Hourdakis Emmanouil, Ph.D


Post-Doctoral Researcher

Computational Vision and Robotics Laboratory,

Institute of Computer Science


I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Computational Vision and Robotics Lab of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH). I received a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Plymouth (2005), an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Plymouth (2006), and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Crete (2012).

My PhD thesis is entitled “Computational Modeling of Observational Learning Inspired By The Cortical Underpinnings of Human and Monkey Primates” and focused on the computational implementation of observational learning inspired by findings in the brain of human and non-human primates.

My main research interests include optimization methodologies, biologically inspired computational modeling, motor control and learning.

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests


Contact: ehourdak@ics.forth.gr


I was recently awarded with the best student paper award by the International Neural Network Society (INNS) for the paper (Hourdakis and Trahanias, 2011), entitled “Improving the classification performance of liquid state machines based on the separation property”, International Conference on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks, EANN11