Fani Apostolidou Kiouti

Medical Faculty
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Biography

Fani Apostolidou Kiouti was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. She graduated from the Medical Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2014. Since 2011 she has been affiliated with the Department of Hygiene as an associate fellow in medical statistics with main interest in evidence synthesis using network meta-analysis (NMA) and in harms reporting and a special interest in the use of R statistical computing software for the above.

Constantine Bougioukas

MSc in Statistics and Modelling,
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Contact details
Email: mpougioukas(@)auth.gr

Biography

Constantine I. Bougioukas was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1983. During the period 2002 to 2014 he has obtained a BSc in Physics, a BSc in Physical Education and Sport Science (excellence award as first graduate) and an MSc in Statistics and Modelling from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.). As a graduate student in Medical Research Methodology, he is working on his Master’s thesis focusing on methodological issues and harms reporting in health-related overviews.
Currently he is a Teaching assistant and Research fellow in the Department of Hygiene-Medical Statistics at Medical School of A.U.Th and he has participated in organizing and teaching the practical part (lab) of the undergraduate course Medical Statistics.
His research interests include statistical methodology of medical data with R computer language and other statistical programs.

Themistoklis Diamantopoulos

Post-Doctoral Researcher of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Contact details
Email: thdiaman@issel.ee.auth.gr

Biography

 

Themistoklis Diamantopoulos works as a post-doctoral researcher on Data Mining and Software Engineering. He has a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh. Furthermore, he has received his PhD in the field of applying Data Mining techniques on Software Engineering data at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has worked as a research associate in the Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI) of Centre for Research and Technology – Hellas (CERTH) and currently works at the Intelligent Systems and Software Engineering Labgroup (ISSEL). His research interests include the areas of Data Mining, Software Engineering, Software Quality, and Machine Learning. He has participated and still participates in multiple EU-funded and national research projects (eCOMPASS, S-CASE, SEAF, VITAL) both as a researcher and as an active software engineer, while he also holds the position of chief executive officer in the newly founded company Cyclopt, which aims at providing innovative solutions in the area of software quality as-a-service. Personal website: https://thdiaman.github.io/

Thomas Karagiannis

Consultant in Internal Medicine, MD, MSc, PhD

Contact details
Email: tkaragian(@)auth.gr
Website: http://cebm.med.auth.gr/?page_id=962

Biography

Dr. Thomas Karagiannis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He earned his basic medical degree (MD) in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and completed his training in Internal Medicine at the Second Medical Department at Ippokratio General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

In 2010 he obtained a MSc degree in Medical Research Methodology with high grades from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and in 2016 he obtained a MSc degree in International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement at the University of Sheffield, UK. In 2018 Dr. Karagiannis concluded his doctoral thesis in the field of Diabetes at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the Clinical Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Unit at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki coordinating a multistage three-year project on “Patient-centred treatment to support a holistic approach towards type 2 diabetes”, which was launched in 2017 and is funded by the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD).

Dr. Karagiannis has co-authored several articles published in high impact factor journals and has teaching experience in undergraduate and postgraduate courses of Evidence-Based Medicine. His main research interests include knowledge synthesis (systematic reviews and meta-analyses), health technology assessments, and evidence-based clinical decision making in medicine and diabetes.

Thomas Karanikiotis

MSc Eng, PhD c. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Contact details

Email: thomas.karanikiotis@issel.ee.auth.gr
Telephone: +30 2310 99 6365
Website: https://issel.ee.auth.gr/en/staff/thomas-karanikiotis/

Biography

Thomas Karanikiotis is an Electrical and Computer Engineer who graduated on July, 2018 from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece with a GPA of 9,34/10,00. As an undergraduate student, he has been involved in a robotics team called “ARIADNE” at the Robotics and Automation laboratory of the Electronic & Computer Engineering Specialization Area at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with which they were elected twice (2016-2017,2017-2018) to the ten best teams in the world among major research centers and universities in the KUKA Innovation Award 2017 & 2018. He is currently working as a research associate and Ph.D. student at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki under the supervision of Associate Professor Dr. Andreas Symeonidis in the area of Machine Learning and Data Analysis. His Ph.D. Thesis is “Deep Learning Representations for Software Artefacts”. As a research associate, he has been involved in a number of EU and private sector-funded projects, as a researcher and software engineer. He is also a teaching assistant in the undergraduate course “Pattern Recognition” and the postgraduate course “Big Data Analytics” at ECE, AUTH.

Aris Liakos

Resident in Internal Medicine, MD, MSc Doctoral Research Fellow

Contact details
Email: arliakos(@)auth.gr
Website: http://cebm.med.auth.gr/?page_id=939

Biography

Aris Liakos primarily qualified as a doctor in 2012 from Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece achieving the third highest admission score in the national central examination process. In 2010 during his undergraduate studies he attended classes as visiting student at Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany. In 2014 he also obtained an MSc degree in Medical Research Methodology with high grades from Aristotle University Thessaloniki supported by a post-graduate scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation, Athens, Greece. Since 2012 he has been working as a research fellow at Clinical Research & Evidence-Based Medicine Unit, Aristotle University Thessaloniki. He has developed strong quantitative skills in evidence synthesis of healthcare interventions including multiple treatment comparisons and diagnostic test accuracy studies and has also co-authored several articles published in high impact factor journals. He also received formal trainining in the design and statistical analysis of clinical trials from the Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. Dr. Liakos supports the unit’s local REDCapTM platform and successfully coordinated a multicentre, investigator-initiated randomised controlled trial as part of his PhD degree in the field of Diabetes (Grade: Excellent with Distinction). He teaches a number of courses at a post-graduate level including Evidence Based-Medicine, Clinical Research Methodology, How to write a paper, Clinical trials and Systematic Review and Meta-analysis and has been honoured with prizes for excellence in teaching. Currently, he works as a Resident in Internal Medicine at Ippokratio General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece teaching undergraduate students at the bedside with emphasis on clinical skills.

Andigoni Malousi

Adjunct Lecturer in Bioinformatics at Lab. of Biological Chemistry,
Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

 

Contact details
Email: andigoni@auth.gr <mailto:andigoni@auth.gr>

Biography

Andigoni Malousi was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. She graduated from the Informatics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th). She completed her MSc studies in Medical Informatics and PhD in Bioinformatics at the Medical School of A.U.Th. She worked as Research Engineer at the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Unit of the Paris Institute of Translational Neurosciences (Pitié-Salpêtrière University Hospital). Currently, she is adjunct lecturer at the Lab. of Biological Chemistry and she teaches Bioinformatics at the School of Pharmacy, both at A.U.Th. Her research interests are in the fields of computational genomics and epigenomics and next-generation sequencing data analysis. She is co-author of 20 journal papers and 35 articles published in book series and conference proceedings.

Gesthimani Mintziori

Medical School
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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Email: gefsi(@)auth.gr

Biography

Gesthimani Mintziori received her Medical Degree (2004) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School (AUTh) and immediately afterwards she received her M.Sc. Degree (Medical Research Methodology, AUTh; 2006). In 2014 she completed her PhD with distinction (AUTh). She is now working as a resident in Endocrinology at the Department of Endocrinology, Ippokration Hospital, Thessaloniki.
Gesthimani Mintziori is an author of many peer-reviewed articles and her works have received awards in European and International Congresses. She is a Reviewer and a Review Editor in many peer-reviewed journals in the fields of endocrinology and reproduction. She participates as a tutor at the pre- and post-graduate curriculum of the AUTh Medical School. She is a founding member and has recently been elected as a co-Chair of the European Young Endocrine Scientists, the official representative body of young Endocrinologists within the European Society of Endocrinology.

Eirini Pagkalidou

 

Department of Statistics,
Athens University of Economics and Business

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Email: pagalidou(@)auth.gr

 

Biography

Eirini Pagkalidou was born in Serres, Greece in 1992.  She graduated from the Department of Statistics, Athens University of Economics and Business in 2014 and received her MSc degree in Methodology of Biomedical research, Clinical Biostatistics and Bioinformatics from the Department of Medicine, University of Thessaly in 2015. Currently she is Ph.D. candidate in Hygiene-Medical Statistics in the Department of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, under the supervision of assistant Professor Anna-Bettina Haidich. She has participated in organizing and teaching the practical part (lab) of the undergraduate course Medical Statistics.

Her research interests include statistical methodology of medical data with R computer language and other statistical programs.

Vasileios Papaliagkas

Academic scholar in the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Contact details
Telephone: +30.2310.994671
Email: vpapal@auth.gr

Biography

Vasileios Papaliagkas was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He obtained his MD and PhD degree on “Clinical study of apoptosis on the basis of cerebrospinal fluid proteins and cognitive event-related potentials in patients with mild cognitive impairment” at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He received an MSc degree in Research Methodology in Biomedicine, Biostatistics and Clinical Bioinformatics at the University of Thessaly. Upon completion of his Neurology Residency, at St George’s Hospital, Royal London Hospital and G. Papanikolaou Hospital (2014) he received a postgraduate scholarship (ARISTEIA) from AUTH (2014) “Evaluation of cognitive functions in patients with multiple sclerosis using EEG high resolution (HD-EEG) in combination with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS-EEG)”.

His research interests are in the fields of dementia, epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. He has authored 30 manuscripts in peer-review journals and performed more than 50 presentations in national and international conferences.