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Nikos Sarris

Head of technologies against disinformation

Nikos joined ATC in 2004 as a Senior IT Consultant. Between 2013 and 2020 he headed the Innovation lab and since then is the Head of technologies against disinformation, while being a Senior Researcher at MKLab of ITI-CERTH and a member of MeVer. He received his PhD from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2003 and his Master of Engineering degree from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in 1995. Nikos has been working for more than 20 years in R&D projects as a researcher, project manager and coordinator of large multinational consortia. He has authored numerous publications for international journals and conferences. In the latest years he has been involved in media related projects focusing on the semantic analysis and ‘understanding’ of multimedia news content. He has managed two related products on behalf of ATC: TruthNest and TrulyMedia, the latter in cooperation with Deutsche Welle. Nikos is the coordinator of the EC-funded SOMA project tasked to empower the European Observatory against Disinformation.