Thirimachos Bourlai received a Diploma (M.Eng. equivalent) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1999 and a M.S. degree in Medical Imaging (with Distinction) from the University of Surrey, U.K., in 2002. Then, he received his Ph.D. in the fields of face recognition and smart cards (2006) and he completed his first Post-Doc in multimodal biometrics in August 2007, both under the supervision of Prof. J. Kittler. He also worked as a Post-Doc researcher (2007-2009) in a joint project between the University of Houston and the Methodist Hospital (Department of Surgery) at Houston, TX, in the fields of thermal imaging and computational physiology. Since February 2009, he has been working at WVU, first, as a Visiting Research Assistant Professor, then, as a Research Assistant Professor, and, currently (from August 2012) as an Assistant Professor.
He is the founder and director of the “Multi-spectral Imagery Lab”, he has been involved in various projects in the fields of biometrics and multispectral imaging, and he authored several book chapters, journals and conference papers. His areas of expertise are image processing, pattern recognition, and biometrics.
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