Email: mvelli@physics.uoc.gr
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Ms. Velli Maria-Christina
Ph.D. student

Maria-Christina Velli is a PhD candidate at the Department of Physics, University of Crete, Greece. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Master’s Degree in “Advanced Physics”, from University of Crete, Greece, in 2016 and 2018 respectively, with her graduate thesis being in Astrophysics. In 2019, she joined the “Ultrafast Laser Micro and Nano Processing” Group of the IESL, FORTH. Her current research includes the development of machine learning algorithms and how they can be used to optimize the time consuming and costly nature of experiments and simulations, in ultrafast laser materials processing.

Education

  • 2019 – Today, PhD Candidate - Department of Physics, University of Crete, Greece.
  • 2018, Master of Science, Department of Physics, University of Crete, Greece.
  • 2016, Bachelor degree in Physics from University of Crete, Greece.

Career

  • July 2019 - Today, PhD Candidate, Department of Physics, University of Crete, Greece - Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser, FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. PhD thesis: “Development of machine learning algorithms in ultrafast laser materials proce
  • Fall Semester 2019, Teaching Assistant at the undergraduate course “Advanced Physics Laboratory”, Physics Department, University of Crete. Instructor: Prof. Eleftherios Iliopoulos.
  • October 2016 – February 2018, M.Sc. Advanced Physics, Department of Physics, University of Crete, Greece.
  • Fall Semester 2016, Teaching Assistant at the undergraduate course “Advanced Physics Laboratory”, Physics Department, University of Crete. Instructor: Prof. Eleftherios Iliopoulos.

Interests

  • Laser induced periodic surface structures
  • Biomimetic surfaces
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Physical mechanisms of light – matter interaction