Talk of Prof. George K. Karagiannidis

George K. Karagiannidis

The Optical Wireless Paradigm in Biomedical Engineering


Lightwave technology creates many new challenges in biomedical applications. This talk will focus on these challenges and opportunities as well as on misconceptions about the use of lightwave technology in biomedical engineering. To this end, two applications will be presented: 1. All optical cochlear implants and, 2. Low complexity lightwave devices for detection of vessels’ abnormalities.


George K. Karagiannidis is currently Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept. and Director of Digital Telecommunications Systems and Networks Laboratory. He is also Honorary Professor at South West Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China.
His research interests fall in the broad area of Digital Communications Systems and Signal processing, with emphasis on Wireless Communications (RF and Optical), Satellite Communications, Wireless Power Transfer and Communications for Biomedical Engineering.
He is author or co-author of more than 550 technical papers published in scientific journals and presented at international conferences. He is also co-author of the book “Advanced Optical Wireless Communications Systems”, Cambridge Publications, 2012. From 2012 to 2015 he was the EiC of IEEE Communications Letters and currently he is Associate EiC of IEEE Open Journal of Communications Society. Dr. Karagiannidis is one of the highly-cited researchers across all areas of Electrical Engineering, recognized in the five consecutive years 2015-2019 from Clarivate Analytics as Web-of-Science Highly-Cited Researcher