumed Executive roles (COO, CTO) on startups in the US and Europe, with a focus on Social Media, HealthCare, Heterogeneous Hybrid Cloud Management and Orchestration, Machine Learning and Voice Recognition solutions.

Eric Hamborg

Business Development Associate

Eric Hamborg, led the growth and innovation of companies and software products in the pharma and healthcare industries. He is the co-founder of health care services company, MOBĒ and board advisor to nutrition and clinical trial organizations. Eric has a degree in marketing from St. Thomas – St. Paul, MN – University, after which he worked for 30 years transforming businesses and multiplying their impact.

Eli Berici

Finance Associate

Eli Berici is responsible for regulatory compliance, contracts and financial management. Prior to joining DEUS, she was the officer for grants and contracts’ at the University of California, Davis. Eli has attended the Seinajoki Business School (Finland) and holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Patras (Greece).

Theodoros Panagiotakos

Data Science Associate
Theodoros holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from NTUA and an MSc in Data Science from University of Edinburgh. He has led and contributed to data projects in the USA, UK, Middle East, Greece and Cyprus, applying his passion for data and extracting actionable insights from them. He is honoured to be joining PIPA and hopes to assist in making the world a healthier place.

Michalis Hadjisimou

Product Management Associate

Michalis is a Senior Product Professional with extensive experience within the gaming/gambling industry. He has a BSc in Computer Science (University of Cyprus) and an MSc in Human Computer Interaction with Ergonomics (University College London). Michalis has worked for both Flutter and Entain covering a wide range of roles in operations and marketing. His latest role was in the UK Civil Service and before this he had led teams of product and other professionals delivering user centric services and products.

Travis Mavrich, Ph.D.

Bioinformatics Associate

Travis is a Bioinformatics Associate of DEUS. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Pittsburgh where he studied phage genomics and evolution. His fascination with genomics has guided his scientific pursuits through several laboratories and institutions. He joined our team to help build innovative tools and solutions that expand and apply our understanding of biology.

Abdou Mousas, Ph.D.

Bioinformatics Associate
Abdou is a Data Scientist working on the interface of Bioinformatics and Machine Learning. He enjoys consuming big chunks of data, identifying useful patterns, and predicting the future. He holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Athens, an MSc in Neuroscience from the University of Crete, and finishing his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from the University of Montreal. Together with his team at DEUS, he is excited to work with our partners towards projects with real-world impact.

George Soteriou

Data Science Associate

George holds a BSc of Computer Science Innovation and an MSc of Data Science, both from the Lancaster University in UK. He has an extensive experience in Data Science in various sectors such us ecommerce, cyber security, healthcare, and AI. George enjoys creating innovative products by leveraging and gaining insights from data.

Brandon Michael Invergo Ph.D.

Bioinformatics Associate

Brandon Invergo is a computational biologist and bioinformatician specializing in developing methods and software for integrative ‘omics data analysis. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana, USA, a MSc in Biology from Leiden University in The Netherlands, and a PhD in Biomedicine from Pompeu Fabra University in Catalonia, Spain. More recently he has worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute and then at the University of Exeter in the UK, focusing on the analysis of cell-wide intracellular signaling.