Defended doctoral thesis, dealing with PCA-based burned area mapping using public data and GFOSS, on June 29th, 2011. Thesis published at freidok.uni-freiburg.de on December 15th, 2011.
Awarded the Sofia Chlorou Bequest scholarship  from the National Metsovian Polytechnic University (NTUA, Athens, Greece), in order to complete the doctoral studies — October 2005 to October 2009.
Participates as an end-user in various GFOSS projects and received a certificate for significant contribution to the Student Consortium Newsletter — (since) 2008.
As an intern visited UNEP/DEWA/GRID (Geneva, Switzerland) working on burned area mapping with free & open source geospatial applications — October 2007 to February 2008.
Joined Infoterra GmbH (Friedrichshafen, Germany) working as a Remote Sensing & GIS analyst in European projects — geoland, GSE-Land, CORINE change detection — March 2005 to September 2006.
Enrolled as a doctoral candidate in the Department of Remote Sensing and Landscape Information Systems (FeLIS), Albert-Ludwig University (Freiburg i. Br., Germany) — October 2005.
Graduated from the faculty Forest & Natural Environment in the Aristotle University (AUTh, Thessaloniki, Greece), showing strong interest for GIS-supported tasks — October 1999 to July 2004.