Kostis Michmizos

Short Bio: 

Konstantinos P. Michmizos received the five-year Diploma (with distinction) in computer engineering and informatics from the University of Patras, Patras, Greece, in 2004, the M.Eng. degree in biomedical engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece in 2011.

From 2011 to 2013, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Newman Laboratory for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT, he developed under the mentorship of Profs. Neville Hogan and Hermano Igo Krebs, a pediatric robotic device that delivers adaptive sensorimotor therapy to the ankle of children with cerebral palsy. The robot targets separately the dorsal-plantar and inversion-eversion ankle movements and has been used successfully in 3 Pediatric Hospitals, in USA and Italy, since 2012. At MIT, Konstantinos also served as the Instructor of the undergraduate course 2.671 (Measurement and Instrumentation) required of all students majoring in mechanical engineering. Since 213, he is a Research Fellow with the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, where he conducts source-space analyses of MEG/EEG signals in autistic children and designs sensorimotor experiments aimed to reveal early biomarkers for autism. He is the author of 8 first-author journal papers and more than 20papers in selective peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings.

Dr. Michmizos is the recipient of 12 awards from Foundations in Greece, USA, and Canada, including the Onassis Scholarship Award (twice), the National Scholarship Foundation, the Award from the Technical Chamber of Greece for excellent academic performance and, recently, the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research. He is a founder member of the Greek Society for Occupational Therapy, Exercise and Rehabilitation, and a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece since 2006. He was a Treasurer in the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Greek Chapter from 2009 to 2010.

Research Interests: 
motor neuroscience, rehabilitation engineering, physiological modeling, neuroimaging,robotics
Scientific Professional Societies: 
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece