He received the B.S. Honors degree in Electrical Engineering and the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and the Ph.D. in Electrical and Medical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 2000. He also received a degree in Medicine (Magna Cum Laude in Medicine) from the Harvard Medical School in 2002. The overlying goal of his research is the introduction of new technologies in clinical applications for the improvement of the diagnostic and therapeutic options of modern health care systems to directly impact patient prognosis and outcome. He was appointed a member of the faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus in June 2002. Dr. Pitris is the editor of 1 book, author of 3 book chapters, 36 peer-reviewed journal publications, 58 abstracts or conference proceedings, and 8 US and EU patents. His work was cited more than 3200 times with an h-index of 24 (Scopus Citation Report, Jan. 2012.) He serves as a reviewer for the EU, NIH, and the Government of Cyprus. He is an active member of IEEE, OSA, SPIE and a reviewer for Optics Letters, Applied Optics, Journal of Biomedical Optics and Nature Publications.