Spiros Baxevanakis

Undergraduate Student, Ionian University

Faculty of Inofrmation Science & Informatics
Corfu, Greece

sprbax@gmail.com - +030 6984464754

About Me

Spiros is a curious and driven researcher, suffering from entrepreneurship tendencies, who wants to apply Computational Science to the very small nano scale as well as the very big planetary scale. He is fascinated by Computer Science and the intersection of Biology, Computational Mathematics and Engineering.

Motivation

One of my defining characteristics is my passion for conducting mathematical modeling research and applying computational science to analyze important problems. I always strive to work smart and hard in order to bring forth insights regarding the projects I am working on. In the past two years I have been actively involved with two of my University’s research laboratories. In the Computational Modeling and Simulation Laboratory I discovered my passion for numerical analysis and cellular automata models. In the Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology Laboratory I learned how medical imaging and mathematical modeling can make a serious impact on the way cardiac diseases are identified. Problem solving and analytical thinking is a muscle I have been exercising daily in both laboratories, while always working and communicating with a team. It is my strong belief that the combination of my experience, skills and last by not least personality make me an excellent candidate for relevant positions and educational programs.

Formal Education

2016-2020 Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Informatics , Ionian University, Corfu, Greece

Interested in

Software Technologies

(More experienced –> least experienced)
Unix, Python (Pandas,Numpy,Matplotlib,Sklearn,Keras), Julia, Mathematica, C, SQL, Golang, C++, Java, Javascript, React.js, Solidity, Html, CSS.

Software Tools

Juno, Vim, Jupyter, Mathematica, Bash,

Further Education

Introduction to Single Variable Calculus Part 2 : Differentiation,
University of Pennsylvania, Coursera 2019, Certificate:–
Julia Scientific Programming,
University of Cape Town, Coursera 2019, Certificate:Here
Introduction to Single Variable Calculus Part 1 : Functions,
University of Pennsylvania, Coursera 2019, Certificate:–
Introduction to Digital Currencies,
University of Nicosia (UNIC) DFIN 511, UNIC Moodle Platform 2018, Certificate:–
Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 3: The Brain,
Harvard University mcb80x, Edx 2017, Certificate:–
Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 2: Neurons and Networks,
Harvard University mcb80x, Edx 2017, Certificate:–
Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 1: The Electrical Properties of the Neuron,
Harvard University mcb80x, Edx 2017, Certificate:–
Artificial Intelligence (AI),
Columbia University CSMM.101x, Coursera 2017, Certificate:–

Skills

● Conduct Independent Research,
● Very Good knowlegde of Stochastic Processes and their applications,
● Research & Development of Mathematical Models,
● Data and Time series analysis,
● Great understanding of Statistics & Probability Theory,
● Excellent Programming skills,
● Experience with Linux Server and Database administration & Maintenance,
● Enjoy solving interesting problems,
● Avid tool maker,
● Able learn and develop intuition in short amounts of time.

Interpersonal Skills

Team Leadership, Organization Skills, Mentoring, Team Cooperation & coordination.

Work Experience

December 2019 – Present Researcher,
Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology Laboratory (BiHELab), Dept. of Information Technology, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece
Supervised by professor Themis Exarchos.
● Researching non invasive methods for evaluation of Coronary artery diseases,
● Exploring mathematical modeling of Atherosclerotic Plaque developement,
● Experimenting with blood flow simulation (CFD) using ANSYS.

June 2018 – Present Researcher,
Laboratory of Computational Modeling (CMODLAB), Dept. of Information Technology, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece
Supervised by professors Markos Avlonitis and Ioannis Karydis.
● Research and Development of Cellular Automata models to describe dry metal friction.
● Supervising a team of three undergraduate students in the process of creating lab software and visualization tools. For example http://enceladus.di.ionio.gr/e-trap/ .
● Developed ML models for the prediction of fruit fly population using multi-year population datasets.
● Created a database to store multi-year datasets of fruit fly population and environmental data.

July 2019 - August 2019 Research & Development Intern, Creative Web Applications (CWA) in Corfu,Greece
CWA is a software company that is closely associated with the Ionian University’s Computational Modeling Lab and is actively involved with R&D programs.
● Statistical investigation and time series analysis of dry metal friction.
● Created a database for the continuous storage of environmental data from the Ionian Islands.
● Programmed tools to automate the parsing, preprocessing and data insertion.
● Extensively study the friction process and the statistics of tribology.
● Database Administrator of the lab’s databases and assisting on Debian server maintenance and administration.

Volunteer Work

October 2018 - Present President & Founder, IEEE Student Branch of Ionian University Chairman & Founder
● Coordinate a large team of IEEE Members to organize interdisciplinary talks, workshops, seminars and positively impact the student community.
● Organize and teach the “Introduction to programming with Python” course for freshmen.

Languages

English, Proficiency,
French, Basic,
Greek, Native

Conferences and Workshops

8 - 10 November 2019 Attende,
5th IEEE Hellenic Students and Young Professionals, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece

28 - 30 September 2018 Member of the Organizing Commitee,
12th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece

30 May - 3 June 2017 Member of the Organizing Commitee,
Panhellenic Symposium on Oceanography and Fisheries, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece

6 - 10 November 2017 Member of the Organizing Commitee,
Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece

28 - 30 September 2017 Attendee,
21st Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece

Publications

Cerezo, S. H., Ballester, G. D., & Baxevanakis, S. (2018). Solving Atari Games Using Fractals And Entropy. arXiv preprint arXiv:1807.01081.

Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.gr/citations?user=PJVrz5MAAAAJ).

Projects

Microclimates Database CMODLAB, May 2018 - October 2018 Created automated scripts to preprocess & insert hundreds of thousands of sensor measurements into a Database. I also created the aforementioned database. Link to Project Report in Greek

Personal

Birth date: 1998 December 17th

Citizenship: Greek

Residence: Greece (Permanent resident)


Last updated: January 2020

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