- about stuff
I'm Nikos G. Mavrogiannopoulos, a mathematician with specialization in information security technology.
I have studied mathematics in the university of Ioannina and got an MSc in information security technology from Eindhoven university of technology.
Currently I'm working as a Researcher in the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
I rarely update this page, but I occasionaly write on a my blog at nikmav.blogspot.com.
Although I studied mathematics, not all fields of mathematics are of real interest to
me. I am certainly a fan of algebra and of some geometry flavours (such as projective).
Other than that I'm also interested in software engineering, and I used to work for some software
companies in Greece and later in the Netherlands.
I usually read a lot, but it really depends on the season! I've noticed that Christmas and
the end of Summer are my reading seasons. If you plan to make me a present try
Historic, historic novels and science fiction books. Those I like best, although I also
used to read philosophy books. Zaratustra was one of my best.
As you can see presently I'm mostly interested in future and past.
I don't cosider my self a good writer, but I've written, at least I tried, some
articles for some Linux/Unix related magazines: Magaz,
Here you can find those articles and other papers by me, mostly
While studying, relaxing, or anything else, I certainly like to listen to music. I don't think
I would do without it. I like several artists and songs different enough to fit in a single
category. I have no strong feelings about a particular artist, but some of the ones I listen most are the Cure,
Bad boys blue, Cretu and Rammstein.
I know they are of quite different styles...
- Tavli or Backgammon?
- My hobby used (and in some degree still is) software engineering, and especially Free software engineering. Here you can find links to the projects I've worked on.
My favorite project is GnuTLS.
The rest of my "personal life" is not discussed here. That's why they call it
'the rest of my personal life'! It isn't that interesting, in case you were curious...
You can always contact me via e-mail
If you want to tell me anything secret use my OpenPGP keys at pgpkeys.asc.