MSc (Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 2012) in “Convex Optimization Methods for Machine Learning” and PhD candidate (expected to graduate in 2019) in the field of “Statistical Learning Theory” with PhD dissertation title “On Clustering, Classification and Dictionary Learning: A theoretical revisit of robust k-means, nearest neighbor classification, and dictionary learning with Moreau envelopes”. The research focuses primarily upon statistical aspects of pattern recognition, and to a lesser extent, clustering. Highly interested in statistics, machine learning, and non-linear optimization.