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Maria Koutsogiannaki received her Diploma (equivalent to MEng) in Electrical and Computing Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and her M.Sc. and PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Crete.

Dr, Koutsogiannaki has a strong research and engineering background on signal processing and artificial intelligence with many years of industrial (3+) and research (13+) experience in highly prestigious research centers and institutes (SHERPA.AI, Samsung research center UK, Basque center of cognition brain and language, Institute of computer science FORTH Hellas). She is the main inventor of two patents and she has several distinctions in her assets (Bikaintek fellowship, Marie Sklodowska Curie actions “Seal of Excellence”, Manassaki Bequest Fellowship). Currently she is working as an Artificial Intelligence Engineer at SHERPA.AI on innovative projects of machine learning and natural language processing using deep neural network architectures (transformers BERT, T5, etc).

Deep Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Speech and Audio Processing, Speech modifications, Biomedical applications, Statistical Signal Processing

Full CV is provided here.

Bikaintek Fellowship (2019-2021)

European Commission

University of Crete

  • 2nd Best Student Poster Award on summer school SPCC2015 sponsored by Google, Toshiba and IBM SPCC2015 url( spcc/SPCC2015)
  • Manassaki Scholarship: best PhD student of the Computer Science Department of the year 2013-1014
  • Code-school award for developing the web application "An administration system for record management and promotion of Greek olive-oil in worldwide markets", December 2014.
  • PhD grant (2013 – 2014): Intelligibility enhancement of casual speech. Manassaki Foundation.
  • PhD grant (01/10/2011 – 30/06/2014): Intelligibility enhancement of casual speech. The Listener Talker - Lista project under the EU Framework Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Program
  • M.Sc. grant (01/03/2008 – 31/10/2010): Voice pathology detection using adaptive quasi-harmonic models. ICS-FORTH

Inventor of Application 1507488.3 filed on 30th April 2015 Topic: intelligibility enhancement of speech in reverberation environments

Patent filing for her work in Samsung - 20170100085 filed on 28 February 2017 in Greece

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