Education |  Expertise |  Academic Positions |  Grants and Awards |  Outreach Activities |  Other Training |  NLP/ML Applications |  Computer Skills |  Reviews of my work |  Academic Societies |  Advisory Board |  Academic Service |  Languages


Education

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, USA.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational Linguistics
    The Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP); Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science (FLOV), University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.

  • Visiting Research Scholar
    The Seeger Center at Princeton University, Princeton University, Princeton NJ, USA.

  • PhD in Linguistics
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Thesis Title: “Prosody and Information Structure in Greek”. Grade: Summa cum laude.

  • MS in Computational Linguistics
    University of Skövde, Skövde, Sweden

  • MA in Applied Linguistics
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens Greece
    Grade: summa cum laude

  • BA in Classics/Linguistics
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
    Grade: Summa cum laude & Valedictorian of the school of Philosophy.

Expertise

  1. MRI Imaging-Functional Connectivity: April 29 – May 3, 2019 (Mon-Fri) “Learning the CONN Toolbox” workshop at The Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at “Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School”; CONN is an SPM-based toolbox for functional connectivity analyses in the resting state and during task.

  2. MRICloud training – March 5–7 2019 “Johns Hopkins University”. MRICloud is cloud platform designed for automated image analysis. It has unique features focusing on anatomical segmentation and integration of multiple MRI results. The tutorial is a three-day session including image analysis for T1-based morphology, DTI analysis, rs-fMRI analysis, ASL analysis and application of R to MRICloud results.

  3. Jan.–2006 Erasmus Program – Computational Linguistics, University of Skövde, Skövde, Sweden

Academic Positions

  • Johns Hopkins University – Department of Neurology
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • University of Gothenburg – Department of Swedish
    Researcher

  • University of Gothenburg – Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP)
    Post-doctoral fellow
    My research aim was to determine the cognitive foundations of language by developing efficient language technology. CLASP director: Professor, Shalom Lappin.

  • Princeton University – The Seeger Center at Princeton University
    Visiting research scholar

  • Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture
    Researcher
    Project Title: Recording, preserving and reviving Cypriot Maronite Arabic. PI: Dr. Marilena Karyolemou.

  • University of Cyprus - Department of English Studies
    Researcher
    Project Title: Statistics & Methods, Project Supervisor: Dr. Kleanthes Grohmann.

  • University of Cyprus - Department of Classics
    Researcher
    Project Title: Language and Style in the Speeches of Thucydides, Project Supervisor: Dr. Antonis Tsakmakis. Project funded by Anastasios G. Leventis Foundation

  • University of Cyprus
    Temporary Lecturer
    Department of English Studies

  • Open University of Cyprus
    Adjunct Lecturer
    Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies

  • University of Athens
    “Kapodistrias 2007” and “Kapodistrias 2008”
    Funded by the Greek Government

  • The Academy of Athens
    Part time researcher
    PI: Dr Christophoros Charalampakis
    Project Title: Utilitarian Dictionary of Modern Greek
    Project funded by the Academy of Athens

Grants and Awards

  • Member of the research group
    Title: Morphosyntactic Production in Stroke-induced Agrammatic Aphasia: A Cross-linguistic Machine Learning Approach, 48-month Project#287745 – FRIPRO (FRIHUMSAM) grant awarded by the Research Council of Norway (PI: Dr. Valantis Fyndanis, 2019 – 2023)

  • Personal Investigator
    Title: “Prosodic Variation and Prosodic Change: Evidence from Greek”
    The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies. Princeton University (2015)

  • Scholarship – PhD research: Alexander S. Onassis Foundation

  • Scholarship – MA studies: Cyprus State Scholarships Foundation

  • Grant – ERASMUS program: European Union

  • Scholarship – MA studies: Alexander S. Onassis Foundation

  • Scholarship MA studies: Cyprus State Scholarships Foundation

  • The 2004 class valedictorian: University of Athens

  • Scholarship – Undergraduate studies: Cyprus State Scholarships Foundation

Outreach Activities

  1. Talk to the general public: “How do shibboleths sound?” the talk was open for the general public and for invited students from upper secondary schools (mainly from Gothenburg). The talk was part of the “Open House Day” (ÖPPET HUS) organized by the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science (FLOV) March 30 at 16:00 -19:00 (https://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/news-calendar/Calendar/ Event_Detail/?eventId=70125679705).

  2. Presentation and Panel Discussion “The Linguistic Landscape of Cyprus” authored by Dr. Andreas Papapavlou (http://www.lapithos.org.cy/uploadfiles/newspaper_dec_2012_english.pdf).

Other Training

  • Apr. 2018 California Specific Title IX and Harassment Prevention Training, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, USA.

  • Apr. 2018 Conflict of Interest and Commitment, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, USA.

  • Apr. 2018 Electronic Information Security and Data Management Training, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, USA.

  • Apr. 2018 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for Research, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, USA.

  • Apr. 2018 Patient Privacy for Workforce Members, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, USA.

  • Apr. 2018 Preparing for an Active Shooter in the Clinical and Non-clinical Environment, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, USA.

  • Apr. 2018 Title IX and Harassment Prevention Training , Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, USA.

➣ Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning Applications

(see www.charalambosthemistocleous.com and published articles for details on published projects)

  1. i. THEMIS, a computer application and website that aims

    • to provide researchers and clinicians the tools to transcribe speech automatically,

    • segment acoustic productions into vowels and consonants, and

    • analyze linguistically (phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics) language productions in user friendly manner using a web-interface.

  2. ii. Pptools, a python library for the acoustic analysis of speech productions (currently under development).

  3. NLP Editor. NLP Editor is a simple text editor that facilitates the linguistic analysis of texts (Mac, Linux, and Windows). It converts of text to the International Phonetic Alphabet. Phonetics IPA was an older version for Windows systems.

  4. Software for speech pathology: Word Repetition App, Word Repetition Span App.

  5. Keyboard Layouts. Dialectal Greek Keyboard Layout; Dialectal Greek Polytonic Keyboard Layout; International Phonetic Alphabet Keyboard Layout.

  6. Web Design. http://lexcy.library.ucy.ac.cy/Lexicon.aspx. The ‘Syndychies’ Website, this is a Dictionary Website that includes IPA transcription for Cypriot Greek (an application of IPA converter algorithm) and text-to-speech feature (the latest version will be online at the 15th of November) Several web-working activities in academia: (e.g. MedEastern, Webmaster for Cyprus Linguistics Society (Cyling)).

Computer Skills

  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: Theano and Tensorflow (= Google’s AI platform) *  Phonetics: PRAAT, Audacity, Wavesurfer, and Adobe Audition * Statistics: R and Python Statistical Libraries * Project Management: Org Mode * Programming Languages: MATLAB, R, Julia, C#, Python * Typesetting and Markup: LaTeX; org mode (emacs), XML, HTML, Markdown * Text Editors: Emacs (Aquamacs), Atom * Web designDatabases Sql, and MySql.

Reviews of my work

  • Review of Tsakmakis, Antonis and Themistocleous, Charalambos (2013). Textual Structure and Modality in Thucydides’ Military Exhortations. In A. Tsakmakis and M. Tamiolaki (Eds). Thucydides Between History and Literature (pp. 391 – 408). Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, in Pavel Nývlt (2014). Review of “Antonios Tsakmakis – Melina Tamiolaki (eds.), Thucydides between History and Literature. Berlin – Boston, Walter de Gruyter (Trends in Classics – Supplementary Volume, 17) 2013, xv, 531 pp. ISBN 978-3-11-029768-3.”. Eirene. Studia Graeca et Latina I-II. 348–353.

Academic Societies

  1. Regular Member of the Academy of Aphasia [elected, active].

  2. Society for the Neurobiology of Language [active member]

  3. International Society of Experimental Linguistics (ExLing) [active member and member of its advisory board]

  4. Linguistic Society of America (LSA) [active member 2019-2020]

  5. International Phonetic Association (IPA) [member 2014-2016]

  6. International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) [member 2014-2017].

  7. International Exchange Alumnus, US Government [active member].

  8. Cyprus Linguistic Society (CyLing) [member 2011–2015 & member of the board].

  9. Cyprus (Language) Acquisition Team (CAT) [past member].

Professional Advisory Board Memberships

  • Member of the Advisory Board of the International Society of Experimental Linguistics

Academic Service

  • Reviewer Journals

  • Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

  • PLOS One

  • PLOS One (2 reviews)

  • Computer Speech and Language

  • Human Brain Mapping

  • Brain and Language

  • Frontiers in Communication (2 reviews)

  • Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics

  • Journal of Biolinguistics (2 reviews)

  • Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics

  • Frontiers in Neurology

  • Speech Communication

  • Frontiers in Psychology

  • Journal of Logic and Computation

  • Journal of Biolinguistics

  • Phonetica

  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association (JIPA)

  • Lingua

  • Journal of Biolinguistics

  • Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

  • Journal of Biolinguistics

  • Reviewer Conferences

  • Experimental Linguistics Workshop (ExLing2019) (2019) (4 papers); Special Session Neurodegeneration and Language (Neural) (2019) (4 papers); Conference on Logic and Machine Learning in Natural Language (LaML).

  • Reviewer National Language Curricula
    Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus.

  • Organizing Committee: International Conferences and Workshops

  • International Advisory Committee of the “Experimental Linguistics 2019 (Exling 2020)”

  • Organizing Committee of the special session on language disorders Neurodegeneration and Language (NEURAL 2019) which took place in the context of Experimental Linguistics 2019 (ExLing 2019) in Lisbon, Portugal, 27 September 2019, under the auspices of Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa.”

  • International Advisory Committee of the “Experimental Linguistics 2019 (Exling 2019)”.

  • “Experimental Linguistics (ExLing)” Member of the organizing committee of ExLing 2011 (Paris, France), ExLing 2012 (Athens, Greece), ExLing 2015 (Athens, Greece), and ExLing 2018 (Paris, France).

  • Organizing Committee of the “resources and processing of linguistic, para-linguistic and extra-linguistic data from people with various forms of cognitive/psychiatric impairments (RaPID-2)”, Tuesday, 8th of May 2018, Miyazaki, Japan). Workshop as part of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 7-12 May 2018, Miyazaki, Japan.

  • Organizing committee of the “Conference on Logic and Machine Learning in Natural Language (LaML).” Conference dates: June 12-14, 2017. University of Gothenburg.

  • “5th Athens Postgraduate Conference of the Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 29-31 May 2009”

  • “6th Athens Postgraduate Conference of the Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 13-15 May 2011.”

  • Managerial

  • Journal of Biolinguistics Task Team

  • Institutional Responsibilities:

  • Postdoctoral Representative, CLASP

Languages

  • Greek (native), English (fluent), Swedish (basic), French (writing, reading), Italian (writing, reading), Classical Greek, and Latin.