Basilis Gatos was born in 1967, Athens, Greece. He received his Electrical Engineering Diploma in 1992 and his Ph.D. degree in 1998, both from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece. His Ph.D. thesis is on Optical Character Recognition Techniques. In 1993, he was awarded a scholarship from the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, NCSR "Demokritos", where he worked till 1996. From 1997 to 1998, he worked as a Software Engineer at Computer Logic S.A. From 1998 to 2001, he worked at Lambrakis Press Archives as a Director of the Research Division in the field of digital preservation of old newspapers. From 2001 to 2003, he worked at BSI S.A. as the Managing Director of R&D Division in the field of document management and recognition. He is currently working as a Researcher at the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos," Athens, Greece. His main research interests are in image processing and document image analysis, OCR, and Pattern Recognition. He has more than 100 publications in journals and international conference proceedings and has participated in several research programs funded by the European Community. He is a Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, of the Editorial Board of the International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR), and program committee member of several international Conferences (e.g., ICFHR 2008, AND 2009, ICDAR 2009, and ICDAR 2011).
Biography Updated on 18 January 2011