Dr Christos Tachtatzis


Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I am a Reader in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. I re-joined the University in 2011 and in 2016 I was awarded a prestigious Chancellor’s Fellow award to conduct fundamental and industrial research in Sensors and Asset Management. My current activities focus on the area of applied Artificial Intelligence. My research projects span a wide range of applications and industrial sectors such as:

  • Subsea and Overhead Line Inspection
  • Precision Agriculture and Animal Health Monitoring
  • Aerospace and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Diver Monitoring
  • Asset Analytics Automation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Early diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I am one of the coordinators for the “System for Data-Based Decisions” sub-theme of the Measurement Science and Enabling Technologies (MSET) Strategic Theme.

PhD Vacancies

I am currently accepting PhD applicants and I would be interested in supervising projects that align with my research interests in a variety of applications. If you are interested in discussing an application, please contact me by email and send me an outline of your proposed research topic.


Has expertise in:

    • Communication Networks
    • Edge and Cloud Computing Analytics
    • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Vision
    • Embedded Programming

Prizes and awards

Strathclyde Team Medal for Innovation in Autism
SIN 2014 - Best Paper Award

More prizes and awards


  • PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering - University of Strathlcyde, 2008
  • MSC in Communications Control and Digital Signal Processing, University of Strathlcyde, 2002
  • BEng (Hons) in Communication Systems Engineering - University of Portsmouth, 2001
  • Member of the IET and Senior Member IEEE


Predicting feed intake using modelling based on feeding behaviour in finishing beef steers
Davison C, Bowen JM, Michie C, Rooke JA, Jonsson N, Andonovic I, Tachtatzis C, Gilroy M, Duthie C-A
Animal Vol 15 (2021)
CYBELE : A Hybrid Architecture of HPC and Big Data for AI Applications in Agriculture
Zhou Naweiluo, Zhong Li, Hoppe Dennis, Pejak Branislav, Marko Oskar, Cardona Javier, Czerkawski Mikolaj, Andonovic Ivan, Michie Craig, Tachtatzis Christos, Alexakis Emmanouil, Mavrepis Philip, Kyriazis Dimosthenis, Pospieszny Marcin
HPC, Big Data, AI Convergence Towards Exascale Challenge and Vision (2021) (2021)
Classification of cattle behaviours using neck-mounted accelerometer-equipped collars and convolutional neural networks
Pavlovic Dejan, Davison Christopher, Hamilton Andrew, Marko Oskar, Atkinson Robert, Michie Craig, Crnojević Vladimir, Andonovic Ivan, Bellekens Xavier, Tachtatzis Christos
Sensors Vol 21 (2021)
Interference motion removal for Doppler radar vital sign detection using variational encoder-decoder neural network
Czerkawski Mikolaj, Ilioudis Christos, Clemente Carmine, Michie Craig, Andonovic Ivan, Tachtatzis Christos
2021 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarConf21) 2021 IEEE Radar Conference, pp. 1-6 (2021)
Behavioural dynamics of emotional self-regulation during the still-face paradigm : differences at 9-months due to prematurity and effect on 2-year autistic traits
Chua Y W, Ginnell L, Ledsham V, Tachtatzis C, Andonovic I, Boardman J P, Rowe P, Fletcher-Watson S, Delafield-Butt J
International Society for Autism Research Virtual Annual Meeting 2021 (2021)
A prospective perception-action strategy in children with autism during smart-tablet gameplay
Lu Szu-Ching, Lee David, Anzulewicz Anna, Sobota Krzysztof, Rowe Philip, Tachtatzis Christos, Andonovic Ivan, Delafield-Butt Jonathan
International Society for Autism Research Virtual Annual Meeting 2021, pp. 1 (2021)

More publications


Currently teaching two classes:

  • EE273, EE985 - Engineering Design For Software Development 2: Object oriented programming using C++
  • EE987 - Sensor technologies

Modules taught in the past:

  • EE579 Advanced Microcontroller Applications - fifth year microcontrollers class using MSP430 in Assembly and C.

Research interests

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence:

  • Feature Extraction and Selection
  • Anomaly Detection and Event Classification
  • Deep Learning Video and Image Analytics
  • Data Visualisation

Communication Networks:

  • Internet of Things
  • Wireless and Wired Communication Protocols
  • Cloud and Edge Computing
  • Ultra Low Power ‘Things’
  • GPU Intrusion Detection Systems

Professional activities

Energies (Journal)
Guest editor
Application of Deep Neural Network in Healthcare data
External Examiner
The 2020 International Conference on Smart Applications, Communications and Networking
Anomaly Detection and Diagnostics in Distribution Networks Using High-Frequency PQ Data
Using ANDSF for convergence access network section and service adaptation based on context
External Examiner
13th International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems
Member of programme committee

More professional activities


CAUDATA : Scratch and Rebuild Architecture
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Bellekens, Xavier (Co-investigator) Ben Farah, Mohamed Lamine (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021
Unravelling anomalous mass and heat transport in miscible liquids (New Horizons)
Cardona Amengual, Javier (Principal Investigator) Lue, Leo (Co-investigator) Nordon, Alison (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator)
25-Jan-2021 - 24-Jan-2022
Lupovis - 'A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing'. Deception Response HGSP
Bellekens, Xavier (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2021
Portable multi-sensor platform for quality assessment of plastic bales
Chen, Yi-Chieh (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Cardona Amengual, Javier (Co-investigator) Cleary, Alison (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2020
Lupovis: A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing (Cyber Security ASAP)
Bellekens, Xavier (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 28-Jan-2021
Atkinson, Robert (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Bellekens, Xavier (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2022

More projects


Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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