Constantine Kotropoulos was born in Kavala, Greece in 1965. He received the Diploma degree with honors in Electrical Engineering in 1988 and the PhD 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 in 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 the summer of 1993. He has co-authored 43 journal papers, 152 conference papers, and contributed 6 chapters to edited books in his areas of expertise. His published work has received over 760 third party citations (h-index=15). He is co-editor of the book ``Nonlinear Model-Based Image/Video Processing and Analysis'' (J. Wiley and Sons, 2001). 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. Prof. Kotropoulos was 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 is an Associate Editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters, a member of the Editorial Board of Advances in Multimedia journal, and serves as a EURASIP local liaison officer for Greece.
Biography Updated on 16 January 2011