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Panagiotis Tsakalidis

Multimedia Informatics Lab
Associate Professor

Phone: +30 2810 391.730, +30 2810 393.587
Fax: +30 2810 391.601

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 September 2004 to August 2006, he served as the Department Chairman. His research interests lie in the field of statistical signal processing with emphasis in estimation and detection theory, and applications in wireless communications, imaging, and multimedia systems. He has co-authored over 90 technical publications in these areas, including 25 journal papers. In October 2002, he was awarded IEE's A. H. Reeve Premium for the paper "Scalar quantization of heavy-tailed signals," co-authored with P. Reveliotis and C. L. Nikias, and published in the October 2000 issue of the IEE Proceedings - Vision, Image and Signal Processing. He is the PI of the 1.2 M euros FP6 MC-ToK "ASPIRE" project (2006-10) conducting research on collaborative signal processing techniques for efficient wireless sensor networks. He is a member of the ERCIM Network of Innovation/Technology & Knowledge Transfer Experts (I-Board).