Dr. Alexander Astaras is Asst. Professor in Computer Science at the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) and a Research Associate in the Lab of Medical Physics, Dept. of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece. He obtained his BA in Physics from Oberlin College, Ohio, USA and his PhD in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He has authored more than 30 publications in the fields of Electronics and Biomedical Engineering (citations >308, H=7), designed and tested 5 prototype electronic ASIC chips and supervised several undergraduate and MSc theses in biomedical engineering and electronics. He is an active member of the IEEE and the Hellenic Biomedical Engineering Society (ELEVIT). In the past he has worked in analogue and mixed-signal integrated circuits, system-on-chip and lab-on-chip integration as well as mapping artificial neural networks on silicon. His research interests include biomedical micro-electro-mechanical data acquisition sensors (bio-MEMS), low power mixed-signal VLSI electronics design, machine learning and medical robotics.