I am currently doing a PhD at King's College London (KCL). My project is on 3D visualization of volumetric images from CT, MRI and Ultrasound scanners and their use in anatomical teaching, diagnosis and surgery in medicine.
I really enjoying teaching and tutoring, I am currently a teaching assistant (TA) for mechatronics and used to tutor a lot of my cousins and family friends in Maths and Science for GCSE and A-level. I also was an assistant coach for netball, training girls ranging from 11-13 years old.
I’m currently a PhD student at King’s College London. My project is almost entirely programming-based, using computational methods such as image processing to see how imaging techniques such as MRI can be used to determine the severity of cirrhosis and lesions in the liver.
In 2016, I completed an integrated undergraduate and master’s degree (MEng) in Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London, where my interest in coding was sparked through several projects. One of these involved creating a game using the Leap Motion hand sensor to aid hand therapy patients by providing an engaging way to practise a crucial wrist motion.
I like helping others to understand new concepts, especially seeing the lightbulb moment they get after overcoming something they found difficult, and I’m keen to show kids how fun and useful coding can be through my tutoring. Outside of my academic work, I enjoy learning languages and am currently taking evening classes in Portuguese. I also enjoy watching anime, crocheting and playing badminton.
I’ve previously worked at a technology camp, teaching one-week courses on building video games and apps for children aged 9-14. This was done using Scratch-like interfaces, which helped the kids to learn the logical thinking behind coding, without them needing to worry about syntax.
I’m also currently acting as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for first year undergraduate Biomedical Engineering students at KCL learning MATLAB. My main role is to help with any problems or questions the students might have as they carry out practicals.
I was born in Thessaloniki, Greece and from a very young age I expressed an interest in maths and physics. I was particularly interested in how technology could be leveraged to help people and solve medical problems. This led to studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, which I completed in 2017.
Since then, I have been living in London, where I do my PhD on Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging at King's College London and Imperial College London. In my free time I enjoy sports like football and basketball, as well as travelling.
During my studies I co-founded and worked as a Data Scientist on a project called AMANDA, which was a virtual reality application that aimed to tackle school bullying through a gamified experience. Through AMANDA, I conducted a variety of seminars on how young people can engage with technology and how technology can be used to address real-world problems, such as bullying and other social phenomena. I have also worked at summer camps, helping and supervising teenagers with technical activities.