Dr. Thirimachos Bourlai
Assistant Professor/Director MILab
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
Biometrics , Image Processing , Hyper-Spectral Imaging , Pattern Recognition , Medical Imaging , Biometrics
Profile Summary

Assistant Professor, Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University

Thirimachos Bourlai received a Diploma (M.Eng. equivalent) in Electrical and Computer Engineering with Honors from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1999). He received a M.Sc. in Medical Imaging with Distinction from the University of Surrey (UniS), U.K. (2002) under the directions of Prof. Maria Petrou. There he was awarded a full scholarship to continue his studies as a doctorate candidate. Under the directions of Prof. Josef Kittler he completed his Ph.D. in the field of face recognition and smart cards (2006) and his Post-Doc in multi-modal biometrics (Aug. 2007). Then he worked for 1.5 years as a Post-Doc researcher in a joint project between the University of Houston (UH) and the Methodist Hospital (Department of Surgery) at Houston (TX), in the fields of thermal imaging and video processing. From February to December 2009 he worked as a Visiting Research Assistant Professor at the LDCSEE of West Virginia University (WVU). In January 2010 he became a Research Assistant Professor, and in August 2012 an Assistant Professor. In 2010, he founded and since then he has been directing "Multi-spectral Imagery Lab" at WVU. Dr. Bourlai has been involved in various projects in the fields of biometrics and image processing, and authored several book chapters, journals and conference papers. His areas of expertise are image processing, pattern recognition and biometrics.
Publications (9)

SPIE Journal Paper | 19 August 2016
OE Vol. 55 Issue 08
KEYWORDS: Visible radiation, Short wave infrared radiation, Composites, Near infrared, Infrared imaging, Eye, Facial recognition systems, Mid-IR, Long wavelength infrared, Computer programming

Proceedings Article | 21 May 2015 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9472, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XXI
KEYWORDS: Visible radiation, Eye, Facial recognition systems, Principal component analysis, Imaging systems, Cameras, Sensors, Databases, Skin, Ultraviolet radiation

Proceedings Article | 21 May 2015 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9472, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XXI
KEYWORDS: Hyperspectral imaging, Microscopes, Imaging systems, Cameras, Sensors, Blood, Image segmentation, Hyperspectral systems, Photonics, In vivo imaging

Proceedings Article | 20 June 2014 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9091, Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXIII
KEYWORDS: Internet, Eye, Facial recognition systems, Super resolution, Detection and tracking algorithms, Cameras, Databases, Image resolution, Image quality, Algorithm development

Proceedings Article | 31 May 2012 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 8353, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVIII
KEYWORDS: Infrared imaging, Short wave infrared radiation, Visible radiation, Light sources, Imaging systems, Cameras, Sensors, Tungsten, Quality measurement, Image quality

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Conference Committee Involvement (5)
Biometric and Surveillance Technology for Human and Activity Identification XII
22 April 2015 | Baltimore, Maryland, United States
BTAS 2012 - 2012 IEEE Fifth International Conference On Biometrics: Theory, Applications And Systems (BTAS)
23 September 2012 |
Biometric Technology for Human Identification IX
23 April 2012 | Baltimore, Maryland, United States
International Conference in Biometrics, ICB 2012
30 March 2012 |
Biometric Technology for Human Identification VIII
25 April 2011 | Orlando, Florida, United States
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