Antonis Makropoulos
Head of Research

AI will completely transform the clinical workflow, automating tedious work and providing radiologists with actionable insights that make their lives easier.

Antonis’ impeccable resume makes him a perfect fit for our Head of Research. Prior to joining the contextflow family, he served as the Chief Scientific Officer at ThinkSono where he managed the R&D team, developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) detection software from ultrasound images. Earlier in his career, Antonis worked as both a Research Associate at the Imperial College of London where he implemented a system for brain MRI analysis (including segmentation, surface 3D modeling and data analysis) as well as a Scientist at Siemens Healthcare, developing prototypes for real-time PET lesion segmentation. Originally from Greece, Antonis joined contextflow in November 2020 as our second full-time remote employee. He studied Computer Science at Athens University of Economics and Business before completing a MSc in Artificial Intelligence from Edinburgh University and a PhD in Medical Image Processing from Imperial College London. Never one to pass up a challenge, Antonis once won 1st prize for Most Accurate Algorithm at the MICCAI neoBrainS12 challenge.

Favorite meal: Hearty beef stew

Recommended reading: Home Brew: The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own Tipple by Doug Rouxel and Sara Paston-Williams

People would be surprised to learn…that I enjoy foraging in the wild to collect my own cooking ingredients.

If I wasn’t working as Head of Research, I would be…a game developer working on indie titles.

Most rewarding part of my job: Applying state-of-the-art research to solve real problems