C. Kotropoulos was born in Kavala, Greece, in 1965. He received a Diploma with honors in electrical engineering in 1988 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering in 1993, both from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Informatics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. From 1989 to 1993, he was a Research and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the same university. In 1995, he joined the Department of Informatics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as a Senior Researcher and served then as a Lecturer from 1997 to 2001 and as an Assistant Professor from 2002 to 2007. He was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware, USA, during the academic year 2008-2009, and he conducted research in the Signal Processing Laboratory at Tampere University of Technology, Finland, during 1993. He has coauthored 43 journal papers, 152 conference papers, and contributed he 6 chapters to edited books in his areas of expertise. His published work has received over 760 third party citations. He coedited a book titled Nonlinear Model-Based Image/Video Processing and Analysis. His current research interests include audio, speech, and language processing, signal processing, pattern recognition, multimedia information retrieval, biometric authentication techniques, and human-centered multimodal computer interaction. He served as a Scholar of the State Scholarship Foundation of Greece and the Bodossaki Foundation. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Member of EURASIP, IAPR, and the Technical Chamber of Greece. He serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters, a Member of the Editorial Board of Advances in Multimedia journal, and he serves as a EURASIP local liaison officer for Greece.
Biography Updated on 12 August 2010