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Panagiotis Tsakalides

Department of Computer Science
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
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E-mail: tsakalid@csd.uoc.gr, 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. From March of 2017 to September of 2019 he served as the Vice Rector of Financial Planning, Infrastructure and Development at the University of Crete, and from September 2019 to August 2020 he was the University Rector.

Currently, he is a Professor of Computer Science, the Head of the Signal Processing Laboratory, and Associate Director of FORTH-ICS. His research interests lie in the field of statistical signal processing and machine learning with emphasis in non-Gaussian estimation and detection theory, sparse representations, and applications in imaging, sensor networks, audio, and multimedia systems. He has coauthored over 230 technical publications in these areas, including 60 journal papers. Prof. Tsakalides has an extended experience of transferring research and interacting with the industry. Since 2003, he has been the project coordinator in 9 European Commission and 13 national projects with a budget in excess of 15 M € totaling more than 8 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 conducting research on compressed sensing for remote imaging in aerial and terrestrial surveillance and of the 1 M € H2020-LEIT-Space-COMPET project "PHYSIS: Sparse Signal Processing Technologies for HyperSpectral Imaging Systems." He currently runs a 2.5 M € Horizon Europe ERA Chair project titled "TITAN: Frugal Artificial Intelligence and Application in Astrophysics," to create a center of excellence in computational science, machine learning and statistics research for data-oriented Astronomy.

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