Welcome Dimitris Kontokostas – Software Engineer

Hello there! I am Dimitris, and I am a new Software Engineer at Diffbot!

As the name implies, I am Greek. In particular, I am from the northern part of the mainland (far away from the beautiful beaches). I hold a degree in Electronics & Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Crete, a MSc in Web Science from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and a PhD on Large-scale Knowledge Extraction & Quality Assessment from the University of Leipzig. Through my MSc and PhD programs, I was exposed to knowledge graphs and felt really fascinated by the field. I have been working with knowledge graphs for almost 10 years now, and I am still amazed by the new possibilities they can unlock.

The Diffbot Knowledge Graph is really intriguing. It operates on web-scale using state of the art research on knowledge extraction and expands way beyond notable entities (e.g. celebrities, established companies, etc) that most knowledge graphs are limited to. I felt this was a perfect match for my research and professional skills and a great challenge to work on. My primary focus at Diffbot will be data quality and knowledge fusion. I will extend existing approaches and create new techniques to further improve & evaluate the accuracy of our knowledge graph.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family & friends, playing basketball, running and skiing.

I look forward to my new knowledge graph adventures at Diffbot!