Stefanos Kollias is Professor in the Artificial Intelligence and Learning Systems Laboratory of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens. He is also Chairman of GRNET, National Infrastructures for Research and Technology. He has been Director of the Intelligent Systems, Content & Interaction Laboratory, as well as Director of the Computer Science Division of NTUA. He has also been Professor of Machine Learning in the Computer Science School of the University of Lincoln, UK.
He is Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of HEA and Fellow of the Centre of Culture & Creativity UK. He is member of the European Commission Expert Group on Cultural Heritage. He has been member of the Executive Committee of the European Neural Network Society. He has been National Representative in the European Commission Member State Expert Group for Content Digitization and Member of the High Level Representative Group of EUREKA. He has been Member of Advisory Board of European Commission for Learning Technologies, Multimodal Interfaces, Knowledge Technologies, Content Interoperability.
He has produced a world leading research activity in the fields of machine and deep learning, multimedia analysis, search, retrieval and recognition, medical informatics, vision, semantic content analysis and metadata interoperability, human computer interaction and affective computing. He has greatly contributed to the research and technological developments of digital libraries, cultural content re-use and creativity technologies and the development of Europeana.
He has published 110 papers in international journals and 310 papers in proceedings of International Conferences. He has been Co-Editor of the book ‘Multimedia and the Semantic Web’ for Wiley. His research work is highly cited. He has supervised 43 Ph.D. students; 12 are academic professors in Europe & USA. His Group have obtained many best paper awards in international conferences, as well as awards for their novel systems, such as ‘MINT’ for content analysis, awarded by Digital Public Library of America.
His research has been interdisciplinary. He has been General Chair of 6 International Conferences and Program Committee Member in more than 50 International Conferences. He has coordinated or led his Group participation in more than 100 European research projects, with funding of more than 20MEuro. The application fields include intelligent multimedia semantic analysis, search and retrieval, computer vision, medical imaging and healthcare, well-being, e-learning and digital libraries, human computer interaction.