Anastasios Kyrillidis received his 5-year diploma and M.Sc. in Electronic and Computer Engineering from Technical University of Crete in 2008 and 2010, respectively. He was the first PhD student to graduate from the LIONS. Currently, he is Simons Foundation PostDoc Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin. His research interests includes convex and non-convex optimization, low-dimensional modeling in machine learning, and large-scale data analysis and processing. Anastasios was a PhD student at LIONS from September 2010 to October 2014. His PhD theses entitled Rigorous optimization recipes for sparse and low rank inverse problems with applications in data sciences was supervised by Professor Cevher.