Karampelas Antonios - Gaia
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University of Athens
Antonios Karampelas is a Postdoc at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, working for the ESA/PRODEX project "Extragalactic Science with Gaia" (PI Mary Kontizas). He obtained his PhD in Astrophysics ("Statistical analysis and optimization of synthetic galaxy spectra for Gaia") and holds a MSc in the same subject ("Stellar populations and star forming regions of the galaxy NGC 6822"). Antonios has been involved in Gaia since 2007 as a member of CU8, contributing to the classification and parametrization tasks of UGC (Unresolved Galaxy Classifier). His scientific interests include extragalactic astrophysics, data mining and machine learning.
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