Assoc. Professor, Medical Education Informatics AUTH, Founder & Principal Investigator of LLM Care Ecosystem & Thessaloniki Active and Healthy Ageing Living Lab (ThessAHALL)
He is currently Assoc. Prof. in the Lab of Medical Physics, Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has founded and has been leading four research groups, namely, in Medical Education Informatics, in Assistive Technologies and Silver Science, in Applied and Affective Neuroscience, and in Health Services Research.
His publication record consists of more than 100 international refereed journal papers, and over 400 international peer reviewed conference papers, as well as several book chapters / edited conference proceedings volumes and over some 2500 citations (h-index>24). In addition, he has been acting as a referee in more than 30 journals, and as Guest Editor in more than 25 journal special issues.
He is a member of the Editorial Board in 5 journals and Associate Editor in the prestigious series of JMIR journals. He is the President of the Hellenic Biomedical Technology Society (ELEBIT), the international Society of Applied Neuroscience (SAN), a member of the Administration Boards of the Greek Federation of Alzheimer’s Associations and Related Disorders, the Greek AeroSpace & Space Medicine Research Association, a member of the Life Sciences Division of the International Academy of Astronautics and past member of the Innovation Zone of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is also advisor to the Northern Greece Association of Parkinson’s patients. He is a visiting scientist at Karolinska Institute, Sweden (2014-2016).
He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Open Knowledge Foundation and a founding member of Chapter Greece. In 2012, he has established LLM Care ecosystem (www.llmcare.gr), the business exploitation of the LLM project, which is candidate reference site of the European Initiative of Active and healthy Ageing (EIP-on-AHA). In 2014, he founded the Healthy Ageing Living Lab in Thessaloniki (ThessAHALL; http://www.aha-livinglabs.com/) which in 2016 became a member of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL). In 2017, he became a visiting Professor of Medical Education Technology, Innovation and Change for the Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME) of the University of Leeds, UK.