Prof. Constantinos Pitris is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Cyprus. He is heading the "Biomedical Imaging and Applied Optics Laboratory" which he established in 2004. Dr. Pitris has completed his studies at the University of Texas at Austin (BS Honors in Electrical Engineering, 1993, MS in Electrical Engineering, 1995), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D. in Electrical and Medical Engineering, 2000), and Harvard Medical School (MD Magna Cum Laude in Medicine, 2002). His main research interests cover the areas of optical diagnostics and biomedical imaging. Dr. Pitris has served as PI and co-PI in a number of competitive research grants. He is also one of the co-founders and a member of the executive committee of the "KIOS Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks." Dr. Pitris has published 39 peer reviewed journal publications, 91 conference proceedings, 4 book chapters, 1 book, and 8 US and other patents. The citations to this work have reached more than 3200 according to the Web of Science Citation Report (with an h-index of 23) or 3367 according to Google Scholar (as of Oct. 2010.) Dr. Pitris is a grant reviewer for the European Commission (FP7 - Nanomedicine), National Institutes of Health, USA (Biomedical Optics), the Cyprus Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (Start-up Incubators.) He is an active member of IEEE, OSA, SPIE and a reviewer for Optics Letters, Applied Optics, Journal of Biomedical Optics and Nature Publications.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Biomedical imaging and optical medical diagnostics. The overlying goal of this research is the introduction of new technologies in clinical applications for the improvement of the diagnostic and therapeutic options of modern health care systems to directly impact patient prognosis and outcome.