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Iraklis Giannakis

Iraklis Giannakis

Lecturer in geosciences, University of Aberdeen
I received my bachelor and masters degree in geophysics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2009 and 2011 respectively, where my research focused in near surface geophysics including electrical resistivity tomography (ERT), potential methods, seismics and ground penetrating radar (GPR).

In 2015 I received my PhD from The University of Edinburgh under a project co-funded by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). My research focused on numerical modelling of GPR for landmine detection and has been awarded with the best paper awart at the 15th International Conference of GPR. During my PhD, as a member of COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action TU1208, I was a visiting researcher at Roma Tre University working on applications of GPR to civil engineering. Subsequently, I was employed as postdoctoral researcher at Delft University of Technology (TUDelft) in the Microwave Sensing, Signals and Systems (MS3) group. There, I worked for D-Box, an industry oriented project aimed to deliver end-user tools for efficient demining. After finishing my national service in the Greek army I was employed by the University of Edinburgh under a project funded by Google fiber. Subsequently, I was employed by University of West London as a research fellow where I focused on applications of near surface geophysics and non-destructive testing for forestry and arboriculture applications. Lastly, I am a frequnet reviewer in journals associated with geophysics and I am part of the team behind gprMax, an open-source FDTD solver tuned for GPR.

My research focus is on using innovative artificial intelligence concepts, signal processing and inversion to solve problems in applied geophysics and non-destructive testing. It is a novel combination of my background in geology/geophysics,and the experience I have developed in successfully employing machine learning and signal processing for non-destructive testing,and geophysical investigation. Consequently, my research extends across a wide range of disciplines and has focused on topics with high societal value such as landmine detection, marine geophysics and forestry applications. I have a robust theoretical and practical understanding of computational geophysics, inversion, signal processing, data science and neural networks and have collaborated with international researchers to apply these tools in electrodynamics, geophysics and non-destructive testing.

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Seven months after it was launched, the US robotic rover Perseverance successfully landed on Mars on February 18 2021. The landing was part of the mission Mars2020 and was viewed live by millions of people worldwide,...

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Economy

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Politics

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The British opposition Labor Party leader Keir Starmer has called for the government to recall parliament and scrap plans to cut taxes and increase borrowing. Starmer said that the government should recall parliament...

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US-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad said the ongoing protests are a "result of 40 years of women fighting back."

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The acting Afghan commerce and industry minister said Russia will supply Afghanistan with gasoline, gas, diesel, and wheat as part of its provisional deal.

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Science

Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone payments after successfully passing key stages of the development and approval cycle.

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The resulting thermoplastic resin could be purified through a distillation process to make food-grade potassium lactate.

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Technology

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CD Projekt Red announced it had already sold 20 million copies of ‘Cyberpunk 2077’

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Amazon launches Kindle Scribe, its first e-reader with reading and writing functionality

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Netflix subscribers can now set up a unique username for their games

Netflix Games gained a new feature on Wednesday that allows subscribers to create a unique username that will be displayed in their games. The streaming giant also appears to be adding social features to multiplayer games...
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