Sampson Christopher Karailanidis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He is porstgraduate student in Information Security at Royal Holloway, University of London. Previously. He did his undergraduate studies at Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During the period from 2006 to 2007 he was an undergraduate student at Production Engineering and Management Department at the Democritus University of Thrace.
From 2011 to 2013 he was Mentor of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki IEEE Student Branch and from 2009 to 2011, he served as Chairman of the same Student Branch. Also, in the same period, he was volunteer at IAESTE Thessaloniki Local Committee and his responsibilities included job raising, secretariat assistant, technical support and summer program organisation. Also, as an athlet Mr. Karailanidis was a rower of the National Rowing Team of Greece.