• United Kingdom

1994 …2020
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Personal profile

Personal Statement

I joined the University’s Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department in 1990. My main lecturing commitments are on robotics, control engineering, digital systems and microprocessors. I have been researching in a number of areas ranging from Internet-based collaborative systems to Bioengineering and biometrics. I am a co‑author of two US and one UK patents and I am also the co-author of over 80 journal, conference and other publications. I am a regular reviewer of several IEEE and other journals. My current research interests are in robotics, prosthetics, image analysis and biometrics. I am fluent in English and Greek and I have some working knowledge of French, Italian and Portuguese. My recreational activities include music (I play guitar and bouzouki – given free time), computers, football, chess and reading.

My most recent research work relates to bioengineering and biometric systems focusing primarily on areas such as prosthetics,  medical image processing, ECG measurement and analysis and human fatigue evaluation. Other related work includes robotics (manipulation procedures, mobile and aerial systems), virtual reality and image analysis.

Research Interests

  • Robotics - Prosthetics
  • Image Processing
  • Biometrics
  • Intelligent system architectures
  • Autonomous systems
  • Supervisory control systems
  • Internet-based collaboration systems
  • Virtual and augmented reality

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Robotis systems 
  • Control Systems
  • Microprocessors
  • Prosthetic devices
  • Signal Processing Algorithms
  • Internet-based collaborative systems

Industrial Relevance

My research has been prdominantly industry-related. Past and present direct or indirect collaborations include companies such as:

  • Touch EMas
  • Plessey Semiconductors
  • GEC/Ferranti
  • BAE Systems
  • Appshare Ltd
  • eCom Scotland
  • British Gas

Teaching Interests

  • Robotic Systems (manipulators, mobiles, aerial)
  • Microprocessors/Microconrollers
  • Control Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Digital Systems

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Salford

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Salford


  • Robotics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biometrics
  • Signal Processing
  • Control Systems
  • Image processing

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Projects 2011 2019

Research Output 1994 2020

Dense convolutional networks for efficient video analysis

Jin, T., He, Z., Basu, A., Soraghan, J., Di Caterina, G. & Petropoulakis, L., 27 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) 2019 The 5th International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics (ICCAR 2019). Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE, 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Open Access
Neural networks
Gesture recognition
Optical flows
Network architecture
5 Downloads (Pure)

Human emotion recognition in video using subtraction pre-processing

He, Z., Jin, T., Basu, A., Soraghan, J., Di Caterina, G. & Petropoulakis, L., 22 Feb 2019, ICMLC '19 Proceedings of the 2019 11th International Conference on Machine Learning and Computing. New York, p. 374-379 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Open Access
Neural networks
Learning systems
Deep learning


Novel ECG analysis with application to atrial fibrillation detection

Author: Bin Hashim, F. R., 1 Mar 2013

Supervisor: Soraghan, J. (Supervisor) & Petropoulakis, L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2008 2017

  • 2 Journal peer review
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Consultancy

Faculty Robotics and Automation Users Group Discussion

Gareth Pierce (Organiser), Alan Oakley (Participant), Dimitris Drikakis (Participant), Deepak Uttamchandani (Participant), William Ion (Participant), Xiu Yan (Participant), Erfu Yang (Participant), Massimiliano Vasile (Participant), Malcolm Macdonald (Participant), P J Rowe (Participant), Marcus Perry (Participant), Charles Norman MacLeod (Participant), Gordon Dobie (Participant), Daniel McMahon (Participant), Stephen Marshall (Participant), Mark Post (Participant), Lykourgos Petropoulakis (Participant), Carmelo Mineo (Participant), Gaetano Di Caterina (Participant), David Harle (Participant), Walter Michie (Participant), Robert Stewart (Participant), Janine de fence (Participant), Stephen McArthur (Participant), Alexander Galloway (Participant), Daryl Landeg (Participant), Atilla Incecik (Participant), Campbell Booth (Participant), Andrew Heyes (Participant), Alexander Duffy (Participant), Zoe Shipton (Participant), Anthony Gachagan (Participant), Remi Christophe Zante (Participant), Tony Rodden (Participant), Rahul Summan (Participant), Graham Wren (Participant)
10 Oct 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

IEEE Transactions on Information, Forensics, and Security (Journal)

Lykourgos Petropoulakis (Peer reviewer)
14 Jan 2013

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal peer review