Sakkalis Vangelis

Sakkalis Vangelis

Principal Researcher

Computational BioMedicine Laboratory (CBML)
Institute of Computer Science (ICS)
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)

Nikolaou Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton
GR-70013 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone: +30 2810 391448
Fax: +30 2810 391428
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Dr. Vangelis Sakkalis is a Researcher at the Institute of Computer Science at FORTH (ICS-FORTH).

Research Interests

His research interests are in the broader area of Computational Medicine and Biomedical Engineering:

  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Biosignal Analysis (EEG, MEG, ECG)
    • Time frequency & nonlinear synchronization analysis
    • Functional Connectivity analysis & Source localization techniques
    • Network Visualization and Characterization
  • Medical/ Diagnostic Imaging
    • Optical Tomography and Tissue characterization
    • Medical Image Analysis
    • Molecular Imaging
    • Software Architectures for Medical Image Management
  • Computational Oncology
    • In-silico tumor growth modeling
  • Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments
  • Neuroeconomics

Participation in Research Projects

  • PANACEA: Protection and privAcy of hospital and health iNfrastructures with smArt Cyber sEcurity and cyber threat toolkit for dAta and people (H2020-SC1-FA-DTS-2018-1), € 4.961.143, 1/1/2019-31/12/2021 (PI on behalf of FORTH)
  • i-AMA: Brain-controlled navigation in real environments, (Operational Programme Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2014-2020 (EPAnEK) approved by the European Commission), € 573.440, 2018-2020 (Coordinator)
  • x (επι) ΒΛΕΨΙΣ: Advanced Monitoring System for Infants, (Operational Programme Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2014-2020 (EPAnEK) approved by the European Commission), € 568.565, 2018-2020 (Coordinat
  • DAPHNE: Resilient network services for critical mHealth applications, (Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation (ELIDEK) - 1st Call for H.F.R.I. Research Projects for the support of Post-doctoral researchers, € 122.850, 22/08/2018-21/08/2021.
  • TUMOR: Transatlantic Tumour Model Repositories, € 1.91 Million, 01/04/2010-31/03/2013 (Coordinator)
  • YP.ER.THE.N: Clinical Research Infrastructure and methodology for personalized tumor diagnosis and therapy (Interreg Greece-Cyprus 2007-2013). 1.150.000 €, 1/6/2011-31/5/2013 (Project Coordinator on behalf of FORTH)
  • AI-CARE: Advanced Knowledge Management Systems with Internet Computational Efficiency and Applications. (SYNERGASIA 2011) 437.500 €, 21/8/2013-30/6/2015 (Project Coordinator on behalf of FORTH)
  • predictES: An Integrated wearable platform predicting Epileptic Seizures and novel neurofeedback approaches in support of personalized patient management. (SYNERGASIA 2011) 630.000 €, 18/9/2013-30/6/2015 (Project Manager on behalf of FORTH)
  • CHIC: Computational Horizons in Cancer (CHIC): Developing Meta- and Hyper-Multiscale Models and Repositories for In Silico Oncology (FP7 - STREP), 10.582.000 €, 1/4/2013-31/3/2017 (WP leader on behalf of FORTH)
  • MyHealthAvatar: Demonstration of a 4D Digital Avatar Representation for Access to Long-Term Health Status Information. (FP7) 2.446.998 €, 1/3/2013-29/2/2016 (WP leader on behalf of FORTH
  • p-Medicine: From data-sharing and integration via VPH models to personalized medicine, 13.329.908 €, 01/02/2011-31/01/2015
  • INTEGRATE: Driving Excellence in Integrative Cancer Research through Innovative Biomedical Infrastructures, 818.300 €, 1/2/2011-31/1/2014
  • EURECA: Enabling Information re-Use by linking clinical REsearch and Care 2011-2015
  • REMOTE: Health and Social Care for Independent Living of Isolated Elderly with Chronic Conditions, 06/2009- 05/2012 (Project Manager on behalf of CML)
  • Contra Cancrum: Clinically Oriented Translational Cancer Multilevel Modelling, € 5.167.660, 01/08/2008-31/07/2011 (Project Manager on behalf of FORTH)
  • VPH Noe: Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence (VPH NoE), € 806.877,77, 01/06/2008-30/11/2012 (third party through ECRIM, Project Manager on behalf of FORTH)
  • ACGT: Advancing Clinico-Genomic Clinical Trials on Cancer: Open Grid Services for Improving Medical Knowledge Discovery, € 17.685.539, 01/02/2006-31/01/2010
  • Rural Wings, € 14.500.000, 01/01/2006-31/12/2009 (Project Manager on behalf of FORTH)
  • LOCCANDIA: Lab-on-chip based protein profiling for Cancer diagnosis, € 4.2M, 01/06/2006-31/05/2009
  • HEARTFAID: A Knowledge based platform of services for supporting medical - clinical management of heart failure within elderly population, € 3.220.115, 01/02/2006-31/01/2009
  • INFOBIOMED: Structuring European Biomedical Informatics to Support Individualized Healthcare FP6-2002-IST-1/European Union, € 4.85M, 01/01/2004-31/12/2006
  • TWISTER: Terrestrial Wireless Infrastructure integrated with Satellite Telecommunications for E-Rural applications, € 6.83M, 01/02/2004-31/01/2007
  • OPENECG: Computerized ECG Standards Interoperability Portal, € 457.894, 01/07/2002-30/06/2004
  • HYGEIA' S PROTYPON, National Network of excellence on the use of standards in the national healthcare setting, Ministry of Development (Programme EΠAN), 2002-2004 (Project Manager on behalf of FORTH).
  • ICT Services for the GR hostname National Registry

Short CV

Dr. Vangelis Sakkalis holds a Principal Researcher position in the Institute of Computer Science – Foundation for Research and Technology (ICS - FORTH). He is the Head of the Computational Neuroscience group and the Head of Multiscale Cancer Modelling group at the Computational Biomedicine Laboratory. He received his PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering after completing his Master's degree at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK. His background falls in Biomedical Engineering, Atomic-Molecular Physics, Optoelectronics and Laser. He was member of the board of Directors at FORTH and was elected president of the board of researchers at FORTH. He holds a Visiting Professor appointment at the University of Crete, School of Medicine. His research interests include biosignal and image analysis, visualization, classification algorithms and biostatistics applied in computational medicine, cognitive neuroscience and biomedical informatics. He has been the coordinator of 4 projects (EU and national). He has published more than 100 papers in scientific archival journals, proceedings of international conferences & workshops and scientific newsletters, related to his fields of expertise. He is highly interested in translating academic research to innovative growth. He has given numerous invited lectures worldwide and his research has been funded by numerous funding agencies and companies.

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