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Selina Kolokytha

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MRES TITLE

Improving the efficiency of a pseudo-3D imaging system (tomosynthesis) for security screening of passenger baggage using photogrammetry for better determination of object location.

FIRST DEGREE

BSc Physics with Honours (University of Liverpool)

SECOND DEGREE

MSc Radiation Physics (University College London)

WHY I APPLIED TO THE SECURITY SCIENCE DTC

I highly wished to advance my studies following my MSc. I was strongly recommended to apply for this PhD by my MSc supervisor. Moreover, the more I read into the DTC and Security Science in general the more fascinated I became.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Radiation Physics Security Applications: Mapping radiation, homeland security, detectors (drugs&explosives), scanners, cameras.

Some examples : x-ray imaging,  x-ray diffraction (drugs&explosives), intelligent imaging x-rays, compton cameras (isotope mapping), multi spectral imaging detectors.

WHAT I DO WHEN I'M NOT STUDYING

I go to the gym, explore the city/country, do photography, go to the theatre, watch movies or read books.

MY CAREER ASPIRATIONS

I aim big but I focus more short term of this academic path I have chosen. I am still open to various directions where my scientific career may lead me. 

My  main aim is to advance the current state of the art in some specific area relevant to my interests and from then on to move out into the ‘real world’ and be able to use and operate this whilst keeping up with the ever evolving demands, threats, and  technologies leading to a better future.

WHAT KIND OF PARTNER ORGANISATION I'D LIKE TO WORK WITH AND WHAT I'D LIKE FROM THEM

Most welcome industry partner related to any of my interests who engage in any relevant projects, technology or information, from where a collaboration will be mutually beneficial.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/ATTENDANCE

1st  EU Conference on the Detection of Explosives, Avignon, March  2011, registered.

UCL Security and Crime Research Network Conference, December 2010, co-organised and attended

5th European Security Research Conference, Ostende, Belgium. September 2010, attended.

S. Kolokytha, L. Costaridou, S. Michopoulou, G. Panayiotakis, R. Speller, “Exploring “intelligence” to maintain image quality and reduce dose in CT”, Poster Presentation in the European Congress of Radiology, Vienna, March 2010. 

S. Kolokytha, L. Costaridou, S. Michopoulou, G. Panayiotakis, R. Speller, “Intelligent” CT: Optimizing Image Quality and Reducing Dose, Oral Presentation in the International Conference on Imaging Technologies in Biomedical Sciences (ITBS 2009), Milos, September 2009.