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I conduct interdisciplinary research that seeks to enable systems to exhibit different levels of intelligence, learn from data and transfer knowledge to new contexts. My latest projects are in deep learning for psychophysiological data modelling and classification, and in intelligent learning environments. I design and develop innovative learning algorithms, system components that employ machine learning, sometimes combined with knowledge engineering, learner models and intelligent tutors. I was educated at the University of Patras, Greece (BEng/MEng, Dr. Eng), and hold a PGCE (Brunel University, UK). Before joining academia I held R&D positions in the cement and automotive industries working on embedded systems that used soft computing and machine learning methods. My research received best paper awards from the IEEE (2000 and 2008), the European Network on Intelligent Technologies for Smart Adaptive Systems (2001 and 2004), the International Association for Development of the Information Society (2006), the ACM (2009) and KES International (2010). I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Member of the EPSRC College, UK.

Awards




  • 2010: the paper “Adaptive Modelling of Users’ Strategies in Exploratory Learning Using Case-Based Reasoning” by M. Cocea, S. Gutierrez-Santos and G.D. Magoulas won the best PhD student paper award at the 14th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES 2010), Cardiff, Wales, UK, 8-10 September 2010. 
  • 2009: the paper “Strategies to Minimise the Total Run Time of Cyclic Graph Based Genetic Programming with GPUs” by T.E. Lewis and G.D. Magoulas won a best paper award at the ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2009 (GECCO 2009), Montreal, Canada, 8-12 July 2009. 
  • 2008: the paper "A discernibility-based approach to feature selection for microarray data" by Z. Voulgaris and G.D. Magoulas won the best PhD student paper award at the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Varna, Bulgaria, 6-8 Sept. 2008. 
  • 2006: the paper "A personalised mobile environment for lifelong learners" by D. Dimakopoulos and G.D. Magoulas won an outstanding paper award at the 4th IADIS International Conference on WWW/Internet 2006, Murcia, Spain, 5-8 October 2006. 
  • 2004: the paper “Building diverse neural ensembles for bioinformatics applications” by G.D. Magoulas won the third prize award of the Medical and Health Care Committee at the European Symposium on Intelligent Technologies, Hybrid Systems and their Implementation on Smart Adaptive Systems (EUNITE 2004), Aachen, Germany, June 10-12, 2004. 
  • 2001: the paper “Improved neural network-based interpretation of colonoscopy images through on-line learning and evolution” by G.D. Magoulas, V.P. Plagianakos and M.V. Vrahatis won the third prize award of the Medical and Health Care Committee at the European Symposium on Intelligent Technologies, Hybrid Systems and their Implementation on Smart Adaptive Systems (EUNITE 2001), Tenerife/ Spain, December 12-14, 2001. 
  • 2000: awarded IEEE Grant for New Researcher to attend and present research work at the IEEE-INNS-ENNS International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Como, Italy. 
  • 1999: Postdoctoral fellowship of the Greek State Scholarships Foundation to research new approaches to learning in adaptive systems through optimisation.