Sofia Karamintziou

PhD Thesis
Development of Stochastic Dynamical Models for Optimization of Deep Brain Stimulation in Movement and Neuropsychiatric Disorders, NTUA, 2015.

Sofia D. Karamintziou received her Diploma (MSc) Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) (2000-2005), her Interdisciplinary MSc Degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Patras & National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) (2007-2009), and her Ph.D. Degree from NTUA (2010-2015), under the supervision of Professor Konstantina S. Nikita. Her research interests have lied in the fields of Computational Neuroscience and Νeural Εngineering with a focus on the development of data-driven stochastic models for the optimization of electrical deep brain stimulation (DBS) in advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) and treatment-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Part of her research has been conducted in collaboration with Grenoble Institute of Neurosciences (INSERM-U836/Olivier David, PhD). She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the ΙΕΕΕ-Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN).

Present Position
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bourns College of Engineering, University of California, Riverside, USA.

Research Interests
Neuromodulation for the treatment of movement disorders

Scientific Professional Societies
IEEE, EMBS International Neuromodulation Society, Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece