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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.

Refereed articles in workshop proceedings



  1. Mosca A. and Magoulas G.D., Regularizing Deep Learning Ensembles by Distillation, Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Combinations of Intelligent Methods and Applications (CIMA 2016), in conjunction with the 22nd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-16), August 30, 2016, The Hague, Holland, pp. 53-59.
  2. Cocea, M, Gutierrez-Santos, S. Magoulas, G.D. Enhancing Modelling of Users’ Strategies in Exploratory Learning through Case-base Maintenance. In Proceedings of 14th UK Workshop on Case-Based Reasoning, 2009, pp. 2-13.
  3. Charlton P., Magoulas G.D., and Laurillard D., Designing for Learning with Theory and Practice in Mind, in Proceedings of the Workshop on Enabling Creative Learning Design, part of the AIED 2009: 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, Brighton, July 2009, pp. 52-62.
  4. Cocea, M., Magoulas, G., Combining Intelligent Methods for Learner Modelling in Exploratory Learning Environments. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Combinations of Intelligent Methods and Applications (CIMA 2008), in conjunction with the 18th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-08), pp. 13-18.
  5. Cocea, M., Gutierrez-Santos, S. and Magoulas, G., Challenges for Intelligent Support in Exploratory Learning: the case of ShapeBuilder. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Intelligent Support for Exploratory Environments (ISEE’08), in conjunction with the third European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL '08), 16-19 September 2008, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
  6. Baajour H., Magoulas G.D., Poulovassilis A. Towards Cross-System User Model Interoperability for Personalised Lifelong Learning, Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Ubiquitous User Modeling with the focus on User Model Integration (UMI 2008) in conjunction with the 5th International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems, July 29, 2008, Hannover, Germany, pp. 28-32.
  7. Voulgaris Z., Magoulas G. D., "Discernibility-based approach for creating ensembles in pattern classification applications". Proceedings of the UKCI Conference, Leicester U.K., Sept. 2008.
  8. Baajour H., Magoulas G. D., and Poulovassilis A., Designing services-enabled personalisation for planning of lifelong learning based on individual and group characteristics, Proceedings of the Workshop on Personalisation in E-Learning Environments at Individual and Group Level, 11th International Conference on User Modeling (UM 2007), Corfu, Greece, 25-29 June 2007, pp. 8-15.
  9. de Freitas S., Magoulas G.D., Oliver M., Papamarkos G., Poulovassilis A., Harrison I, Mee A., L4All - a web-service based system for Lifelong Learners, Proceedings of eChallenges'2006, Workshop on Next Generation in Technology Enhanced Learning, October 25-27, 2006, Barcelona, IOS Press, pp 1477-1484.
  10. Magoulas G.D., Papamarkos G., Poulovassilis A., A Services-enabled Environment for Personalising Lifelong Learning Pathways, Proceedings of Workshops held at the 4th International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-based Systems, Dublin, Ireland, June 20, 2006, Lecture Notes in Learning and Teaching, Weibelzahl, S., Cristea, A., editors, Dublin: National College of Ireland, 2006. (ISSN 1649-8623), pp. 140-147.
  11. Magoulas G.D. and Dimakopoulos D.N. Designing Personalised Information Access to Structured Information Spaces, Proceedings of the Workshop on New Technologies for Personalized Information Access, 10th International conference on User Modeling, July 24-29, 2005, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, pp. 64-73.
  12. Magoulas G.D., Building diverse neural ensembles for bioinformatics applications, Proceedings of the Workshop on Intelligent Technologies in Bioinformatics and Medicine, European Symposium on Intelligent Technologies, Hybrid Systems and their Implementation on Smart Adaptive Systems (EUNITE 2004), Aachen, Germany, June 10-12, 2004.
  13. Anastasiadis A.D., Magoulas G.D., and Vrahatis M.N., An efficient improvement of the Rprop algorithm. In M. Gori and S. Marinai (eds.), Artificial Neural Networks in Pattern Recognition, Proceedings of the 1st Int Association of Pattern Recognition-TC3 Workshop, Florence, Italy, September 2003, pp. 197-201. Firenze: Stampa Digitale.
  14. Magoulas, G. D., Chen, S. Y., and Papanikolaou , K. A. Integrating Layered and Heuristic Evaluation for Adaptive Learning Environments. In Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Empirical Evaluation of Adaptive Systems, 9th International Conference on User Modeling UM2003, June 22-26, 2003.
  15. Ghinea G., Magoulas G. D. and Siamitros C., Perceptual considerations in a QoS framework: a fuzzy logic formulation, in Proceedings of the 4th IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, October 3-5, 2001, Cannes, France, pp. 353-358.
  16. Grigoriadou M., Papanikolaou K., Kornilakis H., and Magoulas G., INSPIRE: an INtelligent System for Personalized Instruction in a Remote Environment, in P. De Bra, P. Brusilovsky & A. Kobsa (eds), Pre-Workshop Proceedings: Third Workshop on Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia, 8th International Conference on User Modeling (UM2001), Sonthofen, Germany, July 13, 2001, pp. 31-40.
  17. Parsopoulos, K., Plagianakos, V.P., Magoulas, G.D., and Vrahatis M.N., Stretching technique for obtaining global minimizers through particle swarm optimization, in Proceedings of the Particle Swarm Optimization Workshop, April 6-7, 2001, Indiana, USA, pp. 22-29.
  18. Papanikolaou K., Magoulas G.D., and Grigoriadou M., The role of the educational material for personalised learning in a web-based course, in Proceedings of the 1st Research Workshop of the European Distance Education Network (EDEN-2000): Research and Innovation in Open and Distance Learning, Prague, Czech Republic, 16-17 March 2000, pp. 151-154.
  19. Karkanis, S.A., Magoulas, G.D., Grigoriadou, M. and Schurr, M., Detecting abnormalities in colonoscopic images by textural description and neural networks, in Proceedings of the Workshop Machine Learning in Medical Applications, pp. 59-62, Chania, Greece, July 1999.