Lea Verou


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Lea Verou (Greek: Λία Βέρου) is a computer scientist, front-end web developer, speaker, and author originally from Lesbos, Greece. Verou is currently a research assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), an elected participant in the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Technical Architecture Group (TAG), and an Invited Expert in the W3C CSS Working Group. She is the author of CSS Secrets: Better Solutions to Everyday Web Design Problems. 

Verou earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Athens University of Economics and Business. She had previously attended the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, She later earned a Master of Science in Computer Science from MIT. Since 2014, she has been a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) candidate at MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. 

Her background encompasses both technical development and visual design. Verou started her career as a freelancer in 2005 while she was at university. In 2008, she co-founded a Greek web development company called Fresset Ltd, which managed a number of Greek community websites that she and her co-founder had created. The company was sold in 2013. In 2012, Verou joined W3C as a Developer Advocate.

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