Georgios Stamatakos

 


Brief Biography


Georgios S. Stamatakos is Research Professor of Analysis and Simulation of Biological Systems and their Interaction with Electromagnetic Radiation at the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS), School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (SECE), National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He is also a Visiting Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NTUA. He is the Founder and Director of the In Silico Oncology and In Silico Medicine Group of ICCS-SECE-NTUA (www.in-silico-oncology.iccs.ntua.gr).

Ηe has published more than 160 articles in international peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings and scientific books (book chapters).

Ηe has taught several courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at SECE and the School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences of NTUA as well as at the Hellenic Army's Postgraduate School of Telecommunications (STIAD).

He formulated and proposed the postgraduate course (705-SECE-NTUA) entitled: "Multiscale Cancer Modeling and In Silico Medicine", which he has been teaching in SECE, NTUA since 2014. The latter has been the first postgraduate course dedicated to the emergent domain of in silico medicine on a global scale (http://www.vph-institute.org/news/new-postgraduate-subject-on-multiscale-cancer-modelling-and-in-silico-medicine-mscm-ism.html). The course description is available at https://www.ece.ntua.gr/en/doctoral/courses/333

G. Stamatakos has served as advisor for many diploma and doctoral theses in SECE.

He holds a Diploma/MSc degree in electrical engineering from NTUA, an MSc degree in bioengineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, and a Ph.D. degree in physics (biophysics) from NTUA. He has also been a postdoctoral fellow in medical technology at ICCS-NTUA as a National Grant Foundation (IKY) grant recipient.

His research interests include in silico oncology, in silico medicine, multiscale cancer modeling, computational medicine, systems medicine, precision medicine, the Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) initiative, systems biology, bioinformatics, biomedical engineering, bioengineering, bioelectromagnetics, biooptics, computational electromagnetics, software engineering and applied mathematics.

He proposed the concept and the system of the "Oncosimulator" (video available at the ecancer oncology portal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdKHl4ecfwg). He pioneered the development of the Oncosimulator of the EC and Japan co-funded ACGT Integrated Project, a "world first" (http://cordis.europa.eu/result/rcn/86061_en.html). He also led the development of the Oncosimulators of several other competitive EC funded and international projects, mostly centered around the initiative of the Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) initiative (ContraCancrum, TUMOR, p-medicine, DR THERAPAT, MyHealthAvatar etc.). A major clinical collaborator in his research endeavours has been Norbert Graf, Professsor of Clinical Oncology and Hematology, University of Saarland, Germany.

G. Stamatakos was the scientific and the overall coordinator as well as the leader of the fundamental science part of the large scale EU-US integrating research project CHIC on in silico oncology (http://www.chic-vph.eu/). The latter was funded by the European Commission with a grant of 10,582,000 €. Seventeen leading academic, research, clinical and industrial partner organizations across Europe and US participated in CHIC. The CHIC project underwent its final review on 23 and 24 May 2017 and was assessed as "Excellent" by the Board of five External Reviewers appointed by the European Commission. A press release article on the "great achievements" of the CHIC project is available on the official website of the European Commission at https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/great-achievements-eu-funded-chic-project A list of the major achievements of CHIC is available at http://chic-vph.eu/fileadmin/chic/downloads/CHIC_4th_Annual_Newsletter.pdf. A related news article published on the SECE website is available on https://www.ece.ntua.gr/en/article/111.

He proposed the term and the concept of "In Silico Oncology" denoting a new clinical trial driven scientific and technological discipline, primarily based on multiscale mechanistic biomodelling and in silico experimentation (i.e. experimentation on the computer). In Silico Oncology has also proved a precursor of the generic in silico medicine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_silico_medicine).

He (co-)initiated and (co-)organized a number of international research workshops, including the IARWISOCI series on in silico oncology and cancer investigation (http://6th-iarwisoci.iccs.ntua.gr/ - open access to the Proceedings) and the First Transatlantic (EU-US) Workshop on Multiscale Cancer Modeling (ICT 2008, Brussels 2008, http://www.ehealthnews.eu/events/1200-1st-transatlantic-workshop-on-multiscale-cancer-modelling). A video of the opening talk of the latter delivered by G. Stamatakos is available at the ecancer oncology portal: http://ecancer.org/video/105/fundamentals-of-multiscale-modelling.php

He was co-editor, contributor and reviewer of the transatlantic multi-author textbook entitled "Multiscale Cancer Modeling" published by CRC Press in 2010/2011 (https://www.crcpress.com/Multiscale-Cancer-Modeling/Deisboeck-Stamatakos/p/book/9781439814406 and http://www.crcnetbase.com/doi/abs/10.1201/b10407-1). The US co-editor of the book was Thomas Deisboeck, MD, Associate Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He was also co-editor of the Proceedings of the six international IARWISOCI conferences on in silico oncology and cancer investigation.

He serves as a referee for numerous scientific peer reviewed journals including Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology and Nature Scientific Reports. G. Stamatakos is a Member of the Editorial Board of Cancer Informatics and a member of IEEE, the Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) Institute and the Technical Chamber of Greece.

The address of G. Stamatakos' webpage on the international researchers' database ORCID is http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2054-477X

Research Interests

in silico oncology, in silico medicine, multiscale cancer modeling, computational medicine, systems medicine, precision medicine, the Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) initiative, systems biology, bioinformatics, biomedical engineering, bioengineering, bioelectromagnetics, biooptics, computational electromagnetics, software engineering, applied mathematics

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