Kostas Vrakopoulos holds a M.Eng. degree from the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the National Technical University of Athens, with an undergraduate focus on Mathematics, Control Theory, Software Engineering and Machine Learning. After joining the Intelligent Systems Laboratory he carried out his Diploma Thesis “Forex Trading with Recurrent Reinforcement Learning”. His research interests include Machine Learning theory (e.g. Reinforcement Learning, Graphical Learning Models), Information Retrieval via Learning to Rank, Financial applications and the application layer of the Internet of Things (currently working on the pertinent project SYNAISTHISI).