Digital Health Services Laboratory

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Professor George Vassilacopoulos

George Vassilacopoulos received his PhD from the University of London. He is currently Professor in the Department of Digital Systems; Director of the “Health Informatics laboratory”; Director of the Post-graduate Programme “Digital Systems and Services” and Director of the International Certificate Programme in “Health Informatics” at the University of Piraeus, Greece, where he served as Chairman of the Department of Digital Systems for over ten years, and served the university administration as Vice Rector of Academic Affairs. He is currently Deputy President of the University of Piraeus Council. He has worked in both the private and public sectors in various administrative and advisory capacities. He has served as Health Informatics advisor to the Greek Ministry of Health, as a member of the board of several large Greek hospitals, as advisor of informatics to the National Emergency Medical Service of Greece and as member of various informatics committees in the public and private sectors. He has participated in several national and EU-funded research and development projects, mainly in the area of health informatics. He has authored many publications in peer-reviewed international journals, has written four books and several book chapters and has taken part either as a contributor or committee member in numerous conferences and workshops. He has also served as editor or associate editor for several published conference proceedings and books. His research interests include electronic patient records, healthcare workflow systems, service-oriented healthcare systems and healthcare systems security. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society.

Contact: gvass@unipi.gr

 

Assoc. Professor Marinos Themistocleous

Marinos Themistocleous is an Associate Professor at the Department of Digital Systems at University of Piraeus, Greece. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science, a Postgraduate Degree in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, a M.Sc. in Information Systems Management and Ph.D. in Informatics. Before joining University of Piraeus, he worked as a Lecturer and a Senior Lecturer at Brunel University, UK.  He has close relationships with industry and has worked as a consultant for the Greek Ministry of Finance, the Greek Standardization body, the Greek Federation of SMEs, the Bank of Greece, ORACLE UK, Havering Council, etc. He has authored several teaching textbooks, internationally refereed journal papers and conference articles and has received many citations and awards of excellence. His research has attracted funding from various funding bodies. He acts as an international reviewer for research proposals submitted to the European Union and other funding bodies. His current research interests include Information Systems, Information Systems Management, Service-Oriented Architectures, e-business and Net-Centric Information Systems.

Contact: mthemist@unipi.gr

 

Assoc. Professor Flora Malamateniou

Flora Malamateniou is an Associate Professor at the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus, Greece. She holds a B.Sc. degree in Statistics from the University of Piraeus, Greece and an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. degree in Health Informatics from the University of Athens, Greece. She has worked as a senior analyst in many computer companies, as a teaching/research fellow at the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus, Greece and as a researcher at the Computer Technology Institute, Greece and the Informatics and Telematics Institute Centre for Research and Technology, Greece. She has been involved in many national and EU-funded R&TD projects and has published several scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She also serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals. Her current research interests include process-oriented, web-based healthcare information systems, pervasive healthcare, virtual healthcare records, healthcare information security and healthcare workflow systems. She is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Contact: flora@unipi.gr

 

Assist. Professor Andriana Prentza

Andriana Prentza is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus, Greece. She received her Diploma in Computer Engineering and Information Sciences and her M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, and her Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. She has been a teaching/research assistant at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology and a senior Research Scientist at the Biomedical Engineering Laboratory of the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems of National Technical University of Athens (ICCS-NTUA), Athens, Greece. She has been very actively involved in a number of European (FP4, FP5, FP6, FP7) and National R&D programs focusing on Information Communication Technologies (ICT) projects and she serves as expert evaluator and reviewer for the European Commission and national research and development programmes. She has published more than 70 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She is Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on the Information Technology in Biomedicine and IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics and serves as a reviewer for several other scientific journals. Her current research interests include Software Engineering techniques and methodologies for the development and evaluation of software systems and services in the areas of e-government, e-health and biomedicine. She is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece. Since 2013, she is a member of the Horizon 2020, Advisory Group for Health, demographic change and wellbeing of the European Commission.

Contact: aprentza@unipi.gr

 

Assist. Professor Ilias Maglogiannis

Ilias Maglogiannis is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Digital SYstems of the University of Piraeus, Greece. He received his Diploma in Electrical & Computer Engineering and his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Informatics from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. He worked as a Researcher in the Biomedical Engineering Laboratory in NTUA, a Lecturer at the Dept of Information and Communication Systems Engineering in University of the Aegean and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics in the University of Central Greece. His scientific interests include Telemedicine, Image processing and Computer Vision, Multimedia and Video processing, Mobile and Pervasive Healthcare Systems and Ambient Assisted Living. He has published several scientific papers in peer-reviewed international hournals, book chapters and conference proceedings. He also serves as Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal on Biomedical Health Informatics and editorial board member of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing Journal published by Springer and the Journal on Information Technology in Healthcare and Intelligent Decision Technologies published by IOS Press. He is a Senior member of IEEE – Societies: Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Computer, Communications, SPIE – International Society for Optical Engineering, ACM, the Technical Chamber of Greece, the Greek Computer Society, the Hellenic Organization of Biomedical Engineering and the Hellenic Society of Bioinformatics.

Contact: imaglo@unipi.gr

 

Dr. Mikaela Poulymenopoulou, Senior Researcher

Mikaela Poulymenopoulou is a postdoctoral researcher and adjunct lecturer at the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus, Greece. She received a B.Sc. in Informatics from the University of Piraeus and a Ph.D. in Digital Systems from the Department of Digital Systems of the same University. She has been a teaching/research fellow at the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus. She has been actively involved in national and EU-funded projects. Her current research interests include context-aware systems, ubiquitous and pervasive computing environments, process-oriented healthcare information systems, web-based healthcare information systems, electronic medical records and cloud computing.

Contact: mpouly@unipi.gr

 

Dr. Despina Papakonstantinou, Senior Researcher

Despina Papakonstantinou is a postdoctoral researcher and teaching fellow at the Department of Digital Systems at University of Piraeus, Greece. She received a B.Sc. in Informatics from the University of Piraeus and a Ph.D. from the Department of Digital Systems of the same University. She has been a teaching/research assistant at the department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus and has worked as a network engineer in Siemens Enterprise, Athens, Greece. She has been involved in a number of projects in the area of health informatics. Her current research interests include service-oriented healthcare information systems, workflow systems, knowledge management, semantic web and cloud computing.

Contact: dpap@unipi.gr

 

Dr. Vassiliki Koufi, Senior Researcher

Vassiliki Koufi is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Digital Systems at University of Piraeus, Greece. She received a B.Sc. in Informatics from the University of Piraeus, a M.Sc. in Data Communication Systems from Brunel University, UK and a Ph.D. from the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus. She has been working as a network engineer at the Network Management Center at the University of Piraeus and she has been a teaching/research fellow at the Department of Digital Systems of the same University. She has been involved in several projects concerning the development of web-based healthcare information systems as well as the development and management of network services and applications. She has published several research papers in internationally refereed journals, international conferences and books. Her research interests include ubiquitous and pervasive healthcare, context-aware healthcare information systems, healthcare information security and personal health records systems.

Contact: vassok@unipi.gr

 

Ms. Christina Daskalaki, Researcher

Christina Daskalaki is a researcher at the Department of Digital Systems at University of Piraeus, Greece. She received a B.Sc. in Informatics from the University of Piraeus and a M.Sc. in Network-Oriented Systems from the Department of Digital Systems of the same University. She has been working as a software engineer at the ‘Democritos’ Research Center, Greece. She has been involved in some EU-funded projects concerning the development of web-based information systems.

Contact: chd@unipi.gr