Personal Details

My name is Ismini Lourentzou and I am an undergraduate student at Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business (senior year). My main research interests are Unsupervised or Semi-supervised Learning, Feature Selection, Transfer Learning and Reinforcement Learning, particularly their applications to Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Robotics etc.

In July 2012 I started working on my thesis, "Ad Creative Generation". I am privileged to be supervised by Matina Thomaidou and Professor Michalis Varzigiannis, Head of the DB-NET research group on Data & Web Mining of Athens University of Economics and Business. In this project we try to create a system that, given a website or a webpage as input, it will automatically produce advertising text for that webpage.

Additionally, I am working on a project with the Information Retrieval Group of my department, headed by professor Theodore Kalamboukis, concerning Topic Detection.


2009 - 2013 B.Sc. in Computer Science (Current GPA: 8.38/10)

Athens University of Economics and Business (Expected GPA: 8.55)

2003 - 2009 B.Sc. in Business Administration (GPA: 7.14/10)

Technological Educational Institute of Athens

Work experience

2005 - Now National Bank of Greece S.A. - Angelopoulou Branch (110)

Position: Department Of Business Loans
Position: Department Of Imports, Exports and Foreign Exchange

2003 - 2005 National Bank of Greece S.A. - Shipping Branch (196)

Position: Department Of Remittances

Technical Skills

Programming Languages

  • Java
  • C/C++
  • SQL/mySQL
  • Matlab/Scilab/Octave/R
  • Awk
  • Unix Shell Scripting
  • Android
  • Prolog
  • Java Servlets
  • HTML
  • XML
  • CSS
  • JSP
  • JavaScript
  • JQuery
  • JSON
  • UML
  • JUnit

Programming tools

  • Netbeans
  • Eclipse
  • Weka
  • Clips
  • SQL Server/MySQL Workbench
  • R Studio
  • Quartus
  • SVN
  • BackTrack/Nessus/Nmap
  • SandBoxie and BSA
  • Apache Tomcat/XAMPP
  • Omnet++
  • d3.js (JavaScript library for data visualizations)
  • Jsoup (Java HTML Parser)
  • Jama (Java Matrix Package)
  • Java Web Start


Greek: Native

English: Fluent

French: Intermediate

Delf - Level I - 2002

Other activities:

Statements of Accomplishment from

Participation in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Cup 2012 Track 2

with members of Data and Web Mining Group, Matina Thomaidou and Evangelos Anagnostopoulos
Competition's goal: Predict the click-through rate of ads given the query and user information

Future projects (hopefully):

Classification of weblogs (blogs) and other data collection using transfer learning techniques

Software & Knowledge Engineering Laboratory, Insititute of Informatics and Telecommunications (IIT) - NCSR Demokritos

ImageCLEF 2013 - Cross Language Image Annotation and Retrieval

Participate with other members of Information Retrieval Group (AUEB), headed by professor Theodore Kalamboukis