2000 - Diploma (5 year), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), Electrical and Computer Engineering
2003 - MSc, Northwestern University (USA), Electrical and Computer Engineering
2006 - PhD, Northwestern University (USA), Electrical and Computer Engineering
While I have contributed to several research domains my mission is via image analysis to help diagnose and understand disease and provide food for everyone. The population increase exerts tremendous pressure on our healthcare systems and agricultural needs. Imaging methodologies are increasingly used to aid diagnoses and to build image-driven physiological models in the natural and life sciences. However, the explosion of the amount of data cannot be met by the current approaches used to analyse the generated images/volumes/movies and unravel the complicated patterns that exist. Our mission, is to address these limitations by integrating the state of the art in computer vision, machine learning, compression, and distributed infrastructures. Our unique approach has the potential to provide efficient and affordable solutions towards a sustainable healthcare system and agriculture, of immense benefit and importance to the society.
My research interests are image analysis, image processing, data mining and machine learning, and distributed computing. Core research applications are in computer aided diagnosis in medicine and phenotyping in biology.