Mandani (Mado) Ntekouli started her PhD research at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering at Maastricht University. She will apply Network Science on Psychopathology, with the goal of developing personalized decision-making models for mental disorders

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Ntekouli received her diploma from the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Patras in Greece. “During that time, I authored my diploma thesis on Knowledge Representation and its application on the epilepsy disorder as well as I co-authored four papers.” After graduation, she set out for a master's degree in Biomedical Engineering at TU Delft in the Netherlands. “During my MSc thesis, I worked on techniques used for visualizing brain activity. More specifically, I worked on functional ultrasound imaging as well as on computational methods used for discovering neuronal activation.”

Her PhD research will focus on the predictive network analysis of large-scale, dynamically interacting variables (such as symptoms) collected from multimodal data sources. “My research interests focus on Biomedical Signal and Image Processing, as well as on Machine Learning. Additionally, I am interested in Neuroscience, especially in the areas of cognitive functioning and neurological/mental disorders.”

She will join the Network Team, and is supervised by Jerry Spanakis, Lourens Waldorp and Anne Roefs.