Meet The Team

Meet the experts behind Big Blue Data Academy's programs

Dimitris Mousadakos, PhD

Dimitris Mousadakos, PhD

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Dimitris is an expert Data Scientist and leads the academy programs. Former Program Manager of Propulsion Academy Zurich, he has already trained more than 100 Data Scientists, who work now at companies like UBS, SWISS Airlines and ebay.

Athens - Zurich

Sophia Verouti, PhD

Sophia Verouti, PhD

Co-Founder & Head of Operations

Highly skilled and accustomed to the academic environment Sophia is responsible for the efficiency of all the programs. She believes in the power of knowledge but knows that emotional intelligence and soft skills matter too. She wants to see more women in tech.

Athens - Bern

Nick Gavriil

Nick Gavriil

Data Science Consultant

Nick is a data scientist with experience in classical ML, optimization, NLP, reinforcement learning and back-end development. In the past he has used data science to solve problems in the ecommerce, real estate, financial and marketing sectors.

Dubai

Gerry Liaropoulos

Gerry Liaropoulos

Advisor & Instructor

Experienced Data Scientist in the fascinating sector of Life Sciences, Gerry is using a variety of Machine-Learning methods to help the industry make more informed decisions with the end goal of effecting a positive change in patients’ lives.

Athens - Zurich

Elpida Bantra

Elpida Bantra

Career Development Consultant

By investing heavily in her soft skills additionally to her hard skills, Elpida managed to accelerate her career in a few years and work as a Data Scientist, Software Engineer and IT consultant in different European companies. She believes that true leaders lift others up.

Vienna

Dimitris Gallos

Dimitris Gallos

Data Science Instructor

With a Masters from McGill University, Dimitri focuses on computer vision and his experience lies in translating business requirements into production-ready deep learning fuelled systems. He is a ML Developer at Samasource, a leading data provider for Fortune 100 companies.

Montreal

Ioanna Sanida

Ioanna Sanida

Data Science Consultant

Data Scientist with a background in AI, Ioanna has worked with deep learning tools for natural language understanding, machine translation and speech-to-text recognition to build intelligent question-answering systems and customer care chatbots.

Athens

Spyros Poulos

Spyros Poulos

Data Science Instructor

Spyros uses Data Science tools like Machine Learning and Analytics to solve business problems and optimize processes. He endorses the idea of data-driven models for organizations and he has worked on various projects towards digital transformation.

Athens

Thodoris Petropoulos

Thodoris Petropoulos

Data Science Instructor

Theo is highly versed in a plethora of ML topics and a firm believer of adoption before modeling. He was previously a Lead Data Scientist for a major Telecom provider and currently, he works at DataRobot enabling a diverse customer portfolio to create ML applications.

Athens

Prof. Dr. Demetrios Karras

Prof. Dr. Demetrios Karras

Data Science Instructor

Prof. Demetrios Karras, has expertise in the fields, among others, of Intelligent Systems, Information Mining, Data Science and AI for more than 20 years. He has extensive industrial experience and his research publications have been cited more than 1000 times.

Athens

Leonidas Georgopoulos, PhD

Leonidas Georgopoulos, PhD

Data Science Instructor

Leonidas has expertise at the forefront of AI/ML in both industrial and academic settings from multiple angles, researcher, manager, engineer. He works as a Senior Research Scientist at IBM and his main work focuses on knowledge graphs, computer vision and intelligent robotics.

Zurich

Thanos Petsakos

Thanos Petsakos

Data Science Instructor

Thanos leads a Management Information Systems and Business Analytics team of a large Greek bank and uses data science and analytics on a daily basis in order to maximize business value and enhance strategic decision making.

Athens

Manos Antoniou

Manos Antoniou

Data Science Instructor

Manos is an experienced data scientist. He designs/develops/prototype data science & analytics applications, built complex machine learning models, automates and optimizes business decisions and provides data-driven insights to business executives and stakeholders.

Athens

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Next Bootcamp: 29.11.2021 - 25.2.2022