example graphic My name is Zois Boukouvalas and I am an Assistant Professor at the Mathematics and Statistics Department at American University. I received my PhD in Applied Mathematics from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in 2017 under the supervision of Dr. Tülay Adali.

My research focuses on the development of interpretable machine learning models and algorithms for the analysis of big multi-modal data, by combining aspects from information geometry, mathematical statistics, and numerical optimization. My work involves different types of data, including biomedical images for studying psychiatric illnesses, social and linguistics data for understanding political and social trends, and chemical data for drug discovery and materials design.