About Dr Vardakis
I’m a Research Associate in Integrative Cerebral Dynamics working with Professor Y. Ventikos, Dean Chou and Dr. Liwei Guo at UCL. My main focus is developing a computational framework that will aid in the understanding of cerebral diseases arising from Dementia (such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Dementia and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus). We work within the VPH-DARE@IT project, which aims to deliver the first patient-specific predictive models for early differential diagnosis of dementias and their evolution.
The foundations of the mathematical modelling that we work on lie in Multiple-Network Poroelastic Theory, adapted to patient specific cases and simulated through a combination of Computational Fluid Dynamics (currently aided by High Performance Computing) and the Finite Element Method. We are developing a modelling platform that can handle, in an anatomically accurate and patient specific manner, the transport and interplay of blood and cerebrospinal fluid with the parenchyma – the neuronal and astrocytic tissue that constitutes the functioning brain.
Ventikos appointed Guest Professor of Beijing Institute of Technology
Professor Yiannis Ventikos, Head of Department at UCL Mechanical Engineering, has been appointed a Guest Professor at the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT).Read more