Konstantina S. Nikita

Konstantina S. Nikita (M’96–SM’00) received the Diploma in electrical engineering (1986) and the Ph.D. degree (1990) from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. She then received the M.D. degree (1993) from the Medical School, University of Athens, Greece. From 1990 to 1996, she worked as a Researcher at the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, NTUA. 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. Her current research interests include biological effects and medical applications of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, medical imaging, biomedical signal and image processing and analysis, biomedical informatics, simulation of physiological systems. Dr. Nikita has authored or co-authored 160 papers in refereed international journals and chapters in books, and over 280 papers in international conference proceedings. She is author or co-author of two books (Simulation of Physiological Systems, Medical Imaging Systems) in Greek and co-editor of one book (Computational Electromagnetics: State of the Art and Future Trends) in English published by Springer. She holds two patents. She has been the technical manager of several European and National Research and Development projects in the field of biomedical engineering. She has been honorary chair/ chair/member of the program/organizing committee of more than 70 international conferences on the same fields (IEEE-IST, IEEE-BIBE, IEEE-ITAB, ICST-Mobihealth etc). She has served as keynote/invited speaker at several international conferences, symposia and workshops organized by NATO, WHO, ICNIRP, IEEE, URSI, COMCON, PIERS etc. She is member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering and guest editor of several international journals on biomedical engineering subjects (IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, IOP Measurement Science and Technology, etc). She has been the adviser of twenty completed Ph.D. theses, several of which have received various awards. She has served as external evaluator in numerous university promotion committees and in international and national committees for grant proposal applications. Dr. Nikita has received various honors/awards, among which, the prestigious Bodossakis Foundation Academic Prize for exceptional achievements in “Theory and Applications of Information Technology in Medicine” (2003). She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center, a member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Atomic Energy Commission and a member of the National Council of Research and Technology. Dr. Nikita is a Senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and a member of the Athens Medical Association. She is also the founding chair and ambassador of the IEEE-Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Greece chapter, vice chair of the IEEE Greece Section and deputy head of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the NTUA.

Publications

Personal Health Systems for Diabetes Management, Early Diagnosis and Prevention
Konstantia Zarkogianni, Konstantina S. Nikita. © 2016. 28 pages.
This chapter aims at the presentation and comparative assessment of tools and methodologies used for the development of Personal Health Systems (PHSs) for diabetes...
Design of Implantable Antennas for Medical Telemetry: Dependence upon Operation Frequency, Tissue Anatomy, and Implantation Site
Asimina Kiourti, Konstantina S. Nikita. © 2014. 17 pages.
Implantable Medical Devices (IMDs) with wireless telemetry functionalities in the radio-frequency (RF) range are recently attracting significant scientific...
International Journal of Monitoring and Surveillance Technologies Research (IJMSTR)
Nikolaos Bourbakis, Konstantina S. Nikita. Est. 2013.
The International Journal of Monitoring and Surveillance Technologies Research (IJMSTR) publishes cutting-edge research on monitoring and surveillance...
Design of Implantable Antennas for Medical Telemetry: Dependence upon Operation Frequency, Tissue Anatomy, and Implantation Site
Asimina Kiourti, Konstantina S. Nikita. © 2013. 18 pages.
Implantable Medical Devices (IMDs) with wireless telemetry functionalities in the radio-frequency (RF) range are recently attracting significant scientific...
Diagnostic Support Systems and Computational Intelligence: Differential Diagnosis of Hepatic Lesions from Computed Tomography Images
Stavroula Mougiakakou, Ioannis Valavanis, Alexandra Nikita, Konstantina S. Nikita. © 2012. 15 pages.
Recent advances in computer science provide the intelligent computation tools needed to design and develop Diagnostic Support Systems (DSSs) that promise to...
Physiological Systems Modeling, Simulation, and Control
Konstantina S. Nikita, Konstantinos P. Michmizos. © 2012. 43 pages.
Physiological systems modeling, simulation, and control is a research area integrating science and engineering and contributes to a continuous refinement of...
Analysis and Quantification of Motion within the Cardiovascular System: Implications for the Mechanical Strain of Cardiovascular Structures
Spyretta Golemati, John Stoitsis, Konstantina S. Nikita. © 2009. 14 pages.
The estimation of motion of the myocardial and arterial wall is important for the quantification of tissue elasticity and contractility and has gained attention as...
Diagnostic Support Systems and Computational Intelligence: Differential Diagnosis of Hepatic Lesions from Computed Tomography Images
Stavroula Mougiakakou, Ioannis Valavanis, Alexandra Nikita, Konstantina S. Nikita. © 2009. 16 pages.
Recent advances in computer science provide the intelligent computation tools needed to design and develop Diagnostic Support Systems (DSSs) that promise to...
Internal Radionuclide Dosimetry using Quantitative 3-D Nuclear Medical Imaging
Ioannis Tsougos, George Loudos, Panagiotis Georgoulias, Konstantina S. Nikita, Kiki Theodorou. © 2009. 16 pages.
Quantitative three-dimensional nuclear medical imaging plays a continuously increasing role in radionuclide dosimetry, allowing the development of patient –...
Insulin Metabolism Models for Children with Type 1 Diabetes
Stavroula G. Mougiakakou, Aikaterini Prountzou, Dimitra Iliopoulou, Andriani Vazeou, Christos S. Bartsocas, Konstantina S. Nikita. © 2008. 9 pages.
The aim of this article is to describe how NN have been applied for the simulation of glucose—insulin metabolism, and to present two NN based personalized models...
Clinical Decision Support Systems: Basic Principles and Applications in Diagnosis and Therapy
Spyretta Golemati, Stavroula Mougiakakou, John Stoitsis, Ioannis Valavanis, Konstantina S. Nikita. © 2005. 20 pages.
This chapter introduces the basic principles of Clinical Decision Support (CDS) systems. CDS systems aim to codify and strategically manage biomedical knowledge to...