Selected Past Events

Invited Talks | Outreach Activities

Invited Talks


  • 2021
  • Invited Talk, Natural Language Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing in Clinical Research. 3rd Workshop of the European Coordination of Language Resources (ELRC). Reshaping multilingual Europe: Language-centric artificial intelligence. December 1, 2021 (on-line, Nicosia, Cyprus).
  • 2020
  • Invited Lecture, Automatic analysis of speech communication: How Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning can contribute to clinical research. The C-STAR lecture series, University of South Carolina, (broadcasted internationally).
  • tDCS effects on apraxia of speech in individuals with the non-fluent variant of Primary Progressive Aphasia. Seminar Talk at Johns Hopkins Cognitive Science - Professor Brenda Rapp.

  • Speech in individuals with Primary Progressive Aphasia. Cyprus Acquisition Team - Natalia Pavlou University of Cyprus. Nicosia, Cyprus.

  • Past Talks
  • Speech profile of individuals with Primary Progressive Aphasia. Baltimore Brain Series (selection committee members: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) – Andrew Wright, Sarah Aronson, and Kauê Kosta; Johns Hopkins University – Kurt Fraser, Aparna Shah, and Alexei Bygrave; University of Maryland, Baltimore: UMB Home – Lace Riggs and Megan Fox.)

  • Clinical Markers from Speech Signals and Natural Language Processing: A preliminary study from picture description data. (Stroke Cognitive Outcomes and REcovery Lab, Dr. Argye E. Hillis). Johns Hopkins University, April 17, 2018

  • Linguistic predictors of MCI and AD. School of Philosophy. ‘National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Athens, Greece, February 27, 2018.

  • Eliciting variant and invariant properties from speech dynamics. Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Oxford University; Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

  • Language variation and change: evidence from speech acoustics. Applied Linguistics. University of Warwick, March 8, 2017.

  • Acoustic predictors from prosody and segmental structure of atypical speech productions. Department of Swedish Unit: the Swedish Language Bank (meeting organizer Dr. Dimitris Kokkinakis), December 4, 2017.

  • Deciphering the speech signal: speakers and communities of speakers., November 30, 2017.

  • Eliciting information from speech signals: Linguistics, signal processing, and machine learning. October 13, 2016 Chalmers University of Technology. Sweden.

  • Melodic patterns in speech communication: Interactions and heterogeneity. University of Gothenburg. Sweden, March 1, 2016.

  • Greek vowels and the nature of acoustic gradience. Gothenburg. Research seminars. University of Gothenburg. Sweden, February 18, 2016.

  • Workshop: Charalampos Themistokleous, Language Variation and Change: Evidence from Modern Greek Vowels. Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies. Princeton University. USA, November 20th 2015.

  • Learning Linguistic Categories from Acoustic Structure: Towards a Speech Time Frequency Model. Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP). Inauguration Workshop. Institutionen för filosofi, lingvistik och vetenskapsteori. Humanistiska fakulteten. Göteborgs universitet. Sweden, August 27th 2015.

  • Timing in Speech Melody. MAMPF: Moderne Ansätze und Methoden der Phonetischen Forschung (NOSH: New Observations in Speech and Hearing) talk series. Ludwig Maximilian University Munich. Germany, June 17th 2015.

  • Seeking an Anchorage. Stability and Variability in Tonal Alignment of Rising Prenuclear Pitch Accents. University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). Cyprus, March 31th 2014.

  • Biolinguistic Foundations of Tonal Patterns: Evidence from Speech Perception. “CAT within CAT” presentations organized by the Cyprus Acquisition Team. Cyprus, November 1st 2013.

  • Prosodic Structure: Experimental Evidence from Segmental Anchoring and the Syllabification of Geminates. Cyprus Linguistics Association (CyLing) at the University of Cyprus. Cyprus, October 24th 2012.

  • The phonology of Ancient Greek. Open University of Cyprus, (co-ordinator: Dr. Maria Pavlou, Open University of Cyprus, Programme “Greek Civilization”). Cyprus, October 14th 2012.

  • Computational Linguistics. Lecture Series: Invited Local Linguist; co-ordinator: Dimitra Karoulla-Vrikki. European University, Cyprus. Cyprus, March 15th 2012.

  • Information structure and prosody. Evidence from the nuclear pitch accents. Cyprus Linguistics Association (CyLing). Cyprus, October 26th 2011.

  • Information Structure and Prosody in Athenian and Cypriot Greek. University of Athens. Greece, May 20th 2011.


Outreach Activities

I am committed to working with community members to improve society through research, teaching, inclusion, and empowerment of all individuals, especially those from non-private communities.

  • 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

  • Participation at the ``European Day of Languages event organized by the University of Cyprus and the Cyprus Linguistics Association and the European Commission Representation in Cyprus.