Dikaios Nikolaos

Nikolaos Dikaios

Biographical note


I am a Research Scientist at the Mathematics Research Center, Academy of Athens and an editor at the journal of artificial intelligence in cancer. I completed my DPhil (2012) in medical physics from the University of Cambridge and worked in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as a research associate at UCL until 2016. Prior to my appointment at the Academy of Athens in 2020 I was an Assistant Professor (tenure), at the department of Electrical Engineering, University of Surrey where I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor. Since 2018, I am a Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy from the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education (Recognition reference: PR158316). My research interests include tomography, mathematical optimization, cancer informatics and physics. To date (05/2021) I have published 37 peer-reviewed papers in top quartile journals (12 as first author, 2 as single author and 3 as last author) and >30 refereed proceedings at major international conferences.

In 2019 I have been awarded a Royal Society Fellowship to work with Elekta on the world's first linear accelerator integrated with high field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The aim was to perform real-time visualization for truly adaptive radiotherapy, with a potential to monitor tumour response, so that treatment can be adjusted accordingly. I have also been awarded (2017) with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) first grant for the most promising UK researchers to work on imaging methods to optimize cancer treatment with high energy proton beams. My work in prostate cancer detection using multi-parametric MRI has been awarded twice with the Summa Cum Laude (top 5%) and once with Magna Cum Laude (top 15%) from the flagship conference in MRI (ISMRM) with more than 6000 attendees every year. I am also one of the developers of the popular, open-source software for tomographic image reconstruction, STIR. STIR has been awarded the Rotblat Medal for the most cited research paper published by Physics in Medicine & Biology out of more than 3,000 articles since 2012.


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