Startup Weekend Volos: Nikolaos Nanas as a Mentor
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Nikolaos Nanas (@nancast) graduated in 1997 from the department of Civil Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and after two years of research in Knowledge Management at the same university, he moved to the U.K. for his MSc in Intelligent Systems at Sussex University and his PhD in Artificial Intelligence at the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi). Since 2006 he is a researcher at the Institute for Research and Technology Thessaly (IRETETH) in Greece (academic blog). As part of his PhD, he developed a unique, biologically inspired profiling model and spent the rest of his academic career studying, experimenting with and building research prototypes based on this model.
In 2010, he decided to turn his academic work into a real world product and an accompanying business. Together with his ex student, Christos Spiliopoulos they started working on developing NOOWIT in September 2011. Nick’s research on Adaptive Information Filtering, and Web Personalization, lies at the core of NOOWIT's computational capabilities and design. Nick is responsible for NOOWIT’s product design, front-end development, project management and business strategy.