M.Eng., DIC, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Reader)

In Signal Processing


Contact Details
Phone: +44 (0)207 594 6229
Fax : +44 (0)207 594 6234
Email : t.stathaki@imperial.ac.uk
Room No: 812

Communications and Signal Processing Research Group

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Imperial College London

Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ

United Kingdom






Tania Stathaki was born in Athens, Hellas. In June 1991 she received the Soloist Diploma in Classical Piano from the Orfeion Athens Conservatory of Music. In September 1991 she received the Masters degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). She received the Ph.D. degree in Signal Processing from Imperial College in September 1994. She is currently a Reader in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College. Previously, she was Lecturer in the Department of Information Systems and Computing of Brunel University in UK, Visiting Lecturer in the Electrical Engineering Department of Mahanakorn University in Thailand and Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology Education and Digital Systems of the University of Pireus in Greece. Her current research interests lie in the areas of signal and image processing and computer vision.



PhD Students


Mohamed Elmikaty

Object Recognition/Tracking

Zisis Petrou

Remote Sensing

Dimitrios Konstantinidis

Urban monitoring




Third Year

Maths for Signals and Systems

Fourth Year/MSc

Digital Image Processing


Current Research Grants


1.         Principal and sole investigator of project "Object Based Hyper Spectral Image Fusion", sponsored by General Dynamics UK. This project is part of the Data Information Fusion Defence Technology Centre (DIF DTC) Phase I-Phase II. Duration 6 years (October 2003-April 2009). Value 500K.

2.         Principal and sole investigator of project "An Adaptive Intelligent Platform for Object Recognition", sponsored by Selex, UK. This project is part of the Systems Engineering for Autonomous Systems Defence Technology Centre (SEAS DTC). Duration 4 years (October 2005-September 2009). Value 310K.



Journal Publications


1.         Tania Stathaki, "Segmentation of textured surfaces using mixed order statistics and neural networks classifiers", Electronics Letters, November 1995, Vol. 31, No. 23.

2.         Tania Stathaki, "Some bounds on second and higher order correlations for bandlimited random processes", Electronics Letters, April 1996, Vol. 32, No. 9.

3.         Tania Stathaki, "Autoregressive modelling through joint and weighted second and third order statistics", Electronics Letters, July 1996, Vol. 32, No.14.

4.         Steven C. K. Chan and Tania Stathaki, "Signal modelling through adaptive Volterra representations", Electronics Letters, December 1997, Vol. 33, No. 25.

5.         L. Rebollo-Neira, A. G. Constantinides and Tania Stathaki, "Signal representation for compression and noise reduction through frame-based wavelets", IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, March 98, Vol. 46, No. 3, Pages: 587-597.

6.         Tania Stathaki, "Root moments: a digital signal processing perspective", IEE Proc. on Vision Signal and Image Processing, Vol. 145, No. 4, August 1998.

7.         Steven C. K. Chan, Tania Stathaki and A. G. Constantinides, "Adaptive weighting factor least squares algorithm for Volterra signal modelling", IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems I, Vol. 47, Issue 4, April 2000, Pages: 545 -554.

8.         Tania Stathaki and Ioannis Fotinopoulos, "Equirriple minimum phase FIR filter design from linear phase systems using root moments", IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems II: Analog and Digital Signal Processing, Vol. 48, Issue 6, June 2001, Pages: 580 -587.

9.         Min-Cheol Hong, Tania Stathaki and Aggelos Katsaggelos, "Iterative regularised multichannel least mean mixed norm image restoration", Journal of Optical Engineering, 41(10), October 2002, Pages: 2515-2524.

10.     Eftychios Papoulis and Tania Stathaki, "DFT algorithm based on FIR filter banks", Electronics Letters, Volume: 39, Issue: 1, January 2003, Pages: 157-158.

11.     Eftychios Papoulis and Tania Stathaki, "Improved performance adaptive algorithm for system identification under impulsive noise", Electronics Letters, Volume: 39, Issue: 11, May 2003, Pages: 878-880.

12.     Eftychios Papoulis and Tania Stathaki, "Extension of generalised subband decomposition-based adaptive FIR structure", Electronics Letters, Volume: 39, Issue: 15, July 2003, Pages: 1157 – 1158.

13.     Kaaren May, Tania Stathaki and Aggelos Katsaggelos, "Spatially adaptive intensity bounds for image restoration", Eurasip Journal on Applied Signal Processing, Volume 2003, Number 12, 1 November 2003, Pages: 1167-1180.

14.     Eftychios Papoulis and Tania Stathaki, "A normalized robust mixed-norm adaptive algorithm for system identification", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Volume: 11, Issue: 1, January 2004, Pages: 56–59.

15.     Nikolaos Mitianoudis, Tania Stathaki, "Overcomplete source separation using Laplacian Mixture Models", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Volume 12, Issue 4, April 2005 Page(s):277 – 280.

16.     Min-Cheol Hong, Tania Stathaki and Aggelos Katsaggelos, "Iterative regularized mixed norm multichannel image restoration", Journal of Electronic Imaging, 14(1), 013004 (JanMar 2005).

17.     Mitianoudis N., Stathaki Tania, Constantinides A.G. "Smooth Signal Extraction from instantaneous mixtures", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol. 14, No. 4, April 2007.

18.     Mitianoudis N., Stathaki Tania, "Pixel-based and Region-based Image Fusion schemes using ICA bases", Information Fusion 8 (2), pp. 131–142, April 2007.

19.     Li Q., Mitianoudis N., Stathaki Tania, "Spatial Kernel K-Harmonic Means Clustering for Multi-spectral Image Thresholding", IET proceedings in Image Processing, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 156-167, June 2007.

20.     Mitianoudis N., Stathaki Tania, "Batch and online underdetermined source separation using Laplacian Mixture Models", to appear in IEEE Transactions in Audio, Speech and Language Processing, Vol. 15, No. 6, pp. 1818 - 1832, August 2007.

21.     Tzimiropoulos G., Mitianoudis N., Stathaki Tania, "Robust recognition of planar shapes under affine transforms using Principal Component Analysis", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol. 14, No. 10, pp. 723 - 726, October 2007.

22.     Mitianoudis N., Stathaki Tania, "Joint Fusion and Blind Restoration for Multiple Image Scenarios with Missing Data", The Computer Journal, Vol. 50, No. 6, November 2007.

23.     Mahmood A., Tudor P.M., Oxford W., Hansford R., Nelson J.D B., Kingsbury N.G., Katartzis A., Petrou M., Mitianoudis N. , Stathaki Tania, Achim A., Bull D., Canagarajah N., Nikolov S., Loza A., Cvejic N., "Applied Multi-Dimensional Fusion", The Computer Journal, Vol. 50, No. 6, November 2007.

24.     Mitianoudis N., Stathaki Tania, "Optimal contrast correction for ICA-based fusion of multimodal images", IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 8, No. 12, pp. 2016 - 2026, Dec. 2008.

25.     Tzimiropoulos G., Mitianoudis N., Stathaki Tania, "A unifying approach to moment-based shape orientation and symmetry classification", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol 18, No. 1, pp. 125 - 139, Jan. 2009.

26.     Katzouraki Antonia and Stathaki Tania, "Intelligent traffic control on internet-like topologies-integration of graph principles to classic Runge-Kutta methods", American Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Journal of Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems (DCDS) Supplements, pp. 404-415, Sep. 2009.

27.     Tzimiropoulos G., Argyriou Vassilios, Zafeiriou S. and Stathaki Tania, "Robust FFT-based scale-invariant image registration", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), Vol. 32, Issue 10, pp. 1899-1906, October 2010.

28.     G. Tzimiropoulos, V. Argyriou, T. Stathaki, “Subpixel registration with gradient correlation”, IEEE Transactions in Image Processing, June 2011, Vol. 20, Issue 6, 1761-1767, June 2011.

29.     S. Giannarou, T. Stathaki, “Optimal edge detection using multiple operators for image understanding”, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, July 2011, 2011:28 doi:10.1186/1687-6180-2011-28.

30.     S. Zafeiriou, G. Tzimiropoulos, M. Petrou, T. Stathaki, “Regularized kernel discriminant analysis with a robust kernel for face recognition and verification”, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Vol. 23, Issue 3, pp. 526-534, March 2012.

31.     Amanjit Dulai and Tania Stathaki, “Mean-shift tracking under severe occlusion”, IET Signal Processing, special issue on Multi-Sensor Signal Processing for Defence: Detection, Localisation & Classification, Vol. 6, Issue 5, pp. 534-540, July 2012.

32.     N. Gkalelis, V. Mezaris, I. Kompatsiaris, T. Stathaki, "Linear subclass support vector machines", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 9, pp. 575-578, September 2012.

33.     N. Gkalelis, V. Mezaris, I. Kompatsiaris, T. Stathaki, "Mixture subclass discriminant analysis link to restricted Gaussian model and other generalizations", IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, to appear until January 2013.




Tania Stathaki, ed. "Image Fusion: Algorithms and Applications", Academic Press, 2008.


Book Chapter


Sarah Lee and Tania Stathaki, "Characterization of texture surfaces in medical imaging", in Applied Medical Imaging Analysis Methods, CRC Press.


S. Giannarou, T. Stathaki, A Novel Framework for Object Recognition under Severe Occlusions, in Advances in Intelligent Signal Processing and Data Mining, Series: Studies in Computational Intelligence, Petia Georgieva, Lyudmila Mihaylova, Lakhmi C. Jain (Eds.), Vol. 410, pp. 235-258, Springer 2013.



Conference Publications


100 Conference publications in various refereed international conferences.