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Dr Sotirios Tsaftaris

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Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

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

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Northwestern Univ, Northwestern University
DNA-based Digital Signal Processing
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Northwestern Univ, Northwestern University
DNA-based Storage and Retrieval of Digital Signals
Bachelor of Engineering

Area of Expertise

Research expertisemedical imaging and image analysis, image analysis and phenotyping, machine learning for high-throughput image analysis


Dr. 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 a Chancellor's Fellow (at a Senior Lecturer level) at the University of Edinburgh. Previously he was an Assistant Professor with IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy. He remains as the Director of the Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis Unit at IMT. 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 maintains an adjunct appointment with EECS.  He has published extensively, particularly in interdisciplinary fields, with more than 100 journal and conference papers in his active record. His research interests are image analysis, image processing, data mining and machine learning, and distributed computing. 

Research outputs

  1. Sharing the Right Data Right: A Symbiosis with Machine Learning

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. 8 - Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Assessment of Myocardial Oxygenation

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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Research activities & awards

  1. Machine Vision and Applications (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

  2. Digital Signal Processing (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

  3. Scientific Advisor

    Activity: Consultancy typesWork on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

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