Georgios Kontaxakis is Associate Professor at the E.T.S. Ingenieros de Telecomunicación (ETSIT) of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and received his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University, NJ, USA. Before joining UPM in 2000 as Marie Curie Fellow, he has held various research positions at the Frankfurt University Hospital, the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg and the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics in Darmstadt, Germany, and the Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.
During the past 25 years George has been performing research mainly in the fields of biomedical engineering, molecular imaging (positron emission tomography, PET) and health telematics – eHealth applications. His research work has been published at more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals, books and book chapters, and over 130 scientific conference proceedings papers.
Among others, George has been very much involved in research projects funded by the European Commission (EC). Moreover, during the past 15 years he has served as proposal evaluator and project reviewer for the EC, as well as for other national and international research funding agencies. George is Senior Member of the IEEE and has served a four-year term as Secretary of the Nuclear Medical and Imaging Sciences Council (NMISC) of the Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society of IEEE and President of the Nominations Sub-committee of the NMISC.