Professional Experience


January 2013 - today ITE (FORTH) – Institute of Computer Science (ICS) Computational Medicine Laboratory (CML)
Principal Researcher (Grade B)

Coordination, participation, and proposal co-authoring in numerous European, National and Commercial R&D projects, such as: TUMOR, YPERTHEN, CHIC, AI-CARE, MyHealthAvatar, predictES, p-Medicine. PI in: TUMOR FP7, YPERTHEN, AI-CARE.
January 2010 - December 2012 ITE (FORTH) – Institute of Computer Science (ICS) Computational Medicine Laboratory (CML)
Associate Researcher (Grade C)

Coordination, participation, and proposal co-authoring in numerous European, National and Commercial R&D projects, such as: TUMOR, YPERTHEN, ContraCancrum, REMOTE, PI in: TUMOR FP7, YPERTHEN, Co-PI in: Contra Cancrum FP7.
January 2003 - December 2009 ITE (FORTH) – Institute of Computer Science (ICS) Biomedical Informatics Laboratory (BMI)
Biomedical Engineer

Coordination, participation, and proposal co-authoring in numerous European, National and Commercial R&D projects related to Medical Informatics, Biomedical Informatics and Engineering, i.e. Contra Cancrum, VPH NoE, ACGT, Rural Wings, Biopattern, Heartfaid, Loccandia, Twister and OpenECG. Co-PI in: Contra Cancrum FP7, Rural Wings FP6, VPH NoE FP7.
Research, design and development of novel applications related to medicals information systems and eHealth services (including satellite and WIFI networks). Design and development of the new hostname registration and management system .GR using webservices. Design and development of Radiology Information System (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS). Development of novel ECG analysis and conversion tools (SCP-ECG – DICOM waveform standards).
January 2002 – April 2003 Military Services – Hellenic Air Force Weather forecasting

Specialized educational software development for coding “Surface Synoptic Observations (SYNOP)”. This software is approved from the Hellenic Ministry of Aviation and is distributed along every meteorological station in Greece. At the same time I fulfilled my services as a meteorologist in the Hellenic Ministry of Defence and certain combat wings.
December 1999 – December 2001 ITE (FORTH) – Institute of Computer Science (ICS) Center of Medical Informatics and Health Telematic Applications (CMI-HTA)
Biomedical Engineer

Study and implementation of Medical Imaging and Image Management specific software (RIS-PACS) based upon the DICOM protocol. Development of a Teleradiology platform and specialized visualization COM-components. Currently installed in three Hospitals located in Crete (Heraklion (Venizeleion), Rethymnon) and in Patras, Greece.
March 1998 – August 1998 Heraklion University Hospital (PEPAGNI) – School of Medicine, University of Crete Vardinoyannion Eye Institute of Crete (VEIC) EPEAEK European Framework

A study concerning Photodynamic Therapy techniques (PDT), aiming at a permanent glaucoma correction, was carried out. The results indicated that this approach is promising.
January 1996 – December 1997 University of Crete - Department of Physics Multimedia Lab Programmer/ Graphics Designer Environment: Microsoft Windows 95, Mac OS and HP-Unix

In the same period, I collaborated with the Labraki Research Foundation for the development of interactive applications and video, which were presented at the European Conference Open Classroom II - Greek Netdays 1997, whose subject was distance learning. I also collaborated with the OTEnet & FORTHnet telecommunication networks in the execution of a Video-Conference featuring main speakers the professors of the University of Crete. Furthermore, I was a trainer in an educational seminar, under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, on the subject of using multimedia applications in secondary education. The participants were selected schoolteachers of Crete. Several multimedia software applications were presented including Image, Video, and Sound editing software, as well as Multimedia Authoring tools.
June 1996 – August 1996 ITE (FORTH) – Microelectronics Laboratory Scholarship

Development and processing (optical and electrical characterization) of semi-conducting materials. Multi-structure GaAs wafers development using MBE (Molecular Beam Epitaxy). Supervision: Dr. Georgakilas, Dr. Hatzopoulos and Dr. Aperathitis.

Administrative positions


July 2015 - July 2017 Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH)
Member of the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the highest level of administration in FORTH and makes the final decisions on all major administrative and financial issues of FORTH.
December 2014 – April 2017 Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) - FORTH Researchers Association
President of the board

The Board of Directors is the highest level of administration in FORTH and makes the final decisions on all major administrative and financial issues of FORTH.
October 2012 - December 2014 Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) - FORTH Researchers Association
Treasurer

FORTH Researchers Association is a non-profit legal entity seeking to further the interests of the researchers employed by FORTH. It expresses the views of its members, provides advisory input to the regulatory process, participates in the decision-making procedures of national law-preparing and technical committees, and cooperates with other organizations and associations in the context of bilateral or multilateral agreements. It is governed by an 5 member board that is elected every 2 years by global secret ballot.
April 2016 - today Brain and Mind postgraduate course - University of Crete Faculties of Medicine, Computer Science, Physics, Philosophy and Social Studies
Member of the studies committee

The Graduate Studies Committee ensures the maintenance of the highest standards and quality in teaching, learning and research training.