Announcements:

- BEST PAPER AWARD.   The paper «Efficient Graph-based Matrix Completion on Incomplete Animated Models» by E. Vlachos, A. Lalos, K. Moustakas and K. Berberidis, submitted to the IEEE ICME-2017 Conference has been selected for the "World's FIRST 10K Best Paper Award – Platinum Award".  The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (IEEE ICME) will be held in Hong Kong, in July 10-14, 2017. The IEEE ICME is the flagship conference of the IEEE in the area of Multimedia.
 
- Lecture by Prof. Francis Castanie, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse and Telecommunications for Space and Aeronautics Center. Co-organized by IEEE SPS Greece Chapter, ECE and CEID. UPatras May 11, 2017.  Title: "Hybridation and Fusion of Satellite and Telecommunication Network Based Positioning Methods"  (Lecture cancelled)
 
- Lecture by Prof. Athena Petropulu, ECE Dept., Rutgers University and Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Organized by IEEE SPS Greece Chapter and U of Athens. May 3, 2017. Title: "Enhancing QoS in Beamforming Networks: Mobile Beamformers and Optimal Motion Policies".
 
- Presentation by K. Berberidis in YODIWA IoT Workshop (UPATRAS, Dec. 20, 2016). Title: "CEID and SPC Lab IoT Research Activities".
 
- Θέματα διπλωματικών εργασιών για το ακαδημαϊκό έτος 2015/16: Δείτε σχετική σελίδα του ΤΜΗΥΠ.
 
- Lecture by K. Berberidis in UPatras Students Workshop (UPatras, May 26, 2016).  Title: "New Tools for Information Processing in the Sparse World".
 
- Plenary talk by K. Berberidis in the 2016 Panhellenic Conference of ECE&CS Students. Chania, April 22-24, 2016.  Title: "New Tools for Information Processing in the Sparse World".
 
- Presentation by K. Berberidis in EESTEC Workshop (UPATRAS, March 2016). Title: "CEID and ECE Depts: Facts and Figures".
 
- HSI-MARS Workshop on "New Techniques for Hyperspectral Imaging". Full-day event with 10 invited talks. NOA, Oct. 21, 2015. 
 
- Θέματα διπλωματικών εργασιών για το ακαδημαϊκό έτος 2015/16: Δείτε σχετική σελίδα του ΤΜΗΥΠ.
 
- THALES Workshop on "Energy-Aware Communication Networks". Full-day event with 10 invited talks. U of Pireaus, Sept. 22, 2015. More details in: 
http://www.unipi.gr/unipi/el/component/k2/item/6578-hmerida-thalis-endecon-tmhma-pshfiakwn-susthmatwn.html
 
- Lecture by Prof. Steven Berber, Aucland University, New Zealand. CEID/SPC Lab, June 8, 2015. Title: Multiuser Systems in Wireless Sensor Networks".
 
- Lecture by Prof. Hamid Krim, North Carolina State University and Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Organized by IEEE SPS Greece Chapter and U of Athens. May 20, 2015. Title: "Convexity, Sparsity, Nullity and all that....".
 
 
- 3nd Greek Signal Processing JAM (GSP-JAM 2015). Daily event, 7 invited speakers. Organized by IEEE SPS Greece Chapter and "Athena" Research and Innovation Center. ("Athena" Center, Jan. 20, 2015). More details in: http://www.sp-jam.gr/
 
- Θέματα διπλωματικών εργασιών για το ακαδημαϊκό έτος 2014/15: Δείτε σχετική σελίδα του ΤΜΗΥΠ.
 
- Lecture by Prof. David Zhang, Chair Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Founding Director του Biometrics Research Centre UGC/CRC. Organized by IEEE SPS Greece Chapter and SPC Lab. UPatras, CEID, Sept. 16 2014. Title:  "Biometrics Computing".  More details in:
http://xanthippi.ceid.upatras.gr/announces/announces/Lecture_D.Zhang_UPatras_(16-09-2014).pdf
 
- Lecture by Dr. George Alexandropoulos, Athens Information Technology.  UPatras, CEID/SPC Lab, June 26 2014). Title: "Transceiver Techniques for Multi-user Multi-antenna Systems".  More details in:
http://xanthippi.ceid.upatras.gr/announces/announces/Lecture_G.Alexandropoulos_(26-06-2014).pdf
 
- Lecture by Prof. Georgios Giannakis, University of Minnesota. UPatras, CEID/SPC Lab, June 12 2014. Title: "Signal Processing for Big Data".  More details in LINK:  http://xanthippi.ceid.upatras.gr/announces/announces/Lecture_G.Giannakis_UPatras_(12-06-2014).pdf
 
- THALES Workshop on "Energy-Aware Communication Networks". Full-day event with 8 invited talks. UPatras Conference Center, March 13, 2014. More details in: 
http://xanthippi.ceid.upatras.gr/announces/announces/HMERIDA_COM.NETS_and_SMART_GRID.pdf
 
- Θέματα διπλωματικών εργασιών για το ακαδημαϊκό έτος 2013/14: Δείτε σχετική σελίδα του ΤΜΗΥΠ.

- Lecture by Prof. Georgios Giannakis, University of Minnesota.  UPatras, CEID/SPC Lab, June 27 2013. Title: "Sparsity and Low Rank for Robust Social Data Analytics and Networking".  See invitation.

- Lecture by Dr. Jacques Palicot, Professor, Ecole Superieure d'Electricite.  UPatras, CEID/SPC Lab, April 17, 2013.   Title: "Cognitive Radio for Green Radio Communications: The Green Cognitive Radio Concept".  See invitation.

Θέματα διπλωματικών εργασιών για το ακαδημαϊκό έτος 2012/13

- 2ο Greek Signal Processing JAM (GSP-JAM 2012). Daily event, 8 invited speakers. Co-organized by IEEE SPS Greece Chapter and EURASIP.  AUTH, Thessaloniki, May 17 2012).  See invitation.

- Lecture by Dr. James Johnston, IEEE Fellow and SPS Distinguist Lecturer, "Beyond MP3: what is left in audio?". Co-organized by IEEE SPS Greece Chapter and SPC Lab. UPatras, CEID/SPC Lab, April 24, 2012.  See invitation (in greek)  

-  Πρόσκληση εκδήλωσης ενδιαφέροντος για συμμετοχή σε φοιτητικές ομάδες έρευνας στο εργαστήριο επεξεργασίας σημάτων και επικοινωνιών.   Αναλυτικά.

- Talk of Mr. Ioannis Tzelatis, R&D Engineer, Nomor GmbH, "Long Term Evolution Networks",  (UPatras, CEID, Oct. 3, 2011)

Θέματα διπλωματικών εργασιών για το ακαδημαϊκό έτος 2011/12

- Talk of Dr. Eleftherios Kofidis, University of Piraeus  (UPatras, CEID, April 13, 2011).  See invitation (in greek) 

- Talk of Dr. Jean-Francois Naviner,  Professor at Telecom ParisTech (UPatras,  CEID, February 24 2011)   

- Talk of Prof. Sergios Theodoridis,  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (UPatras Campus, Amphitheatre EAITY, 9 Dec. 2010). See invitation.

 - Talk of Prof. Mos Kaveh, IEEE SP Society President (Athens, Propylaia, 1 Nov. 2010). See invitation.

 - Θέματα διπλωματικών εργασιών για το ακαδημαϊκό έτος 2010/11

(last update of this page:  May 2017)

Education

  • Diploma degree in electrical engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, in 1984.
  • Ph.D. degree in computer engineering and informatics from the University of Patras, Greece, in 1990.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at CNET/CCETT (Centre Commun d'Etudes de Telediffusion et Telecommunications), France  (academic year 1994/95).

 

Research and Academic Positions

  • National Defense Research Center,  Speech Processing Lab  (1991).
  • Research and Academic Computer Technology Institute (RACTI)  (1992-94 & 1996-97).
  • Centre national d'études des télécommunications (CNET) /  CCETT, France  (1994-95).
  • Computer Engineering and Informatics Dept. (CEID), School of Engineering, University of Patras  (1997 – today).
  • Head of the Signal Processing & Communications Lab of CEID  (2002 – today).
  • Director (and founding member) of the Signal Processing & Communications Research Unit of the Computer Technology Institute & Press "Diophantus"  (2008 – today).

 

Distinctions / Memberships to Boards: 

  • Member of the Board of Directors (BoD) of the European Association for Signal processing (EURASIP), (term starting January 1, 2017).
  • Chairman of the Greek Chapter of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2010 – today).
  • Associate Editor,  IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing(2014 - today).
  • Associate Editor,  IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing(2005-2008).
  • Associate Editor,  IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2009-2012).
  • Associate Editor,  EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing(2004 – today).
  • Best Paper Awarding Committee for EURASIP JASP Journal (2009 - today).
  • Guest Co-Editor for a EURASIP JASP Special Issue.
  • Associate Editor,  Pattern Recognition Journal (Elsevier)(2006 – today).
  • Member of the Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2014 – today).
  • Member of “Signal Processing for Communications and Electronics” Technical Committee of the IEEE Communications Society (2016 – today).
  • Member of the “Theoretical and Methodological Trends for Signal Processing” EURASIP Special Area Team (2016 – today).
  • Member of the “Signal Processing for Multisensor Systems” EURASIP Special Area Team (2016 – today).

 

Miscellaneous academic and administrative activities:

  • Member of Organizing and Program Committees of International Conferences.
  • Member of Evaluation Committees for EU and Hellenic Programs.
  • Reviewer for several international journals and conferences.
  • Supervised 12 and co-supervised 6 Ph.D. students.
  • Currently, supervision of 3 Ph.D. students and co-supervision of other 3.
  • Supervised more than 30 MSc theses and more than 150 diploma (final year) theses.
  • About 20 years teaching experience at a University level.
  • Author of four textbooks, one of which is recommended as a course textbook in >10 different universities.
  • Project leader of several R&D projects funded by International, European  and Hellenic organizations  (with total budget > 3MEuros).
  • Evaluator for National, European, and International Research Programs.
  • Evaluator of National Research Programs for several countries (Greece, Cyprus, Austria, Belgium, France, India etc).
  • Member of PhD Examining Committees in several Greek Universities as well as in Universities in France, Belgium, Malaysia, Spain,  Denmark, Hong Kong, Australia,  etc.
  • Evaluation Committee member for tenure and/or promotion of Professors in several Greek Universities.
  • External Evaluator for tenure and/or promotion of Professors in Universities in Europe, USA and Canada.
  • Served or has been serving at several Administrative positions at the University of Patras and other organizations, such as:
    • Depudy Head of CEID dept.
    • Member of the Quality Assurance Board of Patras University.
    • Director of the Postgraduate Program “Signal Processing & Communication Systems” 
    • Director of the SP & COM Research Unit of CTI "Diophantus".
    • Head of the Hardware Division of the CEID.
    • Member of the BoD of CEID.
    • Member of the Patras University Senate.
    • Member of the ICT Committee of Patras University

 

Professional and Scientific Societies 

  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)  (Senior Member)
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society.
  • IEEE Communications Society.
  • European Association for Signal Processing   (EURASIP).
  • Technical Chamber of Greece.
  • Greek Association of the Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
  • Greek Association for Image Processing and Digital Media.

 

Research Interests

  • Distributed Signal Processing
  • Digital Communications  / Communications Signal Processing
  • Adaptive Filtering Algorithms
  • System Identification / Fast Algorithms
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Array Processing and Adaptive Antennas
  • Smart Power Grid
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Image Processing & Analysis / Forensics.

 

Publications - Patents

  • ~160 papers in refereed international technical journals and proceedings of international conferences. 
  • 4 international patents.
  • 1 contribution to international standards
  • 4  technical books.