Konstantinos Karantzalos received his engineering diploma from the National Technical University of Athens (2000, NTUA, Greece) and his PhD (SRSE, NTUA) in collaboration with Ecole Nationale de Ponts et Chaussees (CERTIS/Imagine, ENPC, France). His PhD thesis was entitled "Automatic feature extraction from aerial and satellite imagery with computer vision techniques".
In 2007, he joined the Department of Applied Mathematics at Ecole Centrale de Paris (France) as a postdoctoral researcher working with Prof. Nikos Paragios (Center for Visual Computing & GALEN group ECP/Inria at the Saclay).
Dr. Karantzalos is currently an Assistant Professor at the National Technical University of Athens, joining the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSLab, Head: Prof. Demetre Argialas) of the Department of Topography. Established in 1987, RSLab is a member of EARSeL and Si-Cluster.
His teaching and research interests include earth observation and remote sensing, geospatial big data and analytics, computer vision and machine learning, enviromental monitoring and precision agriculture. He has numerous publications in international journals and conferences and a number of awards and honors for his research contributions.
Research/Work experience: 16 years of research experience, involved with more than 17 EU and national excellence/competitive research projects as a principal investigator and as a researcher towards the design, development and validation of state-of-the-art methodologies and cutting-edge technology in Geomatics, Earth Observation and Computer Vision; CTO at Brainomix Ltd. (2009-2012); Curently coaching/advising a couple of Greek Start-ups; Survey Engineer at the construction of the New Athens International Airport, “El. Venizelos” for the Joint Venture J&P Hellas and Helliniki Texnodomiki at the “Extension of Taxiway C and Olympic Aviation Home Base Apron” (2000-2002).
Professional Activities: Dr. Karantzalos serves as a Scientific/Program Committee Member in international conferences and as a reviewer in top rank international journals (e.g., Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE; Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE; Pattern Recognition Letters, Elsevier; Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Elsevier; Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE; International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IEEE). Dr. Karantzalos serves as Evaluator/ Panel Member for EU and national research programmes and currently Co-chairing the ISPRS Commision III, WG III/4 on Hyperspectral Image Processing.
2017 - : Benchmark for Mutli-platform Hyperspectral Image Processing, ISPRS Scientific Initiatives, @ISPRS WG III/4
2017 - : Joining the Copernicus Academy and Copernicus Relays Networks on spreading awareness and knowledge about Copernicus across and outside EU
2016 - : Multitemporal Land Use/ Land Cover Mapping at a National Scale from High Resolution Satellite Data with Deep Learning, IKY-Fellowships of Excellence – Siemens
2016 - : Monitoring the anoxic zone of Amvrakikos Gulf: Remote Sensing, Water Quality Estimation, Impacts and Management, EEA Grants
2014 - ZONeSEC : Towards a EU Framework for the Security of Widezones, IP, FP7-SEC