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Andreas T

- Research Program Mentor

MD/PhD candidate at Northwestern University


Human Physiology/Anatomy, Medical Devices, Engineering in Medicine, Signal Processing, Explainable AI/Machine Learning


The human body is a complex network of interacting parts - some we understand, some we think we understand, and others for which we've barely scratched the surface! My interests lie in measuring things about the human body non-invasively - with sensors we can place on the skin to measure electrical signals, vibrations, and optical signals that the body creates or interacts with. My specific interests are in understanding how the cardiovascular system functions and how to use these non-invasive measurements to help patients and doctors work together to make personalized, informed healthcare decisions. MD/PhD programs can be quite long and intensive! One way to get through it is to make friends - and the way I do it is to bribe them with cookies. I like to bake and cook (and run a bit to burn those off). Otherwise, I like to explore Chicago, where I live right now, or go home to relax with my family back in Greece.

Project ideas

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Signals on the Human Body

In this project, you will do a literature review to see what kinds of signals are being measured from the human body in routine clinical care, or promising ideas for new types of measurements. You will pick one (or two) and do a deeper dive on what that signal looks like, what it measures and how to extract meaningful information from it. For example, you can pick the electrocardiogram, and write a review on what doctors use it for, or build a device using components (like Arduino) on the web, or I can send you examples to analyze using Python or Matlab in some way.

Coding skills

Python, Matlab, some C

Languages I know

Greek, native

Teaching experience

I was a lab TA for Systems Engineering, a TA for a new flipped-classroom biology (intro to genetics) class and served as an undergraduate advisor/tutor for most of the quarters after my first year at Dartmouth College (my undergrad institution). Recently, I TAed a cardiovascular physiology class at Northwestern University. I also volunteer occasionally at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago for a science mentoring program called PRISM, but that's taken a bit of a hit in the pandemic.



Dartmouth College
BSE Bachelor of Science in Engineering (2017)
Electrical Engineering
Northwestern University
MD/PhD Doctor of Medicine and of Philosophy candidate
Biomedical Engineering

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