Dimitrios Athanasakis, machine learning researcher


I’m a machine learning researcher with more than 15 years of experience in the broader field. I completed my EngD on using machine learning methods for biomarker discovery under the supervision of Professors John Shawe-Taylor and Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes at UCL. In addition to the biomedical domain, my professional experience spans a number of settings including security, privacy-preserving machine learning, and finance. I work at Quine where I am building machine learning systems that leverage large scale natural language processing, with a healthy dose of graph processing. Prior to joining Quine, I was a machine learning researcher at Brave, where I worked on a machine learning model for in-browser privacy preserving ad recommendations, which has been responsible for serving ad recommendations to a few millions of users. In the past I have built machine learning systems for microscopy, bond markets, privacy preserving data mining, network security, malware detection, and brain imaging. My interests include numerical computing, machine learning, health & biomedicine, natural language processing, and making GPUs overheat, a habbit for which I occasionally get published in peer-reviewed venues. Recently, I’ve been trying to learn JAX.


Privacy-Preserving Bandits (with Mohammad Malekzadeh, Hamed Haddadi and Benjamin Livshits)
MLSYS (2020)

Sleep staging with deep learning: a convolutional model (with Isaac Fernández-Varela, Samuel Parsons, Elena Hernández-Pereira and Vicente Moret-Bonillo)
ESANN (2018)

Learning Non-Linear Feature Maps (with John Shawe-Taylor and Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes)
ICLR workshop paper (2014)

Challenges in representation learning: A report on three machine learning contests (with Ian J Goodfellow, Dumitru Erhan, Pierre Luc Carrier, Aaron Courville, Mehdi Mirza, Ben Hamner, Will Cukierski, Yichuan Tang, David Thaler, Dong-Hyun Lee, Yingbo Zhou, Chetan Ramaiah, Fangxiang Feng, Ruifan Li, Xiaojie Wang, John Shawe-Taylor, Maxim Milakov, John Park, Radu Ionescu, Marius Popescu, Cristian Grozea, James Bergstra, Jingjing Xie, Lukasz Romaszko, Bing Xu, Zhang Chuang and Yoshua Bengio)
ICONIP (2013)

Severe Childhood Malaria Syndromes Defined by Plasma Proteome Profiles (with Florence Burté, Biobele J Brown, Adebola E Orimadegun, Wasiu A Ajetunmobi, Francesca Battaglia, Barry K Ely, Nathaniel K Afolabi, Francis Akinkunmi, Olayinka Kowobari, Samuel Omokhodion, Kikelomo Osinusi, Felix O Akinbami, Wuraola A Shokunbi, Olugbemiro Sodeinde and Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes)
PLoS One (2012)

Global transcriptional analysis of primitive thymocytes reveals accelerated dynamics of T cell specification in fetal stages (with Nikolai N Belyaev, Judit Biró, Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes and Alexandre J Potocnik)
Immunogenetics (2012)

Discriminating Active from Latent Tuberculosis in Patients Presenting to Community Clinics (with Gurjinder Sandhu, Francesca Battaglia, Barry K Ely, Rosario Montoya, Teresa Valencia, Robert H Gilman, Carlton A Evans, Jon S Friedland, Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes and Daniel D Agranoff)
PLoS One (2012)


You can reach me with varying speeds at:
dathanasakis [AT] gotbim [DOT] com

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