Compressed sensing theory and applications in audio and video coding, location sensing, and UWB communications
SAR, radar, and sonar signal processing
Biomedical image and signal processing
Information Theory/Mutimedia signal processing:
Digital watermarking and data hiding techniques
Data quantization and coding
Wavelet-based denoising and coding
Multichannel audio processing
Signal processing for wireless sensor networks
Adaptive array antennas
Awards and Distinctions
2002 A. H. Reeve Best Paper Award by the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) for the paper “Scalar quantisation of heavy-tailed signals,” IEE Proceedings – Vision, Image and Signal Processing, vol. 147, no. 5, pp. 475-484, October 2000.
Fulbright Foundation scholarship (1990-92) for graduate studies in the US
Bodossakis Foundation scholarship (1990-93) for graduate studies in the US
Title: Wireless Sensor Networks: Theory and Applications in Structural Health Monitoring Sponsor: Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology and Themeliodomi S.A. Amount: € 135,000 Dates: October 2005 - June 2009 PI: P. Tsakalides
Title: User-Centric Enhancement of Speech in Adverse Noise Conditions with Applications to Speech Communication Systems Sponsor: Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology Amount: € 60,000 Dates: March 2006 - February 2008 PI: P. Tsakalides , co-PIs: A. Mouchtaris (FORTH-ICS) and J. Van der Spiegel (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Title: Multiresolution Algorithms for Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Systems Sponsor: Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology Amount: € 11,740 Dates: October 2005 - September 2007 PI: P. Tsakalides , co-PI: A. Achim (University of Bristol, UK)
Title: Immersive Audio Rendering and Transmission Technologies Sponsor: European Commission, 6th Framework Programme Amount: € 80,000 Dates: March 2005 - February 2007 PI: P. Tsakalides, co-PI: A. Mouchtaris (FORTH-ICS)
Title: Multichannel Audio Compression and Coding Sponsor: Greek Department of Education Amount: € 50,000 Dates: March 2004 - December 2007 PI: P. Tsakalides
Title: 3-D Audio Synthesis and Transmission Through Wireless Networks for Teleconferencing and Telepresence Applications Sponsor: Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology and FORTHnet S.A. Amount: € 91,500 Dates: June 2004 - May 2006 PI: P. Tsakalides
Title: Multicarrier Space-Time Coding for Multichannel Digital Audio Transmission Sponsor: Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology Amount: € 60,000 Dates: August 2003 - August 2005 PI: P. Tsakalides, co-PI: C. Kyriakakis (University of Southern California, USA)
Title: Development of a SAR Image Autofocusing Module for Environmental Monitoring with Remote Sensing Sponsor: Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology Amount: € 44,000 Dates: June 2003 - December 2004 PI: P. Tsakalides
Panagiotis Tsakalides (M’95) received the Diploma in electrical engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1990, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, in 1995. He is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Crete, and a Researcher with the Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH-ICS), Greece. From 2004 to 2006, he served as the Department Chairman. From 1999 to 2002, he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Patras, Patras, Greece. From 1996 to 1998, he was a Research Assistant Professor with the Signal and Image Processing Institute, USC, and he consulted for the U.S. Navy and Air Force.
His research interests lie in the field of statistical signal processing with emphasis in non-Gaussian estimation and detection theory, compressed sensing, and applications in sensor networks, audio, imaging, and multimedia systems. He has coauthored over 100 technical publications in these areas, including 25 journal papers. He is the PI of the 1.3 M euros FP7 MC-IAPP "CS-ORION" project (2010-2014) conducting research on compressed sensing for remote imaging in aerial and terrestrial surveillance. He is a member of the ERCIM Network of Innovation/Technology and Knowledge Transfer Experts (I-Board).