Join us for a live webinar on “COVID-19 challenges and the role of Biomedical Engineering”, on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 18.00 (EET).

Speakers and presentations:

• Professor Nikos Paragios – CentraleSupélec University of Paris-Saclay and TheraPanacea
“Holistic AI-Driven Quantification, Staging and Prognosis of COVID-19 Pneumonia”

• Asst. Professor Paraskevi Katsaounou – National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Evaggelismos General Hospital
“COVID-19 First Wave in Greece – Collateral Damage”

• Professor Konstantina S. Nikita, chair of IEEE Greece section, will open the webinar.

Register here.

The presentations will be delivered in Greek.

Short Bios:

Nikos Paragios is distinguished professor of Mathematics (on partial leave) at Ecole CentraleSupelec/University of Paris – Saclay and CEO/CSO of TheraPanacea. Prior to that he was the director (2011-2017) of the Center for Visual Computing at CentraleSupelec, scientific leader (2007-2017) at Inria, professor (2004-2005, 2011-2013) at the Ecole de Ponts ParisTech, and affiliated with Siemens Corporate Research (Princeton, NJ, 1999-2004) as a project manager, senior research scientist and research scientist. N. Paragios was an adjunct professor at Rutgers (2002) and at New York University (2004) and a visiting professor at Yale (2007) and at University of Houston (2009). Professor Paragios is fellow of IEEE (class of 2011), fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France (class of 2014), has co-edited four books, published more than 350 papers in the most prestigious journals and conferences, and holds more than 30 international patents. His work has approx 25,000 citations according to Google Scholar and his H-number (09/2020) is 69. Professor Paragios is the Editor in Chief of the Computer Vision and Image Understanding Journal (CVIU) since 2013 and serves as member of the editorial board for the Medical Image Analysis Journal (MedIA) while has served in editorial board of numerous and prestigious international journals (IEEE T-PAMI, IJCV, IVC, MVA, JMIV, SIIMS…). Professor Paragios received an IBM faculty award in 2014, a European Research Council excellence award in 2011 while in 2008 was the laureate of the Greece’s (nationality or descent) highest honor (world-wide) for young academics and scientists, the Bodossaki Prize. In 2006, he was named one of the top 35 innovators world-wide innovators under the age of 35 from the MIT’s Technology Review. Professor Paragios is member of the scientific council of Safran conglomerate, member of the advisory board of the Data Healthcare Institute and member of the academic research council of the Université Paris Descartes.

Paraskevi Katsaounou is Assistant Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Medical school of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and works at the Pulmonary and Respiratory Failure department of the first ICU at Evangelismos Hospital. Her fields of interest are smoking cessation, asthma, respiratory infections, public health, ergospirometry, exercise and rehabilitation. She has been the Chair of ERS Group 6.3 Tobacco smoking control and health education, member of ERS Tobacco Control Committee, Chair of smoking cessation and Public Health Group of the Hellenic Thoracic Society (HTS) and is currently Chair of Infection Group of HTS. She is a qualified trainer in Smoking Cessation from Mayo clinic, WHO, HTS and ERS.