Constantinos Pattichis

Title and Affiliation

Department of Computer Science
University of Cyprus

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Constantinos S. Pattichis


Phone: +357 22 89 26 97
Address: Kallipoleos 75, P.O. Box 20537, CY1678 Nicosia, CYPRUS

Research Interests

e-Health, m-Health, and e-Emergency Systems

Medical Image Analysis Systems (MRI, Ultrasound, Endoscopy, Microscopy)

Biosignal Analysis Systems (Electromyography)

Cardiovascular Informatics

Life Sciences Informatics


He was born in Cyprus on Jan 30, 1959 and received his diploma as technician engineer from the Higher Technical Institute in Cyprus in 1979, the BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick, Canada, in 1983, the MSc in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, USA, in 1984, the MSc in Neurology from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, in 1991, and the PhD in Electronic Engineering from the University of London, UK, in 1992. He is currently Professor with the Department of Computer Science of the University of Cyprus. His research interests include ehealth, medical imaging, biosignal analysis, and intelligent systems. He has been involved in numerous projects in these areas funded by EU, the National Research Foundation of Cyprus, the INTERREG and other bodies, like the MEDUCATOR, LONG LASTING MENORIES, INTRAMEDNET, INTERMED, FUTURE HEALTH, AMBULANCE, EMERGENCY, ACSRS, TELEGYN, HEALTHNET, IASIS, IPPOKRATIS, and other with a total funding managed more than 6 million Euros. He has published 67 refereed journal and 160 conference papers, and 24 chapters in books in these areas. He is Co-Editor of the books M-Health: Emerging Mobile Health Systems, published in 2006 by Springer and of the Ultrasound and Carotid Bifurcation Atherosclerosis, to be published in 2011 by Springer. He is co-author of the monograph Despeckle Filtering Algorithms and Software for Ultrasound Imaging, published by Morgan & Claypool Publishers in 2008. He was Guest Co-Editor of the Special Issues on Emerging Health Telematics Applications in Europe, Emerging Technologies in Biomedicine, Computational Intelligence in Medical Systems, and Citizen Centered e-Health Systems in a Global Health-care Environment of the IEEE Trans. on Information Technology in Biomedicine. He was General Co-Chairman of the Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing Conference (MEDICON’98), the IEEE Region 8 Mediterranean Conference on Information Technology and Electrotechnology (MELECON’2000), and the IEEE Information Technology in Biomedicine (ITAB09), and Program Co-Chair of ITAB06, and the 4th International Symposium on Communications, Control and Signal Processing (ISCCSP 20010). Moreover, he serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Information Technology in Biomedicine since 2000, he serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, and served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks (2005-2007). He served as Chairperson of the Cyprus Association of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (96-98), and the IEEE Cyprus Section (98-00). He is a Fellow of IET, and Senior Member of IEEE.


Best Paper Award (co-author), 3rd IFIP Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations (AIAI), Athens, Greece, 7-9 June, 2006

Student’s Best Paper Presentation Award (co-authored with PhD student C. Christodoulou), International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN’99, Washington DC, 10-16 July, 1999

Marie Curie Fellowship, International Scientific Cooperation Initiative, Commission of the European Communities Image Processing in Histopathology, 1994

Rotary International Scholarship, Univ. of Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1987-1988

Achievement of Academic Excellence, Faculty of Engineering, University of New Brunswick, 1983

Certificate of Merit, Higher Technical Institute, 1979

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Selected Journal Publications

e-Health, m-Health, and e-Emergency Systems

A. Panayides, M. Pattichis, C. Pattichis, C. Loizou, M. Pantziaris, A. Pitsillides, “Atherosclerotic Plaque Ultrasound Video Encoding, Wireless Transmission, and Quality Assessment Using H.264,” IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Vol. 15, issue 3, pp. 387-397, May 2011

E. Kyriacou, P. Sotiris, A. Berler, M. Neophytou, A. Bourka, A. Georgoulas, A. Anagnostaki, D. Karayiannis, C. Schizas, C. Pattichis, A. Andreou, and D. Koutsouris, “Multi-purpose HealthCare Telemedicine Systems with Mobile Communication Link Support,” BioMedical Engineering OnLine, Vol. 2, No. 7, 2003

C.S. Pattichis, E. Kyriacou, S. Voskarides, M.S. Pattichis, R. Istepanian, and C.N. Schizas, “Wireless Telemedicine Systems: An Overview,” IEEE Antennas & Propagation Magazine, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 143-153, 2002.

Medical Image Analysis Systems (MRI, Ultrasound)

C. Loizou, V. Murray, M. Pattichis, M. Pantzaris, C. Pattichis, “Multi-scale Amplitude Modulation-Frequency Modulation (AM-FM) Texture Analysis of Ultrasound Images of the Intima and Media Layers of the Carotid Artery,” IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, vol. 15, issue 2, pp. 178-188, Mar. 2011

E. Kyriacou, C. Pattichis, C. Christodoulou, C. Loizou, M. Pattichis, S. Kakkos, A. Nikolaides, “A Review of Ultrasound Imaging of the Carotid Artery for the Assessment of the Risk of Stroke,” IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 1027-1038, July 2010

C. Loizou, C.S. Pattichis, C. Christodoulou, R. Istepanian, M. Pantzaris, and A. Nicolaides, “Comparative Evaluation of Despeckle Filtering in Ultrasound Imaging of the Carotid Artery,” IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, Vol. 52, No. 10, pp. 1653-1669, 2005

C.I. Christodoulou, C.S. Pattichis, M. Pantziaris, and A. Nicolaides, “Texture-Based Classification of Atherosclerotic Carotid Plaques,” IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Vol. 22, No. 7, pp. 902-912, 2003

C. Loizou, V. Murray, M. Pattichis, M. Pantzaris, C. Pattichis, “Multiscale Amplitude-Modulation Frequency-Modulation (AM-FM) Texture Analysis of Multiple Sclerosis in Brain MRI Images,” IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, vol. 15, issue 1, pp. 119-129, January 2011

Biosignal Analysis Systems (Electromyography)

P. Kaplanis, C.S. Pattichis, L. Hadjileontiou, C. Roberts, “Surface EMG Analysis on Normal Subjects Based on Isometric Voluntary Contraction,” Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 157-171, 2009

C.I. Christodoulou and C.S. Pattichis, “Unsupervised Pattern Recognition for the Classification of EMG Signals,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 169-178, 1999

Life Sciences Informatics

C. A. Nicolaou, J. Apostolakis, C. S. Pattichis, “De Novo Drug Design Using Multiobjective Evolutionary Graphs,” Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, Vol. 49, No. 2, pp. 295-307, 2009.