|Head of BMI Lab
Phone: +30 2810379885
Dr Tsiknakis received a B.Eng. degree in Electric and Electronic Engineering, in 1983, an M.Sc. degree in Microprocessor Engineering, in 1985, and a Ph.D. degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Bradford, Bradford, U.K., in 1989. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bradford and at the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH/ICS) during 1990 and 1991. From August 1992 until January 2012 he worked as a Researcher (initially as an Associate Researcher and from 2002 onwards as a Principal Researcher) at FORTH/ICS. Since February of 2012 he holds the position of Professor of Biomedical Informatics at the Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU). He is the Head of the Biomedical Informatics and eHealth lab, which is part of the Laboratory of Applied and inTeractIve Computing (LATICe) of HMU. Additionally he is an affiliate researcher at the Computational Medicine Laboratory of FORTH/ICS.
Dr Tsiknakis has been the Scientific Coordinator and/or Principal Investigator in numerous EU and nationally funded research projects.
He is an Associate Editor of the ΙΕΕΕ Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (IF 2016: 3,451). He has been the lead Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics and Journal of Biomedical Informatics (IF 2016: 2,753) and has been the organizer of several special sessions in major international conferences of his scientific area. He has been a member of the organizing committee and/or program committee in a series of scientific conferences. Dr Tsiknakis is a regular reviewer in several, recognized international scientific journals in his scientific area. He is often a reviewer of research proposals for the EU and the research funding organizations of countries such as France, Luxembourg, Russia, Finland and Ireland. He has published extensively – over 250 papers in refereed scientific journals and conferences (h index = 26, citations = 2353, https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Khj_WYgAAAAJ&hl=el).
His current research interests include biomedical infromatics and engineering, clinical decision support systems, smart ehealth and mHealth services, affective computing, and smart living environments, focusing on issues related to the automatic recognition of activities of daily life (ADLs) and behavioral modeling.
Full CV can be found here.
His current research interests are in the following areas:
- biomedical informatics and engineering
- service oriented SW architectures and their application in biomedicine
- approaches for semantic health data integration
- enterprise integration strategies and patterns
- smart eHealth and mHealth service platforms
- managing technological change and socio-economic aspects of eHealth technologies and services.
- The paper “A. Kouroubali, D. Vourvahakis, M. Tsiknakis: Innovative Practices in the Emergency Medical Services in Crete,” received the best paper award at the iSHMIR 05 Conference, Sept 2005. (www.seerc.info/ishimr2005/index.html).
- Dr Tsiknakis received the 2003 FORTH’s award for best applied research. This is an annual award given by FORTH to innovative research and technological achievements by its researchers in the domains of basic and applied research.
- The Regional Health Information Network of Crete “HYGEIAnet” was selected a finalist (among more than 180 contenders) at the ministerial conference and exhibition eHealth 2003, that took place in Brussels on May 2003 and received an honourable mention (the second prize in the Regional Health Information networks category).
- The Poster “ECG in Your Hands: A Multi-Vendor ECG Viewer for Personal Digital Assistants” by F. Chiarugi, M. Spanakis, PJ. Lees, C. Chronaki, M. Tsiknakis and SC Orphanoudakis received the best poster award at the Computers in Cardiology 2003 (CiC 2003) Conference, Sept 2003.
- PhD fellowship (1985 – 1989), School of Control Engineering, University of Bradford funded by the British National Research Council.
- Graduate Scholarship (1983-1985) of the Skilitsis Foundation at the University of Bradford, UK
Participation in Research Projects
The most important research projects which Dr Tsiknakis has coordinated or participated as a key investigator (from 2000 onwards) are:
- Smart Insole, A novel wearable sensor for continues human gait analysis and evaluation, EPAnEK 2014-2020 (coordinator)
- HarmonicSS, HARMONIzation and integrative analysis of regional, national and international Cohorts on primary Sjogren’s Syndrome (pSS) towards improved stratification, treatment and health policy making, H2020, No 731944, 2017-2020 (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the BMI Lab).
- CHIC, Computational Horizons in Cancer: Developing Meta- and Hyper-Multiscale Models and Repositories for In Silico Oncology, FP7-ICT-2011.5.2 (600841), 2013-2017 (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the BMI Lab).
- MyHealthAvatar, A Demonstration of 4D Digital Avatar Infrastructure for Access of Complete Patient Information, FP7-ICT-2011.5.2 (600929), 2013-2016 (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the BMI Lab).
- p-medicine, From data sharing and integration via VPH models to personalized medicine, FP7-ICT-IP-270089, 2011-2015 (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the Computational Medicine Laboratory).
- INTEGRATE, Driving Excellence in Integrative Cancer Research through Innovative Biomedical Infrastructures, FP7-ICT-STREP-270253, 2011-2014, (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the Computational Medicine Laboratory).
- ENNCA, Structuring clinical research in paediatric and adolescent oncology in Europe, FP7-HEALTH-NoE-261474, 2011-2015, (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the Computational Medicine Laboratory).
- EDGE, Development of a National Network for Genomic Research: methodological approaches to systems biology, CO-OPERATION -2010 ΠΔ 013 80022, 2011–2014, Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the Computational Medicine Laboratory.
- HERCULES, Medical genetics and biomedical informatics infrastructure in support of early diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of children with neurological disorders in Greece, EEA Grants, EL0073, 2009-2011, (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the Computational Medicine Laboratory).
- Eurocancercomms, Establishing an efficient network for cancer communication in Europe, FP7-HEALTH-SSA-230548, 2009-2011, (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the Computational Medicine Laboratory).
- ACGT, Advancing Clinico-Genomic Trials on Cancer: Open Grid Services for Improving Medical Knowledge Discovery, FP6-ICT-IP-026996, 2006-2010. Dr Tsiknakis has been the Scientific and Technical coordinator of the Project.
- LOCCANDIA, Lab On Chip based protein profiling for Cancer Diagnostics, FP6-IST-2005-034202, 2006-2009, (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the Computational Medicine Laboratory).
- HARTFAID, A Knowledge based platform of services for supporting medical – clinical management of heart failure within elderly population, FP6-STREP-027107, 2004-2006, (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the Computational Medicine Laboratory).
- HEALTHWARE, Standard and Interoperable satellite solution to deploy Healthcare services over wide areas, FP6-IP-SIP4-CT-2004-516171, 2004-2006, (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the Computational Medicine Laboratory).
- eu-DOMAIN, enabling users for Distance working & Organizational Mobility using Ambient Intelligence service Networks, FP6-2003-IST-2-2003-004420, 2004-2007, (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the Computational Medicine Laboratory).
- TWISTER, Terrestrial Wireless Infrastructure integrated with Satellite Telecommunications for E-Rural applications, 2004 – 2007.
- INFOBIOMED, Structuring European Biomedical Informatics to Support Individualised Healthcare, IST/FP6-2002-IST-1-507585, 2004-2006.
- PROGNOCHIP, Development and Establishment of DNA Microarray Technology in Greece: Identification and Validation of Classification and Prognosis Molecular Markers for Breast Cancer, GSRT/Greece, 2003-2006, (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the Computational Medicine Laboratory).
- ADOL, Anti-doping On Line, Ministry of Development (Programme EΠAN), 2002 – 2004, (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the Computational Medicine Laboratory).
- HYGEIA’ S PROTYPON, Mational Network of excellence on the use of standards in the national healthcare setting, Ministry of Development (Programme EΠAN), 2002-2004. Dr Tsiknakis has been the Scientific and Technical coordinator of the Project.
- EMISPHER, Euro-Mediterranean Internet-Satellite Platform for Health, Medical Education and Research, EuMEDIS programme, 2001-2004, (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the Computational Medicine Laboratory).
- CORAS, A platform for risk analysis of security critical systems, IST-2000-25031, 2001-2003, (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the Computational Medicine Laboratory).
- PICNIC, Professionals and citizens network for integrated care, IST-1999-10345, 2000-2003, (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the Computational Medicine Laboratory).
- JUST, JUST-in-time health emergency interventions – Training of non-professionals by Virtual Reality and advanced IT tool, IST-1999-12581, 2000 – 2003. Dr Tsiknakis has been the Scientific and Technical