Christos A. Frantzidis received the Diploma degree in electrical and computer engineering, in 2006, and the M.Sc. degree in medical informatics, in 2008, both from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Thessaloniki, Greece. He received from the same university his Ph.D. degree (November 2014) in the neurophysiological evaluation of non-pharmaceutical cognitive and/or physical interventions aiming to promote healthy aging. He is also collaborating with the Greek AeroSpace Medical Aviation (GASMA) and the Laboratory of Medical Physics, School of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki towards brain-network and functional connectivity analysis. He is studying the effects of both physiological and pathological aging and the detrimental effects of microgravity on sleep physiology. He was a visiting researcher in a European Space Agency (ESA) - funded bed-rest study held in the ‘envihab’ premises of the German Aerospace Agency (DLR) in Cologne, Germany. His research interest are network and sleep neuroscience, functional connectivity analysis and decision support systems. He is particularly interested on how remote, isolated and confined environments affect our sleep and how our brain adapts to those changes through neuroplasticity or compensatory mechanisms. So, he is also serving as a group member in the IAA Study Group entitled as “Sleeping Brain in Space and Analog Environments- Investigation of microgravity effect and identification of robust countermeasures”.
He is serving as Guest Associate Editor in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. He has already edited 29 published articles in the field of network neuroscience. He is also serving as a Review Editor in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. He has already reviewed 30 accepted articles in the fields of human, behavioral, aging and computational neuroscience. He is also serving as a reviewer in IEEE biomedical and in several Elsevier journals. He has published 15 journal articles and more than 60 conference presentations. His total number of citations is 1145 until October 2018. His h-index is 18 and his i10-index is 21 until that period. He was also the first author of the paper entitled as “What are the symbols of Alzheimer? A Permutation Entropy based symbolic analysis for the detection of early changes of the electroencephalographic complexity due to mild Alzheimer” gained the 3rd prize in the best student paper competition on the 12th IEEE Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering (BIBE 2012) held in Larnaca, Cyprus, 11-13 November, 2012.