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I currently work as an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Nicosia. I am the Director of the Phonetic Lab and coordinate the Cyprus Linguistics and Humanities Research Group. I have been awarded the prestigious Cyprus Research Award – Young Researcher 2023 by the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation. In 2024, I was elected Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe, a pan-European nongovernmental academy including top 200 young scientists and scholars.

 

I obtained a BA in Greek Philology (2007-2011), an MA in Education (2011-2013) with distinction, and a PhD in Linguistics (2014-2018) with distinction from the University of Cyprus. I have also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at RUDN University (2018-2020) and at the Cyprus University of Technology (2021).

 

My research interests include speech and language acquisition, cognitive processing, communication disorders, and machine learning. I have published more than 40 refereed articles in high-impact journals such as Ampersand, Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, Acoustics, Applied Acoustics, Behavioral Sciences, British Journal of Developmental Psychology, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, Cognitive Processing, Epidemiology and Health, International Journal of Bilingualism, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Journal of Public Health, Journal of Second Language Pronunciation, Language Learning and Development, Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, Languages, Language Sciences, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Scientific Reports (Nature), Speech Communication, Speech, Language and Hearing, and others. I have also published several monographs, edited volumes, book chapters, and articles in conference proceedings. I have presented papers at over 70 conferences worldwide.

 

I won several research grants as a PI, notably securing postdoctoral research fellowship grants at the Cyprus University of Technology (with a score of 91/100, ranking 5th out of 38) for the project “Linguistic processing in Cypriot Greek children with developmental language disorder” (2021) and RUDN University (provided by the Russian Government) for the project “Perception of nonnative segments by Russian speakers” (2018-2020). Additional accolades of mine include a research grant from the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation for the project “Diagnosis of communication and neurological disorders based on speech elements” (60.000 euros) (2024-2026), the Seal of Excellence for a project submitted to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (2021), etc.

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