Posts by Pavlos Efraimidis

Pavlos S. Efraimidis is an Associate Professor in Algorithms and Director of the Algorithms and Privacy Research Unit (https://euclid.ee.duth.gr). He received his PhD in Informatics in 2000 from the University of Patras under the supervision of Paul Spirakis. His main work is on algorithms and his current research interests are in the fields of algorithmic game theory and algorithmic aspects of privacy. He has published over 35 refereed technical papers and book chapters, and has participated in 11 national and European research projects. His professional experience includes working as a researcher for the Computer Technology Institute (http://www.cti.gr/), and as a computer engineer in the high performance computing field (Parsytec Computer GmbH, Aachen, Germany) and the financial sector (ASYK - Athens Stock Exchange, Athens, Greece).

Fake Tom Hanks fools NGO promising Athens appearance of US star | Life | ekathimerini.com

“Thomas Jeffrey Hanks started following you.” It was this beguiling message that set off a bizarre chain of events in August that led to the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy believing that American actor Tom Hanks would appear at an event it was organizing in Athens.

Source: Fake Tom Hanks fools NGO promising Athens appearance of US star | Life | ekathimerini.com

Wikipedia criticised after it emerges female Nobel laureate had page rejected | The Independent

The Canadian scientist Donna Strickland is an associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Waterloo, a former president of the Optical Society and as of Tuesday, one of the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics.  But until the hours after Ms Strickland’s win, the physicist did not have her own Wikipedia page as she was not considered significant enough.

Source: Wikipedia criticised after it emerges female Nobel laureate had page rejected | The Independent

Social media data used to predict retail failure | University of Cambridge

Using information from ten different cities around the world, the researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, have developed a model that can predict with 80% accuracy whether a new business will fail within six months. The results will be presented at the ACM Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp), taking place this week in Singapore.

Source: Social media data used to predict retail failure | University of Cambridge

Research Finds Bots and Russian Trolls Influenced Vaccine Discussion on Twitter | Office of Media Relations | The George Washington University

Social media bots and Russian trolls promoted discord and spread false information about vaccines on Twitter, according to new research led by the George Washington University. Using tactics similar to those at work during the 2016 United States presidential election, these Twitter accounts entered into vaccine debates months before election season was underway.

Source: Research Finds Bots and Russian Trolls Influenced Vaccine Discussion on Twitter | Office of Media Relations | The George Washington University

Από τον Τουέιν στον Γαβρά | naftemporiki.gr

«Μετά λύπης μου σας πληροφορώ ότι οι φήμες περί του θανάτου μου είναι κάπως υπερβολικές». Μ’ αυτήν τη φράση είχε αντιδράσει ο Μαρκ Τουέιν όταν δημοσιεύτηκε σε μια εφημερίδα η είδηση ότι πέθανε. Και είχε προβλέψει την πραγματική χρονολογία της αποδημίας του, γράφει η Κατερίνα Τζωρτζινάκη.

Source: Από τον Τουέιν στον Γαβρά | naftemporiki.gr