Who are we?

Project Team

The LifeChamps Project Team is composed of highly-skilled professionals experienced in both clinical studies and medical research as well as in technical developments. The diversity of expertise within LifeChamps is essential for achieving the technological challenges of the project. The proposed group ensures a full set of complementary skills and experiences for designing, developing and testing of a suitable LifeChamps solution. Their complementarity extends over many diverse technological fields, bringing together the necessary expertise and know-how to achieve the project goals. The LifeChamps partners are fully capable to exploit the new knowledge and new developments. The point of view of diverse areas covered by the LifeChamps partners will also steer the project’s activities of towards commercial oriented paths.

Leadership Team

LifeChamps Coordinator

Panos Bamidis

Prof. of Medical Physics, Medical Informatics, Medical Education at Lab of Medical Physics, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH)

Panagiotis Bamidis is a Professor of Medical Physics, Medical Informatics and Medical Education in the School of Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece. He designs, implements and evaluates IT and Assistive Technologies systems that improve everyday activities of elderly or other vulnerable groups and improves their health or life quality or improves the education and training of health professionals. He conducts research that attempts to understand how the brain reacts to different stimuli, technological or educational interventions, as well as, the development and evolution of human emotions and sleep transitions. Co-creation and Living Lab approaches are within his active interests. He is the co-ordinator of seven large European projects, and the principal investigator for many national and international funded projects. He is the President of the Hellenic Biomedical Technology Society, the international Society of Applied Neuroscience, a member of the Administration Boards of other societies and patient associations, the Chairman/Organiser of some 19 international conferences and several national Biomedical Technology conferences. Since 2012 he has established LLM Care ecosystem (www.llmcare.gr), the business exploitation of the LLM project, which is a candidate reference site of the EIP-on-AHA. In 2013 he established the Active and Healthy Ageing Living Lab in Thessaloniki (ThessAHALL; http://www.aha-livinglabs.com/) which in 2018 a full 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. He received Prizes for the Best Track Record in funded research projects (AUTH Research Committee 2009; AUTH Dean of Health Sciences 2016) and Best overall high/extra-ordinary academic performance (AUTH Dean of Health Sciences 2018, 2019).
LifeChamps Technical Manager

Pedro Miguel Gonçalves Louro

Big Data & Analytics Advanced Architect at Altran Portugal SA

Mr. Pedro Louro has a degree in Mathematics, another in Informatics Engineering, a Master in Mathematics Engineering and a Post-graduation course in Enterprise Management. With 10+ years of experience in Business Intelligence, Big Data architectures design and data engineering processes modeling, Pedro worked previously in relevant organizations such as SONAE, Intrasoft International, European Parliament, INDRA Sistemas or Polytechnic School of Engineering of Porto. His main responsibilities include the management of Big Data Consultants and Data Scientists in Analytics projects, designing Big Data architectures and roadmaps, writing technical proposals, leading R&D projects, as well as Technical advisory on Big Data platforms design.
LifeChamps Dissemination Manager

Danai Andriopoulou

Software Engineer at Cyberlens BV

Danai Andriopoulou holds a diploma and an MSc in Computer Science from Athens University of Economics and Business. Her expertise is front-end development using Web technologies. Her research interests include the application of UX practices to eliminate the burden of security from the end user.

WP Leaders

WP1 Leader
Position in Project

John Doe

Mini Bio

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WP2 Leader
UPV Coordinator

Vicente Traver

Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Universidad Politècnica de València (UPV)

Dr. Vicente Traver (male). MSC (1998) and Ph.D. (2004) in Telecommunications Engineering by Universidad Politècnica de València IEEE- EMBS member. Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Universidad Politècnica de València. General Manager of the Innovative UPV-SABIEN group at the ITACA Institute. Member of the Academic Board for the interuniversity Master on Biomedical Engineering at Valencia. Coordinator of the cluster Healthy Living, which combines six different R&D university groups working in the field from different approaches.
Since 1998, his research focus is e-health and integrated care, especially on the provision of home health care services through ICT and the concept of the patient empowerment and the citizen as health co-producer. He has participated in more than 30 EU funded projects (from IV till Horizon2020), Spanish funded projects and taken part in multiple research agreements with companies, dealing most of them with health care and social services making use of ICT.
WP3 Leader
Position in Project

John Doe

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WP4 Leader
Project Manager

Filipe Cabaça Rodrigues

R&D Project Manager at Altran Portugal SA

Mr. Filipe Rodrigues (male) has a MSc. in Aerospace Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon. During his professional career, he started working in Research and Technological Development (RTD) activities by managing large EU funded projects from Horizon 2020 and EDA Programmes in the aerospace, defence and security domains, and led multiple bidding processes for this purpose. Currently, he works at Altran Portugal as an RTD Project Manager and is responsible for managing several National and EU funded projects in domains such as 5G, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, among others, as well as for coordinating the bidding processes to tackle new innovation initiatives.
WP5 Leader
WP5 leader

Kiko Núñez

Head of Research and Innovation, DPO

Kiko Núñez holds a BSc in Telecommunications Engineering (2011), MSc in Electronics, Signal Processing and Communications (2014) and PhD student in Learning Health Systems at the University of Seville. He was the Executive Coordinator of the EU H2020 FAIR4Health project and is member of Research Data Alliance and AENOR CTN139 of Information Technologies and Communications for Health. He has 10 years of experience as a researcher in health informatics projects at regional, national and European level. His work has resulted in 30+ scientific contributions in national and international journals and congresses.
WP6 Leader
Position in Project

John Doe

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WP7 Leader
Position in Project

John Doe

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WP8 Leader
Dissemination Manager

Danai Andriopoulou

Software Engineer at Cyberlens BV

Danai Andriopoulou holds a diploma and an MSc in Computer Science from Athens University of Economics and Business. Her expertise is front-end development using Web technologies. Her research interests include the application of UX practices to eliminate the burden of security from the end user.

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Team

Medical Physics Laboratory Team

Panos Bamidis

Professor

Antonis Billis

Research Fellow

Sofia Reppou

Research Fellow

Evangelos Logaras

Research Fellow

Paris Lagakis

Research Fellow

George Petridis

Research Fellow

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Team

Datalab – Data and Web Science Lab Team

Athena Vakali

Professor

Dimitriadis Ilias

PhD Candidate and Researcher

Marinos Poiitis

PhD Candidate and Data Scientist

Dimitra Karanatsiou

Data Scientist and PhD candidate

Altran Portugal SA

Pedro Miguel Gonçalves Louro

Big Data & Analytics Advanced Architect

Filipe Cabaça Rodrigues

R&D Project Manager

Salumedia Tecnologías, S.L.U.

Kiko Núñez

Head of Research and Innovation, DPO

Luis Fernández-Luque

Scientific Advisor

Päivi Salminen

Communication Strategist

Universitat Politècnica de València

Vicente Traver

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Zoe Valero-Ramon

Senior Researcher

Carlos Fernandez-Llatas

Scientific Coordinator of SABIEN Research Group

Jose Luis Bayo-Monton

Senior Researcher

Academic Primary Health Care Centre, Region Stockholm

Panos Papachristou

MD, PhD, Specialist in General Medicine

Emmanouil Kokoroskos

MD, Research Associate at APC, PhD Candidate in General Medicine

Karolinska Institutet

Fernando Seoane

Senior Lecturer in Medical Technology

Farhad Abtahi

Postdoctoral Researcher

Bo Melin

Professor in Psychology

Cyberlens BV

Danai Andriopoulou

Software Engineer

Nikos Panourakis

Software Engineer

Grant Paul Millar

Software Architect

Health Research Institute Hospital La Fe

Bernardo Valdivieso Martinez

Quality and Planning Director

Maria-Eugenia Gas López

Project Manager

Gonzalo Collantes Pablo

Researcher

Andrea Gil Granados

Researcher

University of Glasgow

Grigorios Kotronoulas

Lecturer - Nursing and Health Care

Audrey Morrison

Research Practitioner BWoSCC

European Cancer Patient Coalition

Antonella Cardone

Director

Charis Girvalaki

EU Affairs Manager

Max Schravendeel

Health & Research Officer

Massive Dynamic Sweden AB

Sokratis Nifakos

Founder and CTO

Natalia Stathakrou

Project Manager and CFO