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

Innovate UK KTP Engineering Excellence Award 2021
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


LoRaWAN-implemented node localisation in a sandstorm environment based on received signal strength indicator
Aqeel Ibrahim, Iorkyase Ephraim, Zangoti Hussein, Tachtatzis Christos, Atkinson Robert, Andonovic Ivan
IET Wireless Sensor Systems (2022)
Swipe kinematic differences in young children with autism spectrum disorders are task- and age-dependent : a smart tablet game approach
Lu Szu-Ching, Rowe Philip, Tachtatzis Christos, Andonovic Ivan, Anzulewicz Anna, Sobota Krzystof, Delafield-Butt Jonathan
Brain Disorders Vol 5 (2022)
Behavioural classification of cattle using neck-mounted accelerometer-equipped collars
Pavlovic Dejan, Czerkawski Mikolaj, Davison Christopher, Marko Oskar, Michie Craig, Atkinson Robert, Crnojevic Vladimir, Andonovic Ivan, Rajovic Vladimir, Kvascev Goran, Tachtatzis Christos
Sensors Vol 22 (2022)
Cyber-security challenges in aviation industry : a review of current and future trends
Ukwandu Elochukwu, Ben-Farah Mohamed Amine, Hindy Hanan, Bures Miroslav, Atkinson Robert, Tachtatzis Christos, Andonovic Ivan, Bellekens Xavier
Information Vol 13 (2022)
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)
A flexible multi-temporal and multi-modal framework for Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 analysis ready data
Upadhyay Priti, Czerkawski Mikolaj, Davison Christopher, Cardona Javier, Macdonald Malcolm, Andonovic Ivan, Michie Craig, Atkinson Robert, Papadopoulou Nikela, Nikas Konstantinos, Tachtatzis Christos
Remote Sensing Vol 14 (2022)

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

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
Using ANDSF for convergence access network section and service adaptation based on context
External Examiner

More professional activities


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
Digital Dairy Value-Chain for South-West Scotland and Cumbria (Strength in Places Fund)
Michie, Craig (Principal Investigator) 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
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
Decision Support for Investment & Economic Development within Sparse Data Markets (Feasibility)
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal 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)
20-Jan-2021 - 19-Jan-2022
CAUDATA : Scratch and Rebuild Architecture
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Bellekens, Xavier (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021

More projects


Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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