Giorgos Giannopoulos is a Research Associate at the Information Management Systems Institute (IMSI) of "Athena" Research and Innovation Center. He received his Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, in 2006 and his PhD in Computer Science from NTUA in 2013. From 2007 to 2008 he was a research assistant at the Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP) and from 2008 to 2013 a research assistant at IMSI. He has been involved in more than 10 National and European R&D projects in several roles: software engineer, researcher, work package leader, proposal contributor and coordinator. He has performed research on the fields of Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, Data Integration, Geospatial Data Management and Semantic Web. He has published more than 35 papers, while he has contributed to the development of open source tools in the above areas. His current research interests focus on the adaptation and extension of Machine/Deep Learning methods in various disciplines, including: integration (interlinking, fusion) and annotation (classification, enrichment) of textual and geospatial data; fact checking; explanation and prediction of Solar events; prediction of forest fires; and disease diagnosis based on medical images. He is also involved in the specification, design and development of cataloguing services for European Research Infrastructures.