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. I became a Senior Lecturer in 2018 and Reader in 2021. My current activities focus on the area of Artificial Intelligence. My research projects span a wide range of applications and industrial sectors such as:

  • Precision Agriculture and Animal Health Monitoring
  • Aerospace and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Subsea and Overhead Line Inspection
  • 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:

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

Prizes and awards

Innovate UK KTP Engineering Excellence Award 2021
Finalist in Herald Higher Education Awards - Outstanding Business Engagement in Universities
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


Deep internal learning for inpainting of cloud-affected regions in satellite imagery
Czerkawski Mikolaj, Upadhyay Priti, Davison Christopher, Werkmeister Astrid, Cardona Javier, Atkinson Robert, Michie Craig, Andonovic Ivan, Macdonald Malcolm, Tachtatzis Christos
Remote Sensing Vol 14 (2022)
Specialized path-based technique to test Internet of Things system functionality under limited network connectivity
Klima Matej, Bureš Miroslav, Ahmed Bestoun S, Bellekens Xavier, Atkinson Robert, Tachtatzis Christos, Herout Pavel
Internet of Things Vol 22 (2023)
Correction: Czerkawski et al. Deep internal learning for inpainting of cloud-affected regions in satellite umagery. Remote Sens. 2022, 14, 1342
Czerkawski Mikolaj, Upadhyay Priti, Davison Christopher, Werkmeister Astrid, Cardona Javier, Atkinson Robert, Michie Craig, Andonovic Ivan, Macdonald Malcolm, Tachtatzis Christos
Remote Sensing Vol 14 (2022)
Verifying a sense of agency with a real-time movement sonification system for stroke survivors with hemiparesis
Nown Tom, Kerr Andy, Andonovic Ivan, Grealy Madeleine, Tachtatzis Christos
Joint 2022 SRR & Scottish Stroke AHP Forum Winter Conference (2022)
Leveraging Siamese networks for one-shot intrusion detection model
Hindy Hanan, Tachtatzis Christos, Atkinson Robert, Brosset David, Bures Miroslav, Andonovic Ivan, Michie Craig, Bellekens Xavier
Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (2022)
On input formats for radar Micro-Doppler signature processing by convolutional neural networks
Czerkawski Mikolaj, Clemente Carmine, Michie Craig, Tachtatzis Christos
Radar 2022, International Conference on Radar Systems, pp. 1-6 (2022)

More publications


Currently teaching two classes:

  • EE273, EE985 - Engineering Design For Software Development 2: Object oriented programming using C++
  • DM996 - Intelligent Sensing, Reasoning And Deep Learning

Modules taught in the past:

  • EE579 Advanced Microcontroller Applications - fifth year microcontrollers class using MSP430 in Assembly and C.
  • EE987 - Sensor technologies

Research interests

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence:

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

Professional activities

Sensors (Journal)
Guest editor
Artificial Intelligence For Precision Agriculture
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

More professional activities


DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Sandhu, Parandeep
Cardona Amengual, Javier (Principal Investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator) Sandhu, Parandeep (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
Development & Commercialisation of the world’s first technology enabling 100% of Post Consumer recycled bottles (rPET), to be remanufactured into “as new”, PET Bottles :PET-Yield
Atkinson, Robert (Principal Investigator) Cardona Amengual, Javier (Co-investigator) Liggat, John (Co-investigator) Nordon, Alison (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator) Wagner, Beverly (Co-investigator) Wilson, Juliette (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2023
Predictive maintenance for offshore wind turbines
Atkinson, Robert (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Cardona Amengual, Javier (Co-investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) McMillan, David (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2022
Decision Support for Investment & Economic Development within Sparse Data Markets
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Cardona Amengual, Javier (Co-investigator) Hamilton, Andrew (Co-investigator) Macdonald, Malcolm (Co-investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator)
11-Jan-2022 - 10-Jan-2023
DEFGRID - The Utility DSbD Demonstrator (ISCF Digital Security by Design)
Atkinson, Robert (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Coffele, Federico (Co-investigator) Irvine, James (Co-investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2025
Digital Dairy Value-Chain for South-West Scotland and Cumbria (Strength in Places Fund)
Michie, Craig (Principal Investigator) Wagner, Beverly (Academic) Wilson, Juliette (Academic) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Bellekens, Xavier (Co-investigator) Galloway, Stuart (Co-investigator) Kelly, Nicolas (Co-investigator) Lengden, Michael (Co-investigator) Revie, Matthew (Co-investigator) Stewart, Robert (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator) Ward, Andrew (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2027

More projects


Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College

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