The University welcomes Global Chair Professor Konstantina Nikita for her first in-person visit from 14–18 November 2022. A pioneer in cross-disciplinary research in Engineering and Medicine, we're looking forward to welcoming Professor Nikita as she embarks on her in-person activities as a 2022/2023 Global Chair. Professor Nikita will be hosted by Dr Despina Moschou in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

Professor Nikita trained as both a physician and an engineer and works to adapt technologies developed in the antennas and computer industry for healthcare innovation. She is a Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The National Technical University of Athens, where she is also the Founder and Director of the Biomedical Simulations and Imaging Lab and Director of the Mobile Radiocommunications Lab.

The research areas of digital and health are priorities at Bath and a collaboration with Professor Nikita will greatly benefit several proposed research projects, including AI-assisted multisensory inputs for augmenting physical performance, subcutaneous implantable sensing device technology and artificial retinal devices for augmented human vision.

Activities at Bath

On 16 November, Professor Nikita will give a public lecture entitled 'Leveraging AI to support person-centered health and wellness' on campus at 5.15pm, followed by a welcome reception from 6.15pm until 7.15pm. Everyone is welcome to attend – please sign up for a ticket on Eventbrite.

During her visit, Professor Nikita will also host seminars and workshops, attend meetings and visit local innovation facilities.