Konstantinos (Kostas) N. Plataniotis received his B. Eng. degree in Computer Engineering from University of Patras, Greece and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, Florida. Dr. Plataniotis is currently a Professor with The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he directs the Multimedia Laboratory. He holds the Bell Canada Endowed Chair in Multimedia since 2014. His research interests are primarily in the areas of multimedia and knowledge media systems image/signal processing, machine learning and adaptive learning systems, visual data analysis, and affective computing. Dr. Plataniotis is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering / L’ Academie Canadienne Du Genie, and a registered professional engineer in Ontario.
He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Signal Processing Letters. He was the Technical Co-Chair of the IEEE 2013 International Conference in Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, and he served as the inaugural IEEE Signal Processing Society Vice President for Membership (2014 -2016) and General Co-Chair for the 2017 IEEE GLOBALSIP. He served as the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2018), and as General Co-Chair of the 2021 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP21). He will be the General Chair of the 2027 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP2027).