Christodoulos Karittevlis is a mechanical engineer and possess a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. During his master studies, among others, Christodoulos emphasized on the process and analysis of brain imaging data collected using functional imaging techniques such as Electroencephalography (EEG) and Magnetoencephalography (MEG). Christodoulos is attracted in the usage of Engineering principles in combination with mathematical tools for gaining knowledge and describing complex processes in the field of biology and neuroscience. In turn, this can be proved essential in the diagnosis and long-term treatment of human diseases. Moreover, during his studies, he carried out research on mathematical modelling of blood and drug flow in tumors as well on source localization of auditory responses using EEG data.
As one of the fifteen Early Stager Researchers (ESRs) on the i-CONN project, Christodoulos will initiate his doctoral research namely, “Connectivity within network processes and coupling with global flows”. One of the main goals of this project is to develop a human brain model where focal electrical activity within cytoarchitectonic areas interact with each other and with the passive flows of electrical current through the network that they generate. The interdisciplinary approach of this doctoral research will allow to explore similarities between processes in the brain and other complex systems found in other disciplines, such as Astrophysics, Ecology, Geomorphology, Hydrology Systems Biology and Social Science.
Besides his studies, Christodoulos enjoys playing music (mpouzouki), dancing and cycling. In addition, he is fascinated in visiting and exploiting new countries – cultures around the world. In his free time, he likes spending quality time with friends and doing outdoor activities.