Curriculum Vitae

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Personal Details

  • First/Last name: Aristotelis Kittas
  • Date/Place of birth: 28 October 1979, Thessaloniki, Greece

Education

1998-2003

Diploma in Biology, Biology Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, grade 7.29/10, "Very Good".

Thesis: "Applications of neural networks in predicting the concentration of toxin Microcystin LR in water reservoirs".

2003-2005

MSc in Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies, specialized in "Nanobiotechnology", IPGP Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, grade 9.00/10, "Excellent".

Thesis: "Monte Carlo Simulations and Dynamics: Particle population and transport systems".

2006-2010

PhD in Physics in Dynamics of Complex Networks, Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, grade: "Excellent".

Thesis: "Dynamic processes in complex systems using computer simulations".

Military Service

I have fulfilled my military duties in the Greek infantry army from 11/2009 to 08/2010.

Foreign Languages

  • Greek (native)
  • German: Beginner level (A1)
  • English: Proficient (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

Teaching Experience

2006-2008

Teaching Assistant at the undergraduate courses in the Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: i) "Computational Solid State Physics", ii) "Applied Computational Physics" (56h per annum).

2007-2008

Teaching Assistant at the graduate course in the Interdisciplinary Post Graduate Program (IPGP) Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies: "Models & Theories of Molecular Dynamic Processes" (28h per annum).

2011-2012

Teaching Assistant at the graduate course "Systems Biology (M8.C3)" for Master in Systems Biology, Institute of Medical Biometry and Informatics, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany (28h).

Supervision

I have supervised several MSc and PhD students over the course of my academic years, many of whom are collaborators in my published work.

Projects and Grants

2004-2007

NEST – Pathfinder-1: Tackling complexity in science: "DYSONET – Human Behavior Through Dynamics of Complex Social Networks: An Interdisciplinary Approach".

2005-2007

DAC Hellenic Aid: "Computer Cluster for Collaboration between the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Tirana".

Publications

For a complete list of my publications in peer reviewed journals check my Google Scholar profile.

Computer Programming

OS
  • MS Windows/Linux
Scientific Computing
  • Python ecosystem: numpy, scipy, sympy, pandas, networkx, bioasp, pyomo etc...
  • R, Sage, Mathematica, MATLAB, Origin, Cytoscape
Software Development
  • C, C++, PHP (fair knowledge)
  • JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL, Java, C# .NET (good knowledge)
  • Python (very good knowledge)
  • Version Control: Mercurial, Git, SVN
Web Development
  • Backend: Django, Django REST Framework, PostgreSQL
  • Frontend: Vue.js

Professional Experience

2002

Network administrator for the company "Control System".

2004-2007

Teacher in Biology in private school: "Anatoliko", Thessaloniki, Greece for students taking the Pan-Hellenic university entry exams.

2006-2008

System administrator and computer engineer for the computer cluster of the Computational Physics Group, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

2006-2010

PhD Candidate in "Dynamic processes in complex networks", Computational Physics Group, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (military hiatus 11/2009 - 08/2010).

2011-2013

Postdoc Researcher in Systems Biology, National Center for Tumor Diseases, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany.

2013-2015

Research Associate in Bioinformatics, Department of Informatics, King's College London, London, UK.

2015-2016

Research Associate in Computational Modelling of Boolean Networks, Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London, London, UK.

2016-NOW

Freelance full stack web developer working remotely, among other things 😉.