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Dr. Stefanos Vrochidis received the Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, the MSc degree in Radio Frequency Communication Systems from University of Southampton and the PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from Queen Mary University of London. Currently, he is a Senior Researcher (Grade C) with the Information Technologies Institute of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (ITI-CERTH) and the Head of the Multimodal Data Fusion and Analytics (M4D) Group of the Multimedia Knowledge and Social Media Analytics Lab. His research interests include multimedia analysis and retrieval, multimodal fusion, computer vision, multimodal analytics, artificial intelligence, as well as media & arts, environmental and security applications. He is also a Research Development Manager and co-founder of Infalia PC.

Dr. Vrochidis has participated in more than 40 European and National projects, in 6 as Project Coordinator (e.g. V4Design, MindSpaces, etc), 2 as Deputy project Coordinator and in more than 8 as Scientific or Technical Manager, dealing with semantic analysis, multimodal fusion and retrieval of multimedia information. Stefanos Vrochidis has been member of the organization team of several conferences and workshops relevant to the aforementioned research areas. He has edited 3 books and authored more than 220 related scientific journal, conference and book chapter publications. He has served as a reviewer in several international Journals and as Technical program committee in well reputed conferences and workshops.