Dr. Argyris is an Associate professor (Profesor Contratado Doctor) at the University of Balearic Islands (UIB) and an associate member of IFISC. He first joined IFISC in 2016, with a post-doctoral H2020 Marie-Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship. His fields of expertise and interests include: complex photonics and nonlinear dynamics, coupled laser network dynamics, neuro-inspired information processing, unconventional signal processing and encryption techniques in optical communications, hardware-based AI, ultrafast pattern and random number generation with photonic media. He has participated in 19 National & European research projects. The results of his studies appear in more than 100 publications in international journals and conference proceedings, with more than 3400 citations (Google scholar), while he is also the main author of 3 book chapters. In 2006, he was distinguished as one of the "World’s Top Young Innovators 2006” by receiving the “TR35 Award” from the Technology Review magazine of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the same year, he was awarded the "Ericsson Award of Excellence in Telecommunications" for his PhD thesis.