Xanadu C. Halkias
Xanadu C. Halkias joined Ropes & Gray in 2018 as a technical advisor and a registered Patent Agent in the intellectual property group. Prior to joining the firm, Xanadu had several years of experience as a Patent Agent preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent portfolios, assisting with various due diligence projects and essentiality assessments for patent pools. Xanadu also has experience and has assisted in patent litigation and post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
Xanadu received her Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, NY where she researched advanced signal processing and machine learning techniques applied on bioacoustics for marine mammals. As an Adjunct Professor and post-doctorate researcher at the Université du Sud in Toulon, France, Xanadu taught several undergraduate and graduate level classes, while her research focused on deep Artificial Intelligence (AI) and sparse optimization techniques as applied in diverse problems such as hand written text recognition and bioacoustics. Xanadu is also a co-inventor of U.S. Patent No. 9,107,614 for a non-invasive device for arresting the tremors of patients who suffer for movement disorders.
Xanadu has an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece and the topic of her undergraduate thesis was on advanced image processing.