Sotirios A Tsaftaris, PhD

Chancellor's Fellow (Senior Lecturer) @ University of Edinburgh

Short biography

Sotirios A. Tsaftaris received the M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, in 2003 and 2006, respectively, and the Diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2000.

He is currently a Chancellor's Fellow (at a Senior Lecturer level) at the University of Edinburgh and a Turing Fellow with the Alan Turing Institute. Previously he was an Assistant Professor with IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy and the Director of the Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis Unit at IMT. Prior to that, he held a joint Research Assistant Professor appointment at Northwestern University with the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and Radiology Feinberg School of Medicine, working closely with Professors Katsaggelos, Dharmakumar, and Li, respectively. He maintained an adjunct appointment with EECS, and remains an affiliated member of the Image and Video Processing Laboratory (IVPL), at Northwestern University, directed by Prof. Aggelos Katsaggelos.

He has published extensively, particularly in interdisciplinary fields, with more than 100 journal and conference papers in his active record, with a variety of co-authors and collaborators.

While he has served in many technical program committees of international conferences, and he actively reviews papers for several prestigious international journals, most notably he is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics and Digital Signal Processing - Journal (Elsevier). He was Doctoral Symposium Chair for IEEE ICIP 2018 (Athens). He has served as area chair for IEEE ICME 2018 (San Diego), ICCV 2017 (Venice), MMSP 2016 (Montreal), VCIP 2015 (Singapore). He has also co-organized workshops for ICCV (2017), ECCV (2014), BMVC (2015), and MICCAI (2016, 2017).

He is a member of the ISMRM, SCMR, GIRPR - IAPR.

His work has received several accolades, such as Best Paper Award (STACOM 2017), twice a Magna Cum Laude Award (ISMRM), a finalist for the Early Career Award (SCMR, 2011), and has had his work appear in journal covers and attract significant media coverage.

Dr. Tsaftaris is a Murphy Fellow and a Fellow of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.

A recent version of his CV is available here .

Dr. Tsaftaris would like to thank personally the contribution and support from all of his collaborators and several entities, agencies (e.g. NIH, EPSRC, BBSRC, EU FP7/H2020), foundations, and industrial partners, that have supported his research program thus far.