[Elsnet-list] Internship in Statistical Machine Translation

Stefanos Petrakis petraks at di.uoa.gr
Thu Mar 9 19:41:12 CET 2006

Dear all,

I am interested in doing an internship related to statistical machine 
translation, as part of my thesis for my MSc in Cognitive Science
I am also interested in natural language processing using a statistical 
I am available from the beginnning of May 2006.



Full Name: Stefanos Petrakis
Nationality: Greek
Date Of Birth: 25/9/1979
e-mail: petraks at di.uoa.gr


2003-now: Department of Philosophy and History of Science – Graduate 
Program in Basic and Applied Cognitive Science
1997-2003: University Of Piraeus, Faculty of Computer Science, Grade 
6,97 out of 10
1994-1997: 3rd Lyceum in Chalandri, Athens, Grade 17,8 out of 20
Foreign Languages: English ( Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency), 
French ( Semi-Intensive Courses at the C.U.E.F., Universite Stendahl – 


Programming Languages:
Pascal, C, C++, C#, Java, Lisp, Prolog

General Computer Knowledge:
Web Programming (HTML, Javascript, Web Services)
Multimedia Applications.
Experience in use of Unix operating systems (Linux, Solaris).
Web Site Administration.
Basic Lan Administration.
Experience in developing J2EE applications(Tomcat, Servlets, JSP).
Experience in developing applications in C++(Symbian) and J2ME (Java) 
for mobile devices (cellular phones).


October 2005-April 2006:
Xerox XRCE, Grenoble, France
Internship in the Software Development Team (XML, C#, SVG, Web Services)

October 2004-May 2005:
Department of Informatics, University Of Athens
Researcher – Programmer (Virtual Musical Instruments, C# .NET)

October 2003-June 2004:
Department of Philosophy and History of Science – Graduate Program in 
Basic and applied Cognitive Science, Athens
Administrator of the Cognitive Science Lab

March 2003 – September 2003:
‘Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics’, Berlin
Programmer (werkstudent) for the needs of the molecular data base, Gabi 
Project (http://gabi.rzpd.de)
(Java Swing, JSP, servlets)


A Critical Look at the Desktop Metaphor 25 years on
Stefanos Petrakis, Marina Terkourafi and Maria Roussou,
University of Athens, Greece; British School at
Athens and University of Cambridge; and University of Athens, Greece
(Presented at the 1st First UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, October 
23rd - 25th, 2005, Brighton, UK)

The desktop metaphor: an inescapable legacy at the age of globalization?
Marina Terkourafi, Stefanos Petrakis
(Accepted for the Poster Session of the "Researching and Applying 
Metaphor 6" (RaAM6) conference at University of Leeds,10 - 12 April, 2006)


Development of a Graphical Computational Experiment (Audio-Visual 
questionnaire) used partly for the research done by Katerina Ligovanli 
for her PhD thesis (kaligova at phs.uoa.gr). Implemented in Java (Full 
Screen API, Java Multimedia Framework).

Home-Teaching/Assistance for the “Visual Basic – Introduction to 
Programming” course

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