October 19, 2012
The paper “Parameter identification for a local field potential driven model of the parkinsonian subthalamic nucleus spike activity”, to appear in Neural Networks, now becomes available online.
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June 18, 2012
Teaching short courses at MIT on Biomedical Signal Processing/Analysis and Physiological Systems Modeling. Course material available here.
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Contact Info

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Room 3-147
77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

Email: konmic@mit.edu

Phone: 617-253-8114

Welcome

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Since 2004, I have been working on the neuropathophysiology of brain disorders, including Parkinson's disease, Cerebral Palsy and Autism.

I develop biophysically realistic neural models of the brain and data-driven algorithms to inform treatments such as DBS in PD, Robotic Neuro-Habilitation in children with CP and early biomarkers for ASD.

My overarching goal is to engineer therapeutic interventions aimed at the aetiology of neurological diseases across sensorimotor and cognitive domains.

Recently, I moved to Martinos Center, Harvard Medical School, to work on source space analysis of MEG/EEG signals in Autism.

Prior to that, I was a postdoctoral research associate in Newman Lab at the Mechanical Engineering Department , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working with Hermano Igo Krebs and Neville Hogan. I have developed an adaptive Human-Machine Interface (a set of Serious Games and controllers) for the Pediatric Anklebot, a prototype robotic device to deliver therapy to the ankle. The interface, inspired by motor learning principles, adapts to meet the children's speed-accuracy trade-off. This work is undergoing clinical tests in Hospitals in USA and Italy.

My alma mater is CEID, University of Patras. I conducted biomedical engineering research as an undergraduate student, for the last three years of my studies, under the supervision of Kostas Berberidis.

I received a Master's degree from Biomedical Engineering Department, McGill University, advised by Henrietta L. Galiana.

I pursued my graduate studies in Biomedical Simulations and Imaging Lab, ECE Department, NTUA, where I received my PhD under the supervision of Konstantina Nikita.

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“When you set sail for Ithaca, pray for the road to be long, full of adventure, full of knowledge.
Always keep Ithaca in your mind. To arrive there is your ultimate goal.
But do not hurry the voyage at all.
Ithaca has given you the beautiful voyage. Without her you would not have set out on the road.
Nothing more does she have to give you. And if you find her poor, Ithaca has not deceived you.
Wise as you have become, with so much experience, you must already have understood
what Ithacas mean.” - Konstantinos P. Kavafis (1911)