Work Experience


Positions Currently Held


Apr 2015 - Present

Lecturer

University of Salford, UK

After the end of externally funded projects and due to my active involvement in teaching, I was promoted to the position of Lecturer in Computer Science, leading the planning, preparation and delivery of a wide variety of modules in levels 4-7.

Key Responsibilities / Achievements

  • Organisation and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate courses (such as courses on Web Based Software Development, Information Extraction/Representation and Information Security).
  • Supervision of students on undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.
  • Supervision of students on group work activities both at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level.
  • Manage students working on Agile programming/development techniques acting as Scrum master.
  • Effective delivery of modules, always achieving more that 85% pass rate (which is above the University's KPI).
  • Evaluation of module syllabus and update according to feedback and technology advances.
  • Nominated for the Salford Student Union's Best Lecturer Award 2016.

Past Positions


Jun 2013 - Mar 2015

Research Fellow

University of Salford, UK

Promoted to Research Fellow and continued working on the same projects as in the previous role.

Key Responsibilities / Achievements

  • Organising comprehensive datasets for Performance Evaluation of Layout Analysis, to cover the needs of various funded projects:
    • IMPACT project — 700,000 images and 52,000 ground-truth files,
    • Europeana Newspapers project — 2,000 images,
    • Contemporary Documents Layout Analysis Dataset — 1,000 images,
    • SUCCEED EU Centre of Excellence in Digitisation — 500,000 images and 40,000 ground-truth files.
  • Contributed towards the development of performance evaluation tools, workflows and on-line platforms.
  • Contributed towards organisation of events (international conferences, workshops, tutorials and competitions).
  • Co-authored conference papers in international conferences.
  • Organisation and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate courses (such as courses on Web Based Software Development, Information Extraction/Representation and Information Security).
  • Co-advised students on undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.

Jan 2008 - May 2013

Research Assistant

University of Salford, UK

Research Assistant for a number of internationally funded projects in the general area of Document Image Analysis.


Oct 2007 - Jul 2008

Teaching Assistant

University of Salford, UK

I was assisting the delivery of a number of modules within the School of Computing, including Programming, Operating Systems and Mathematics.


May 2006 - 2010

Web Developer

IAPR Educational Committee, International

Developed the website for the IAPR Educational Committee (http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/rbf/IAPR).

Parts of the original website are still in use, but I am not currently involved in maintaining it.


Jun 2005 - 2010

Web Developer

IAPR TC11, International

Developed the website for the IAPR Technical Committee 11 (http://www.iapr-tc11.org).

The website has currently been replaced by a most recent version.


Jan 2005 - Oct 2008

Visiting Researcher

University of Salford, UK

While still affiliated with the University of Liverpool, I spent almost three years as a visiting researcher with the PRImA research grouo at the University of Salford.


Feb 2004 - 2009

Web Developer

GNOSIS Research, UK

Developed the website for the GNOSIS Research Group in the University of Liverpool.

The website is currently unavailable.


Jan 2004 - May 2005

Exam Invigilator

University of Liverpool, UK

Invigilation during the University's exam period for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students (Jan 2004, May 2004, Sep 2005, May 2005).


Oct 2003 - May 2007

Tutor

University of Liverpool, UK

Delivered workshops for the following modules:

  • COMP101 - Programming with Java (Oct-Dec 2003, Oct-Dec 2004)
  • COMP103 - Computer Systems (Jan-May 2007)
  • COMP106 - Human Centric Computing (Jan-May 2004)
  • COMP110 - Introduction to Computing Skills (Jan-May 2004)
  • COMP204 - Computer Systems and Their Implementation (Jan-May 2007)
  • COMP210 - Artificial Intelligence (Jan-May 2007)

Sep 2003

Web Developer

PRImA Lab, UK

Developed the website for the online version of ICDAR 2003 Proceedings (http://www.primaresearch.org/ICDAR2003).

The website is currently unavailable.


Jun 2003 - Aug 2003

Teacher

Platonos Schools, Greece

Teaching ECDL & Advanced ECDL levels


Dec 2002

Web Developer

National Archives of Lesvos, Greece

Developed the website for the National Archives of Lesvos (http://gak.les.sch.gr).

The website is still available, but not currently maintained by me.


Oct 2002 - May 2003

Web Developer

PRImA Lab, UK

Developed a web based database solution for the research group (www.primaresearch.org/info). The solution was implemented as a BSc Final Year Project.

The website is currently unavailable.


Jun 2002 - Aug 2002

Teacher

Platonos Schools, Greece

Teaching ECDL & Advanced ECDL levels


Jun 2002 - Aug 2002

Web Developer

Platonos Schools, Greece

Developed the website for the school (http://www.platonos.gr).

The website has currently been replaced by a most recent version.


Jun 2000 - Aug 2000

Web Developer

Municipality of Mytilene, Greece

Developed the website for the municipality (http://www.mytilene.gr).

The website has currently been replaced by a most recent version.


Jun 1999 - Aug 1999

Web Developer

Municipality of Mytilene, Greece

Developed the website for the municipality (http://www.mytilene.gr).

The website has currently been replaced by a most recent version.


Sep 1998 - Sep 1999

Web Developer

4th High School of Mytilene, Greece

Developed the website for the school (http://www.aegean.gr/4lycmytil) and a web based gallery showcasing the past of the island (http://www.aegean.gr/LesvosWeb).

Both websites are currently unavailable.


Jun 1995 - Aug 1995

Multimedia Developer

Platonos Schools, Greece

Developed a multimedia encyclopeadia application for primary school students.