Awards and Grants


  • Best Paper Award: “Deceptive AI Explanations: Creation and Detection”, International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence 2022
  • Outstanding Technical Award: “Contributions to Graph-Based Approaches in Recommender Systems”, IBM, 2019
  • “Best of ICDE 2017” paper, IEEE International Conference in Data Engineering, 2017
  • Best Paper Runner Up: SIAM Data Mining International Conference, 2014
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Informatics Dept., Aristotle University, May 2017
  • Research Division Award: “Cognitive Recommendation Engine (CORE)”, IBM, 2017
  • Outstanding Technical Award: “Efficient Indexing and Searching on Big Data”, IBM, 2015
  • Research Division Award: “A Sales Recommender for Opportunity Identification”, IBM, 2015
  • Technical Accomplishment Award: “Client Information and Buying Pattern Analysis”, IBM, 2010
  • Fulbright Foundation, Graduate Scholarship
  • ACM Distinguished Speaker
  • IEEE Senior Member


  • Toward Interpretable Machine Learning, E4S Society, CHF 60’000
  • Simplifying the Exposition of Machine Learning and Data Science Concepts in the University Curriculum, UNIL – HEC , Innovation Pédagogigue
  • ERC Starting Grant: “Exact Mining from InExact Data”, EUR 1’500’000
  • Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant, EUR 100’000