Michael Logothetis

Head of the Communication Networks, Traffic Engineering and Applications Group, or, for simplicity, Teletraffic Group, which is a part of the Wire Communications Laboratory, in the Division of Telecommunications & Information Technology of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Patras, Greece.
Communication Networks, Traffic Engineering and Applications Group
Wire Communications Laboratory
Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept.

University of Patras



Michael D. Logothetis was born in Stenies, Andros, Greece, in 1959. He received his Dipl.-Eng. degree and Doctorate in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Patras, Patras, Greece, in 1981 and 1990, respectively. From 1982 to 1990, he was a Teaching and Research Assistant at the Laboratory of Wire Communications, University of Patras, and participated in many national and EU research programmes, dealing with telecommunication networks, as well as with office automation (including natural language processing). From 1991 to 1992 he was Research Associate in NTT’s Telecommunication Networks Laboratories, Tokyo, Japan. Afterwards, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the University of Patras, and since 2009 he has been elected (full) Professor in the same Department. He teaches the courses: Broadband Telecom Networks; Computer Networks, Teletraffic Theory, and Communications Systems. His research interests include teletraffic theory and engineering, traffic/network control, simulation and performance optimization of communications networks (Internet, Wireless, Optical NGN). He has published over 240 conference/journal papers and books/proceedings (more than 21 journals during the last seven years) and has over 1045 third-party citations (h=16). He has published a teletraffic book in Greek (2nd issue in 2012). He has organised the 5th IEEE/IET International Conference on Communications Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2006, sponsored mainly by IEEE, IET and OTE (Greek PTT), and the 4th IEICE Information and Communication Technology Forum, ICTF 2016, sponsored by IEICE (Japan). Since 2010, he is a member of the Steering Committee of the CSNDSP. He has reviewed many conference and journal papers. He served/is serving on the Technical Program Committee of several international conferences. Also, he has organized and chaired several technical sessions and has offered tutorial lectures in conferences. He has become a Guest Editor in five journals: a) Mediterranean Journal of Electronics and Communications, b) Mediterranean Journal of Computers and Networks, c) IET Circuits, Devices & Systems, d) IET Networks, and e) Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Journal. He participates in the Editorial Board of the following international journals: IARIA International Journal On Advances in Telecommunications”, Advances in Electronics and Telecommunications” – Poznan University of Technology, and Hindawi Communications and Networking”. He is a member of the IARIA (Fellow Member), IEEE (Senior Member 2008), IEICE (Senior Member 2017), FITCE and the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE).

Teaching Interests:
  • Speech Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Logic Design


Electrical and Computer Engineering



[1](ESPRIT-860): “Linguistic Analysis of the European Languages” (1986-1989). Study and modeling of the Greek language and the transformation of written text to spoken language and the reverse.

[2]BECOS (EURECA EU-385): “A Natural Language Front-End to Databases with Speech Facilities”, (1991-1995). Development of a natural language front-end for databases, in several European languages using both text and voice as input stream.

[3] POLYGLOT (ESPRIT II-2104): “A Multilanguage Speech-to-Text and Text-to-Speech System”, (1989-1993). Design and Development of a large Vocabulary Isolated-Word Recognition system (IWSR), Text-to-Speech Synthesis, Continuous Speech Recognition.

[4] LOGOS (STRIDE 15): “Development of the Language and Speech industry”, (1991-1994). Development of the infrastructure for the language industry in Greece through the creation of data bases, execution of a number of statistical and phonetic studies and development of a number of hardware and software methodologies.

[5] TRANSLEARN (LRE, 61-016): “Interactive Corpus-based Translation Drafting Tool”, (1993-1995). Development of an interactive corpus-based translation drafting tool, that will relieve the translator from repetitive part of the work, enhance the quality of the output and the productivity of the human translator.

[6] RIWORD (ESPRIT 5677): “Robust Isolated Word Recognition of Distinct Utterances”, (1991-1993): Development of a robust, speaker independent, small vocabulary, isolated word recognizer over telephone lines.

[7] GRAMCHECK (MLAP 11): “A Grammatical and Style Checker”, (1994-1995). Development of an integrated tool for grammatical and stylistic analysis of multilingual documents.

[8] LEXICON (COLLINS) (1993-1995): Design and Development of an English-Greek, Greek-English Electronic dictionary using 20,000,000-word Corpus

[9]NOW: “Lexicography using Computer” (1993-1995). A Training Program in Lexicography using Computers.

[10] TRANSLIB (LIB-3038): “Advanced Tools for Accessing Multilingual Library Catalogues”, (1995-1997). Development of a front-end tool for library automation systems, that enables the language transparent search, access and presentation of multilingual bibliographic catalogues.

[11] ACCeSS (LE-1 1802): “Automated Call Center through Speech Understanding System”, (1996-1999). ACCeSS concerns the development of an automated telephone center for the insurance industry utilizing speech recognition, speech understanding and script understanding techniques.

[12] VASME (TRANSPORT PL-00010): “Value Added Services for Maritime Environment”, (1996-1998) Development of an automatic information system to be used by vessels approaching to harbors or Vessel Traffic Systems (VTS), supporting among others speech recognition and synthesis functionalities.

[13] DIALOGOS (EPET II): “Improvement of Man-Machine Communication Using Linguistic Technologies”, (1995-1998)

Part I: Development of a Telebanking system, over the public telephone network, utilizing speech recognition and understanding as well as speaker verification techniques.

Part II: Development of an automated letter creation system for business correspondence utilizing speech recognition and natural language processing techniques.

[14] SPEECHDAT (LE-2 4001): “Speech Databases for the Creation of Voice Driven Teleservices”, (1996-1999). A coordinated effort for the development of large Speech databases (5000 speakers) in all European Languages. (11 languages, 17 dialects).

[15] COST (EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL RESEARCH) 249: “Continuous Speech Recognition over the Telephone”, (1995-2000).

[16] COST (EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL RESEARCH) 250: “Speaker Recognition in Telephony” (1995-2000

[17] IDAS (LE-8315): “Interactive, Telephone-based, Directory Assistance Services”, (1998-2000). Development of Directory Assistance Services over Public Telephonic Networks”.

[18] SPEECHDAT-CAR (LE-8334): “Speech Data Basis for Voice Driven Teleservices and Control in Automotive Environments”, (1998-2000).

SpeechDat-CAR aims to create language resources for the development of voice operated services for in-vehicle applications in 9 languages.

[19]MITOS (ΕΠΕΤ ΙΙ): “A System to Retrieve and Mine Information – Application in Financial News” (1999-2001)

[20]ΔΗΛΟΣ (98ΓΤ12): “Bilingual Electronic Dictionary of Economic Terms with Reference to Corpora”(1999-2001).

[21]ΔΕΙΚΤΗΣ (98ΤΤ24): “Dialogical Extraction of Information from medical text-corpora of Remote – Control Electrical Systems”, (1999-2001).

[22] ΙΑΝΟΣ (98ΓΤ46): “A Two-Level System for Automatic Morphological Analysis of the Greek Language». (1999-2001).

[23] ΥΠΕΡ (99ΥΠ66): Development of a Reliable Continuous Speech Recognition System with the use of hidden models of Markov and Neural Networks”(1999-2002)

[24] Software Usability (ΕΠΕΤ ΙΙ-00): «Human Network of dispersion of Scientific and Technological Knowledge», (2000-2002).

[25]Artificial Intelligence (ΕΠΕΤ ΙΙ-00): «Human Network of dispersion of Scientific and Technological Knowledge», (2000-2002).

[26] COST (EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL RESEARCH) 278: “Spoken Language Interaction in Telecommunication”, (2001-2003).

[27] OrienTel (IST-2000-28373): “Multilingual Access to Interactive Communication Services for the Mediterranean and Middle East”, (2000-2004).

[28] ORASIS (OOBE 435): “Automatic Recognition of hand-written Documents – Questionnaires”, (2001-2003).

[29] E2M (IST-2000-30167): “From e-services to mobile services”, (2001-2003).

[30] GEMINI (IST-2001-32343): “Generic Environment for Multilingual Interactive Natural Interfaces”, (2002-2004).

[31] INSPIRE (IST-2001-32746): “Infotainment Management with speech Interaction via Remote-Microphones and Telephone Interfaces”, (2002-2004).

[32]MoveON (IST-2005-034753): “Multi-modal and multi-sensor zero-distraction interaction interface for two-wheel vehicles ON the move”, (2006-2009).

[33]PlayMancer (Grand Agreement Number 215839): “A European Serious Gaming 3D Environment, (2007-2010).

[34]Prometheus ‘Prediction and interpretation of human behaviour based on probabilistic sTructures and HEterogeneoUs Sencors”, (2007-2010).

[35] Amibio (Life+08NAT/GR/539: “Automatic acoustic Monitoring and Inventorying of BIOdiversity”, (2010-2013). Was awarded as best-of-the-best, EC LIFE+ project.

[36]Software Usability (EPET ΙΙ-00): “Human Network for Knowledge Dissemination “, (2000-2002).

[37] Artificial Intelligence (ΕΠΕΤ ΙΙ-00): “Human Network for Knowledge Dissemination” (2000-2002).

[38] TECHNOISIS: Artificial Intelligence and Applications (InterUniversity R&D Networks, 2009- )

[39] MOMIRAS – (GRST), “Mobile Mixed Reality System, (2014-2017)

[40] FrailSafe: Sensing and predictive treatment of frailty and associated co-morbidities using advanced personalized models and advanced interventions, H2020- RIA

[41] myAirCoach: Analysis, modelling and sensing of both physiological and environmental factors for the customized and predictive self-management of Asthma, H2020-RIA

[42] OACTIVE: Advanced personalized, multi-scale computer models preventing OsteoArthritis, H2020-RIA


Awards and Prizes:
Membership of Societies and Professional Bodies: Prof. Fakotakis is a member of the Executive Board of ELSNET (European Language and Speech Network of Excellence), Editor-in-Chief of the “European Student Journal on Language and Speech”, WEB-SLS. He is also a member of IEEE, TEE, EURASIP, ESCA.

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