S. D. Kollias obtained a Diploma in electrical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece in 1979, the M.S. degree in communication engineering from the University of Manchester, UK in 1980, and the Ph.D. degree in signal processing from the Computer Science Division of NTUA in 1984. In 1982, he was given a COMSOC Scholarship by the IEEE Communication Society. Since 1997, he has been a Professor of NTUA and the Director of the Intelligent Multimedia Systems Lab. His research interests include multimedia analysis, coding, retrieval, semantic multimedia analysis, knowledge technologies, human computer interaction, augmented and virtual reality, multimodal emotion recognition and synthesis, artificial intelligence, neural networks, interoperability, and metadata of cultural content. He has published more than 200 papers, 100 of which in international journals. He is the Editor of the book Multimedia Content and the Semantic Web, Wiley, March 2005. He has been the National Representative of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture to the EC NRG on Digitisation (from 2004 till 2007) and to the Member State Expert Group (from 2007 until today). He has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and the Neural Networks Journal and reviewer of more than 20 International Journals. He was an invited expert in the Vision2012 Workshop of the EU in the field of Knowledge Technologies and Interfaces in June 2002 and been a Member of the EC Expert Group on Interoperability for Digital Libraries, 2007-2008. He is a Member of the Executive Committee of the European Neural Network Society and of the European Neural Network Council (from 2007 till today) and a Member of the International Advisory/Technical Committee in 50 International Conferences. He was the General Chair of the VLBV01 (International Workshop on Multimedia Analysis), Athens, October 2001, of the ICANN-06 (International Conference Neural Networks) Athens, October 2006, and of CBMI-09 (Content-based Multimedia Indexing), Crete, June 2009.
Biography Updated on 17 January 2011