Nikos Zarifis

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Graduate Student,
Computation and Reasoning Laboratory,
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
E-mail: nick.zarifis [@] hotmail [DOT] com

About me (A brief cv)

In Fall 2019, I am starting the PhD program in CS at UW-Madison. I completed my undergraduate studies at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. I am currently doing research at Computation and Reasoning Lab (CoReLab) of ECE, NTUA, under the supervision of Prof. Dimitris Fotakis who has also supervised my undergraduate thesis. My interests lie in Algorithms and Probability.

Research

My research interests include

  • Learning Theory

  • Stochastic Optimization

  • Online Optimization

  • Combinatorial Optimization

Teaching

Teaching Assistant

  • Algorithms and Complexity, taught by Dimitris Fotakis,
    National Technical University of Athens, Fall 2018.

  • Algorithms and Complexity, taught by Aris Pagourtzis,
    National Technical University of Athens, Fall 2017.

  • Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science, taught by Dimitris Fotakis,
    National Technical University of Athens, Spring 2018,2019.

Lab Assistant

  • Introduction to Computer Programming, taught by Dimitris Fotakis and Nikolaos Papaspirou,
    National Technical University of Athens, Fall 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017.

Awards and Honors

  • Christos Papakyriakopoulos award (2015)
    for excellence in mathematics in the school of ECE, NTUA.

  • Gold Medal,SEEMOUS (2014)
    Southerneastern European Mathematical Olympiad for University Students.

  • Silver Medal,SEEMOUS (2013)
    Southerneastern European Mathematical Olympiad for University Students.

Publications

2019

  • Reallocating multiple facilities on the line (joint work with D.Fotakis, L.Kavouras, S.Skoulakis, P.Lazos,P.Kostopanagiotis)
    Proceedings of the 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-19) arxiv

Manuscripts

  • Efficient Algorithms for Stochastic Optimization and Learning on Uncertain Environments
    (Diploma Thesis, 2018, supervised by Dimitris Fotakis)