- Swansea United Kingdom
Mainly responsible for the development and delivery of the MSc in Health Data Science at Swansea University's Medical School
Responsible for the development of an online data collection and analysis system, based on openEHR, to Facilitate Clinical Trials incorporating routinely collected NHS data.
Responsible for creating a business plan for the project's Intellectual Property as part of the project's exploitation activities. Also deveoped a proof of concept Second Life (SL) demonstrator of CAALYX for the purposes of demonstration of the whole project.
Acting head of the Data Acquisition Task Force. Main developer of the BIOPATTERN web portal (biopattern.org). Also participated in activities to do with the organisation of a large collection of various medical datasets so as to provide safe access to a group of researchers from across Europe.
Main developer of software that was to run in a mobile device performing cardiac and respiratory rate monitoring for infants suspected of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
My work involved the research and implementation of the set of algorithms most suitable for the monitoring purposes. The whole software was written in C++ for the linux environment and was also modified to run on a small embedded platform (the gumstix board) to act as a demonstrator.
Responsible for the successful deployment of Local Area Networks and assembly and maintenance of computer systemsfor corporate environments.
Participated actively in the research going on within the Medical Image and Signal Processing (MEDISP) Lab of the Medical Instrumentation Technology department. Also acted as a lecturer's assistant in computer programming modules relevant to C and C++. This work was also carried over to relevant teaching at a master’s course hosted by the Technical Institution of Athens and Brunel University through external contracts.
Analysing the data that support a company's workflow and synthesizing data models to make them computable.
This is a core skill that I have used in a number of different projects so far with the most recent being the Clinical Trial Methods in Neurodegenerative Diseases where I had to adapt openEHR to support a health data research environment.
I have been using Linux since Slackware 3.5 and i am confident with the concepts introduced by *NIX systems. While my personal favourite is Debian, i have been responsible for managing systems running Suse (Web and DBMS server), Fedora (web, DBMS and file server for our research group) and Ubuntu.
I started using Python as an alternative to MATLAB and was really impressed by the simplicity and elegance of the language. It is now my language of preference. Projects that can readily be demonstrated include: Parallel Implementation Of The Strogatz And Wattz Small World Network Phenomenon On Amazon's Elastic Computing: This demonstration was part of a talk that was given at the university of Plymouth on Amazon's Elastic Computing and Elastic Storage facilities and how these could be affecting scientific computing. The program uses Parallel Python to spawn a process over a number of Amazon Elastic Computing Instances, collect the results and visualise them. The program also uses the Networkx package. A parser for AC3D files using PyParsing and PyVisual: Looking for a convenient way to load my own 3d Objects in a 3D scene, i implemented a parser for the AC3D format which loads and reconstructs a 3D model from a textual representation of its form. This program will feature as an example in the next release of pyparsing.
A. Anastasiou, E. Ifeachor, and J. Zajicek, “Data modeling methods in clinical trials: experiences from the clinical trial methods in neurodegenerative diseases project,” Trials, vol. 12, no. Suppl 1, p. A15, 2011.
Anastasiou, A. & Ifeachor, E., 2010.A Novel Thresholding Method For The Analysis Of Functional Connectivity Networks Of The Brain. In Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Information Technology And Applications In Biomedicine, PID: 67
Anastasiou, A. & Ifeachor, E., 2008. Novel metrics of functional network structure and their application to the detection and characterisation of Alzheimer's disease. In BioInformatics and BioEngineering, 2008. BIBE 2008. 8th IEEE International Conference on. pp. 1-8.
A Anastasiou, P. Quarie, MKN Boulos, Personal Location aware healthcare in Europe - The challenges from prototype to product; the CAALYX experience, International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications, 2009, Vol 5, No 1, pp 18-29 (http://www.ehealthinternational.org/vol5num1/Vol5Num1p18.pdf)
Anastasiou A, Kamel Boulos MN, and the CAALYX consortium. Barriers to the Adoption of Telehealth and the Complete Ambient Assisted Living Experiment (CAALYX). In: Proceedings of RAATE 2008-Recent Advances in Assistive Technology & Engineering 2008, Coventry University Technocentre, Coventry, UK, 1 December 2008 (http://caalyx.eu/BarriersPoster2.pdf)
Kamel Boulos MN, Anastasiou A, Bekiaris E, Panou M, Geo-Enabled Technologies For Independent Living: ExamplesFrom Four European Projects, Technology And Disability 2010, in press (accepted Sept 2010, Journal URL: http://iospress.metapress.com/content/103188/)
Maged N. Kamel Boulos, Ricardo Castellot Lou, Athanasios Anastasiou, Chris D. Nugent, Jan Alexandersson, GottfriedZimmermann, Ulises Cortes, and Roberto Casas, 2009, Connecting for Healthcare and Well-being Management: Examplesfrom Six European Projects, International Journal Of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol 6, No 7, pp 1947-1971,http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/6/7/1947
Kamel Boulos MN, Anastasiou A, and the CAALYX Consortium. CAALYX: Personal healthcare - Anytime, anywhere! In: Proceedings of the 13th Finnish National Conference on Telemedicine and eHealth "eHealth serving the citizen"; MS Viking Mariella Helsinki - Tukholma - Helsinki, Finland, 2-4 April 2008.(http://caalyx.eu/members/files/uply_caalyx_13th_finnish_national_conference_on_telemedicine_and_ehealth_april2008_949.zip)
Kamel Boulos MN, Anastasiou A. A Complete Ambient Assisted Living eXperiment (CAALYX) in Second Life®. In Proceedings of MedNet2008 - The 13th World Congress on the Internet in Medicine, 15-18 October 2008, St. Petersburg State I.P. Pavlov Medical University, Saint Petersburg, Russia (pp.4-5) -(http://healthcybermap.org/CAALYXinSL/)
P. Hu, A. Anastasiou, L. Sun, E. C. Ifeachor ,2007, A model for bioprofile over Grid in support of eHealthcare, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Medicine and Healthcare (CIMED2007), July 25-27, 2007, Plymouth, U.K.
A. Anastassiou, D. Cavouras, and I. Kandarakis, “The effect of scintillator properties on spiral CT image quality.”, Third European Symposium on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Patras, Greece, September 2002.
A.Episkopakis, A Anastassiou, N. Dimitropoylos, G. Panayiotakis, D. Cavouras and I. Kandarakis, “Modelling The Performance Of Ce3+, Pr3+ and Eu3+ Doped GD2O2S Host Matrix Scintilators for Use in Digital and Computerized Medical Imaging”, Third European Symposium on Medical Physics and BiomedicalEngineering, Patras, Greece, September 2002.
N.Dimitropoulos, G.Giannoysopoylos, A.Anastassiou, I.Kandarakis,D.Cavouras,“ Computer Assisted Carotid plaque characterization using Neural Networks devised pattern recognition techniques on ultrasound images.“, European Congress Of Radiology 2001, Vienna, Austria, March 2001.
I.Kandarakis, D.Cavouras, A..Anastassiou, N.Dimitropoulos,C.Nomicos, ”Radiographic Efficiency of the ZnS:Cu phosphor under mammographic Conditions.”, European Congress Of Radiology 2001, Vienna, Austria, March 2001.
Photography has been one of my interests since an early time in my life. Other than this, i pretty much enjoy any sea related activities.
I am holding a Royal Yachting Association Powerboating Level 2, Intermediate and Safety Boat certificates as well as the Short Range Marine VHF and First Aid certificates (Which are anyway prerequisites for the Safety Boat certification).