Constantinos Pitris, MD, PhD

Contact Information

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Engineering
University of Cyprus

75 Kallipoleos St, PO Box 20537
1678 Nicosia, CYPRUS

Tel: +357 22892297
Fax: +357 22892260
Email: cpitris
Short Biography
Prof. Constantinos Pitris is currently an Associate Professor at the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus. He is heading the "Optical DiagnosticsLaboratory"which he established in 2004. Prof. Pitris has completed his studies at the University of Texas at Austin (BS Honors in Electrical Engineering, 1993, MS in Electrical Engineering, 1995), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D. in Electrical and Medical Engineering, 2000), and Harvard Medical School (MD Magna Cum Laude in Medicine, 2002). His main research interests include the areas of optical diagnostics, biomedical imaging and spectroscopy, as well as signal/image analysis and computational intelligence. Prof. Pitris has served as a PI or a co-PI in competitive research grants totaling over € 7.25 mil. He is also one of the co-founders and a member of the executive committee of the KIOS Center of Excellence, which was the recipient of a H2020 TEMAING grant of over € 40 mil. Prof. Pitris has published 48 peer reviewed journal publications, 130 conference proceedings, 4 book chapters, and 1 book. He also holds 11 US, European and other patents, and is the cofounder of two start-up companies aiming to commercialize important research findings. The citations to his work have reached more than 11,900 (with an h-index of 35) according to Google Scholar. Prof. Pitris is a grant reviewer for the European Commission (FP7 - Nanomedicine), National Institutes of Health, USA (Biomedical Optics), the Cyprus Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (Start-up Incubators.)
Research Interests

Lasers, Biomedical Optics, Optical Imaging, Optical Coherence Tomography, Fluorescence and Raman Spectroscopy, Medical Instrumentation, Biomedical Signals and Systems, Medical Diagnostics

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