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?
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?
Tea or coffee?
Coffee all the way
Food you never get bored eating?
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