I am a Computer Science PhD student at Northeastern University, Boston. I'm interested in computer security with a focus on adversarial machine learning and distributed & decentralized systems.

I am a member of the NDS2 Lab and I am fortunate to be under the joint supervision of Alina Oprea and Cristina Nita-Rotaru.

Before my PhD studies, I was an undergraduate student at the Athens University of Economics and Business, where I was a member of the MMlab. I was mentored and worked under the supervision of George C. Polyzos.

Previously, I have also been a research intern working with Yigitcan Kaya at the University of Maryland, College Park under the supervision of Tudor Dumitraș.


  • March 2024
    I will be attending the New England Security Day 2024 at UConn, CT. Come say hi!
  • Jul 2023
    I successfully completed my undergraduate studies at the Athens University of Economics and Business.
  • Mar 2023
    This Fall I will be joining the NDS2 Lab at Northeastern University, Boston as a PhD student!
  • Sep 2022
    Our paper; "Decentralized NFT-based Evolvable Games" was published at the 4th Conference on Blockchain Research and Applications for Innovative Networks and Services (BRAINS) in Paris, France.
  • Aug 2022
    I attended the 31st USENIX Security Symposium in Boston, MA.
  • Aug 2022
    I joined Tudor Dumitraș' group for my Summer@MC2 internship on Cybersecurity at the University of Maryland, College Park.
  • Jun 2022
    Received Honors for high academic performance and distinctions, awarded by the Department of Informatics, School of Information Sciences and Technology, AUEB.
  • May 2022
    Awarded the HUAWEI Hellas Enterprise Fellowship for excellent performance and distinctions.
  • May 2022
    Gave a speech at HUAWEI Hellas Enterprise 2022 scholarship ceremony regarding my experience in the Seeds for the Future program. [Press Release]


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Northeastern University, present
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, Athens University of Economics and Business, 2023


I work on Security focusing on Distributed & Decentralized Systems and Systems for Machine Learning. My research aims to explore the intersection of these fields, with a focus on building secure, decentralized systems that can effectively handle and protect sensitive data, while also enabling the use of advanced machine learning techniques. I am particularly interested in the design and implementation of secure communication protocols, access control mechanisms, and privacy-preserving techniques in decentralized systems.


  • C. Karapapas, G. Syros, I. Pittaras, G. C. Polyzos, "Decentralized NFT-based Evolvable Games", Proc. 4th Conference on Blockchain Research and Applications for Innovative Networks and Services (BRAINS), Paris, France, September 2022 [PDF]


  • Georgios Syros, Anastasios Toumazatos, Fotios Bistas Jun 2023
    CookMate; developing an enhanced microwave interface with accessibility features [PDF] [GitHub]
  • Georgios Syros, Fotios Bistas, Anastasios Toumazatos, Jun 2023
    Strabo.io; a real time NLP-backed Greeklish-to-Greek translation keyboard for Android [GitHub]
  • Georgios Syros, Anastasios Toumazatos, Fotios Bistas Feb 2023
    TCP throughput over LANs and the Internet [PDF] [GitHub1] [GitHub2]
  • Fotios Bistas, Georgios Syros, Anastasios Toumazatos Jan 2023
    Vζoom; developing a fast, lightweight video calling web app [GitHub]
  • Georgios Syros, Anastasios Toumazatos, Nikos Christodoulou, Evgenios Gkritsis Jun 2022
    Simplegram; A simple Pub/Sub distributed messenger app [GitHub1] [GitHub2]
  • Georgios Syros & Anastasios Toumazatos, Evgenios Gkritsis Jun 2022
    Machine Learning Algorithms over IMDB's Review database [GitHub]
  • Georgios Syros Apr 2020
    ArachovaWeather - Weather in Arachova []
  • Georgios Syros Nov 2017
    C-Calc - Pocket biochemistry calculator []
  • Georgios Syros, Efthymios Syros Nov 2017
    MathsTests - Math quizes []


office: 5th floor, 177 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

email: syros.g at northeastern.edu