Konstantinos Daskalakis, a world-leading Greek scientist, outlined his plan to create a state-of-the-art international artificial intelligence research center in Greece, during a charity organization event. Daskalakis, who is a member of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, focused on the topic of “How Information Technology Changed the World around Us”. Daskalakis said he is on a mission to create a research center with approximately 30 researchers and 150 students. It will be a privately funded charity and will focus on artificial intelligence.
George Velmahos is a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and he is internationally acknowledged as a top scientist in his field. Moreover, he’s the Division Chief of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Konstantinos Daskalakis, the mathematician, who at the age of 27 solved the riddle of Nash, Professor of the prestigious MIT University, is now honored with one of the most important awards in mathematics, the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize.
Panos N. Patakoukas, a professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of Berkeley of California was named professor of the year at UC Berkeley’s community. This distinction not only reflects the recognition of his colleagues at the University but also his popularity among the students, some of whom are older than him and hold high positions in the business world.
Four Greek scientists are among those to have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS), two as members and two as foreign associates.
A postgraduate student at the film directing program of UCLA, Greek-American Alithia Avramis realized her dream thanks to crowdfunding- a practice born out of the current financial crisis and made possible thanks to new technologies.
America got to know Nick Verreos ten years ago in season two of the hit show Project Runway, the design competition hosted by German supermodel Heidi Klum. Verreos’s wit and insight made him a fan favorite, and he’s gone on to a successful career designing clothes, teaching fashion, and commenting on television.