Lecturers

Ralf Seepold
HTWG Konstanz,
Germany

Ralf Seepold is Director of the Ubiquitous Computing Laboratory at HTWG and he is working on digital health and telemonitoring. Ralf is researching on sleep and sleep quality analysis as well as on heart rate variability detection for stress detection and avoidance. He is specialized on hardware and software solutions for biomedical signal monitoring and processing.
https://www.htwg-konstanz.de/en/
https://uc-lab.in.htwg-konstanz.de/labteam/team/1.html

Almir Badnjević
University of Sarajevo,
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Prof. Dr. Almir Badnjevic is an accomplished expert in Biomedical Engineering, Medical Devices, and Artificial Intelligence. He is founder of Verlab Laboratory, a leading medical device testing facility. He has made significant contributions to global medical device measurement traceability framework. Dr. Badnjevic holds positions as a Full Professor at the International Burch University and University of Sarajevo, where he established pioneering Master and PhD programs in Bioengineering. With over 150 publications, including book chapters and articles, he is distinguished as one of the Top 2% world scientists by Elsevier. His leadership extends to editorial roles in reputable journals such as Technology and Health Care. His remarkable achievements have earned him numerous awards, memberships in prestigious scientific organizations, and a prominent standing in the field of medical and biological engineering.
www.verlabinstitute.com
www.almirbadnjevic.com

George E. Dafoulas
Clinical Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly,
Greece

Dr George E. Dafoulas was trained in Internal Medicine and holds a Master’s in Business Administration in Health Services Management from the Nottingham Business School-Nottingham Trent University, UK. He was a visiting scholar in CSAIL-MIT, Cambridge-Boston, USA, working on the topics of open source/open science for Global Health. He has worked as EHTEL Medical Officer and as a Clinical Research fellow of the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Athens, Greece and of University of Birmingham, UK, in projects related to Diabetes, as well as e-health and e-care services and real-world data analytics. He has participated in the organising committee of Heath Hackathons and Datathons. He is a Clinical Research Fellow on Digital Diagnostics and Therapeutics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly and CMO of Innovation Sprint.
http://www.med.uth.gr/en/
https://pytheia.gr/en/about-us/

Georgia Livieri
Ethics Compliance Specialist
Digital Health Ethicist
Ethics Manager to EU projects,
Greece

Georgia Livieri PhD. is a Digital Health Ethicist, currently acting as an Ethics Compliance Specialist, having developed collaboration with IoT companies, organizations, and universities throughout Europe. Her role is that of an Ethics Manager, responsible for ensuring compliance with ethical standards in EU projects. She is head of the Executive Committee of the Cyprus Bioethics Unit at the International Chair in Bioethics in Haifa, Israel. Ms. Livieri is currently pursuing a PhD in Bioethics and Public Health Policy at the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Cyprus University of Technology. Georgia is researching digital health ethics, “orchestrating the role of bioethics in the digital healthcare ecosystem, through building the architecture of a bioethics model for ethically aligned technology acceptance under the scope of human rights”. Georgia is a Research Associate at the Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Genetics Research Lab (CUT) and the Applied Philosophy Research Lab (NKUA). As an Ethics Educator/Facilitator, she arranges interdisciplinary training seminars for researchers. She is also a member of the Board of EL.E.F.I., which stands for Hellenic Society of Pharmaceutical Medicine.

Prof. Ivan Chorbev
Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje,
Republic of North Macedonia

Prof. Ivan Chorbev, Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia. In his research work, he has participated in more than 35 scientific papers in books, magazines and conference proceedings. The fields of his research interests include combinatorial optimization, heuristic algorithms, constraint programming, web development technologies, software testing, application of computer science in medicine and telemedicine, medical expert systems, knowledge extraction, and machine learning. He is an author of one university textbook and a reviewer of another one.
https://finki.ukim.mk/en/staff/ivan-chorbev
https://finki.ukim.mk/en

Natividad Martínez Madrid
Reutlingen University,
Germany

Natividad Martínez Madrid is head of the IoT Lab and Director of the AAL-Living Lab in Reutlingen. She is researching in wearable devices, biosignal acquisition and processing, big data and mobile health apps. Natividad is leading research work on sleep medicine and machine learning algorithms to support signal analysis and diagnosis processes.
https://www.reutlingen-university.de/en
https://iotlab.reutlingen-university.de/iot-lab/people/members/?L=1#Natividad-Martinez

Panagiotis Bamidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Greece

Panagiotis Bamidis is a Professor of Medical Physics, Informatics and Medical Education and Director of the Lab of Medical Physics and Digital Innovation 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 more than 12 large European projects, and the principal investigator for many national and international funded projects.
https://imedphys.med.auth.gr/
https://www.med.auth.gr/en/users/bamidis

Polina Mihova
New Bulgarian University,
Bulgaria

Polina Mihova is Head of the Program Council of Health Care and social work department at New Bulgarian University. She is researching smart apps and software technologies for assisting SLP practice, data visualisation tools and mobile health apps. Polina has a PhD in Computer and Communication Technologies and is a professor in Public health. Her main scientific interests are in the field of telemedicine, and the development of mobile and software solutions in the field of medicine and healthcare.
https://nbu.bg/en
https://healthcareandsocialwork.nbu.bg/en/