Dr. Haralampos Hatzikirou
Dr. haralampos hatzikirou Associate Professor Mathematics

Contact Information
haralampos.hatzikirou@ku.ac.ae 023125701


Dr. Haralampos Hatzikirou received his Ph.D. from TU Dresden in 2009 as a Marie Curie fellow, after finishing his  M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics at TU Kaiserslautern in 2003 and his BSc in Mathematics at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He then worked as a postdoc in Biomedical Informatics at the University of Texas at Houston and in the Pathology department of New Mexico University in Albuquerque. In 2012, he returned to Germany where he became a group leader at TU Dresden and at Helmholtz Center for Infection Research. In 2020, he joined the faculty of Mathematics at Khalifa University as an Associate Professor.

Dr. Hatzikirou's research is focused on developing a mathematical theory for cell decision-making in pathophysiological multicellular systems that has profound implications in tissue development and in biomedical problems, such as cancer or bacterial infections. Also, he develops novel methods that fuse mechanistic modeling and machine learning.

He has published more than 60 papers (Google Scholar h-index>25) in many prestigious journals and he acquired more than 3 million euros of research funding (including German and European grants, and a prestigious Volkswagenstiftung). He has held  >30 invited talks and >20 contributed talks worldwide. Finally, he has supervised 6 postdocs, 5 Ph.D., and 4 M.Sc. students.

  • Ph.D., Biomathematics, Technical University Dresden (Dresden, Germany), 2009
  • M.Sc., Applied Mathematics, Technical University Kaiserslautern (Kaiserslautern, Germany), 2003
  • B.Sc., Mathematics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki, Greece), 2001

  • Computational Systems Biology of Cancer (MATH725)
  • Linear Algebra (MATH204)
  • Mathematical Methods in Biology (MATH435)
  • Multivariate Statistics (MATH604)

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Healthcare Engineering Innovation Center

Research Interests
  • Mathematical theory of cell decision-making of multicellular systems
  • Systems medicine
  • Development of methods combining mathematical modelling and machine learning for biomedical problems

Research Projects

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Symeon Savvopoulos Postdoc
Siti Maghfirotul Ulya PhD Student
Yusuf Jamilu Umar PhD Student
Additional Info

Personal website: hatzikirou.gr


We are open for talented PhD and MSc students that are interested in becoming part of a trans-disciplinary team that develops mathematical and computational methods for biomedical problems.