Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Address: P.O.Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone: +971-(0)2-401 8017
Fax: +971-(0)2-447 2442
Dr. Thanos Stouraitis joined Khalifa University as Professor and Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in 2015. He is on leave from the University of Patras, where he founded, and directed for 15 years, the International Graduate Program on Signal Processing Systems and Communications, a collaboration of the University of Patras (UP) and other European and American Universities. He also served as Director of the Electronics and Computers Division of the UP Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He served on the National Scientific Board for Mathematics and Informatics of Greece. He was a member of the founding Council of the University of Central Greece. He served on the faculties of Ohio State University, the University of Florida, New York University, and the University of British Columbia.
He is an IEEE Fellow for his "contributions in digital signal processing architectures and computer arithmetic.” He served as President of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society for 2012-13.
Dr. Stouraitis earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida (for which he received the UF Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award), his MSc. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, an MSc. in Electronic Automation from the University of Athens, Greece, and a BSc. in Physics from the University of Athens, Greece.
His current research interests include signal and image processing systems, application-specific processor technology and design, computer arithmetic, and design and architecture of optimal digital systems with emphasis on cryptographic systems.
He has authored more than 200 technical papers, as well as, several book chapters and holds one US patent on DSP processor design. He has authored the Univ. of Patras Press book "Digital Signal Processing," and co-authored the Marcel Dekker Inc. book "Digital Filter Design Software for the IBM PC." He has led several DSP processor design projects funded by the European Union, American organizations, and the Greek government and industry. He has delivered more than 10 keynote speeches at international IEEE conferences.
He currently serves as Book Series Editor for the River Publishers Series on Signal, Image and Speech Processing. He served as Editor for the Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers, as well as, Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems and IEEE Transactions on VLSI, Editor for the IEEE Interactive Magazines, Editor-at-Large for Marcel Dekker Inc., and as a consultant for various industries. He regularly reviews for the IEEE SP, C&S, C, and Education Transactions, for IEE Proceedings E, F, G, and for conferences like IEEE ISCAS, ICASSP, VLSI, SiPS, Computer Arithmetic, Euro DAC, etc. He regularly reviews proposals for NSF, the European Commission, and other agencies, and serves as external advisor and examiner for Ph.D. theses in several Universities around the world.
He has served as general chair of the IEEE conferences ISSCS 2014, ICECS 2010, CASFEST 2010, ISWPC 2008, ISCAS 2006, SiPS 2005, and ICECS 1996. He was the Technical Program Chair of Eusipco ’98 and ICECS ‘99. He has served as Chair or as a member of the Technical Program Committees of a multitude of IEEE Conferences. He has served as Chair of the VLSI Systems and Applications (VSA) Technical Committee and as a member of the DSP and the Multimedia Technical Committees of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. He was a chair of the Long-term Strategy and Vision Committee of IEEE CASS. He was a founder, and Chair, of the IEEE Signal Processing chapter in Greece.
He has received several technical awards, including the IEEE Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award.