Christos N. Schizas

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Board Member
Professor of Computational Intelligence University of Cyprus (UOC)

Christos studied at QMC, University of London, UK, B.Sc. (Eng). Graduate studies (MBA) at the University of Indianapolis, USA, and at QMC, University of London, UK, PhD (System Theory) in 1981.

Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of London, and Professor of Computer Information Systems at the University of Indianapolis, USA. Since 1991 he has been with the Department of Computer Science - University of Cyprus and he served as Vice Rector of the University during 2002-2006.

Research interests include eHealth, computational intelligence, diagnostic and prognostic systems, and system modeling & identification of brain activity. He published more than 150 research papers in International Scientific Journals, International Conferences, and Edited Book volumes. He is the Section Editor (eHealth) of the journal Technology and Health Care, served as area editor of the journal IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, and member of the editorial board of the journal of Intelligent Systems. He is the founder of the Computational Intelligence lab and co-director of the eHealth lab of the University of Cyprus. He received over 20 million euro research funding during the last 10 years.

He has taken part in European Commission initiatives for promoting the Information Society, especially the Euro-Mediterranean partnership and the eHealth initiatives. He attends regularly as invited speaker the annual EU Ministerial Forum meeting on eHealth. He is since 2016 the national representative to EU for the SC1 (Health) HORIZON 2020 Program Committee Expert.

In August 2015 he has been appointed as personal advisor to the Cyprus Minister of Health on all eHealth matters, especially in proposing the road map for implementing the National Health System and monitoring its steps. Chair of the Ad hoc eHealth Committee, appointed by the Minister of Health.

 In April 2016 he has been appointed by the President of the Republic of Cyprus as Presidential Counselor for eHealth and matters related to the National Health System (ΓεΣΥ) reform.

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