I’m a London based designer, researcher, and entrepreneur. I’m interested in the boundary-muddlings of information, computation, minds and nature. Email is always open to ethersamplers, epistemic humorists, and ungoogleable souls at eirinimalliaraki@gmail.com.


MSc (Distinction) Innovation Design Engineering, Imperial College London
MA Innovation Design Engineering, Royal College of Art, London
Summer School in Speculative and Critical Design, London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London

BSc in Finance, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

Professional Experience

Nov 2021- Today
Climate Subak Fellow, UK
Apr 2021- Today
Strategic Designer, Centre for Collective Intelligence Design, Nesta, UK

Jun 2021- Today
Assessor, Innovate UK

Jan 2019- Mar 2021
Project Development Manager, Alan Turing Institute, London, UK

Dec 20- Mar 2021
Innovation Researcher, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, CH

Oct 2018- Today
Digital, data & design consultant. Clients include the National Lottery Community Fund (UK) and Dovetail Labs (US)

Summer 2018
Research Intern, Human Experience and Design Group, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK
Researcher & Designer, Morphological Computation Lab, Imperial College, London, UK
Teaching Assistant at the Product Management Course, General Assembly, London, UK
Founder and Director, Filisia Interfaces Ltd, London, UK
Financial Officer in Healthcare Economics, Euromedica SA, Athens, Greece

Publications & Articles

Berditchevskaia, A., Peach, K., and Malliaraki, E. (2021). Participatory AI for humanitarian innovation: a briefing paper. London: Nesta.

“Spatial Finance: Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing World”, EFI Insight-Finance by the World Bank and WWF, Washington DC, 2020.

AI and Climate Change: The Promise, the Perils and Pillars for Action𝘉𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘩 magazine supported by EIT Climate KIC, Mozilla Foundation, Climate Action Tech, and the Green Web Foundation, 2020

Analysis of COVID-19 Conspiracy Tribes Across Instagram, TikTok, Telegram and YouTubeDigital Methods Summer school, the University of Amsterdam, June 2020

Malliaraki, E., 2018, March. Social interaction with drones using human emotion recognition. In Companion of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 187-188).

Vassos, S., Malliaraki, E., dal Falco, F., Di Maggio, J., Massimetti, M., Nocentini, M.G. and Testa, A., 2016, November. Art-bots: Toward chat-based conversational experiences in museums. In International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (pp. 433-437). Springer, Cham.


Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL
Venice Biennale for Architecture, IT
Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL
Dubai Design Week, Global Grad Show, Dubai
London Design Festival, Victoria & Albert Museum
Re:publica Festival, Thessaloniki, GR
London Mini Maker Faire, London
SXSW Interactive, Austin, TX


Clinton Global Initiative University Fellow
Delegate at the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, Stanford University Graduate School of Business


Minding the Gap: Between Fairness and Ethics” workshop, Neurips 2019, Vancouver
“Greening Cities Symposium”, hosted by BIOVEINS, 2019, Paris France


Best ICT for Special Education, BETT Awards, London
Best Health and Social Care Technology by IoTUK Boost, Digital Catapult Emerge Education Accelerator Alumna, London
Tech For Good Award Finalists by BT and AbilityNet
Winners of the Social Innovation Tournament, European Investment Bank
Social Impact Award Winners by the Impact Hub Innovation in Access to Healthcare award, Ashoka Changemakers
Sirius Programme Alumna, UK Trade and Investment


Augmented Nature

Social Drones
Fast CoDesign, Prosthetic Knowledge, Wired, Deutsche Welle, Engadget, Gizmodo, PSFK, Best Video at the Human-Robot Interaction Conference 2018, IEEE Spectrum