Hi, I am Kostas!
I am a Mozilla Open Science Fellow and a Principal Researcher (Data Science) at Nesta, a UK-based non-profit research institute. I work at the intersection of information retrieval, data engineering and scientometrics. I enjoy developing tools that help policymakers take evidence-based decisions and users navigate information systems.
I am currently working on Orion, a knowledge discovery and research measurement tool. I am spending most of my time on developing:
- A robust and scalable data collection, enrichment and analysis pipeline. Open source code here.
- An interactive information retrieval system for scientific texts that combines a vector-based search engine that can be used for long text queries with interactive data visualisations that enable users to explore the database and refine their queries. Watch a two-minute overview here.
If you have any questions about my work or would like to collaborate, get in touch!