A few words about me

Currently, I am a PhD student at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and a member of the Distributed Information Systems Lab (LSIR) working on credibility of scientific news. I obtained my BSc and MSc degrees from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) where I was also a member of the Knowledge Representation, Reasoning and Analytics Lab (KR). My research interests span the overlapping areas of Data Analysis, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Semantic Web.

Education

Thesis (tentative): SciLens: Evaluating the Quality of Scientific News
Advisors: Prof. Karl Aberer, Prof. Carlos Castillo

2-year Master of Science

2011 - 2014

Specialization: Advanced Information Systems
Thesis: Discovering Spatial and Temporal Links among RDF Data
Supervisor: Prof. Manolis Koubarakis
GPA: 8.76

4-year Bachelor of Science

2007 - 2011

Specialization: Computer Systems and Applications
Thesis: Storing RDF data and evaluating SPARQL queries using MapReduce
Supervisor: Prof. Manolis Koubarakis
GPA: 8.36

Selected Publications

You can also check the full list of my publications or my DBLP and Google Scholar profiles.

P. Smeros, C. Castillo and K. Aberer. SciLens: Evaluating the Quality of Scientific News Articles Using Social Media and Scientific Literature Indicators. In the 28th World Wide Web Conference (TheWebConf 2019). San Francisco, California, USA. 13-17 May, 2019.

M.A. Sherif, K. Dreßler, P. Smeros and A.-C. Ngonga Ngomo. Radon – Rapid Discovery of Topological Relations. In the 31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 17). San Francisco, California, USA. 4-9 February, 2017. [pdf]

K. Bereta, P. Smeros and M. Koubarakis. Representing and Querying the valid time of triples for Linked Geospatial Data. In the 10th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2013). Montpellier, France. 26-30 May, 2013. [pdf]

P. Smeros, A. Gupta, M. Catasta and K. Aberer. deepschema.org: An Ontology for Typing Entities in the Web of Data. In the 10th Workshop on Linked Data on the Web (LDOW 2017). Perth, WA, Australia. 3 April, 2017. [pdf] [slides]

P. Smeros and M. Koubarakis. Discovering Spatial and Temporal Links among RDF Data. In the 9th Workshop on Linked Data on the Web (LDOW 2016). Montreal, Canada. 11 April, 2016. [pdf] [slides]

K. Kyzirakos, M. Koubarakis, P. Smeros and D. Savva. Tutorial on Publishing and Interlinking Linked Geospatial Data. In the 12th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2015). Portoroz, Slovenia. 31 May - 4 June, 2015. [link]

Research Experience

Conferences

Open Source Projects

Teaching Experience

Awards

3-year funding for project SciLens

2019

10 fun facts about me

  • I have a left-handed guitar and that's the closest I could get to Jimi Hendrix.
  • I have been called Punayiotis intendedly because I like puns.
  • I'm supporting several independent bloggers, journalists, musicians, directors, stand-up comedians and comics artists.
  • I have an incognito Instagram profile where I'm pretending to be a Food Blogger - Recipe Influencer - Healthy Lifestyle Enthusiast.
  • I almost missed a return flight from Australia once to meet a quokka.
  • I also have a successful Facebook meme page and a Twitter gag account.
  • There exist some people who believe that I'm a professional DJ; I've refused an offer to play in a huge event.
  • I'm the president of the most lovable student association in the town.
  • My supervillain name would be The Incredible Slurp of The Av(egg)zers.
  • I asked once my female teacher if Amp x Volt = Ohm. That's Watt she said.