Category Archives: Phd


Dimitra Plaka is a 3rd year Ph.D candidate at School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences at National Technical University of Athens under the supervision of Konstantinos Chrysafinos and Emmanuil H. Georgoulis. She received her Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the same university in 2017 and her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from University of Patras in 2015.  Her research focuses on α posteriori error analysis and optimal control for phase-field problems


Ioannis Iakovidis is a PhD candidate at the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics of University of Crete. He received his B.Sc. (2014) and M.Sc. (2017) from the same Department. His research focuses on Numerical Analysis and specifically on Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations.


Nikolaos Pachakis is a PhD candidate at the School of Mineral Resources Engineering, Technical
University of Crete. He received his Bachelor degree in Mathematics from University of Crete in 2013
and his Master degree in Applied Mathematics from the same University in 2017.


Dimitris Farazakis is a PhD Candidate in Applied Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Crete, under the support of the ARCHERS  and ELIDEK fellowship.  He received his B.Sc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Crete with specialization in Mathematical Simulation and Calculation Techniques, and his M.Sc in Statistics and Actuarial-Financial Mathematics from the University of the Aegean, Department of Mathematics, Samos,  with specialization in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics (supported by the Department of Mathematics’ fellowship). His research is on stochastic differential equations, Malliavin calculus, reaction-diffusion equations with applications to physics and mathematical finance.


Ms Ourania Kousovista is a 2nd year Ph.D. candidate at Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics of University of Crete. She received her Bachelor degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Crete in 2015 and her Master degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics from the same university in 2017. Her research focuses on stochastic differential equations; mathematical modeling in medicine; machine learning; time series analysis; non-linear mixed effect modeling.


Dimitra Katerinopoulou currently is a Ph.D candidate at the University of Crete (UoC), Department of Physics and IESL/FORTH, a collaboration with TNO/Holst Centre, The Netherlands. She received her Bachelor degree in Physics from the University of Crete in 2014 and her Master degree in 2016 from the same University in the field of Photonics and Nanoelectronics. Her research focuses on sensors, nanotechnology and photonics. Specializing in the fabrication of ceramics and transparent conductive materials for applications on printed temperature and gas sensors.


A. Kordas is a PhD candidate at the Materials Science and Technology Department of the University of Crete, Greece and at IESL, FORTH. He received his MSc in Protein Biotechnology in 2014 and his BSc in Biology in 2012 from the Biology Department of the University of Crete, Greece.


Christos Pervolianakis is a 3rd PhD candidate at the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics of University of Crete. He received his Bachelor degree in Mathematics from University of Crete in 2015 and his Master degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics from the same university in 2017. His research focuses on the numerical solution of partial differential equations using finite element methods.


Radamanthys (Manthos) Stivaktakis received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from University of Crete (UoC), Heraklion, Greece in March 2017 and his M.Sc. degree in March 2019 from the same institution. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in the same university and field, under the supervision of Prof. Panagiotis Tsakalides. Radamanthys initiated his academic path as a student in the Department of Medicine in UoC, up until his decision to pursue his long-standing dream of studying Computer Science.  He is also affiliated with the Signal Processing Lab (SPL) of the Institute of Computer Science (ICS), Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) since February 2016. His main research interests include artificial neural networks and machine learning, image processing and remote sensing applications.


Ioannis Stefanis is PhD candidate of the Hellenic Mediterrenean University in Heraklion Crete with the support of the ARCHERS Fellowship. During 2019, I affiliated as an intern at ImVia, the Image and Artificial Vision Laboratory (Laboratoire ImViA – Imagerie et Vision Artificielle) – University of Burgundy in Dijon, member of CNRS, the national scientific research organization of France. My work is related with computer vision techniques in realtime surgical procedures and personalized medicine. I successfully finished the joint masters programme in Computer Vision of Université de Bourgogne in France and the masters programme in Applied Informatics of the Department of Informatics Engineering of Technological Educational Institute of Crete (2019).On July 2018, I started the affiliation with the Computational BioMedicine Laboratory (CBML), part of ICS-FORTH Institution. A graduate of the Department of Applied Informatics and Multimedia in 2011.