Prof. Constantinos Pitris (male) Project Co-Coordinator: is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Cyprus. He is heading the "Biomedical Imaging and Applied Optics Laboratory" which he established in 2004. Dr. Pitris has completed his studies at the University of Texas at Austin (BS Honours in Electrical Engineering, 1993, MS in Electrical Engineering, 1995), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D. in Electrical and Medical Engineering, 2000), and Harvard Medical School (MD Magna Cum Laude in Medicine, 2002). His main research areas cover the areas of optical diagnostics and biomedical imaging. Dr. Pitris has served as PI and co-PI in a number of competitive research grants for a total of 8.5 million euro. He is also one of the co-founders and a member of the executive committee of the "KIOS Research Centre for Intelligent Systems and Networks." Dr. Pitris has published 45 peer reviewed journal publications, 128 conference proceedings, 4 book chapters, 1 book, and 8 US and other patents. The citations to this work have reached more than 10600 according to Google Scholar (with an h-index of 34.) Dr. Pitris is a grant reviewer for the European Commission (FP7 - Nanomedicine), National Institutes of Health, USA (Biomedical Optics), the Cyprus Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (Start-up Incubators.) He is an active member of IEEE, OSA, SPIE and a reviewer for Optics Letters, Applied Optics, Journal of Biomedical Optics and Nature Publications. His research interests currently focus on Biomedical imaging and applied optics, with the overly-ing goal to be the introduction of new technologies in clinical applications for the improvement of the diagnostic and therapeutic options of modern health care systems to directly impact patient prognosis and outcome. Prof. Pitris teaches optics and biomedical engineering, in a way that com-bines a sound basis in electrical and biomedical engineering with a thorough understanding of bio-logical systems to prepare students for leading positions in the field of biomedical engineering.
- Position: Project Co-Coordinator
- Affiliation: University of Cyprus (ECE)
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