About me

I am currently a PhD student at the University of Glasgow within the Inference, Dynamics and Interaction group. I work under the supervision of John H. Williamson and Sebastian Stein. My PhD is funded by "Closed-Loop Data Science for Complex, Computationally- and Data-Intensive Analytics, EPSRC Project: EP/R018634/1".



PhD in Computing Science

University of Glasgow

EPSRC - funded


MSc in Computer Science

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Digital Media & Computational Intelligence


Dipl. (MSc equiv.) in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Electronics & Computers



Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Glasgow, UK

Information Retrieval (H/M) - COMPSCI5011 (only marking support), Data Fundamentals (H) - COMPSCI4073, Systems Programming (H) - COMPSCI4081, Introduction to Data Science and Systems (M) - COMPSCI5089, Deep Learning (M) - COMPSCI5085, Object-Oriented Software Engineering 2 - COMPSCI2008, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Data Scientists (M) - COMPSCI5100, Human - Computer Interaction (H) - COMPSCI4023


Research Database Engineer

University of Glasgow, UK

Center for Virus Research. Project: HCV Research UK.


Research Assistant

Centre for Research & Technology Hellas

Information Technology Institute. Projects: IPv-Park, P-React, Scan4Reco



Interactive, Animated Representations of Probabilistic Models

The title of my PhD is "Interactive, Animated Representations of Probabilistic Models". As the title implies, my research focuses on the creation of novel representations of probabilistic models that incorporate animated and interactive visualizations for the communication of the uncertainty about the true value of the model's variables. The research question that I will try to answer in the contexts of this research will be whether these novel representations of probabilistic models help people better understand and interpret models and make explainable and rational decisions.



E. Taka, S. Stein, J. H. Williamson, "Does interaction help users better understand the structure of probabilistic models?", 2022, url: arXiv:2201.03605 [cs.HC].

E. Taka, S. Stein, J. H. Williamson, "Increasing Interpretability of Bayesian Probabilistic Programming Models Through Interactive Representations", Frontiers in Computer Science Journal, 2020, doi: 10.3389/fcomp.2020.567344.

N. Dimitriou, G. Kioumourtzis, A. Sideris, G. Stavropoulos, E. Taka, N. Zotos, G. Leventakis, D. Tzovaras, "An Integrated Framework for the Timely Detection of Petty Crimes", IEEE EISIC Conference 2017, doi: 10.1109/EISIC.2017.13.

E. Taka, K. Papachristou, A. Drosou, N. Dimitriou, D. Tzovaras, "Physical Forces aware of Aging Simulation on Cultural Heritage Artifacts", IEEE 3DTV Conference 2017, doi: 10.1109/3DTV.2017.8280394.

E. Taka, K. Papachristou, N. Dimitriou, A. Drosou, D. Tzovaras, "On the potential of Simulation enhanced Conservation of CH Artifacts", IEEE EEEIC Conference 2017, doi: 10.1109/EEEIC.2017.7977688.

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