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Ledion Sotiri-R&D Engineer at Behavioral Signals

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Ledion Sotiri

R&D Software Developer

What was your previous role before Behavioral Signals?

Research assistant at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

What is your role at Behavioral Signals?

My main role is an R&D Engineer

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

Designing the platform to effectively integrate core technology into production

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

The one that gets me excited the rest of the time, learning or doing something creative

Who are your role models and mentors?

All the tireless thinkers who push the boundaries of knowledge

What professional mistakes have you’ve learned most from?

Early adoption of best practices and over-engineering, perfectionists know what I mean

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

To reach a level of roboustnes so it can be used in real world applications

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

Probably to make a leap like the one done from neural networks to deep neural networks

What makes you happy?

Continuous improvement

What makes you angry?

Injustice

What makes you dream?

I guess the ability of the brain to run simulations

What makes you get up and moooooove?

The sense of purpose, also the thought that I am not doing something is enough

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

Try to know thyself

Can procrastination be useful?

That thing that can make you procrastinate even when thinking about it? Yes and No

Post-its OR whiteboards?

Definitely Whiteboards

Tea or coffee?

Tea

Food you never get bored eating?

Fried potatoes

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

Why not both ūüôā,¬† “Predictably Irrational” by Dan Ariely, “Network” (1976) by Sidney Lumet

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

Vicki Kolovou