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Dimitris Sgouropoulos - Behavioral Signals Machine Learning Engineer

Champion of Change

Dimitris Sgouropoulos

Machine Learning Engineer

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What was your previous role before Behavioral Signals?

Research Assistant at NCSR Demokritos

What is your role at Behavioral Signals?

Machine Learning Engineer

What do you find most disruptive/ challenging at Behavioral Signals?

Trying to create robust technology for a market in its infancy

What kind of work would make you excited to get out of bed on Monday morning?

Planning and implementing a solution to an unsolved problem

Who are your role models and mentors?

I would say Theodoros Giannakopoulos both as a person and a professional

What professional mistakes have you’ve learned most from?

Losing time because of bad organization

What is the biggest technological challenge in Emotion AI right now?

Getting accurate results irrespective of the setting (microphone, noise, etc.)

What is the biggest challenge for ML now? What breakthrough are you expecting in the future?

Generalization ability, having an algorithm than can function in various contexts without being specifically trained, e.g. playing chess and predicting emotion

What makes you happy?

People and things that work

What makes you angry?

People and things that don’t work

What makes you dream?

Traveling the world

What makes you get up and moooooove?

Discipline

If you had a ‘warning’ label, what would it say in one word?

TURNBACKORDIE, counts as one right?

Can procrastination be useful?

Sure, I have at least 2 things I should be doing right now but I am being useful to the creator of this form

Post-its OR whiteboards?

Whiteboards

Tea or coffee?

Coffee all the way

Food you never get bored eating?

Fried chicken

Book or movie you would suggest for someone to read/see?

‘Brave New World’, by Aldus Huxley and Papillon

Who are you going to tag to do this interview next?

Donald Trump or Nassos Katsamanis, I’ll leave it to you