Dr. Leontios Hadjileontiadis
Dr. Leontios Hadjileontiadis Professor & Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Hadjileontiadis is working on signal processing in the fields of biomedical engineering (bioacoustics, ECG data compression, high density EEG-based 3D vector field tomography) affective computing (EEG-based emotion recognition), educational data analytics (blended-, affective-, collaborative-learning modeling), non-destructive testing data analysis (crack detection in beams and plates), behavioral modeling (swarm-based decomposition/transform) at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Khalifa University. He is also a Professor in composition at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Greece.

So far, Dr. Hadjileontiadis has supervised six PhD Students and three post-doctoral researchers, while his publication record includes over 85 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, over 140 papers in peer-reviewed international conference proceedings, six books, 24 book chapters, three patents, and edited two books. He has also acted as guest editor in special issues editions and served as chair/co-chair/keynote speaker in many international conferences. Dr. Hadjileontiadis is the recipient of many international awards, such as the Faculty Champion Award 2012 from Microsoft. Just recently (2016), his EUR 4 million grant proposal about Parkinson’s Disease early prognosis and intervention (namely i-PROGNOSIS) has been accepted and signed by the European Commission-Horizon 2020 Research Framework after a very competitive selection (4/165).

Currently, Dr. Hadjileontiadis is the Coordinator/Scientific Responsible for three EU FP7/H2020 projects with a total budget of up to EUR 10 million. He also has strong collaborations with international research networks/centers (e.g., Karolinska Institutet, Fraunhofer Institute, Kings College London, Harvard/MIT, Winnipeg University). He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, of the IEEE, of the Higher-Order Statistics Society, of the International Lung Sounds Association, of the American College of Chest Physicians, and of the Greek Composers’ Union (Vice-president). Dr. Hadjileontiadis is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

  • PhD, Music Composition, University of York (UK), 2004
  • Diploma, Musicology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece. (2011)
  • PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece (1997)
  • Diploma, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), 1989
Teaching Areas
  • Analog Signal Processing
  • Stochastic Signal Processing
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Advanced Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Engineering Design
  • Intelligent Learning Systems
  • Affective Computing/Learning
Research Interests
  • Higher-order spectra/statistics
  • Wavelet transform/wavelet packets
  • Fuzzy logic
  • Neurofuzzy networks
  • Deep NNs
  • Intuitionist fuzzy logic
  • Higher-order zero-crossings
  • Fractal analysis
  • Alpha-stable distributions
  • Lacunarity analysis
  • Sample entropy analysis
  • Ensemble/empirical mode decomposition
  • Intrinsic mode sample entropy
  • ZAM distribution
  • Wavelet bispectrun
  • Curvlets
  • Swarms
  • Big data analytics
  • Machine learning