I am an Assistant Professor at the Technology, Policy, and Management (TPM) faculty at TU Delft. I am also an Associated Researcher with the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI-INF) and a core member of the International Data-driven Research for Advanced Modeling and Analysis Lab (iDrama Lab).

Research

Overall, my research focuses on applying machine learning and data-driven quantitative analysis to understand emerging phenomena on the Web such as the spread of false information and hateful rhetoric. I am also interested in understanding algorithmic recommendations on social media platforms. My research has been published at top-tier conferences such as WWW, ICWSM, and ACM IMC. My co-authors and I have received best/distinguished paper awards at ACM IMC 2018, best paper honorable mention awards at ICWSM 2020 and CSCW 2021, as well as a best paper award at CyberSafety 2019.

News

  • October 2022: One paper rejected by ACM CSCW 2023.
  • September 2022: I will join the TPC of The Web Conference 2023 (Web & Society Track).
  • August 2022: Happy to share that our paper studying the generation of toxic language from open-domain chatbots has been accepted at ACM CCS 2022. One CCS, One Oakland, that’s enough for 2022.
  • August 2022: Another one bites the dust. One paper rejected by ACM IMC 2022.
  • July 2022: Happy to share that we got two papers accepted at ICWSM 2023. These are the results of two summer internships at MPI-INF. Preprints available here and here. Congrats Cici and Felipe!
  • July 2022: One paper rejected by ACM CCS 2022.
  • July 2022: Kicking off the tenure-track research grants’ hunting journey with a…“future success.” One individual grant proposal (50K Euros) rejected by NWO.
  • June 2022: I will join the TPC of WSDM 2023.
  • June 2022: Honored to be named one of the Best Senior Program Committee members at ICWSM 2022.
  • March 2022: Mission with code name “Barcelona” failed! Two paper submissions rejected by WebSci 2022.
  • March 2022: Our paper investigating Anti-Chinese sentiments on the Web has been accepted at ICWSM 2022!
  • March 2022: One paper submission early rejected by Usenix Security 2022.
  • February 2022: I will join the TPC of Usenix Security 2023.
  • January 2022: Mission Failed We’ll Get Em Next Time. Three paper submissions rejected by the Web Conference 2022.
  • November 2021: Our paper on detecting state-sponsored trolls on Reddit got accepted at IEEE S&P 2022. Officially a security expert!
  • November 2021: Two paper submissions rejected by ICWSM 2022.
  • October 2021: Our paper investigating the effectiveness of community bans after cross-platform migrations received a Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at CSCW 2021.
  • August 2021: I will join the TPC of The Web Conference 2022 (Web & Society Track).
  • July 2021: Two papers rejected: First one submitted at IMC 2021, second one submitted at CSCW 2022.

Education

During my studies, I also spent time on research internships at NEC in Heidelberg (2014), Telefonica Research in Barcelona (2017 and 2018), as well as six months as a visiting scholar at University of Alabama at Birmingham (2018).

Personal

I was born in Larnaca, Cyprus. I spent most of my life in Cyprus, however, during my studies, I travelled to several locations in Europe and the USA. In my free time I try to get out of SilverGold division in League of Legends (mainly playing at the top lane with Jax), I like to watch various sports including Football (or soccer as my American friends call it), Basketball, and Tennis. Also, I regularly shitpost online, with my colleagues, and generate some high quality memes for fun/trolling. Furthermore, I lurk various Web communities including 4chan’s /pol/.