Kyriakos Pierrakakis is a PhD candidate in Political Economy at Heidelberg University. He is a graduate of Harvard University (Master of Public Policy), MIT (Master of Technology Policy) and Athens University of Economics and Business (Bachelor of Computer Science). He is research director of the research and analysis organization “diaNEOsis”.
He has worked as a teacher and innovation co-ordinator at the AIT, as President of the Youth Institute, as a consultant at the Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping and as a researcher at the Center for American Progress in Washington and the Center for Energy Policy and Environmental Policy Research at MIT.
Dr Pierrakakis has scientific publications in journals and conference proceedings on issues of international political economy, technology policy and political science. He is a co-founder of a technology company, assistant researcher at Mannheim Center for European Social Studies (MZES) and Athens University of Economics and Business (Information Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection Laboratory).