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Raptis Spyros

Areas of interest

  • speech and signal processing
  • human-computer interaction
  • accessibility
  • computational intelligence
  • robotics

Spyros Raptis received his diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering (1994) and the Doctoral Degree (2001) in Computational Intelligence from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Since 1006 he has been a member of the Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP/R.C.”Athena”). He is now a  Research Director at the Speech and Music Technology Department and coordinates the research and development activities of the Speech Synthesis Group.

He has been actively involved in a number of national and European R&D projects undertaking research, development and administrative roles.

As a member of the Intelligent Robotics and Automation Laboratory of NTUA, has actively participated in the teaching activities of the Department and the supervision of student diploma theses in the area of robotics and automation.

During 2004-2005 he has been a lecturer at the Naval Engineering Department of NTUA where he undertook the teaching of the course “Expert systems in ship design and operation” of the 8th semester.

In the context of “Technologlossia“, an interdisciplinary post-graduate programme in language technology which is jointly organised by the Department of Greek Philology (at the National and Capodistrian University of Athens) and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (NTUA), he undertook the teaching of the courses “Speech production, representation and synthesis” and “Computational intelligence: Fuzzy logic, neural networks, and genetic algorithms“. In the context of the interdisciplinary post-graduate programme “Digital Forms of Art” that was jointly organised by the School of Fine Arts (ASFA) and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (NTUA), he has co-organised and supervised the laboratory part of the course “Intelligent and complex systems“.

Dr. Raptis has participated in the core team of the development of the “Ekfonitis” system and its follow-up versions, which is one of the first text-to-speech synthesisers for the Greek language.

He is the author or co-author of more than 40 publications in scientific books, journals and international conferences in the areas of speech processing, computational intelligence, and music technology.