I am an Assistant Professor of Smart City Science at TU Dortmund University’s Artificial Intelligence Unit and a Principal Investigator at the Lamarr Institute for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. As a senior AI architect, I support Materna SE in integrating artificial intelligence into the public sector and industry. I also served as an Adjunct Data Privacy and Ethics Professor at the University of Nicosia.
Previously, I led the Data Analytics and AI department at Materna SE. I hold a Ph.D. in AI/ML from the University of Bonn and Fraunhofer IAIS, where I specialized in probabilistic modeling and pedestrian dynamics. My research focuses on the tractable probabilistic modeling and prediction of spatio-temporal data, proactive situation-aware control, and privacy in distributed location-aware applications. I have published extensively in international conferences and journals, including ECML/PKDD, IEEE Big Data, and others. Additionally, I co-organized workshops such as Mining Urban Data at ICML and Computational Transportation Sciences.
My professional journey includes significant academic and industry roles, emphasizing the application of AI to real-world problems and advancing the field of smart city technologies.


  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Efficient Algorithms
  • Privacy-by-Design
  • Proactive Control
  • Participation and Transparency