Argyrios Samourkasidis was born in Komotini, Greece. His research interests are in the areas of Internet of Things, knowledge representation, data interoperability, web services, automation and cyber security. Argyrios’ latest publications can be found at Google Scholar.

Argyris holds an MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering (5-year engineering curriculum) from Democritus University of Thrace (top 10% of his class). During his thesis which revolves around an “autonomous system for fusion, preprocessing and dissemination of air-quality environmental data on the semantic web”, Argyris discovered his interest in environmental data and Internet of Things.

In 2014 Argyris started his PhD research at the Democritus University of Thrace. During this period, Argyris worked as a researcher in ALPINE, a Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT) project, and MODEXTREME, a European Commission (FP7) funded project. In the context of ALPINE, he was occupied with the acquisition, processing and annotation of hydrological data stream from sensor feeds, in order to be suitable for semantic modelling. In the context of MODEXTREME, Argyris maintained the project’s website and assisted in the design and dissemination of newsletters and online questionnaires, as well as getting insights from them. During his occupation for the two projects, Argyris contributed in writing ten deliverables in total.

In 2016 Argyris joined the Information Technology Group in Wageningen University as an external PhD student. During his PhD, Argyris has contributed three journal, one book chapter and four conference, peer-reviewed publications. He attended four international conferences and one international symposium delivering eight presentations. During the iEMSs 2016 conference Argyris co-organized the “From Environmental Information Systems to Big Data” workshop.

In September 2018 Argyris joined ING as an IT Class member. During his assignments there as a DevOps engineer he gained experience in cyber security, cryptography and site reliability engineering. He is a senior Python developer with exposure to Pandas, Flask, Ansible, Java and Spring. Argyris holds a Junior Penetration Tester, COBIT 5 Foundation and Ecosystem Services Modeling certificates issued by eLearnSecurity, ISACA and BC3, respectively.