Nikolaos Trogkanis

About Me

Spiderman and Nikos @ Universal Studios, LA, Dec 2006 I am a first-year Ph.D. student at the Computer Science and Engineering Department of the University of California, San Diego.

I did my undergraduate studies in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.


This paper introduces TPN2, the runner up method in both tasks of the ECML-PKDD Discovery Challenge 2006 on personalized spam filtering. TPN2 is a classifier training method that bootstraps positive-only learning with fully-supervised learning, in order to make the most of labeled and unlabeled data, under the assumption that the two are drawn from significantly different distributions. Furthermore, the unlabeled data themselves are separated into subsets that are assumed to be drawn from multiple distributions. For that reason, TPN2 trains a different classifier for each subset, making use of all unlabeled data each time.

My diploma thesis at NTUA. My advisor was Timos Sellis.


For a list of my undergraduate projects click here.
For some games and programs I have created click here.


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Nikolaos Trogkanis
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0404

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Last updated: December 20, 2006