An Academic and Machine Learning Scientist turned to Technology Entrepreneur. 4+ years international entrepreneurial experience in a startup / university spin-off company, VOLOGRAMS for Augmented / Virtual Reality (AR / VR) applications, propelled to global commercialization, coupled with 7+ years’ applied R&D and innovation in Computer Vision & Deep / Machine Learning. Experience in successfully raising Startup Venture Capital, acquiring EU research grants, encountering operational & commercialization challenges. Published numerous Scientific research papers in top-tier international conferences & journals. Public speaker, Scientific Paper Reviewer and occasional opinion writer in related fields.


Entrepreneurial Activity

Raising Startup Venture Capital • Proposals for EU Grants • Operations Management • Development of University spin-offs • Patents & trademarks


Virtual & Augmented Reality • Volumetric Video • 3D Reconstructions • Video Object Segmentation • Computer Vision • Deep/Machine Learning • VR/AR Research Paper Reviewer

Professional Experience


  • PhD ( Dr. rer. nat. ) 2017

    Computer Science: Computer Vision & Machine Learning

    Humboldt University of Berlin - Germany

  • M.Sc. 2012

    Geodesy and Geoinformation Science

    Technical University of Berlin

  • B.Sc. 2009

    Geoinformation Engineering

    Athens University of Applied Sciences

  • M.A. 2008

    Μ.Α. Classical Piano Performance (Soloist)

    Nefeli Conservatory, Athens-Greece

  • B.A. 2006

    Β.Α. Music Theory & Classical Composition

    Nefeli Conservatory, Athens-Greece

Training & Certifications


    • European Commission initiative for Extended Reality (VR / AR / Mixed Reality) XR4ALL
    • Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • The British Machine Vision Association (BMVA)
    • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    • The Computer Vision Foundation (CVF)

    • International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)
    • Greek Startup Universe (GSU)


    • 06/2019
      Best Journal Paper Award - Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation
      Affordable Content Creation for Free-Viewpoint Video and VR/AR Applications: Volume 53, May 2018, Pages 192-201
    • 12/2018
      Campus Company Recognition Award -Trinity College Dublin Innovation Awards
      Volograms was acknowledged by Trinity College Dublin, for its innovative research & entrepreneurship
    • 07/2017
      1st Prize - Reading group competition, Inspiring Computer Vision System Solutions (ICVSS)
      3D scanning work “The Digital Michelangelo Project”, Sicily - Italy
    • 11/2017
      1st Prize for “Virtual Play: after Samuel Beckett”
      V-SENSE was successfully awarded the New European Media (NEM) Art and Design Competition @ 11/2017 NEM Summit, Madrid-Spain
    • 06/2008
      Distinction in Piano Performance
      Distiction awarded unanimously by the assigned five-member committee of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture
    • 06/2006
      Distiction in Music Theory & Composition
      Distiction awarded unanimously by the assigned five-member committee of the Ministry of Culture