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Simistira Liwicki Foteini

Foteini is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Luleå University, Sweden, in the area of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

She received her Ph.D. diploma in 2015 from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NTUA, Greece, in the field of Pattern Recognition, in the area of ¨Recognition of online handwritten mathematical expressions¨ under the supervision of George Karayiannis and Vassilis Katsouros. From 1997 till 2015, she worked as a Research Associate in the Institute of Language and Speech Processing, ATHENA R.C., where she was mainly responsible for research programs in the field of Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. She was also highly involved in the design and development of innovative educational platforms (targeting mainly high school education in Greece but also in other European countries).

From 2015 till June 2019, she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, in the field of Document Image Analysis and Database generation and from June 2018 till June 2019 at the Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.

Her research focus lies in the area of machine learning and its application in assisting human processes and in understanding human brain functions. More specifically: (i) how machine learning can assist processes in the mining industry (i.e., drill core analysis), (ii) developing machine learning techniques to understand how the human brain functions (i.e., analyse fRMI and EEG human brain data to decode inner speech).