Dr Christos Tachtatzis

Senior Lecturer

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I am a Senior Lecturer 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 Internet of Things and Data Analytics technologies. My research projects span a wide range of applications and industrial sectors such as:

  • Subsea and Overhead Line Inspection
  • Aerospace and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Diver Monitoring
  • Asset Analytics Automation
  • Partial Discharge Detection in the Power Substations
  • Precision Agriculture and Animal Health Monitoring
  • Early diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I am one of the co-ordinators 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 by research interests in 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


Simultaneous measurement of flame temperature and absorption coefficient through LMBC-NNLS and plenoptic imaging techniques
Li Jian, Hossain Md Moinul, Sun Jun, Liu Yudong, Zhang Biao, Tachtatzis Christos, Xu Chuanlong
Applied Thermal Engineering Vol 154, pp. 711-725 (2019)
Improving RF-based partial discharge localization via machine learning ensemble method
Iorkyase Ephraim Tersoo, Tachtatzis Christos, Lazaridis Pavlos, Upton David, Saeed Bakhtiar, Glover Ian, Atkinson Robert C
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery (2019)
Identification of the rumination in cattle using support vector machines with motion-sensitive bolus sensors
Hamilton Andrew W, Davison Chris, Tachtatzis Christos, Andonovic Ivan, Michie Craig, Ferguson Holly J, Somerville Laura, Jonsson Nicholas N
Sensors Vol 19 (2019)
Low complexity wireless sensor system for partial discharge localisation
Iorkyase Ephraim, Tachtatzis Christos, Lazaridis Pavlos, Glover Ian, Atkinson Robert
IET Wireless Sensor Systems (2019)
Multi-sensor inline measurements of crystal size and shape distributions during high shear wet milling of crystal slurries
Agimelen Okpeafoh S, Svoboda Vaclav, Ahmed Bilal, Cardona Javier, Dziewierz Jerzy, Brown Cameron J, McGlone Thomas, Cleary Alison, Tachtatzis Christos, Michie Craig, Florence Alastair J, Andonovic Ivan, Mulholland Anthony J, Sefcik Jan
Advanced Powder Technology Vol 29, pp. 2987-2995 (2018)
Image analysis framework with focus evaluation for in situ characterisation of particle size and shape attributes
Cardona Javier, Ferreira Carla, McGinty John, Hamilton Andrew, Agimelen Okpeafoh S, Cleary Alison, Atkinson Robert, Michie Craig, Marshall Stephen, Chen Yi-Chieh, Sefcik Jan, Andonovic Ivan, Tachtatzis Christos
Chemical Engineering Science Vol 191, pp. 208-231 (2018)

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

Sensor and Actuator Networks (Journal)
Guest editor
Sensors (Journal)
Guest editor
Sensors (Journal)
Guest editor
Analysis of the European R&D priorities in cybersecurity
Machine Learning for Condition Monitoring of High Voltage Power Systems
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery (Journal)
Peer reviewer

more professional activities


Transforming Oilfield Equipment Performance In Mature Basins
Atkinson, Robert (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator)
13-Jan-2018 - 12-Jan-2019
EMPIR: Metrology for the Factory of the Future
Andonovic, Ivan (Principal Investigator) Rodden, Anthony (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator) Ward, Michael (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2021
N-Sea Phase 2: Automatic Annotation of Subsea Survey Video
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Di Caterina, Gaetano (Co-investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2020
Asbestos Fibre Counting (Ethos / TDL)
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Cardona Amengual, Javier (Co-investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Cleary, Alison (Co-investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
KTP - Fathom Systems
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Cleary, Alison (Co-investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator)
04-Jan-2017 - 03-Jan-2020
Smart Tooling Spirit Phase 3
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Cleary, Alison (Co-investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator)
03-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2018

more projects


Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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