Innovative and creative thinker, he is dedicated to translating research results into effective solutions, addressing complex society and business requirements. His current research and professional interests include Big Data Analytics and scalable ML solutions mainly targeting text-augmented citation / scholarly network analysis. He has more than 17 years work experience in R&D, enterprise systems architecture design and S/W engineering, holding key positions in leading S/W development companies. In parallel, he has been working as a Senior Researcher at the Univ. of Athens & ATHENA RC. He also serves as an external European Commission Research & Innovation Expert.