Foteini Panagiotidou is a senior undergraduate student pursuing a MEng. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (SECE), National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) with Major in Computer Systems.
Her studies have focused on Signal Processing and Hardware Design through the participation in courses such as “Computer Vision”, “Pattern Recognition”, “Neural Networks and Intelligent Systems”, “Embedded System Design” and “Parallel Processing Systems”, among others. She is also very passionate about the impact of technology in healthcare and has complemented her knowledge through relevant engagement in courses such as “Medical Imaging and Image Processing” and “Physiological Systems Modeling, Simulation and Control”, as well as in the doctoral course “Multiscale Cancer Modeling and In Silico Medicine”. She is ceaselessly enriching her skills through self-motivated learning in various courses and seminars. Remarkable points in this process have been her internship at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and her participation in a 2-week Robotics workshop at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
She is currently working on her diploma thesis exploiting High Performance Computing Systems and their great potential for the needs of the Nephroblastoma Oncosimulator, in the context of the strategic collaboration of the Microprocessors Laboratory and Digital Systems Lab (MicroLab), SECE and the In Silico Oncology and In Silico Medicine Group (ISO&ISM_G), SECE. She has also recently become a member of the latter. Clinical input and feedback is provided by the Paediatric Oncology and Hematology Clinic, University of Saarland, Germany. For the future, she aspires to continue working at the interface of science, technology and medicine, in order to contribute to the answering of crucial questions through the exploitation of cutting edge technologies.