Konstantinos Polyzos awarded Onassis scholarship

Graduate student Konstantinos Polyzos has been awarded a scholarship by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation. The Foundation's scholarship program supports access to educational opportunities that can transform and drive societal development and excellence. 

Polyzos earned his master’s degree in engineering from the University of Patras, Greece. His interest in signal processing and the world-renowned expertise of ECE faculty in the area led him to join the department as a doctoral student. He is currently a member of the Signal Processing in Networking and Communications (SPiNCOM) research group led by professor Georgios B. Gannakis. 

Polyzos’ research interests include machine learning, deep learning, signal processing, and network science. His doctoral work focuses on learning over graphs to understand the structure, and predict the evolution of complex systems such as financial, social, and biological networks. He hopes to develop graph-guided learning algorithms that can provide accurate predictions and quantify uncertainty while also dealing with and maintaining privacy in sensitive areas such as healthcare. 

Established by Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis in memory of his son, the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation regards culture, education, environment, healthcare, and social welfare as its major funding priorities. Since its inception in 1978, it has awarded over 7000 scholarships to students, researchers, artists and scientists. Onassis Foundation scholarships are open to Greek citizens and/or of Greek nationality, graduates of Greek universities who hold Greek High School Diplomas and are legal residents in Greece.