Athanassios (Thanos) Skodras is the Professor of Digital Systems of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Patras, Greece, since March 2013. From Oct 2002 to Feb 2013 he has been Professor and Head of Computer Science, School of Science and Technology, Hellenic Open University, Patras, Greece. He has served as Dean (2010-2013) and Deputy Dean (2004-2006) of the School of Science and Technology, and member of the Research Committee (2004-2012) of the Hellenic Open University, Greece. From 1986 to 2002 he has been holding teaching and research positions at the Departments of Physics and Computer Engineering & Informatics of the University of Patras, and the Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Patras, Greece. During the academic years 1988-89 and 1996-97 he was a Visiting Academic with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial, London, UK.
He holds a Physics degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1980), a Computer Engineering & Informatics degree and a PhD degree in Electronics from the University of Patras, Greece (1986).
His research interests are in the areas of image and video coding, digital watermarking, fast transform algorithms, real-time digital signal processing and multimedia applications. He has over 140 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings, authored or co-authored 6 books, 3 book chapters, and holds 2 international patents.
He currently serves as Chair of the IEEE Greece Section and Chair of the IAPR Greek Association of Image Processing and Digital Media.
Professor Skodras is a Chartered Engineer, Senior Member of the IEEE, and member of the EURASIP and the Technical Chamber of Greece.