Evripidis Gkanias

MR., PhD, MSc, BSc (hons)

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Evripidis (or Evri) is a post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics, and the University of Groningen, Faculty of Science and Engineering.

He is interested in bio-accurate artificial intelligence and information theory, and he currently studies the effectiveness of different forms of working memory constrained by insect neuroscience and nanotechnology hardware, aiming to build an anatomically-accurate polarised light compass circuit.

Scientific questions he is currently working on:

  • how working memory implements in the brain,
  • can photons imitate message-passing in the insect brain, and
  • how useful this is for visually guided navigation.

Office Hours

Monday to Friday, 8 am to 3 pm

Room G.15, Informatics Forum
10 Crichton St, EH8 9AB
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Education/Academic qualification

Bio-inspired Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Insect neuroethology of reinforcement learning, School of Informatics

1 Sept 201831 Aug 2022

Award Date: 3 Jul 2023

Artificial Intelligence, Master in Science, Robocrab: data-driven adaptation of the evasion behaviour in fiddler crabs, School of Informatics

1 Sept 201531 Aug 2016

Award Date: 26 Nov 2016

Computer Science, Bachelor of Science, Deep learning algorithms for multi-label data, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

1 Oct 200830 Jun 2013

Award Date: 22 Jul 2013

External positions

Research Assistant, University of Sheffield

1 Mar 201731 Aug 2018

Research Assistant, Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece

1 Jun 201431 Aug 2015


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