Who We Are

Ilias Tagkopoulos, Ph.D.

Founder

Dr. Tagkopoulos is a leading expert in computational science with a focus in biomedical and business applications. He is a tenured associate professor of Computer Science and Genome Center, University of California, Davis. Prior joining University of California, Ilias was an associate of Credit Suisse, NY office, working on fixed income derivatives models and tools. Ilias holds a Diploma from University of Patras, a MSc from Columbia University and a PhD from Princeton University, all in Electrical 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

Software Engineering Manager

Kyriakos is our Software Engineering Manager. 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.

Christos Andronis

Bioinformatics Technical Lead
Christos is a bioinformatics data professional with extensive experience in designing and implementing bioinformatics and related biomedical data analysis projects. He has strong expertise with biomedical data integration and harmonization projects.

Alexandra Siaka

Product Management Lead

Alexandra holds a BSc in Computer Science from AUEB, specialized in Information Systems and Management. She has over 16 years of experience in IT projects and Product Management in various industries and projects. Also, Alexandra is passionate about developing products with real-world impact.

Abdou Mousas, Ph.D

Data Scientist/Bioinformatician
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.

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

ML/Software Engineer

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.

Akis Nousias

Data Scientist

Akis is a Data Scientist with an M.Sc. in Advanced Computer & Communication Systems from The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a specialization in Computational Intelligence Practices and Applications. Before pursuing his passion for Machine Learning, Akis was involved with several structural projects from a computational point of view and has worked in various small firms in the building industry. He joined Deus to have the opportunity to grow & learn and try to make an impact.

Aleksandra Dimarelli

Office Administrator

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 Loli

HR & Finance Administrator

Anastasia is our Athens office administrator. She is currently in her final steps to conclude her BSc in Mathematics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA).

Anthi Papadopoulou

Junior QA Engineer

Anthi is currently in her final steps to conclude her MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her interest in testing drove her to join DEUS as a Junior Quality Assurance Engineer.

Apostolos Itsios

Senior Product Manager

Apostolos is a passionate and value-driven Product Manager working with cross-functional teams to plan and launch innovative SaaS solutions applying Agile/Scrum principles. He holds an MSc in Information Technology & Business Administration. In his free time, he enjoys running and playing the guitar. He joined Deus to help build digital services based on AI and ML.

Apostolis Ntarampekis

Back-end Software Engineer
Apostolis is a backend software engineer with experience in desktop and SaaS applications development. He holds a Diploma Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Athanasios Anastasiadis

Sr. Back-end Engineer

Thanos holds a BSc in Economics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MSc in Applied Informatics from the University of Macedonia. For 10 years he had been working as a technical consultant designing and implementing numerous retail solutions for tier-1 retailers. As a Senior Backend Engineer, he has developed complex precision agriculture web services and delivered a handful of GIS web applications leading a team of developers. Thanos is a lifelong learner and always enjoys expanding his skills in software engineering.

Athanasios Kontoulis

Senior UI/UX Engineer

Thanos is a senior professional with almost 17 years of hands-on and managing experience, in some of the biggest companies in Greece and worldwide, with a great variety of industries and projects. His expertise is on UX/CX and Human-centered design. A continuous learner always attending new things related to digital marketing and eCommerce. He enjoys the challenge of motivating others into action and adept in creating user interfaces that drive conversions.

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.

Chris Kolias

IT/System Administrator

Chris is currently finishing his undergraduate studies in Information and Electronic Engineering at the International Hellenic University. He has some experience in technical support with a solid background in electronic engineering. Additionally, his main interest is in system administration and security.

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.

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

Software Engineer
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.

Georgios Ouzounis

Software Engineer

Georgios is a Software Engineer with experience both in back and front end development. He is an advocate of clean, documented and fully tested code that can be deployed with minimum effort. Georgios holds an Integrated Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Grigoris Papapostolou

Jr. Back-end Engineer
Grigoris is a Software Engineer with extensive experience in constructing cutting-edge software solutions using a wide range of technologies. He holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Crete, an MSc in Data Science from the International Hellenic University and he is currently finishing his second MSc in Web and Mobile Development from the University of York – City College. Grigoris really enjoys working on large Data Management infrastructure on every step of the Data transformation lifecycle including acquisition, storage, processing, serving, and visualization.

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 Mavroforos

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

Jr. 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.

Iordanis Romaidis

Front-end Software Engineer

Iordanis is a Software Engineer specialized in Front End Development. He holds a BSc degree from the Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia. He always aims at simple, well structured, readable code. When not building interfaces, he enjoys watching films and listening to music.

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

Jr. Bioinformatics Scientist

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.

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.

Lamprini Vasilaki

Software Engineer

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.

Nikolaos Panagiotou, Ph.D.

Data Scientist

Nikolaos is a Data Scientist with a background in scalable machine learning, Text Mining and IoT analytics. He holds a BSc in Informatics and Telecommunications from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a MSc in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh. Nikolaos recently completed his PhD in Data Mining under the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and he has published more than fifteen scientific papers relevant to Machine Learning. He joined DEUS since it was a unique opportunity to get involved in novel and large scale Machine Learning solutions.

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.

Marinos Poiitis

Machine Learning Engineer

Marinos has studied Informatics and also completed his Masters degree “Web and Data Science” in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has previously worked as a front/back-end web developer for data visualization purposes and also as a Data Scientist/Engineer in many European projects. Marinos will join the DS team as an ML Engineer.

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.

Orestis Lampridis

Jr. Backend 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.

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.

Sofi Angelakidou

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

Jr. Back-end 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.

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.

Stelios Mylonas phd

Stelios Mylonas, Ph.D.

Data Scientist

Dr. Mylonas holds a Diploma and Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has worked on numerous European and national research projects, focusing on the application of machine learning in fields such as remote sensing, security and bioinformatics. He considers joining DEUS as an opportunity to further leverage his research background and make a real-world impact.

Tasos Gaziotis

Jr. 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

Front-end Software 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

Jr. 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.

Triantafyllos Tsakmakis

DevOps Engineer

Triantafyllos holds a BSc in Physics and a MSc in Computer Systems. He has worked for more than 20 years as Administrator in various computer related areas such as Networking, Systems, Virtualization and the last years as a DevOps Engineer. He loves deploying maintainable services and automating stuff preferably using Ansible.

Valia Kalfa

Web & Graphics 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.

Yiannis Makris

Data Scientist

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.

Collaborators

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).

George Nikolaou

Product Associate

George Nikolaou is our​ Product Associate. Prior to joining DEUS, George was executive director at the NJ Innovation Institute and has been a co-founder and advisor for startups in the fields of Legal Tech, FinTech and eLearning. George has a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from MIT.

Vasilis Vassalos, Ph.D

Technology Associate

Dr. Vasilis Vassalos is our Technology Associate. Prior to joining DEUS, Vasilis was the Data Science VP at Workable. He is the founder of a data integration startup acquired by a public international company. He holds an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Stanford University and he is the co-author of more than 70 technical publications. Vasilis has previously led the Information Processing Lab at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), was the post-grad program Director for Data Science at AUEB, and has been a professor at NYU.

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 Lead 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.

Vladimir Makarov, Ph.D.

Bioinformatics Associate

Dr. Makarov is a Bioinformatics associate of DEUS. Prior to joining, Vladimir worked for large pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms, such as Amgen, Pfizer, Monsanto, and Illumina, as well as a few start-up companies. Vladimir is also a part-time university professor at Cal State Channel Islands. Vladimir holds a Ph.D. in Computational Biology from Baylor College of Medicine, and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

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.

Michail Chourdakis, M.D., MPH, Ph.D.

Scientific Advisor, Nutrition & Health

Dr. Chourdakis is our Nutrition & Health Scientific Advisor. He is an Associate Professor of Medical Nutrition at the School of Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and holds a Master’s in Public Health. He has co-authored more than 100 publications to date and is the coordinator of NutricLab. He has received numerous prizes from the Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences in AUTh between 2017-20, for being among the Best Track Records in funded research projects, among the best in overall high/outstanding academic performance (incl. various domains such teaching performance, impact factor of published work per year, and more.)

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.

William Jevne

ML/ Software Engineer Associate
William is a ML/Software Engineer. A latecomer to the field, he has a BA in Political Science from Stanford University. He enjoys learning from others and writing clean, well thought out code with an eye towards best practices and long term maintainability.