Dr. Zacharias Voulgaris was born in Athens, Greece. He studied Production Engineering and Management at the Technical University of Crete, shifted to Computer Science through a Masters in Information Systems & Technology (City University of London), and then to Data Science through a PhD on Machine Learning (University of London). He has worked at Georgia Tech as a Research Fellow, at an e-marketing startup in Cyprus as an SEO manager, and as a Data Scientist in both Elavon (GA) and G2 (WA). He also was a Program Manager at Microsoft, on a data analytics pipeline for Bing.
Zacharias has authored two books, several scientific articles, as well as a number of educational videos. His first book, Data Scientist - The Definitive Guide to Becoming a Data Scientist (Technics Publications), has been translated into Korean and Chinese. His second book, Julia for Data Science (Technics Publications) was openly praised in blogs and brought about a boost in Julia’s popularity in the data science community. He has also reviewed a number of data science books (mainly on Python and lately on R) and had developed a number of new metrics, heuristics and functions for data analytics. Apart from data science, he also has a passion for new technologies, literature, music, and educational videos.