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Athanassios (Thanos) Skodras is the Professor of Digital Systems of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Patras, Greece, since March 2013. As of Feb 2017, he is the Director of the Digital Signal and Image Processing Lab of the ECE Dept. From Oct 2002 to Feb 2013 he has been Professor, Head of Computer Science and founder/director of the Digital Systems & Media Computing Lab, School of Science and Technology, Hellenic Open University, Patras, Greece. He has served as Dean (2010-2013) and Deputy Dean (2004-2006) of the School of Science and Technology, and member of the Research Committee (2004-2012) of the Hellenic Open University, Greece. From 1986 to 2002 he has been holding teaching and research positions at the Departments of Physics and Computer Engineering & Informatics of the University of Patras, and the Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Patras, Greece. During the academic years 1988-89 and 1996-97 he was a Visiting Academic with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, UK.

He holds a Physics degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1980), a Computer Engineering & Informatics degree and a Ph.D. degree in Electronics from the University of Patras, Greece (1986).

His research interests include Gesture Recognition Based on sEMG Signals and Deep Learning, Discrimination of Photos from Computer Graphics Images, ENF-based Authentication of Digital Media, Satellite Image Registration, Vehicle Recognition, Image and Video Coding, Brown Adipose Tissue Quantification from Thermal Images, HDR Image Compression, NIR Finger Vein Authentication, digital watermarking, fast transform algorithms (theory and implementation). He has over 160 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings, authored or co-authored 6 books, 3 book chapters, and holds 2 international patents filed by Ericsson, Sweden. He is the co-recipient of the first place Chester Sall Award for the best paper in the 2000 IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, the co-recipient of the Best Student Paper Award for the track "Optics, Photonics and Digital Technologies for Multimedia Applications" (Conference Program Track 7723) of the 2010 SPIE Photonics Europe Conference, the recipient of the 2005 IEEE Circuits and Systems Chapter-of-the-Year Award, and the recipient of the 2009 IEEE Region 8 Circuits and Systems Chapter-of-the-Year Award.

Professor Skodras has served as a TC member of the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, the Pattern Recognition and Associate/Area Editor for the Springer Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, the Elsevier Signal Processing Image communication and the EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing, and as a reviewer for numerous journals and conferences. He has served as Chair of the IEEE Greece Section (2010-2015) and as a Vice-Chair of the IEEE Greece Section (2005-2010). He also serves on the IEEE MGA Nominations & Appointments Committee and the IEEE Region 8 Awards & Recognition Subcommittee. Currently, he is the Chair of the IAPR Greek Association of Image Processing and Digital Media. He is on the Steering Committee of the International Conferences of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and the International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX) and has served as Chair / co-Chair / TPC Chair of QoMEX 2015DSP2013DSP2011DSP2009DSP2002 and DSP97.

Professor Skodras is a Chartered Engineer, Senior Member of the IEEE, and member of the EURASIP and the Technical Chamber of Greece.

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