Panayiotis Danassis


Research Scientist in AI at Telenor
panayiotis.danassis [at] telenor [dot] com

About me  Publications

I am a research scientist in AI at Telenor Research!

I completed my postdoc at Harvard working with Milind Tambe to build AI systems with positive social impact, and my Ph.D. at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), under the supervision of Professor Boi Faltings (my thesis was nominated for distinction).

Prior to that, I studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) after which I was employed as a research associate at the Microprocessors and Digital Systems Laboratory (microLAB).

My Research

My research interests lie in the areas of multi-agent systems (cooperation & coordination), (deep reinforcement) learning, and game theory. I have always been strongly motivated by the goal to provide practical solutions for real problems. My work aims to facilitate the integration of intelligent agents in the society by building systems that work in the real-world.

The true potential of intelligent systems will only be realized when they are tightly integrated into our daily lives. Such a future will involve a plethora of interacting autonomous learning agents mediating many aspects of our social, economic, cultural, and technological world, giving rise to complex machine behavior. Carefully designing autonomous learning systems and studying their behavior is, I believe, one of the most pressing problems we currently face in AI.