Meet the Greek software engineer behind Twitter!

Argyris Zymnis is the creator of AdGrok, an online advertising start-up, recently bought by Twitter, and a specialist in data analysis. Born in Athens, Argyris began his academic studies at Cambridge University in 2004 and later received a master's degree (MS) and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. His research focuses on developing optimization algorithms for various applications in science and engineering. He began his professional career in Adchemy as a research engineer prior to founding AdGrok in 2010. As of 2011, he works for Twitter as a software engineer. In his own words… On what it's like working for Twitter: “It's a great work environment. You enjoy great freedom in what you want or do not want to do.” On how the way of working there differs from Gr

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