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 of Strathclyde 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 applied Artificial Intelligence and industrial informatics with particular emphasis in 1) transfer learning and domain adaptation 2) incremental active learning 3) causality and explainability 4) Fusion of data-based models with expert knowledge. My research interests are interdisciplinary in nature and span across applications domains and industrial sectors.

  • Sustainable Agri-food Systems (Livestock and Arable)
  • Digital Health
  • Cybersecurity
  • Advanced Manufacturing

I am a Strathclyde lead for the UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Understandable agri-food Systems Transformed by Artificial INtelligence (SUSTAIN), Co-Director of Laboratory for Innovation in Autism, Coordinator for the “System for Data-Based Decisions” sub-theme of the Measurement, Digital and Enabling Technologies (MDET) Strategic Theme, member of the HeatlhTech Cluster management team.

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Area of Expertise

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

Prize 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


  • Member of the IET
  • Senior Member IEEE
  • Fellow of the Higher Education
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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 new hybridized dimensionality reduction approach using genetic algorithm and folded linear discriminant analysis applied to hyperspectral imaging for effective rice seed classification
Fabiyi Samson Damilola, Murray Paul, Zabalza Jaime, Tachtatzis Christos, Vu Hai, Dao Trung Kien
IEEE Transactions on AgriFood Electronics (2024)
Multi-modal convolutional parameterisation network for guided image inverse problems
Czerkawski Mikolaj, Upadhyay Priti, Davison Christopher, Atkinson Robert, Michie Craig, Andonovic Ivan, Macdonald Malcolm, Cardona Javier, Tachtatzis Christos
Journal of Imaging Vol 10 (2024)
Neural knitworks : patched neural implicit representation networks
Czerkawski Mikolaj, Cardona Javier, Atkinson Robert, Michie Craig, Andonovic Ivan, Clemente Carmine, Tachtatzis Christos
Pattern Recognition Vol 151 (2024)
Exploring the capability of text-to-image diffusion models with structural edge guidance for multi-spectral satellite image inpainting
Czerkawski Mikolaj, Tachtatzis Christos
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters Vol 21 (2024)
PCA-enhanced methodology for the identification of partial discharge locations
Iorkyase Ephraim Tersoo, Tachtatzis Christos, Atkinson Robert
Energies Vol 16 (2023)

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Currently teaching two classes:

  • EE992 - Neural Networks and Deep Learning
  • EE273, EE985 - Engineering Design For Software Development 2: Object oriented programming using C++

Modules taught in the past:

  • EE579 Advanced Microcontroller Applications - fifth year microcontrollers class using MSP430 in Assembly and C.
  • EE987 - Sensor technologies
  • DM996 - Intelligent Sensing, Reasoning And Deep Learning
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Research Interests

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence:

  • Deep Learning Video and Image Analytics (Multi-view Multi-object Detection and Tracking, Image reconstruction, Image Inpainting and Synthesis)
  • Time Series Classification, forecasting and generation/imputation
  • Anomaly Detection and Event Classification
  • Remote Sensing and Earth Observation
  • Spectral analysis and Hyperspectral Imaging

Professional Activities

Specialist Advisory Group on applications of Artificial Intelligence for Environment Natural Resources & Agriculture Policy
External Examiner for Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) Course
DATALAB (SFC Innovation Centre, administered by the University of Edinburgh) (External organisation)
Sensors (Journal)
Guest editor
Artificial Intelligence For Precision Agriculture
Energies (Journal)
Guest editor

More professional activities


Improved productivity and sustainability in high value dairy production through the deployment of low cost wireless methane sensors (Digital Dairy Chain)
Michie, Craig (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Lengden, Michael (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2025
22/145 Systems Engineering Innovation hubs for Multiple longterm Conditions - Devlopment phase
Maier, Anja (Principal Investigator) Connolly, Patricia (Co-investigator) Gray, Louise (Co-investigator) Inns, Tom (Co-investigator) Kurdi, Amanj (Co-investigator) Maguire, Roma (Co-investigator) Mehnen, Jorn (Co-investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator) Mueller, Tanja (Co-investigator) Picanco Rodrigues, Vinicius (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator) Whitfield, Ian (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
ICLEI Europe: Glasgow Environmental Monitoring of Indoor and Outdoor Air (GEMINOA)
Michie, Craig (Principal Investigator) Allan, Grant (Co-investigator) Sharpe, Tim (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator) Williamson, Jack (Researcher)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2025
SAfe Passage through Shifting Sands
Macdonald, Malcolm (Principal Investigator) Clemente, Carmine (Co-investigator) McKee, David (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator) Clark, Ruaridh (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
On Farm Carbon Capture (AKT)
Michie, Craig (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator)
12-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2023
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

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Dr Christos Tachtatzis
Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Email: christos.tachtatzis@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 2625