Niki Nikolakakou graduated in 2009 from the University of Patras, Greece, with a Dipl-Ing. in Computer Engineering and Informatics. She carried out her Diploma Thesis in the field of Computer Systems. After her graduation, she worked as a project manager assistant engineer on several turn-key projects of a major Greek construction company in the power sector (2009-2011) and as a project engineer responsible for the procurement of all the main electrical and I&C equipment (2011-2013). Currently, she is a research engineer at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department (NTUA). Her actual research interests include information markets.