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Panagiotis Tsakalides

Department of Computer Science
Vice Rector for Finance
University of Crete

Signal Processing Laboratory (SPL)
Institute of Computer Science (ICS)
Foundation for Research & Technology - Hellas (FORTH)

+30 2810 391.730
+30 2810 393.587
+30 2810 391.601
E-mail: tsakalid@ics.forth.gr
Air-mail: FORTH-ICS, N. Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton, GR 700 13 Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Short Biography

(From palm-tree country to olive-tree country)

Panagiotis Tsakalides received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1990. The same year, he moved to Tinseltown (that is LA in California) for graduate studies with scholarships from the Fulbright and Bodossakis Foundations. He received the M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1991 and 1995, respectively. From 1996 to 1999, he was a Research Assistant Professor with the Signal & Image Processing Institute at USC and he consulted for the US Navy and Air Force. From 1999 to 2002 he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece. In September 2002, he joined the Computer Science Department at the University of Crete as an Associate Professor and FORTH-ICS as a Researcher.

Currently, he is a Professor of Computer Science, the Vice Rector for Finance at the University of Crete, and the Head of the Signal Processing Laboratory at FORTH-ICS. His research interests lie in the field of statistical signal processing with emphasis in non-Gaussian estimation and detection theory, sparse representations, and applications in sensor networks, audio, imaging, and multimedia systems. He has coauthored over 150 technical publications in these areas, including 35+ journal papers. Prof. Tsakalides has an extended experience of transferring research and interacting with the industry. During the last 10 years, he has been the project coordinator in 7 European Commission and 9 national projects totaling more than 4 M € in actual funding for FORTH-ICS and the University of Crete. He was the PI of the 1.3 M € FP7 MC-IAPP "CS-ORION" project (2010-2014) conducting research on compressed sensing for remote imaging in aerial and terrestrial surveillance. Currently, he is the PI of the 1 M € H2020-LEIT-Space-COMPET project "PHYSIS: Sparse Signal Processing Technologies for HyperSpectral Imaging Systems."

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