Dr Panagiotis Bamidis is currently an Assist. Prof. in Medical School, AUTH. He has founded and is leading three working groups, namely, one in Medical Education Informatics, one in Assistive Technologies and Silver Science and one in Applied and Affective Neuroscience. In the last 6 years, he has been the co-ordinator of five large European projects (SmokeFreeBrain; www.meducator.net; www.longlastingmemories.eu, www.epblnet.eu, www.childrenhealth.eu) as well as the principal investigator for a number of national and international funded projects. His publication record consist of more than 85 international refereed journal papers, and over 300 international peer reviewed conference papers, as well as several book chapters / edited conference proceedings volumes and over some 470 citations (h-index>15). In addition, he has been acting as a referee in more than 30 journals, and as Guest Editor in more than 14 journal special issues. Finally, he is the President of the Hellenic Biomedical Technology Society (ELEBIT), a member of the Administration Board of the Greek Federation of Alzheimer’s Associations and Related Disorders, the Greek AeroSpace & Space Medicine Research Association, a member of the Life Sciences Division of the International Academy of Astronautics and past member of the Innovation Zone of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has been the Chairman/Organiser of seven international conferences (iSHIMR2001, iSHIMR2005, MEDICON2010, GASMA2010, SAN2011, MEI2012, ΜΕΙ2015) and several national Biomedical Technology conferences and he is the Conference Producer of the Medical Education Informatics Conference and associated Spring/Summer School Series. He is a visiting scientist at Karolinska Institute, Sweden. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Open Knowledge Foundation and a founding member of Chapter Greece. In 2009, he was awarded the Prize of the AUTH Research Committee for the Best Track Record in funded research projects among AUTH young academic staff.
His research interests are within Affective and Applied Neuroscience, Affective and Physiological Computing, multimodal interaction and HCI, technology enhanced learning in Medical Education (web2.0, semantic web and open linked data, serious games, virtual patients, PBL, learning analytics), Health Information Management, Bio-medical Informatics with emphasis on neurophysiological sensing, signal analysis, and imaging of human emotions, as well as, Assistive Technologies for Active and Healthy Ageing, as well as, special education/developmental disorders, and silvergaming/exergaming/silver-science.