Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Computational Health Informatics, Computer Engineering Technology and Network Communications
College of Technology
Department of Engineering Technology
University of Houston
Professor, College of Technology
Professor, Cullen College of Engineering
Affiliate Researcher, Basque Center on Cognition, Spain
George Zouridakis, Ph.D., is the founding Director of the Biomedical Imaging Lab and Professor in Engineering Technology, Computer Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston. His background is interdisciplinary in nature, with degrees in Computer (Dr.Ing.), Biomedical (M.S.), and Electrical (Ph.D.) Engineering, and clinical training in intraoperative procedures at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Scripps Institute. After seven years on the faculty of Neurosurgery at The University of Texas Medical School, he joined the University of Houston as the founding Director of the Biomedical Imaging Lab, and later reached the rank of tenured Professor. His research entails functional brain mapping, biomedical imaging, and the development of handheld medical devices, and has been supported by NSF, NIH, DOD, the State of Texas, and Keck Foundation. His scientific contributions include 2 US patents, 3 books, 15 book chapters, and more than 250 refereed papers, proceedings, and abstracts. These efforts have been recognized a dozen research awards and his elevation to Senior Member of IEEE.
His lab supports Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting faculty, while his teaching responsibilities include courses in Biomedical Imaging and biosignal quantification and modeling. He frequently serves on review panels and study sections for NIH, NSF, and funding agencies in a number of countries. In terms of service, he is a member of the Faculty Senate and currently serves as the Chair the Research and Scholarship Committee, whereas over the years he has served on the Promotion and Tenure Committee, and the Faculty Governance Committee. His involvement with international organizations includes positions as Associate Editor for NeuroPsychiatry Electrophysiology, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, and Transactions on Information Technology; Chair of the Houston Chapter of IEEE BMES, member of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee IEEE USA, and listing on Who is Who in America for the last 15 years.
- Computational tracking of human learning
- Advance techniques for biosignal analysis
- Functional brain mapping
- Skin cancer detection
- Diffusion tensor imaging