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Dr. Vangelis Sakkalis holds a Research Director position in the Institute of Computer Science –Foundation for Research and Technology (ICS - FORTH). He is the Head of the Computational Neuroscience group and the Head of Multiscale Cancer Modelling group at the Computational Biomedicine Laboratory. He co-founded “traqbeat”, a remote, medical-grade patient monitoring startup, in which he is currently serving as CEO. He received his PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering after completing his Master's degree at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK. He has been a member of the board of Directors at FORTH and was elected president of the board of researchers at FORTH. His research interests are in the broader area of Computational Medicine and Biomedical Engineering focusing on Computational Neuroscience/ Brain Computer Interfaces, Biosignal analysis/ AI, Graph Visualization and Characterization, Computational Oncology, Digital Health/ Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments. He has extensive experience in the scientific coordination of research projects at the national and European levels. He has published more than 150 papers in scientific archival journals, proceedings of international conferences & workshops and scientific newsletters, related to his fields of expertise. He is highly interested in translating academic research to innovative growth. He has given numerous invited lectures worldwide and his research has been funded by numerous funding agencies and companies.

Contact info

Working Address: Computational BioMedicine Lab (CBML)
Institute of Computer Science (ICS)
Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH)
N. Plastira 100
Vassilika Vouton
GR-700 13 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Tel: +30 (281) 0391448
Fax: +30 (281) 0391428
E-mail: sakkalis (at)