Sotirios Tsaftaris

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machine learning in medical imaging
computer vision and invariant learning
transfer learning and multimodal learning
foundation models for health and science

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Prof. Sotirios A. Tsaftaris received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, in 2003 and 2006, respectively, and the Diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2000. He is currently Chair in Machine Learning and Computer Vision and Canon Medical/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Healthcare AI at the University of Edinburgh. Previously he was with IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy where he led the Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis Unit. Prior to that, he held a joint Research Assistant Professor appointment at Northwestern University with the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and Radiology Feinberg School of Medicine. He has published extensively, particularly in interdisciplinary fields, with more than 140 journal and conference papers in his active record. His research interests are deep learning, computer vision image analysis and processing. 

Education/Academic qualification

Electrical Engineering, Master of Science, DNA-based Digital Signal Processing, Northwestern University

Award Date: 6 Jun 2006

Electrical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), DNA-based Storage and Retrieval of Digital Signals, Northwestern University

Award Date: 6 Jun 2006

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering

Award Date: 5 Jul 2000

Keywords

  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

College Research Themes

  • College of Science and Engineering

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  • Metrics reloaded: recommendations for image analysis validation

    Maier-Hein, L., Reinke, A., Godau, P., Tizabi, M. D., Buettner, F., Christodoulou, E., Glocker, B., Isensee, F., Kleesiek, J., Kozubek, M., Reyes, M., Riegler, M. A., Wiesenfarth, M., Kavur, A. E., Sudre, C. H., Baumgartner, M., Eisenmann, M., Heckmann-Nötzel, D., Rädsch, T., Acion, L., & 52 othersAntonelli, M., Bakas, S., Benis, A., Blaschko, M. B., Cardoso, M. J., Cheplygina, V., Cimini, B. A., Collins, G. S., Farahani, K., Ferrer, L., Galdran, A., van Ginneken, B., Haase, R., Hashimoto, D. A., Hoffman, M. M., Huisman, M., Jannin, P., Kahn, C. E., Kainmueller, D., Kainz, B., Karargyris, A., Karthikesalingam, A., Kofler, F., Kopp-Schneider, A., Kreshuk, A., Kurc, T., Landman, B. A., Litjens, G., Madani, A., Maier-Hein, K., Martel, A. L., Mattson, P., Meijering, E., Menze, B., Moons, K. G. M., Müller, H., Nichyporuk, B., Nickel, F., Petersen, J., Rajpoot, N., Rieke, N., Saez-Rodriguez, J., Sánchez, C. I., Shetty, S., van Smeden, M., Summers, R. M., Taha, A. A., Tiulpin, A., Tsaftaris, S. A., Van Calster, B., Varoquaux, G. & Jäger, P. F., 12 Feb 2024, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Nature Methods. 21, p. 195-212

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  • Understanding metric-related pitfalls in image analysis validation

    Reinke, A., Tizabi, M. D., Baumgartner, M., Eisenmann, M., Heckmann-Nötzel, D., Kavur, A. E., Rädsch, T., Sudre, C. H., Acion, L., Antonelli, M., Bakas, S., Benis, A., Buettner, F., Cardoso, M. J., Cheplygina, V., Chen, J., Christodoulou, E., Cimini, B. A., Farahani, K., Ferrer, L., & 49 othersGaldran, A., van Ginneken, B., Glocker, B., Godau, P., Hashimoto, D. A., Hoffman, M. M., Huisman, M., Isensee, F., Jannin, P., Kahn, C. E., Kainmueller, D., Kainz, B., Karargyris, A., Kleesiek, J., Kofler, F., Kooi, T., Kopp-Schneider, A., Kozubek, M., Kreshuk, A., Kurc, T., Landman, B. A., Litjens, G., Madani, A., Maier-Hein, K., Martel, A. L., Meijering, E., Menze, B., Moons, K. G. M., Müller, H., Nichyporuk, B., Nickel, F., Petersen, J., Rafelski, S. M., Rajpoot, N., Reyes, M., Riegler, M. A., Rieke, N., Saez-Rodriguez, J., Sánchez, C. I., Shetty, S., Summers, R. M., Taha, A. A., Tiulpin, A., Tsaftaris, S. A., Van Calster, B., Varoquaux, G., Yaniv, Z. R., Jäger, P. F. & Maier-Hein, L., 12 Feb 2024, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Nature Methods. 21, p. 182-194

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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  • Compositionally Equivariant Representation Learning

    Liu, X., Sanchez, P., Thermos, S., O'Neil, A. Q. & Tsaftaris, S. A., 26 Jan 2024, (E-pub ahead of print) In: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. p. 1-1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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  • FairTune: Optimizing Parameter Efficient Fine Tuning for Fairness in Medical Image Analysis

    Dutt, R., Bohdal, O., Tsaftaris, S. A. & Hospedales, T. M., 16 Jan 2024, (Accepted/In press) The Twelfth International Conference on Learning Representations. p. 1-24 24 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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  • Preface DART 2023

    Koch, L., Cardoso, M. J., Ferrante, E., Islam, M., Jiang, M., Kamnitsas, K., Rieke, N., Tsaftaris, S. A. & Yang, D., 2024, In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). 14293 LNCS, p. v-vi

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

  • Rhizobox validation

    Haileselassie, T. (Creator), Fikre, A. (Creator), Fetene, M. (Creator), Tsaftaris, S. (Creator), Doerner, P. (Creator), Tesfaye, K. (Creator), Bontpart, T. (Creator), Concha, C. (Creator), Giuffrida, V. (Creator), Robertson, I. (Creator), Admkie, K. (Creator), Degefu, T. (Creator) & Girma, N. (Creator), Edinburgh DataShare, 1 Aug 2020

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