Panagiotis Papidas was born in Athens in 1966. He studied mathematics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, but he changed course and began working in the printing industry. He has extensive training in all professional publishing and image processing programs. Since 1996, he has been artistic director of the daily Avgi newspaper, for which he has also written. Since 2012, he has also worked on mathematical modelling for video games (gameplay). He is the author of several educational manuals.