I was born on 29th May, 1993 in Heraklion, Crete. I received a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Crete in 2018. I currently work as a Postgraduate Research Fellow at Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH).
Meanwhile I am studying for a Master's Degree in Telecommunications and Networks and in Distributed Computer Systems in University of Crete (expected graduation: July 2020).
I consider myself as a highly motivated and hardworking individual who seeks perfection over simplicity. Extremely organized, methodical and focused, with a keen eye for Computer Networks, Data Analysis and Software Developement.
My practical skills include:
I study the aforementioned concepts both from a theoretical (modeling, analysis, and optimization) and applied (system design, measurements, real experiments) point of view.
Over the last year I have familiarized with Machine Learning and Big Data, and I have recently started practicing on Neural Networks and Deep Reinforcement Learning.
Implementation of a simulation framework to analyze the effect of Joint Caching and Recommendations on Communication Networks Ecosystem
Design and Implementation of a Network-friendly Video Streaming Android Application (Graded with 10 / 10)
 Savvas Kastanakis, Pavlos Sermpezis, Vasileios Kotronis, Xenofontas Dimitropoulos, "CABaRet: Leveraging Recommendation Systems for Mobile Edge Caching", in ACM MECOMM (SIGCOMM workshops), August 2018.
 Savvas Kastanakis, Mateus Nogueira, Felipe Assis, Pavlos Sermpezis, Daniel Menasche, Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos, "Towards QoS-friendly Content Recommendations: An Experimental Framework", in ACM CoNEXT Poster Session, December 2018.
 Felipe Assis, Mateus S. Nogueira, Daniel S. Menasche, Joao Ismael Pinheiro, Pavlos Sermpezis, Savvas Kastanakis, Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos, Carla Delgado, "Content Recommendation and QoE: An Experimental Study on the Role of QoS Towards Video Preferences", in Proceedings of the XVIII Workshop on Performance of Computer and Communication Systems, SBC, July 2019.
received an honourable mention award for the paper "Content Recommendation and QoE: An Experimental Study on the Role of QoS Towards Video Preferences"
participated with the Measurements Lab (MLAB) team, presenting the Selection of Similar Vantage Points Project
implemented a proxy network for secure and efficient file downloading, using client-server architecture