Diploma England in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, 1999. Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007.
From the University of California Los Angeles, and a M. Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His research interests include human–robot interaction, and especially verbal and non-verbal communication with robots, artificial intelligence, machine perception, and cognitive systems
Mavridis and his work has received significant media attention in the past
His work at the Interactive Robots and Media Laboratory received coverage from media of over than 20 countries, such as the British Broadcasting Corporation, Agence France-Presse (AFP), The National (Abu Dhabi), First Rate (at Lloyd's) Jazeera television et cetera Furthermore, Mavridis has been a TEDx Speaker twice, in TEDx First Rate (at Lloyd's) Ain and TEDx Athens.
Apart from his academic activities, Mavridis has been an active pro-bono contributor to a number of organizations: as a mentor in The Next Generation Initiative, a vice-president and executive committee member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Health and Safety Authority, as a vice-president to the Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society, as a bid preparer and presenter and technical committee member that brought the World Robot Olympiad to Abu Dhabi, and as the founding chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers United Arab Emirates Robotics and Automation Society.
He is also an active member of the Horasis think tank based in Switzerland, whose purpose is to "enact visions for a sustainable future" through new platforms for cooperation and knowledge-sharing, particularly between developed countries and emerging markets. Furthermore, Mavridis is a member of the National Committee of the Recreate Greece liberal party, and as a parliamentary candidate finished second in the May 2012 National Election in the district of A" Athens.