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 Business Development

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.

Konstantinos Pechlivanis

ML Team Lead

Konstantinos holds a diploma and an MSc in Electronics and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Crete. He has worked at the RoboSkel Group in NCSR Demokritos, where he completed his master’s thesis in “Corpus Based Methods for Learning Models of Metaphor in Modern Greek”. Konstantinos worked as Lead Data Scientist at Workable to develop an automatic fraud detection engine for job advertisements by applying machine learning. In the last four years, he was working as a software architect, leading a Data Science team of 5 members responsible for multiple company projects.

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.

Abdou Mousas

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 in 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.

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.

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 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 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.

Dimitris Sfondylis

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.

Ioannis Mavroforos

Senior 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.

Iordanis Romaidis

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 Kontogiannis

Docs Lead

Konstantinos is our Docs Lead, a documentation craftsman & tech-savvy storyteller with an affinity for bespoke user experiences. He holds a B.Sc in Applied Mathematics and an M.Sc in Digital Communications. He carries a decade of wealthy experience in Product Documentation and Content Mngmt & considers Documentation as the “curb appeal” of any software. An avid Docs as Code advocate, he brings acumen in building effective toolchains for devs.  He’s glad to be part of a close-knit engineering team and embark on the challenge to create fine-grained insights for advanced Biotech that spur value to the DEUS cause.

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.

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.

Meropi Topalidou

Meropi Topalidou, Ph.D.

Customer & Project Success Junior Associate

Dr. Topalidou has a Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience from INRIA Sud-Ouest, Bordeaux, France, and she joined University of California, Irvine as a postdoctoral research fellow for three years. She’s fascinated by customers’ and users’ psychology, understanding their needs and finding solutions to their problems. Meropi enjoys exploring new fields and working with specialists in a variety of disciplines.

Orestis Gklavas

Software 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.

Polina Hadjipanayiotou

Senior Product Marketing Manager

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.

Pinelopi Karadaki

Legal Councel

Pinelopi is attorney at law in Heraklion, Creta. She has a diploma in law from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

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.

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.

Stamatis Karlos, Ph.D.

Data Scientist

Stamatis is a member of our Data Science team in Thessaloniki. He holds a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering, an MSc in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in semi-supervised and active Learning. He has worked in data-driven ML projects for Digital Advertising, Space Horizon for Marine Analytics, and Machine Learning Postdoctoral Research.

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.

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.

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.

Vangelis Foufikos

Software Engineer
Vangelis is a Software Engineer with experience in the entire lifecycle of an application. He holds an Integrated Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Thessaly in Volos, Greece and has an interest in Machine Learning. Combining a diverse set of skills and the motto of “sustainability through high standards of code”, he really is a power tool, a “black and decker” one might say.

Vasilis Orfanos

IT/sysadmin

​Vasilis Orfanos holds an Msc in Internet Technologies​,​ a​ BSc in Mathematics & Statistics​ and he is CCNA in R/S certified.​ He has previously worked in several enterprise companies. In his most recent position, he was a sysadmin for Linux machines and Solaris at IBM.​ ​He enjoys attending seminars for networking and OS​ and he’s passionate about new technologies and penetration testing.

Yannis Vlassis

Software 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.

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.

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.

Collaborators

Kostas Aisopos, Ph.D.

Machine Learning Associate

Dr. Konstantinos Aisopos is a Machine Learning Specialist and a Senior Data Scientist. Before joining our team, Konstantinos worked at Microsoft on digital assistants for 5 years. He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University and has been a research scholar at MIT for 2 years.

Nasos Tsoukalas, Ph.D.

Data Science Associate

Dr. Tsoukalas is an electrical engineer with specialization in robotics and medical informatics. Dr. Tsoukalas has worked in various European and US-based projects both in Greece and California, USA. He holds a Diploma and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Patras, Greece. After his PhD, he joined the Department of Computer Science and Genome Center, University of California, Davis, where he was employed for three years as a postdoctoral research fellow.

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.

Gabriel Simmons

Data Science Associate

Gabriel is an associate of the Data Science team, and pursues his interests in data science and machine learning, after studying mechanical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Davis. He has had a longstanding curiosity about how food chemistry impacts human performance and is specifically interested in how data-driven methods can be used to improve individual food consumption patterns to optimize health. He is excited to be part of a dynamic, talented team working to create data-driven solutions in the life sciences.

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.

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.