Christos Tachtatzis

Lecturer B

Personal Statement

I am a Lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. I re-joined the University in 2011 and in 2016 I was awarded a prestigious Chancellor’s Fellow award to conduct fundamental and industrial research in Sensors and Asset Management. My current activities focus on Internet of Things and Data Analytics technologies. My research projects span a wide range of applications and industrial sectors such as:

  • Subsea and Overhead Line Inspection
  • Aerospace and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Diver Monitoring
  • Asset Analytics Automation
  • Partial Discharge Detection in the Power Substations
  • Precision Agriculture and Animal Health Monitoring
  • Early diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I am one of the co-ordinators for the “System for Data-Based Decisions” sub-theme of the Measurement Science and Enabling Technologies (MSET) Strategic Theme.

PhD Vacancies

  • Automatic annotation of subsea survey video and auxiliary data for the Oil & Gas Industry — Deadline: 30 April 2018 — details can be found here.

I am currently accepting PhD applicants and I would be interested in supervising projects that align with by research interests in variety of applications. If you are interested in discussing an application, please contact me by email and send me an outline of your proposed research topic.

Research Interests

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence:

  • Feature Extraction and Selection
  • Anomaly Detection and Event Classification
  • Deep Learning Video and Image Analytics
  • Data Visualisation

Communication Networks:

  • Internet of Things
  • Wireless and Wired Communication Protocols
  • Cloud and Edge Computing
  • Ultra Low Power ‘Things’
  • GPU Intrusion Detection Systems

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Communication Networks
  • Edge and Cloud Computing Analytics
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision
  • Embedded Programming

Teaching Interests

Currently teaching two classes:

  • EE273, EE985 - Engineering Design For Software Development 2: Object oriented programming using C++
  • EE579 Advanced Microcontroller Applications - fifth year microcontrollers class using MSP430 in Assembly and C.

Academic / Professional qualifications

  • PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering - University of Strathlcyde, 2008
  • MSC in Communications Control and Digital Signal Processing, University of Strathlcyde, 2002
  • BEng (Hons) in Communication Systems Engineering - University of Portsmouth, 2001
  • Member of the IET and Senior Member IEEE
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Projects

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  1. Provision of Farm Communications for Agri Epi-centre Part 1

    Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)Knowledge Exchange (Services / Consultancy)

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Prizes

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  1. SIN 2014 - Best Paper Award

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