Konstantina S. Nikita

Konstantina S. Nikita (M’96-SM’00) received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering and the Ph.D. degree from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), as well as the M.D. degree from the Medical School, University of Athens. From 1990 to 1996, she worked as a Researcher at the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems. In 1996, she joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NTUA, as an Assistant Professor, and since 2005 she serves as a Professor at the same School. She is an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine, Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California. She has authored or co-authored 165 papers in refereed international journals, 41 chapters in books, and over 300 papers in international conference proceedings. She is editor of seven books in English, and author of two books in Greek. She holds two patents. She has been the technical manager of several European and National R&D projects. She has been honorary chair/ chair of the program/organizing committee of several international conferences and she has served as keynote/invited speaker at international conferences, symposia and workshops organized by NATO, WHO, ICNIRP, IEEE, URSI, etc. She has been the advisor of 26 completed Ph.D. theses, several of which have received various awards. Her current research interests include biomedical telemetry, biomedical signal and image processing and analysis, simulation of physiological systems, and biomedical informatics. Dr Nikita is Associate Editor of the ΙΕΕΕ Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, the Wiley- Bioelectromagnetics, and the Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing. She has received various honors/awards, among which, the Bodossakis Foundation Academic Prize (2003) for exceptional achievements in “Theory and Applications of Information Technology in Medicine”. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Atomic Energy Commission and of the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center, as well as a member of the Hellenic National Council of Research and Technology. She has also served as the Deputy Head of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the NTUA. She is a member of the Hellenic National Ethics Committee, a Founding Fellow of the European Association of Medical and Biological Engineering and Science (EAMBES), a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and of the Athens Medical Association. She is also the founding chair and ambassador of the ΙΕΕΕ-EMBS, Greece chapter and vice chair of the IEEE Greece Section.

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A Novel Computerized Tool to Stratify Risk in Carotid Atherosclerosis Using Kinematic Features of the Arterial Wall
Gastounioti, S. Makrodimitris, S. Golemati, N. P. E. Kadoglou, C. D. Liapis, and K. S. Nikita In this paper, we address valid risk stratification for carotid atherosclerosis, which is a crucial public health challenge with major effects for both patient safety... Read more
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Reliable and Energy Efficient Communications for Wireless Biomedical Implant Systems
Ntouni, G., Lioumpas, A., Nikita, K. Implant devices and Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) are used in many healthcare applications where the continuous monitoring of a human body biological parameter is crucial. Thus, reliability, low‐ power consumption and long‐lifetime are vital... Read more
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A Review of In-Body Biotelemetry Devices: Implantables, Ingestibles, and Injectables
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A Review of Emerging Technologies for the Management of Diabetes Mellitus
K. Zarkogianni, E. Litsa, K. Mitsis, P. Wu, C. D. Kaddi, C. Cheng, M. D. Wang, and K. S. Nikita, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, USA The high prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) along with... Read more
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AI in Medical Imaging Informatics: Current Challenges and Future Directions
This paper reviews state-of-the-art research solutions across the spectrum of medical imaging informatics, discusses clinical translation, and provides future directions for advancing clinical practice. More specifically, it summarizes advances in medical imaging acquisition technologies for different modalities, highlighting the necessity... Read more