Hello, I am Thanasis Mastrogeorgiou
Computer Scientist, M.Sc.

I am currently undertaking my Ph.D. @ the Control Systems Lab of NTUA, under the supervision of Professor Evangelos G. Papadopoulos. Μy research is focused on perception, motion planning, and control for biomimetic legged robots so that they can handle rough terrains and slopes.
I received a 4-year BSc in Applied Informatics at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki (Greece) in 2008, an MSc in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh (UK) in 2009 & an MSc in Automation at the National Technical University of Athens (Greece), in 2013. Since 2018, I have been working as a Senior Robotics Engineer in Greece and abroad. Throughout these years, I have developed a solid background in the Robot Operating System (ROS) using C++, embedded systems (TI Industrial Development Kits, Jetson SBCs, etc), and multibody dynamics simulation software (MSC Adams, Gazebo, MuJoCo).

Personal Info

Personal Info

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  • General Secretariat for Youth

    Worked voluntarily in the Hellenic Post Office of Hydra during the summer season. This was part of the Hellenic Ministry of Transport and Communications “Holidays and volunteering” program.

  • ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth

    Teaching Computer Essentials at the Association for the Social Support of Youth (ARSIS). ARSIS is a Non Governmental Organization, specializing in the social support of youth that are in difficulty or danger and in the advocacy of their rights.

Personal Interests

  • Martial Arts
  • Photography
  • Mountain Climbing


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You can download my CV in PDF form


  • PhD Candidate
    National Technical University of Athens, Athens (Greece)
    2016 - Present

    Robotics: Perception, motion planning and control for biomimetic legged robots.

  • Interdepartmental Program of Postgraduate Studies in Automation
    National Technical University of Athens, Athens (Greece)
    2011 - 2013

    Dissertation Title: Evaluation of the Webots robot simulation environment during quadruped robot motions, and comparison with alternative software.
    Project Achievement: The project's goal was to build a Webots model of the lab's (NTUA CSL) Quadruped Robot and using Matlab programmed controllers perform a number of tests on various terrains in order to evaluate the software and the controllers.

  • MSc in Artificial Intelligence
    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
    2008 - 2009

    Dissertation Title: Learning Bipedal Locomotion Using Finite State Machines
    Project Achievement: Building a framework that performs motion processing on demonstrated data, and reveals the information necessary, in order to “rig” a motion on an FSM representation.

  • Bsc (4-year) in Applied Informatics
    University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki (Greece)
    2003 - 2008

    Dissertation Title: Autonomous Robot Navigation Within The Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio Simulation Environmen
    Project Achievement: Analysing and evaluating the MRDS platform by setting up various robot navigation scenarios. Another important outcome of this project was a manual for the MRDS (in Greek) which can later be used by the university students on future projects.


• German: B2 (Independent user)

• English: C2 (Proficient user)

• Greek: Native

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages


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Work Experience

Communication skills

• Excellent oral and written communication skills (presentations, experience abroad, personal interaction and written correspondence).

• Participation in various teams and ability to adapt to multicultural environments.

• Experience in both individual and team work


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Control Systems Lab, Building M, Mechanical Engineering Department,
National Technical University of Athens

  • 9 Heroon Polytechniou Street, Zografou, Athens 15700, GREECE

  • +30 210 772 3512
  • mastrothanasis@gmail.com

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