WP4 Leader and PCB member
Dr Iosif Mporas (male) is a Senior Lecturer in Information Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire since Feb 2016. He received the Diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and the PhD degree in signal processing from the University of Patras, Greece, in 2004 and 2009, respectively. From 2010 up to Feb 2016 he was an Adjunct Assist. Prof. at the TEI of Western Greece. He has participated as Senior Researcher, PI in more than 10 FP6, FP7, Life+ and H2020 European R&D Projects in the areas of speech and audio processing, spoken and multi-modal human-machine interaction, ICT-based biodiversity monitoring, brain and biomedical signal analysis, healthcare monitoring. His research interests include statistical signal modeling, speech and audio processing, natural language processing, brain and biosignal data processing, data mining and machine learning. He is author and co-author in more than 80 journal and international conference articles.
Former PCB Member
Aladdin Ariyaeeinia (Emeritus Professor) was a member of the core group of experts that initiated the OCTAVE project proposal in response to a Horizon 2020 call. He subsequently made significant contributions to the project over the first eight months of its duration. Ariyaeeinia received the degrees of BEng in Communication Engineering, MSc in Digital Signal Processing, and PhD in Active Imaging in 1976, 1982 and 1986 respectively. He received full membership of the IET (IEE) in 1988, and was awarded CEng status in the same year. Between 1987 and 2016, Ariyaeeinia worked for the University of Hertfordshire, where he became a Professor of Signal Processing in 2009. Over that period, he was actively involved in research in collaboration with industry and published numerous papers. The scope of his research covered such areas as voice biometrics (speaker identification/verification), speaker change detection in audio, and biometric fusion. He served on the Management Committee of COST Action 250 (Speaker Recognition in Telephony) as a UK representative, and was the Chairman of COST Action 275 (Biometric Recognition over the Internet). Ariyaeeinia was also a UK representative on the Management Committees of COST Action 2101 (biometric identification) and COST Action IC1206 (De-Identification for privacy protection). Ariyaeeinia was the UK member of the COST ICT Domain Committee between 2011 and 2014, and was a member of the Editorial Board for the IET Signal Processing Journal between 2007 and 20016. He was the Guest Editor for the IEE VIS Special Section on “Biometrics on the Internet” in 2003, and the Lead Guest Editor for the IET Signal Processing Special Issue on “Biometric Recognition” in 2009.