Chris Samarinas

Working on the next big thing ยท [email protected]

I am a machine learning researcher. My projects include information retrieval systems, computer vision software, social networks, metasearch engines, chatbots, news aggregators and more. I devote my life to make the internet and the world more open, democratic and decentralized.

Experience

Machine Learning Researcher

Donaco LTD

Working on the advertising platform and trying to model real-time user behavior for better ad serving.

June 2018 - Present

Founder

Newzard

Working in a team to develop a personalized news recommender and summarization app. We utilize NLP techniques and machine learning for deep recommendations and popularity prediction.

September 2017 - Present

Independent Web Developer

algoprog.com

Worked as an independent web developer for some companies. My work included metasearch engines and some simple websites.

July 2013 - September 2017

Education

Imperial College London

MSc in Advanced Computing
Thesis: Personalized news recommendation and popularity prediction using neural networks
October 2017 - September 2019

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Information Systems

Thesis: WAMBy: Web-based open domain QA system using information retrieval techniques and machine learning (pdf in Greek)

GPA: 9.67/10.00

September 2013 - June 2017

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools

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Other skills

C, C++, LaTeX, Matlab, Game Maker Studio, Video Editing

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Useless skills

Skiing, Table Tennis, FPV Drone Racing, Piano

Interests

As a computer science researcher I am interested in machine learning and mainly in applications in natural language processing and understanding. I am also interested in information retrieval and recommender systems.

As a software engineer I hate working on already existing projects without making an impact. I like working on novel ideas from scratch that can change the world and improve our daily life.


As a human I like travelling, tasting food and meeting smart people with great ideas.

Awards & Certifications

  • 1st place in Bioengineering Hackathon 2018
  • Hackathon Thessaloniki, Honor 2014
  • Great Moment for Education Scholarship 2013
  • 1st place in the 1st Greek Students' Website Design Competition 2010
  • 1st prize in National Mathematics Competition 2009
  • IELTS Academic 2016
  • Certificate for Proficiency in English 2010

Projects

Newzard

A startup idea I'm currently working on with a team to revolutionize our daily news reading experience using NLP techniques and machine learning for deep recommendations and popularity prediction.

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Web-based open domain QA system using information retrieval techniques and machine learning.

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DropSense

A platform that connects elderly with their relatives and paid carers when they fall down, get lost or need help using Wear OS smartwatches. Won the first place in the 1st Bioengineering Hackathon in Greece.

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The world's first open source torrent search engine.

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Maze generator, editor & solver in Java.

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Developed in Hackathon Thessaloniki, an online responsive web application for instant issues reporting in the city.

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Metasearch engine

Developed a metasearch engine that combines results from Google and Bing (personal contract).

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Aribot

A chatbot I developed for the The Chatterbox Challenge 2014.

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Use this powerful script to create your own search engine based on Google.

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