What was your previous role before Behavioral Signals?
Software engineer @ Intracom Telecom
What is your role at Behavioral Signals?
Machine Learning Engineer
What do you find most disruptive/ challenging at Behavioral Signals?
Building technology that can discern something as abstract as human emotion from speech data. Even humans do not perform very well on this task…
What kind of work would make you excited to get out of bed on Monday morning?
The kind of work I’m thinking about during the weekend
Who are your role models and mentors?
Role models: Dave Grohl, George Orwell, Bertrand Russell / Mentors: Alex Potamianos, Thodoris Giannakopoulos and Nassos Katsamanis
What professional mistakes have you’ve learned most from?
Overcommitting and not managing myself enough
What is the biggest technological challenge in Emotion AI right now?
Building robust recognition systems and utilizing behavioral cues in downstream applications
What is the biggest challenge for ML now? What breakthrough are you expecting in the future?
Model interpretability and building systems with little supervision
What makes you happy?
What makes you angry?
What makes you dream?
What makes you get up and moooooove?
If you had a ‘warning’ label, what would it say in one word?
Can procrastination be useful?
If you procrastinate the right things it’s called prioritization
Post-its OR whiteboards?
Tea or coffee?
Food you never get bored eating?
Book or movie you would suggest for someone to read/see?
“Ubik” by Philip K. Dick and “No country for old men” by Ethan & Joel Coen
Who are you going to tag to do this interview next?