Panagiotis Tsakalides

Panagiotis Tsakalides

Affiliated Researcher to ICS-FORTH
Professor of Computer Science, University of Crete

Institute of Computer Science (ICS)
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)

Nikolaou Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton
P.O Box 1385
GR-70013 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone: +30 2810 39 1730
Fax: +30 2810 39 16 01
E-mail: tsakalidATics.forth.gr
Home page: http://www.ics.forth.gr/~tsakalid/

Prof. Panagiotis Tsakalides is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Crete and affiliated to the Telecommunications and Networks Laboratory of the Institute of Computer Science, FORTH.

Research Interests

  • Digital Signal Processing:
    • Alpha-stable processes and applications
    • 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
  • Telecommunication Systems:
    • 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

Participation in Research Projects

  • Title: CS-ORION: Compressed Sensing for Remote Imaging in Aerial and Terrestrial Surveillance
    Sponsor: European Commission, 7th Framework Programme, Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) Grant
    Amount: € 1,292,270
    Dates: September 2010 - August 2014
    PI: P. Tsakalides, collaborators: JL Starck (CEA/Saclay, France), M. Bousquet (SAGEM Defense Securite, France), and D. Tsigos (VTrip, Greece)
  • Title: ASPIRE: Collaborative Signal Processing for Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks
    Sponsor: European Commission, 6th Framework Programme, Marie Curie Transfer of Knowledge (ToK-DEV) Grant
    Amount: € 1,256,423
    Dates: September 2006 - August 2010
    PI: P. Tsakalides, collaborators: Baltasar Beferull-Lozano (University of Valencia, Spain) and C. Kyriakakis (University of Southern California, USA)
  • 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

Short CV

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).

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