Dr. Karantzalos is a Professor at the National Technical University of Athens, joining the Remote Sensing Laboratory at the School of Rural, Surveying and Geo-Informatics Engineering. He is also occasionally affiliated with the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS) and the Athena Research Center. He is a member of the Board of Directors in the Hellenic Space Center.

Konstantinos Karantzalos received his engineering diploma from the National Technical University of Athens (2000) and his PhD (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).

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: 20+ years of research experience, involved with 30+ 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; He was the CTO at Brainomix Ltd. (2009-2012); Curently coaching/mentoring a couple of Greek Start-ups; He worked as a 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 Chairing the ISPRS Commision III, WG III/2 on Spectral and Thermal Data Processing and Analytics.

Co-organising the upcoming:

  • SpACE: Spectral Remote Sensing in the era of AI, Cloud and Edge Computing [Workshop at:] ISPRS Geospatial Week, 2023
  • IEEE WHISPERS 2023: Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing : Evolution in Remote Sensing @Athens, Greece 31/10-2/11 2023
  • IEEE IGARSS 2024 to be held in Athens, Greece; ..prepare yourself, ..July 7–12 2023


  • Check out our recent papers at ICLR, ECCV, ECCV
  • Our MARIDA dataset , as a 'Copernicus Success Story'
  • Special Issue 'Signal and Image Processing for Remote Sensing', Remote Sensing, MDPI.
  • Special Issue 'Remote Sensing in Viticulture', Remote Sensing, MDPI.
  • Special Issue 'Computer Vision for Remote Sensing', Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Elsevier.
  • 2nd place - 2018 Earth Observation Challenge; Maxar-DigitalGlobe and European Space Agency (ESA)
          for the project "UrbanMonitor: Mapping Changes in Urban Environments towards Resilient Cities and Urban Sustainability".
  • Special Issue 'Frontiers in Spectral imaging and 3D Technologies for Geospatial Solutions', Remote Sensing, MDPI.
  • 2nd place at the 2016 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest for the paper "Simultaneous Registration, Segmentation and Change Detection from Satellite Image Pairs".
  • Best Poster Award @ISPRS Congress 2016 for the paper "Pansharpening on the Narrow VNIR and SWIR Spectral Bands of Sentinel-2"
  • Best Paper Award @IEEE WHISPERS'15 for the paper "Multiple Object Tracking with Background Estimation in Hyperspectral Video Sequences
  • We gratefully acknowledge the support of NVIDIA Corporation with the donation of decent GPU units for our machine learning, deep learning research.
  • Erato is flying
  • Best Poster Award @IEEE IGRASS'15 for the paper "Building Detection in VHR Multispectral Data with Deep Learning Features"
  • Honourable Mention Prize @IEEE CVPRW'15 for the paper "Simultaneous Registration and Change Detection in Multitemporal VHR Remote Sensing Data"
  • Precision Viticulture: [Press release #1, Space-age Viniculture] [Press release #2] & ['Flavors & Wine'] from a decent TV show @Macedonia TV (In Greek)


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