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Georgios Tziritas received the Diploma of Electrical Engineering in 1977 from the Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, and the Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies, the Diplôme de Docteur Ingénieur , and the Diplôme de Docteur ès Sciences, all from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, in 1978, 1981, and 1985, respectively. From September 1982 to August 1992 he was a researcher of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France. From September 1992 he was Associate Professor, and since January 2003, he has been a Full Professor, at the University of Crete, Department of Computer Science. He is author of more than 120 journal and conference papers on signal and image processing, and pattern recognition. His research interests are in the areas of multimedia signal processing, image processing and pattern analysis.