Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Honorary Research Fellow



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Nicoletta Nicolaou received her BSc. (Hons) in Cybernetics & Control Engineering in 2001, and her PhD in Cybernetics (Thesis title: 'Automatic artefact removal from Electroencephalograms') in 2006 from the Department of Cybernetics, University of Reading, UK. She then joined the Holistic Electronics Research Lab and the KIOS Research Centre at the University of Cyprus as a Research Fellow (2007-2014). In 2014-2016 she joined the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London as an Experienced Researcher (Marie-Curie Fellow). She is now an Honorary Research Fellow.

Her main research interests are biomedical signal processing , with emphasis on the study of electrical brain activity (EEG) during anesthesia. More specifically, she is investigating how the patterns of brain connectivity (in terms of causality, synchrony, etc) are affected by anesthetic administration, in order to identify mechanisms of anesthetic-induced unconsciousness for predicting / preventing awareness during surgery. Her general research interests include the study of EEG activity for various applications (e.g. brain-computer interfaces), mental states (e.g. sleep), and disorders (e.g. epilepsy). 

Nicoletta has served as a Technical Committee member for a number of conferences and is a regular reviewer for a number of international journals and conferences. Throughout her research career she has received a number of awards, including first prize at the international data analysis competition of MLSP 2005 and the Best Paper Award at BIODEVICES 2008.



Wu S-J, Nicolaou N, Bogdan M, 2020, Consciousness Detection in a Complete Locked-in Syndrome Patient through Multiscale Approach Analysis, Entropy, Vol:22

Nicolaou N, Malik A, Daly I, et al., 2017, Directed Motor-Auditory EEG Connectivity Is Modulated by Music Tempo, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Vol:11, ISSN:1662-5161

Nicolaou N, Constandinou TG, 2016, A nonlinear causality estimator based on Non-Parametric Multiplicative Regression, Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, Vol:10, ISSN:1662-5196


Lauteslager T, Nicolaou N, Lande TS, et al., 2016, Functional neuroimaging Using UWB Impulse Radar: a Feasibility Study, IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BioCAS) Conference, IEEE, Pages:406-409

Demarchou E, Georgiou J, Nicolaou N, et al., 2014, Anesthetic-induced changes in EEG activity: a graph theoretical approach, IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BioCAS) Conference, Pages:45-48

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