Stelios Bakamidis received his M.S. degree in Electrical Eng. from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1982, the MSc degree in Electronics from the King’s and Chelsea Colleges of the University of London in 1985 and the Ph.D. degree from the National Technical University of Athens in 1988. From 1986 until 1988 he worked as a teaching assistant at the National Technical University of Athens. From 1989 until 1992 he worked in the private sector. He joined ILSP in 1992 and is research director since 2006. His research interests are in speech and language processing and spectral estimation and he has more than 70 publications in scientific journals, conferences, books and patents. Also, he has participated in more than 30 national and EU research projects.