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Dimitra Katerinopoulou currently is a Ph.D candidate at the University of Crete (UoC), Department of Physics and IESL/FORTH, a collaboration with TNO/Holst Centre, The Netherlands. She received her Bachelor degree in Physics from the University of Crete in 2014 and her Master degree in 2016 from the same University in the field of Photonics and Nanoelectronics. Her research focuses on sensors, nanotechnology and photonics. Specializing in the fabrication of ceramics and transparent conductive materials for applications on printed temperature and gas sensors.

A. Kordas is a PhD candidate at the Materials Science and Technology Department of the University of Crete, Greece and at IESL, FORTH. He received his MSc in Protein Biotechnology in 2014 and his BSc in Biology in 2012 from the Biology Department of the University of Crete, Greece.

Christos Pervolianakis is a 3rd PhD candidate at the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics of University of Crete. He received his Bachelor degree in Mathematics from University of Crete in 2015 and his Master degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics from the same university in 2017. His research focuses on the numerical solution of partial differential equations using finite element methods.

Dr. Christos G. Panagiotopoulos gratuated from the School of Civil Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2009 he received his Ph.D. for his work entitled, “A novel Boundary Element Method formulation based on reciprocal theorem in terms of velocities: Theory and Implementation”.

He continued research work at Seville of Spain (2010-2013) on variational approaches for fracture mechanics at the Group of Elasticity and Strength of Materials of the Department of Continuum Mechanics at the School of Engineering of University of Seville and partially at Prague of Czech Republic at the Mathematical Institute of Charles University and the Institute of Thermodynamics of the Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic.

Since 2014 he is a research collaborator of the Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics (IACM) of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) at Heraklion of Greece. He has being a Lecturer (through the program “Απόκτηση Ακαδημαϊκής Διδακτικής Εμπειρίας σε νέους επιστήμονες κατόχους διδακτορικού”) of the Technical University of Crete taught at the Department of Production Engineering and Management (2016-2018) and of Hellenic Mediterranean University taught at the Department of Music Technology & Acoustics (since 2017-2019).

He is co-author of 2 textbooks and of 4 chapters, he has 20 published research papers in international scientific journals and more than 50 announcements in abstracts of international and national conferences with editors and international scientific meetings. He has participated in more than 10 competitive research projects as an associate researcher and he is reviewer in 10 relevant international scientific journals and member of scientific organisations.

Radamanthys (Manthos) Stivaktakis received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from University of Crete (UoC), Heraklion, Greece in March 2017 and his M.Sc. degree in March 2019 from the same institution. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in the same university and field, under the supervision of Prof. Panagiotis Tsakalides. Radamanthys initiated his academic path as a student in the Department of Medicine in UoC, up until his decision to pursue his long-standing dream of studying Computer Science.  He is also affiliated with the Signal Processing Lab (SPL) of the Institute of Computer Science (ICS), Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) since February 2016. His main research interests include artificial neural networks and machine learning, image processing and remote sensing applications.

Ioannis Stefanis is PhD candidate of the Hellenic Mediterrenean University in Heraklion Crete with the support of the ARCHERS Fellowship. During 2019, I affiliated as an intern at ImVia, the Image and Artificial Vision Laboratory (Laboratoire ImViA – Imagerie et Vision Artificielle) – University of Burgundy in Dijon, member of CNRS, the national scientific research organization of France. My work is related with computer vision techniques in realtime surgical procedures and personalized medicine. I successfully finished the joint masters programme in Computer Vision of Université de Bourgogne in France and the masters programme in Applied Informatics of the Department of Informatics Engineering of Technological Educational Institute of Crete (2019).On July 2018, I started the affiliation with the Computational BioMedicine Laboratory (CBML), part of ICS-FORTH Institution. A graduate of the Department of Applied Informatics and Multimedia in 2011.

Konstantinos Spanakis  is a graduate of the Department of Computer and Networks Engineering of the University of Thessaly. Also, he is a graduate of the Departhment of Applied Mathematics, University of Crete. Finally, he has a M.Sc in Applied and Computational Mathematics from the Technical University of Crete. Currently, he is a Ph.D Candidate at the School of Mineral Resources Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece. His research is on Image Processing. More specifically, his research at F.O.R.T.H deals with Image registration which lead to the publication of several pappers in Journals and Conferences.

Eleftherios Trivizakis received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. Degree in Informatics Engineering from the Hellenic Mediterranean University. He is currently a PhD candidate in computational medical imaging at the Medical School, University of Crete and a member of Computational BioMedical Laboratory at ICS, FORTH. His research interests include machine learning, deep learning, image & data analysis.


Anastasia Pentari received her B.Sc. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete in 2013. In 2015 she received her M.Sc. degree in the same Department, with specialization in Image Processing applied to Environmental Applications. From 2016 until today, she is pursuing her Ph.D degree in Computer Science Department of University of Crete under the supervision of Academic Prof. Panagiotis Tsakalides. Her main interests lie in the fields of Sparse Representations, Image Processing and Graph Signal Processing applied in the biomedical field.

Eleftherios Kontopodis is currently works as a Technical Staff member at Computational Bio-Medicine Laboratory (CBML) of Institute of Computer Science at Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), in the medical image analysis field. He is also a PhD student in the school of Medicine, University of Heraklion. He received his diploma from the National Technical University of Athens, school of Electrical and Computer Engineering with the specialization in Electronics and Systems. He also graduated from Technological Educational Institute of Athens, department of Biomedical Engineering. Previous working experience is an internship in European Patent Office (EPO) in the area of Medical Diagnosis and an internship in General Electric Medical Systems- Hellas in the department of medical devices. His research interests are in the areas of mathematical modeling – control of biological systems and medical signal processing.