Panagiotis Tsakalides

panagiotis_tsakalidesHead of Signal Processing Laboratory
Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas

Professor and Vice Rector, Department of Computer Science, University of Crete, Greece

P. Tsakalides 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, Los Angeles, in 1995. He is a Professor and the Chairman of the Computer Science Department at the University of Crete, and the Head of the Signal Processing Laboratory at the Institute of Computer Science (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 30 journal papers. P. Tsakalides has a strong commitment in inspiring young researchers, having supervised 4 PhD and 16 M.Sc. students as well as 8 postdoctoral fellows.

Prof. Tsakalides has an extended experience of transferring research and interacting with the industry, which he first obtained in the 90s during his involvement in projects related to the Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer (SBIR & STTR) programs of the US Government. Prof. Tsakalides has been the project coordinator or co-PI in 8 European Commission and 9 national projects totaling more than 4.5 M€ in actual funding for the University of Crete and FORTH-ICS. Recently, he was the coordinator 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 (// This project has been tagged as a success story by the EC. Currently, he is the coordinator of the 1 M€ H2020 COMPET project “PHySIS” (// conducting research on sparse signal processing technologies for hyperspectral systems.

Selected Publications:

Achim, Alin Marian; Basarab, Adrian; Tzagkarakis, George; Tsakalides, Panagiotis; Kouame, Denis
Reconstruction of Ultrasound RF Echoes Modeled as Stable Random Variables (Journal Article)
Computational Imaging, IEEE Transactions on, 1 (2), pp. 86-95, 2015, ISSN: 2333-9403.

Nikitaki, Sofia; Tsagkatakis, Grigorios; Tsakalides, Panagiotis
Efficient Multi-channel Signal Strength Based Localization via Matrix Completion and Bayesian Sparse Learning (Journal Article)
Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on, PP (99), pp. 1-1, 2015, ISSN: 1536-1233.

Tsagkatakis, Grigorios; Woiselle, Arnaud; Tzagkarakis, George; Bousquet, Marc; Starck, Jean-Luc; Tsakalides, Panagiotis
Multireturn Compressed Gated Range Imaging (Journal Article)
Optical Engineering, special issue on Computational Approaches to Imaging LADAR, 54 (3), pp. 031106–031106, 2015.

Milioris, Dimitris; Tzagkarakis, George; Papakonstantinou, Artemis; Papadopouli, Maria; Tsakalides, Panagiotis
Low-dimensional Signal-strength Fingerprint-based Positioning in Wireless LANs (Journal Article)
Ad Hoc Netw., 12 , pp. 100–114, 2014, ISSN: 1570-8705.

Griffin, Anthony; Hirvonen, Toni; Tzagkarakis, Christos; Mouchtaris, Athanasios; Tsakalides, Panagiotis
Single-Channel and Multi-Channel Sinusoidal Audio Coding Using Compressed Sensing (Journal Article)
Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, IEEE Transactions on, 19 (5), pp. 1382-1395, 2011, ISSN: 1558-7916.

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Email Address: tsakalid [at] ics [dot] forth [dot] gr

Postal Address: FORTH-ICS, N. Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton, GR 700 13 Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Telephone Number: +30 2810 391.730, +30 2810 393.587

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