Dr. Haralampos (Babis) Hatzikirou
I am an applied mathematician interested in complex systems related to mainly biomedical problems and also for bio-inspired algorithms. My research is divided into (i) modeling of biological multicellular systems, (ii) development of tools for multiscale mathematical modeling and analysis, and (iii) design of bio-inspired decision-making algorithms for multi-agent systems.
Short Bio: It was a sunny morning of 1978 when a tremendous thing came to Earth... me! This little guy (hmm...not really) was born in Thessaloniki, the second biggest city in Greece. Soon after, we changed a couple of cities and I landed at my second hometown, Serres, where I spent my school years. Finishing the school in 1996, Thessaloniki was ready to accept me for my university studies in the Mathematics department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki . In 2001, after five incredible years, I left Greece to enroll in the program of Industrial Mathematics (Technomathematik) in TU Kaiserslautern. I stayed for 1,5 year, and the road brought to the amazing capital of Germany, Berlin. There I spent almost one year doing my master thesis at the ITB under the supervision Prof. H. Herzel. Finally, in 2004, i received a Marie Curie scholarship to accomplish my PhD thesis in the IMC group of A. Deutsch, in ZIH at TU Dresden. In 2009, Europe was fed up with me and I found myself playing the cowboy in Texas, with my ranch at UT at Houston. Next year (2010), in an attempt to find Bugs Bunny, I found myself in Albuquerque at University of New Mexico. While searching I ended up again in Germany (2011), and in particular in Brunswick, at the Helmholtz Institute for Infection Research collaborating with M. Meyer-Hermann. Although I was trying to keep myself away, the sirens of Dresden called me back and from now on (2013), I will be a group leader in the new excellence cluster of cfAED. But life makes circles and since 2016, me and my group came back to Helmholtz Institute for Infection Research