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Gkirtzou Katerina

Katerina Gkirtzou is a scientific associate at Athena RC/Institute for Language and Speech Processing since 2016. Earlier, she was a scientific associate at Athena RC/Information Management Systems Institute (March 2014-December 2015). She holds a Ph.D in Applied Mathematics from Ecole Centrale de Paris (Phd thesis: “Sparsity regularization and graph-based representation in medical imaging”, December 2013). During her doctoral studies, she was also a member of the GALEN team at INRIA-Saclay Research Center in France. Prior to France, she obtained a BSc and MSc degree in Computer Science from the Computer Science Department of the University of Crete, Greece, in 2006 and 2009, respectively. During both her undergraduate and graduate studies in Greece, she also held a student fellowship from the Foundation of Research and Technology, Hellas, working at the Computational Biology Lab. Her research interests lie in the area of machine and statistical learning, as well as data modeling and representation in order to explore, analyze and understand data that derived from the domains of biology, medical imaging, and language. Currently her research focuses on data modeling of language resources for infrastructures and modeling linguistics resources as linked data. She has participated in a number of European and National R&D projects in the fields of semantic web, and language resource and research infrastructures. Areas of interest – Semantic Web, Linked Data, RDF – Language Resource and Technology Infrastructures – Machine and Statistical Learning.