Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, The State University of New York at Buffalo; MS, Electronic and Computer Engineering; Diploma of Engineering, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete (Greece)
Dr. Panos P. Markopoulos is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering with the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY, USA, where he directs the Machine Learning Optimization and Signal Processing Lab (miloslab.org). In 2018 and 2020, he was a Summer Visiting Research Faculty at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate, in Rome NY. He received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from The State University of New York at Buffalo, in 2015.
His research expertise is in the areas of machine learning, data analysis, and communications, based on statistical signal processing and mathematical optimization. In these areas, he has co-authored more than 60 journal and conference articles. His current focus is on theory and algorithms for dynamic and robust tensor-data processing.
Dr. Markopoulos’s research has been supported with multiple grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), as well as industry partners such as L3Harris. He is a member of IEEE, SPIE, and SIAM, with high service activity including, the organization of the IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (IEEE MLSP 2019).
Dr. Markopoulos has received multiple research, teaching, and service awards, including the Best Paper Award in Physical-Layer Communications at the 2013 International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems and the Exemplary Reviewer Award from the IEEE Communications Society in 2017. RIT KGCOE has recognized Dr. Markopoulos for his "Exemplary Performance in Research" (2017, 2018) and his "Exemplary Performance in Teaching" (2018). In 2020, Dr. Markopoulos received the prestigious AFOSR Young Investigator Award.
In the News
June 8, 2021
RIT graduates its first doctoral student in new electrical and computer engineering program
Dimitris Chachlakis became the first student to be awarded the new Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering this May from RIT. The new degree builds upon the Ph.D. in engineering, a multi-disciplinary degree established several years ago, and since then refined into three distinct programs.
January 21, 2021
Professor wins USAF Research Program Young Investigator Award
RIT engineering faculty-researcher Panos Markopoulos recently received an Air Force Young Investigator Program award to develop a more robust sensor analysis system to better evaluate data simultaneously from sources such as cameras, oscilloscopes, and other sensors.
November 21, 2018
Researcher to develop reliable methods for data analysis improvementsPanos Markopoulos is developing more reliable data analytics by building new system algorithms that can automatically decrease the emphasis placed on corrupted or faulty data.