Dr Eleni Daskalaki

Electrical and Computer Engineer, PhD
Research Fellow in Computer Science
College of Engineering & Computer Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence And Image Processing 0801
  • Control Systems, Robotics And Automation 090602
  • Pattern Recognition And Data Mining 080109
  • Electrical And Electronic Engineering 0906
  • Signal Processing 090609
  • Biomedical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified 090399
  • Simulation And Modelling 080110
  • Performing Arts And Creative Writing 1904

Research interests

Machine/deep learning, reinforcement learning, control systems, signal processing, time-series analysis, unsupervised learning, sensing applications


Dr Eleni Daskalaki received her 5-year Dipl-Ing in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 2009 and her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Bern, Switzerland in 2013. Her doctoral research was on the design and development of reinforcement learning-based control algorithms and adaptive prediction models for glucose regulation in type 1 diabetes. Her main contribution on personalisation of insulin treatment resulted in a patent application. After her PhD, Dr. Daskalaki was engaged for two years as project associate at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, where she worked in different engineering areas, among which, the design of control algorithms for the phase regulation of the Compact Linear Collider klystrons.  Subsequently she was engaged at the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), Neuchatel, a private research company, first as a post-doctoral researcher and then as a R&D engineer. Her work focused on the development of signal processing algorithms for radiofrequency-based sensing applications and radar-based remote sensing of human vital signs. She led a research project on the development of machine/deep learning (ML/DL) algorithms for anomalies and events detection in multivariate time-series. Currently, she is a research fellow in Computer Science, mainly working for the OHIOH grand challenge. Her work focuses on the development of ML/DL strategies for the improvement of diagnosis and management of diabetes and multiple sclerosis, but also expands in the broader field of data processing in medical applications. 

Researcher's projects

Journal Publications

 [1] E. Daskalaki, P. Diem, S. Mougiakakou, "Model-free machine learning in biomedicine: Feasibility study in type 1 diabetes," PloS one, vol. 11, no. 7, July 2016.

[2] E. Daskalaki, S. Doebert, “Low-level feedback control for the phase regulation of CLIC Drive Beam klystrons”, CERN-ACC-2015-0138, CLIC-Note-1055, September 2015.

[3] A. Pfützner, J. Weissmann, S. Mougiakakou, E. Daskalaki, N. Weis, R. Ziegler, “Glycemic variability Is associated with frequency of blood glucose testing and bolus: post hoc analysis results from the ProAct study”, Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, vol.17, no. 6, pp. 392-397, June 2015.

[4] E. Daskalaki, K. Nørgaard, A. Prountzou, T. Züger, P. Diem, S. Mougiakakou, ”An early-warning system for hypo-/hyperglycemic events based on fusion of adaptive prediction models,” Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, vol. 7, no. 3, May 2013. (invited)

[5] E. Daskalaki, P. Diem, S. Mougiakakou, ”An Actor-Critic based controller for glucose regulation in type 1 diabetes,” Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, vol. 109, no. 2, pp. 116-125, February 2013. (invited)

[6] E. Daskalaki, A. Prountzou, P. Diem, S. Mougiakakou, ”Real-time models for the personalized prediction of glycemic profile in type 1 diabetes patients,” Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 168-174, January 2012.

Book Chapters

[1] E. Daskalaki, P. Diem, S. Mougiakakou, “Adaptive algorithms for personalized diabetes management,” In: Data-driven Modeling Diabetes, in Lecture Notes in Bioengineering, G. Mitsis, V. Marmarelis, Ed. Springer, 2014, pp. 91-116.

Conference Proceedings

[1] A. Vorobyov, E. Daskalaki, J. Farserotu, “Feasibility of Remote Vital Signs Sensing with a mm-Wave CW Reflectometer,” 38th IEEE International Conference on Electronics and Nanotechnology (ELNANO), Kiev, Ukraine, April 24-26, 2018.

[2] A. Vorobyov, E. Daskalaki, C. Hennemann, J. D. Decotignie, “Human physical condition RF sensing at THz range”, 38th Annual Internation Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Orlando, Florida, USA, August 16-20, 2016. 

[3] E. Daskalaki, V. Rude, A. Vamvakas, M. Duquenne, H. Mainaud-Durand, S. Doebert, “Study of the dynamic response of CLIC accelerating structures”, 6th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC), Richmond, Virginia, USA, May 3-8, 2015.

[4] R. Botwey, E. Daskalaki, P. Diem, S. Mougiakakou, “Multi-model data fusion to improve an early-warning system for hypo-/hyperglycemic events,” 36th Annual Internation Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Illinois, Chicago, USA, August 26-30, 2014.

[5] E. Daskalaki, P. Diem, S. Mougiakakou, ”Personalized tuning of a reinforcement learning control algorithm for glucose regulation,” 35th Annual Internation Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Osaka, Japan, July 3-7, 2013. 

[6] E. Daskalaki, L. Scarnato, P. Diem, S. Mougiakakou, ”Preliminary results of a novel approach for glucose regulation using an actor-critic learning based controller,” United Kingdom Automatic Control Council (UKACC) International Conference on Control, Conventry, UK, September 2010.


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