Sotirios Tsaftaris


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machine learning in medical imaging
computer vision and invariant learning
transfer learning in medical image analysis

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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, Northwestern University

Award Date: 6 Jun 2006

Electrical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Northwestern University

Award Date: 6 Jun 2006

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering

Award Date: 5 Jul 2000


  • TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science


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