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I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the 2G-SWARM project at Swansea University and an FSBI Postdoctoral Fellow (PITF) at Humboldt University of Berlin.

Main Education

                    PhD, Self-organization of Social Systems (2017-2022)

University of Groningen - Prof.Dr. C.K.Hemelrijk

Thesis: "Self-organized collective escape in bird flocks"


                     M.Sc., Computational Methods in Ecology and Evolution (2016-2017)

Imperial College London

Thesis: "The Cultural Evolution of Evolution", with

Dr. J.Rosindell, Prof.Dr. A.M.Leroi, Prof.Dr. T.Barraclough.

           B.Sc., Biology (2011-2016)

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Thesis: "Habitat suitability of the sea turtle Caretta caretta in the Mediterranean region", with Dr. A.Mazaris.

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Affiliated Research

  • Project: "Investigating the impact of behavioural individuality and group size on leadership dynamics using genetically identical fish (Poecilia formosa) and the RoboFish"  (2024) 

 Humboldt University of Berlin and the Excellence Cluster: “Science of Intelligence" - with Prof. Dr. Jens Krause & Dr. David Bierbach

Funded by a Postdoctoral International Travelling Fellowship of FSBI

  • Project: "2G-SWARM: Animals are not particles: a framework for second generation hetero-swarm robotics"  (2022-2024)

 Swansea University - with Dr. Andrew King 

Funded by ONR

  • Project: "BiasWatchEvol: Gender bias in Evolutionary Biology"  (2017-2018)

Imperial College London - Independent research

Funded by an Equal Opportunities Initiative Fund of ESEB

  • Project: "Determinants of sea turtle nesting patterns & spatial asymmetries at the global scale" (2016-2017) 

Glasgow University - with Dr. S.Spatharis & Prof.Dr. J.Matthiopoulos

 Funded by the Erasmus+ Placement Program

  • Project: "Monitoring of reproduction activities of the loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in Zakynthos rookery" (2014)

National Marine Park of Zakynthos & Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - with Dr. A.Mazaris


Funds, Scholarships & Awards

  • Postdoctoral International Travelling Fellowships (PITF) (2023) FSBI, International Society for Fish Biology

  • Symposium Grant (2022) Dutch Society for Theoretical Biology

  • Best Oral Presentation Award (2021) Dutch Society for Theoretical Biology

  •  Equal Opportunities Initiative Fund (2017) European Society of Evolutionary Biology

  • Erasmus+ Internship Grant (2016), European Commission

  • Travel Grant (2015), International Sea Turtle Society

  •  Contributory scholarship (2014) Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

  • Admission scholarship (2011) Hellenic State Scholarships Foundation

Latest presentations


Guest Lecture at Animal Behavior Course
Swansea University, UK (2023)
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Santa Fe Institute Symposium on
Collective Intelligence
Santa Fe, NM, USA (2023)
ASAB Sring
Bangor, UK (2023)
ANTS International Conference on
Swarm Intelligence
Malaga, Spain (2022)
Worskshop on Descriptive & Normative Models of Collective Behaviour
Leeds, UK (2022)
NVTV Annual Meeting
(Dutch Society for Theoretical Biology)
Schoorl, the Netherlands (2021)
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