sienVasileios Mezaris is a Senior Researcher (Researcher B) with the Information Technologies Institute / Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki, Greece. He received his bachelor’s and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. His research interests include image and video analysis, content- based and semantic image and video retrieval, event detection in multimedia, machine learning for multimedia analysis, application of image and video analysis technologies in specific domains (medical images, ecological data). He is the co- author of 29 papers in refereed international journals, 13 book chapters, two patents and more than 100 papers in international conferences. He has participated in many European and National Projects, having leading roles in several of them. Currently, he is the Research Manager of the FP7 IP project “ForgetIT: Concise Preservation by combining Managed Forgetting and Contextualized Remembering”. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Lecture: Multimedia Analysis and Retrieval