Dimitra is a Lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at City, University of London. Prior to her current appointment, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Engineering Department and a Lecturer at Christ Church College at University of Oxford. Previously, she worked at the Smart Grid & Technology Department in Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) - a unit of Exelon Corp. (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.) that provides service to approximately 3.8 million customers. She was awarded a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014 and 2011, respectively. She received her undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 2009. Her research lies on the interface of power and energy systems, decision and control, economics and energy policy, and machine learning for energy management applications.
My research focus lies on the mathematical foundations of learning dynamics, particularly in artificial neural networks, and of evolutionary dynamics, both roughly inspired by biological phenomena. I approach these questions from the perspectives of evolutionary game theory, dynamic systems theory and Markov chains, in order to obtain convergence and optimality proofs for the dynamics, particularly multi-population replicator-mutator dynamics.
I completed my PhD in mathematics at City under the supervision of Mark Broom and Eduardo Alonso. After that, I have worked as a data scientist at SAP in Switzerland. Prior, I obtained a Diplom in mathematics from the University of Konstanz, Germany, and additionally a BA in economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland