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George Moustakides

Professor of Practice
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Phone: 
+1 848-445-8314
Office: 
Hill 359
Office Hours: 
  • MSDS: W,Th, 11:00-13:00
  • Pattern Recognition: T, 1:30-2:30
Address: 

Department of Computer Science
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey
110 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019

Biography: 

I received the diploma in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1979, the MSE in Systems Engineering from the Moore School of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in 1980, and the M.Sc and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University, Princeton NJ, in 1983.

During 1983-1986 I held a Junior Researcher position with INRIA, France, then a Researcher position (1988-1991) with the Computer Technology Institute of Patras, Greece. In 1991 I joined the Computer Engineering and Informatics department, University of Patras, Greece as Associate Professor and became Full Professor in 1996. From 2001 to 2004 I was with INRIA, France as Senior Researcher (research group leader) and during 2001-2007 I was also a Professor with the University of Thessaly, Greece. In 2007 I joined the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, Greece where I hold the position of Full Professor (currently on leave of absence). From Fall 2017 I am with the Computer Science department, Rutgers University.

In the past I held numerous appointments (financed by the hosting institutes) as Visiting Scholar and/or Adjunct Professor with Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, University of Maryland, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Southern California, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Rutgers University (Business School, CS and ECE).

My interests include Sequential Detection, Statistical Signal Processing, Adaptive Algorithms and Machine Learning.

From 2011 to 2014 I served as Associate Editor for Detection and Estimation and from 2016 to 2018 as inaugural Associate Editor for Sequential Methods for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.

Personal News: 
  • July 2019, Plenary talk, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT-2019), Paris, France: Quickest Detection.
  • June 2018, Organizer of session: Sequential Methods, International Workshop on Applied Probability (IWAP), Budapest, Hungary.
  • March 2018, Organizer of session: Sequential Methods for Signal Processing and Control, Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, (CISS), Princeton, NJ, USA.
  • June 2017, Plenary talk, International Workshop on Sequential Methodologies (IWSM), University of Rouen, Rouen, France: Detecting changes in Markov processes.
  • Dec. 2016, Invited talk, Industrial and Systems Engineering department, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA: Metrics and optimum tests in sequential change detection.
  • Oct. 2016, Invited talk, Statistics department, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA: Sequential detection of changes: Metrics and optimum tests.
  • April 2016, Invited talk, Huawei Technologies, France Research Center, Paris, France: Sequential detection of a first-entry-to-a-set.
Grant Awards: 
PI: George Moustakides | NSF
08/01/2015 to 07/31/2019
$467,186 (collaborative with UIUC, total budget: $1,121,161)
Publications: 
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T. Banerjee, G.V. Moustakides

Sequential Analysis, vol. 36, pp. 355-369
September, 2017

J.G. Ligo, G.V. Moustakides, V.V. Veeravalli

IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory
June, 2017

G.V. Moustakides, T. Yaacoub, Y. Mei

IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory
June, 2017
Student, PostDocs, & Visitors: 

PhD students:

  • Kalliopi Bassioti, 2023, CS, Rutgers University, (advisor). Machine learning and Generative networks, Application to on-line monitoring.
  • Liyan Xie, 2021, ISyE, GaTech, (participating in supervision, advisor: Yao Xie). Sequential detection of low-rank changes.

Visitors:

  • Emmanouil Psarakis, (09/10/2018-01/31/2019), Associate Professor, Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Patras, Greece. Nonlinear statistical modeling using Generative Networks.
Alumni: 

PhD Students:

  • Tony Yaacoub, 2018, ISyE, GaTech, (participating in supervision, advisors: David Goldsman, Yajun Mei). Sequential interval estimation for Bernoulli trials.
  • Jonathan Ligo, PhD 2017, ECE, UIUC, (participating in supervision, advisor: V. Veeravalli). Detection of sparse mixtures: Fundamental limits and algorithms. Researcher, Applied Physics Lab, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MA, USA.
  • Yasin Yilmaz, PhD 2014, EE, Columbia, (participating in supervision, advisor: X. Wang). Event-triggered sampling for communications. Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.
  • Georgios Fellouris, PhD 2010, Statistics, Columbia, (advisor). Decentralized sequential decision making with asynchronous communication. Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, UIUC, IL, USA.
  • Olympia Hadjiliadis, PhD 2005, Statistics, Columbia, ((participating in supervision, advisor: I. Vecer). Change-point detection of two-sided alternatives in the Brownian motion model and its connection to the gambler's ruin problem with relative wealth perception. Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY, USA.
  • Xenofon Doukopoulos, PhD 2004, IRISA-INRIA, France, (advisor). Power techniques for blind channel estimation in wireless communication systems. Leading Engineer with Parrot S.A., Paris, France.
  • Emmanouil Psarakis, PhD 1991, Computer Engineering and Informatics Department (CEID), University of Patras, Greece, (advisor). Design of multidimensional FIR filters with the help of transformations. Associate Professor, CEID, University of Patras, Greece.

Postdocs:

  • Sveinn Olaffson, PhD 2016, Statistics, Purdue University, (10/1/2017-12/31/2017). Detection of changes in continuous time. Currently Postdoc at Columbia University.
  • Taposh Banerjee, PhD 2014, ECE, UIUC, (9/1/2015-12/31/2015). Sequential detection of changes. Currently Postdoc at Harvard University.

MS Students:

  • Kalliopi Bassioti, 2018, MS inter-departmental program: Signal Processing & Communication Systems, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, (participated in supervision, advisor: E. Psarakis). Non-adversarial training of generative neural networks.
  • Feeby Salib, 2018, Reinforcement learning techniques, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.
  • Zaharias Psarakis, 2014, MS inter-departmental program: Signal Processing & Communication Systems, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, (advisor). Robust techniques for optical flow estimation.
  • Nikoleta Garini, 2009, MS inter-departmental program: Signal Processing & Communication Systems, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, (advisor). Compression techniques for hearing aids.
  • Panagiotis Niavis, 2009, MS inter-departmental program: Signal Processing & Communication Systems, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, (advisor). Feedback cancellation algorithms, performance and stability analysis.
  • Charalambos Zarokostas, 2009, MS inter-departmental program: Signal Processing & Communication Systems, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, (advisor). Audio feedback cancellation in digital hearing aids.
  • Charalambos Stamatopoulos, 2008, MS inter-departmental program: Signal Processing & Communication Systems, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, (advisor). Detection of attacks in wireless networks.
  • Panagiota Matsuka, 2007, MS inter-departmental program: Signal Processing & Communication Systems, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, (advisor). Adaptive compression techniques for hearing aids.
  • Dimitrios Chatzoulis, 2006, Department of Computer and Communication Engineering, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece, (advisor). Turbo techniques for coding and equalization of telecommunication channels.
  • Amadou Dame Sall, 2004, DEA, University of Rennes-1, Rennes, France, (advisor). Bit Error Rate estimation in optical communication channels.
  • Xenofon Doukopoulos, 2001, MS inter-departmental program: Signal Processing & Communication Systems, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, (advisor). Blind channel estimation in CDMA communication systems.