Eleni Fotopoulou

Senior Software engineer · Research Assistant at NETMODE NTUA Laboratory efotopoulou@netmode.ntua.gr

Senior Software engineer, participating in R&D projects which are focused on cloud computing, IoT, 5G orchestration technologies, big data analytics upon scalable storage repositories; distributed computing techniques, chained analytics workflows, interactive recommender systems, semantic interoperability, machine learning and reinforcement learning and are mostly developed in python, J2EE, and Web technologies. My research interests are in the field of cloud-applications intelligent orchestration, data mining techniques, semantic technologies, machine learning, reinforcement learning and recently on psychometry/sociometry and emotional intelligence fields.


National Technical University of Athens

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PHD Candidate at NETMODE NTUA Laboratory
My field of research concerns the modeling, analysis and extraction of socio-emotional information through the use of machine learning techniques. More in detail is focused on the analysis and exploitation of social networking properties using knowledge graphs and machine learning in recommendation systems
2020 - now

National Technical University of Athens

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Specialization in software architecture, operation systems and computer networks
2002 - 2009

University of Thessaly

Bachelor of Special Education Pedagogical Department
Specialization in education of students with: Intellectual disabilities; Hearing Problems; Blindness; Autism; Learning Difficulties; Emotional/Behavioural difficulties
2009 - 2013

University of Barcelona

Postgraduate on Emotional Education and Well-being organized by the Pedagogical Department
Specialization in Emotional Intelligence theoretical background. Development of emotional competences. Application of Emotional intellingence in training contexts.
2017 - 2018


International Journals

1. Trakadas, P.; Karkazis, P.; Leligou, H.C.; Zahariadis, T.; Vicens, F.; Zurita, A.; Alemany, P.; Soenen, T.; Parada, C.; Bonnet, J.; Fotopoulou, E.; Zafeiropoulos, A.; Kapassa, E.; Touloupou, M.; Kyriazis, D. Comparison of Management and Orchestration Solutions for the 5G Era. J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2020, 9, 4.

2. Eleni Fotopoulou, Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, Albert Alegre: Improving Social Cohesion in Educational Environments Based on A Sociometric-Oriented Emotional Intervention Approach. Education Sciences. 9. 24. 10.3390/educsci9010024. (2019)

3. Education Sciences. 9. 24. 10.3390/educsci9010024. (2019) Eleni Fotopoulou, Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, Fernando Terroso-Saenz, Umutcan Simsek, Aurora González-Vidal, George Tsiolis, Panagiotis Gouvas, Paris Liapis, Anna Fensel, Antonio F. Skarmeta: Providing Personalized Energy Management and Awareness Services for Energy Efficiency in Smart Buildings. Sensors 17(9): 2054 (2017)

4. Mouzakitis, S., Papaspyros, D., Petychakis, M., Koussouris, S., Zafeiropoulos, A., Fotopoulou, E., Farid, L., Orlandi, F., Attard, J., Psarras, J. (2017), Challenges and opportunities in renovating public sector information by enabling linked data and analytics, Information Systems Frontiers 19(2): 321-336 (2017)

5. Fotopoulou, E., Zafeiropoulos, A., Papaspyros, D., Hasapis, P., Tsiolis, G., Bouras, T., Mouzakitis, S. & Zanetti, N. (2016), Linked Data Analytics in Interdisciplinary Studies: the Health Impact of Air Pollution in Urban Areas, IEEE Access Journal, January 2016

International Conferences, Workshops and Book Chapters

1. Eleni Fotopoulou, Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, Michalis Feidakis, Dimitrios Metafas, Symeon Papavassiliou: Assessing students’ social and emotional competencies through graph analysis of emotionally-enriched sociograms (2020), In book: Intelligent Systems and Learning Data Analytics in Online EducationPublisher: Academic Press

2. Eleni Fotopoulou , Anastasios Zafeiropoulos Anastasios, Michalis Feidakis, Dimitrios Metafas, Symeon Papavassiliou: An Interactive Recommender System based on Reinforcement Learning for Improving Emotional Competences in Educational Groups (2020), ITS2020 - Intelligent Tutoring Systems Conference. 10.1007/978-3-030-49663-0_29.

3. Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, Eleni Fotopoulou, Manuel Peuster, Stefan Schneider et all: Benchmarking and Profiling 5G Verticals’ Applications: an Industrial IoT Use Case (2020),IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization - NetSoft

4. Τhomas soenen et all: SLA-controlled Proxy Service Through Customisable MANO Supporting Operator Policies, 2019 IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (IM)(2019)

5. Bogdan Rusti et all: 5G Smart City Vertical Slice, 2019 IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (IM)(2019)

6. Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, Eleni Fotopoulou, Aurora González-Vidal, Antonio F. Skarmeta:Detaching the design, development and execution of big data analysis processes: A case study based on energy and behavioral analytics, Global IoT Summit 2018 (2018)

7. Panagiotis Gouvas, Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, Eleni Fotopoulou, George Tsiolis, Thanos Xirofotos: Separation of Concerns Among Application and Network Services Orchestration in a 5G Ecosystem, EUCNC 2018, Workshop From cloud ready to cloud native transformation: What it means and Why it matters (2018)

8. Carlos Parada, Jose Bonnet, Eleni Fotopoulou, Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, Evgenia Kapassa,Marios Touloupou, Dimosthenis Kyriazis, Ricard Vilalta, Raul Muñoz, Ramon Casellas, Ricardo Martinez, George K Xilouris: 5GTANGO: A Beyond-MANO Service Platform, EUCNC 2018 (2018)

9. Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, Panagiotis Gouvas, Eleni Fotopoulou, George Tsiolis, Thanos Xirofotos, Jose Bonnet, Gino Carrozzo, Stamatia Rizou, Anastasius Gavras, Maria Barros, Xavier Costa-Perez, Athul Prasad, Marco Gramaglia, Anna Tzanakaki, Dimitra Simeonidou, John Cosmas, Mikael Fallgren, Raul Muñoz, Ricard Vilalta: Enabling Vertical Industries Adoption of 5G Technologies: a Cartography of Evolving Solutions, EUCNC 2018 (2018)

10. Gouvas, P., Zafeiropoulos, A., Vassilakis, C., Fotopoulou, E., Tsiolis, G., Bruschi, R., Bolla, R., Davoli, F. (2017), Design, Development and Orchestration of 5G-Ready Applications over Sliced Programmable Infrastructure. First International Workshop on Softwarized Infrastructures for 5G and Fog Computing, ITC 29, Genoa, Italy, September 2017

11. Fotopoulou, E., Zafeiropoulos, A., Saenz, F.T., Gonzalez, A., Skarmeta, A., Şimşek, U., Fensel, A. (2017), Data Aggregation, Fusion and Recommendations for Strengthening Citizens Energy-aware Behavioural Profiles, Global IoT Summit, EESIoT 2017 Workshop, Geneva, Switzerland, June 2017

12. Gouvas, P., Fotopoulou, E., Zafeiropoulos, A. & Vassilakis, C. (2016), A Context Model and Policies Management Framework for Reconfigurable-by-design Distributed Applications, Cloud Forward Conference 2016, Madrid, Spain, October 2016.

13. Şimşek, U., Fensel, A., Zafeiropoulos, A., Fotopoulou, E., Liapis, P., Bouras, T., Saenz, F.T. & Skarmeta, A. (2016), A Semantic Approach Towards Implementing Energy Efficient Lifestyles through Behavioural Change, SEMANTiCS 2016 Conference, Leipzig, Germany, September 2016.

14. Gouvas, P., Vassilakis, C., Fotopoulou, E. & Zafeiropoulos, A. (2016), A Novel Reconfigurable-by-Design Highly Distributed Applications Development Paradigm Over Programmable Infrastructure, PROCON 2016 Workshop, ITC 28 Conference, Würzburg, Germany, September 2016.

15. Gouvas, P. Fotopoulou, E., Mouzakitis, S. & Zafeiropoulos, A. (2016), Information Driven Cyber Security Management through LinDA, accepted for publication at Book entitled "The success of European projects using new Information and Communication Technologies" by SCITEPRESS, DATA 2015 Conference, Colmar, Alsace, France.

16. Kapourani, B., Fotopoulou, E., Zafeiropoulos, A., Papaspyros, D., Mouzakitis, S. & Koussouris, S.(2015), Linked Data Analytics for Business Intelligence SMEs: A Pilot Case in the Pharmaceutical Sector, SEMANTiCS 2015 Conference, Poster Session, Vienna, Austria, 16-17 September 2015.

17. Kapourani, B., Fotopoulou, E., Zafeiropoulos, A., Papaspyros, D., Mouzakitis, S. & Koussouris, S. (2015), Propelling SMEs Business Intelligence through Linked Data Production and Consumption, Accepted at On the Move (OTM) 2015 Conference, EI2N 2015 Workshop, Rhodes, Greece, 26-30 October 2015.

18. Fotopoulou, E., Hasapis, P., Zafeiropoulos, A., Papaspyros, D., Mouzakitis, S. & Zanetti, N. (2015),Exploiting Linked Data Towards the Production of Added-Value Business Analytics and Vice-versa,Accepted at DATA 2015 Conference, Colmar, Alsace, France, 20-22 July 2015

19. Hasapis, P., Fotopoulou, E., Zafeiropoulos, A., Mouzakitis, S., Koussouris, S., Petychakis, M.,Kapourani, B., Zanetti, N., Molinari, F., Virtuoso, S. & Rubattino, C. (2014), Business Value Creation from Linked Data Analytics: The LinDA Approach, Accepted at the eChallenges e-2014 Conference, Belfast, Northern lreland, 29-31 October 2014.


  • 15.071x: The Analytics Edge, a course of study offered by MITx, an online learning initiative of The Massachusetts Institute of Technology through edX. Verify the authenticity of this certificate here
  • Process Mining: Data science in Action. Eindhoven University of Technology. Verify the authenticity of this certificate here
  • M101J: MongoDB for Java Developers.Verify the authenticity of this certificate here
  • Distributed Programming in Java by Rice University on Coursera. Certificate earned on October 23, 2017. Verify the authenticity of this certificate here
  • Introduction to Kubernetes of LinuxFoundationX - LFS158x. Course was succesfully completed at 10/09/2018 without certification
  • How to Make a Comic Book (Project-Centered Course). Certificate earned on November 20, 2018.Verify the authenticity of this certificate here
  • Applied Social Network Analysis in Python. University of Michigan. Certificate earned on May 19,2019. Verify the authenticity of this certificate here
  • Practical Reinforcement Learning. Certificate earned on August, 2019. Verify the authenticity of this certificate here
  • Reinforcement Learning Specialization. University of Alberta. Certificate earned on March 19,2020. Verify the authenticity of this certificate here
  • Fundamentals of Deep Learning. NVIDIA. Certificate earned on 2020. Verify the authenticity of this certificate here