Mr. Vasilis Kontogiannis has received his B.Eng. degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Leeds, U.K. in 1995 with graduate scholarship and his M.Sc. (Eng.) in Radio Communications and High Frequency Engineering from the University of Leeds, U.K. in 1996. In 1999 he joined the Computational BioMedicine Laboratory (CBML) at the Institute of Computer Science of FORTH. He has been working in the field of biomedical engineering with focus to analysis, design and development of medical information systems and network infrastructure for the implementation of telematics in health.
He actively participated in several national and EU funded projects in the healthcare domain, contributed in data modelling, integration and design of teleconsultation systems, homecare platforms, telemedicine applications for ambulatory care and emergency management, clinical information systems, evaluation of continuous medical education platforms as well as disaster and emergency management systems for civil protection with the use of satellite, Wi-Fi and mobile communications. Furthermore, he served as project coordinator and technical project manager to EU projects related to civil protection disaster medicine.