Dr. Stavros Vassos is passionate about Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an interface to the modern computing world. He holds a MSc and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in Canada (2009, 2004), and a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece (2002). During 2012-2016 he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Sapienza University of Rome in Italy. In 2016 he founded Helvia.io, a startup that develops custom AI business solutions.
He serves regularly at the PC of AI-related conferences, including IJCAI, AAAI, ECAI, AAMAS, KR, and videogame-related conferences such as FDG, CIG, AIIDE. He teaches and works in a variety of scenarios related to Interaction Design, Internet of Things, Videogames, and Chatbots. In 2008 he received the “AAAI Outstanding Paper Honorable Mention Award” from the “Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)” for the paper “On the Progression of Situation Calculus Basic Action Theories: Resolving a 10-year-old Conjecture”. In 2017 he received the “Seal of Excellence” for the proposal “StoryBots: Verifiable Storytelling in Conversational Interfaces” under the Horizon 2020’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.