Ioannidis Selected to Work with The National Technical University of Athens
Associate Professor Stratis Ioannidis, from the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Northeastern University, was awarded a fellowship by the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program (GDFP) to travel to Greece. Professor Ioannidis will work with Associate Professor Dimitris Fotakis and the Computation and Reasoning Laboratory (Corelab) of ECE Department of the National Technical University of Athens on Machine Learning and Learning Theory, focusing on ranking regression and learning from ranked data, under theoretical and experimental viewpoints. As part of his visit, Professor Ioannidis will work with the host institution on the topic of learning from ranked data through tutorials, research seminars, and mentoring graduate and senior undergraduate students.
The proposed project aims at initiating a research collaboration of faculty members and graduate and senior undergraduate students of Corelab with Prof. Ioannidis, a leading expert on learning from ranked data. The research collaboration with Prof. Ioannidis will contribute significantly towards increasing Corelab’s research capacity and towards deepening and broadening existing knowledge at the lab on the topic (and in the areas of Machine Learning and Learning Theory, in general). Moreover, it will contribute towards achieving the goal of the Computer Science Division of the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at NTUA to enrich and strengthen the curriculum in the areas of Machine Learning and Learning Theory.
This National Technical University of Athens project is one of 36 projects that will pair members of the Greek and Cypriot academic diaspora with higher education institutions and collaborators in Greece to work together on curriculum co-development, collaborative research, graduate and undergraduate research training and mentoring activities in the coming months.
The GDFP, now in its fourth year, is designed to enable brain circulation between Greek universities and universities abroad, strengthen capacity at the host institutions, and develop long-term, mutually-beneficial collaborations. It is funded by the Stravros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in collaboration with the Fulbright Foundation in Greece. A total of 123 Fellowships have been awarded since the program’s inception.
Fellowships match host universities with scholars and cover the expenses for project visits of between 14 and 90 days, including transportation, a daily stipend, materials allowance and health insurance.