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Sotirios A. Tsaftaris

Adjunct Assistant Professor


2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science -2006

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering - 2003

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering - 2000

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Research Interests

Prof. Sotirios A. Tsaftaris (in Greek Σωτήριος Α. Τσαυτάρης, and among friends Sotos or Σώτος), 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 an Assistant Professor with IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy, where he is the Director of the Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis Unit. Previously he held a joint Research Assistant Professor appointment at Northwestern University with the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Radiology Feinberg School of Medicine, working closely with Professors Katsaggelos, Dharmakumar, and Li, respectively. He maintains adjunct appointments with both departments and schools, and is an affiliated member of the Image and Video Processing Laboratory (IVPL), at Northwestern University, directed by Prof. Aggelos Katsaggelos.

He has published extensively, particularly in interdisciplinary fields, with almost 90 journal and conference papers in his active record, with a variety of co-authors and collaborators.

While he has served in many technical program committees of international conferences, and he actively reviews papers for several prestigious international journals, most notably he is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics and Digital Signal Processing - Journal (Elsevier).

He is a member of the ISMRM, SCMR, GIRPR - IAPR, and TEE.

His work has received several accolades, such as a Magna Cum Laude Award by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in 2012, being a finalist for the Early Career Award, from the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) in 2011, and has had his work appear in journal covers and attract significant media coverage.

Prof. Tsaftaris is a Murphy Fellow and a Fellow of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.

A recent version of his CV is available here.