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Athanasios

Athanasios

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I currently work as a Senior Data Scientist for the government, working on challenging AI and machine learning projects, which I find very fascinating. Most of my recent work has been in the field of Natural language processing. I also mentor graduate colleagues, Ph.D students and post-doctoral research associates from various UK universities. Prior to my current role, I spent several years working as a high-performance algorithms developer in neuroscience. Mainly working with 3-dimensional brain images, I designed and implemented solutions for various problems like 3d affine and freeform image registration, 3d to 2d image registration, infusion detection, trajectory planning, and vital structure segmentation like blood vessels in the brain.

I think of myself as a very passionate computer scientist, with particular interests in algorithms and artificial intelligence and teaching university students allows me to transmit my years of expertise to them and also maintain my knowledge on the subjects at a state-of-the-art level.

When I am not working or teaching I play music or pursue outdoor activities. I also spend time with my daughters, playing with them or trying to get them familiar with swimming and music!

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Tutoring Experience

I have been teaching university-level students for almost a decade now. In particular, the past few years I have been teaching students at the following levels:
- Undergraduates (BSc)
- Postgraduates (MSc and Ph.D.)
- Professionals (Interview preparation, work projects advice)

Most of my teaching has been in the following areas:
- Machine learning and AI
- Data Structures and Algorithms
- High-Performance Computing (Cuda, Opencl, Threads, MPI)
- Formal Languages / Context-Free Grammars
- Programming (Python, Java, C#, C/C++)
- Software Engineering (Usually a group Web - programming project, html/css/js/etc.)

Tutoring Approach

Breaking down subjects into smaller understandable units .Knowledge gain by example and practice (exercises, tests etc.).

Every tutoring job is unique in itself as different universities have different curriculums, requirements, and approaches and of course, students can have different levels of difficulties with their studies. My past students have used my services in the following patterns:

  • As a tutor for their whole studies, having lessons 2-3 hours weekly, depending on their needs from year one or two. This has proven particularly efficient as I would make sure there would be no knowledge gaps going forward and insist on building strong knowledge on subjects that would be necessary in their forthcoming modules.

  • As an ad-hoc tutor to help with a particular module. Usually, that means that the student had knowledge gaps, perhaps cascaded throughout their studies. This is a more challenging approach and decisions on my teaching approach are made through an initial free consultation, where i assess the student's needs and knowledge gaps.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Cardiff Uni2009MastersMSc (Distinction)
Cardiff Uni2013DoctoratePh.D

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