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Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Dr Serafeim Moustakidis received his master’s and PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh). He has a wide experience in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data processing with more than 12 years of research experience in various AI fields.

His research focuses in developing novel algorithms for solving important existing and/or emerging problems. Serafeim has proposed novel algorithms for data/complexity reduction in demanding big data environments and hierarchical decomposition of complex classification problems. His main scientific interests cover various fields such as Big Data, Data mining, novel Machine Learning and Deep Learning algorithms applied on Healthcare, Energy, Transport and Aerospace. He has been involved in numerous National and European projects (more than 20) as senior researcher or project manager as well as in the preparation of successful proposals for European projects.

He has worked for several research organisations (researcher in Centre for Research and Technology Hellas - CERTH, research associate at National Technical University of Athens - NTUA, University of Thessaly - UTH). Dr Moustakidis has participated in two EU-funded projects of CITY (Compete and InDeal) as technical manager and project coordinator. Currently, Dr Moustakidis has been appointed as Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow Research for City University of London.


  1. PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  2. MSc Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


Conference papers and proceedings (12)

  1. Christodoulou, E., Moustakidis, S., Papandrianos, N., Tsaopoulos, D. and Papageorgiou, E. (2019). Exploring deep learning capabilities in knee osteoarthritis case study for classification.
  2. De DIego, S., Goncalves, C., Lage, O., Mansell, J., Kontoulis, M., Moustakidis, S. … Liapis, A. (2019). Blockchain-Based Threat Registry Platform.
  3. Liakos, K.G., Georgakilas, G.K., Moustakidis, S., Karlsson, P. and Plessas, F.C. (2019). Machine Learning for Hardware Trojan Detection: A Review.
  4. Liakos, K., Moustakidis, S., Tsiotra, G., Bartzanas, T., Bochtis, D. and Parisses, C. (2017). Machine learning based computational analysis method for cattle lameness prediction.
  5. Parthipan, T., Jackson, P., Chong, A., Legg, M., Mohimi, A., Kappatos, V. … Hrissagis, K. (2014). Long Range Ultrasonic inspection of aircraft wiring.
  6. Budimir, M., Mohimi, A., Moustakidis, S. and Gan, T.H. (2013). High temperature transducers system for long range ultrasound non-destructive evaluation in aging power plants.
  7. Moustakidis, S., Kappatos, V., Karlsson, P., Selcuk, C., Hrissagis, K. and Gan, T.H. (2012). An automated long range ultrasonic rail flaw detection system based on the support vector machine algorithm.
  8. Mitrakis, N.E., Moustakidis, S.P. and Theocharis, J.B. (2010). A Fuzzy Complementary Criterion for structure learning of a neuro-fuzzy classifier.
  9. Moustakidis, S.P., Theocharis, J.B. and Giakas, G. (2009). Feature extraction based on a fuzzy complementary criterion for gait recognition using GRF signals. 2009 17th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED) 24-26 June.
  10. Moustakidis, S.P., Rovithakis, G.A. and Theocharis, J.B. (2006). An adaptive neuro-fuzzy control approach for nonlinear systems via Lyapunov function derivative estimation.
  11. Moustakidis, S.P., Rovithakis, G.A. and Theocharis, J.B. (2006). An adaptive neuro-fuzzy control approach for nonlinear systems via lyapunov function derivative estimation.
  12. Nikolakis, G., Tzovaras, D., Moustakidis, S. and Strintzis, M.G. (2004). CyberGrasp and PHANTOM Integration: Enhanced Haptic Access for Visually Impaired Users. SPECOM'2004: 9th Conference Speech and Computer 20-22 September, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Journal articles (18)

  1. Moustakidis, S. and Karlsson, P. (2020). A novel feature extraction methodology using Siamese convolutional neural networks for intrusion detection. Cybersecurity, 3(1). doi:10.1186/s42400-020-00056-4.
  2. Moustakidis, S., Papandrianos, N.I., Christodolou, E., Papageorgiou, E. and Tsaopoulos, D. (2020). Dense neural networks in knee osteoarthritis classification: a study on accuracy and fairness. Neural Computing and Applications. doi:10.1007/s00521-020-05459-5.
  3. Moustakidis, S., Christodoulou, E., Papageorgiou, E., Kokkotis, C., Papandrianos, N. and Tsaopoulos, D. (2019). Application of machine intelligence for osteoarthritis classification: a classical implementation and a quantum perspective. Quantum Machine Intelligence, 1(3-4), pp. 73–86. doi:10.1007/s42484-019-00008-3.
  4. Moustakidis, S., Omar, M., Aguirre, J., Mohajerani, P. and Ntziachristos, V. (2019). Fully automated identification of skin morphology in raster-scan optoacoustic mesoscopy using artificial intelligence. Medical Physics, 46(9), pp. 4046–4056. doi:10.1002/mp.13725.
  5. Moustakidis, S., Meintanis, I., Karkanias, N., Halikias, G., Saoutieff, E., Gasnier, P. … Eleftheriou, A. (2019). Innovative Technologies for District Heating and Cooling: InDeal Project. Proceedings, 5(1), pp. 1–1. doi:10.3390/proceedings2019005001.
  6. Moustakidis, S., Meintanis, I., Halikias, G. and Karcanias, N. (2019). An Innovative Control Framework for District Heating Systems: Conceptualisation and Preliminary Results. Resources, 8(1), pp. 27–27. doi:10.3390/resources8010027.
  7. Loureiro, T., Rämä, M., Sterling, R., Cozzini, M., Vinyals, M., Descamps, M. … Geyer, P. (2018). District Energy Systems: A Collaborative Exchange of Results on Planning, Operation and Modelling for Energy Efficiency. Proceedings, 2(15), pp. 1127–1127. doi:10.3390/proceedings2151127.
  8. Moustakidis, S., Anagnostis, A., Chondronasios, A., Karlsson, P. and Hrissagis, K. (2018). Excitation-invariant pre-processing of thermographic data. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability, 232(4), pp. 435–446. doi:10.1177/1748006X18770888.
  9. Costa, A., Loureiro, T., Passerini, F., Lopez, S., Pietrushka, D., Klepal, M. … Arias, I. (2017). Development of Future EU District Heating and Cooling Network Solutions, Sharing Experiences and Fostering Collaborations. Proceedings, 1(7), pp. 1105–1105. doi:10.3390/proceedings1071105.
  10. Moustakidis, S., Anagnostis, A., Karlsson, P. and Hrissagis, K. (2016). Non-destructive inspection of aircraft composite materials using triple IR imaging. IFAC-PapersOnLine, 49(28), pp. 291–296. doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2016.11.050.
  11. Moustakidis, S., Kappatos, V., Karlsson, P., Selcuk, C., Gan, T.H. and Hrissagis, K. (2014). An Intelligent Methodology for Railways Monitoring Using Ultrasonic Guided Waves. Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, 33(4), pp. 694–710. doi:10.1007/s10921-014-0264-6.
  12. Moustakidis, S.P. and Theocharis, J.B. (2012). A fast SVM-based wrapper feature selection method driven by a fuzzy complementary criterion. Pattern Analysis and Applications, 15(4), pp. 379–397. doi:10.1007/s10044-012-0293-7.
  13. Moustakidis, S.P., Theocharis, J.B. and Giakas, G. (2012). Feature selection based on a fuzzy complementary criterion: Application to gait recognition using ground reaction forces. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 15(6), pp. 627–644. doi:10.1080/10255842.2011.554408.
  14. Moustakidis, S., Mallinis, G., Koutsias, N., Theocharis, J.B. and Petridis, V. (2012). SVM-based fuzzy decision trees for classification of high spatial resolution remote sensing images. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 50(1), pp. 149–169. doi:10.1109/TGRS.2011.2159726.
  15. Moustakidis, S.P., Theocharis, J.B. and Giakas, G. (2010). A fuzzy decision tree-based SVM classifier for assessing osteoarthritis severity using ground reaction force measurements. Medical Engineering and Physics, 32(10), pp. 1145–1160. doi:10.1016/j.medengphy.2010.08.006.
  16. Moustakidis, S.P. and Theocharis, J.B. (2010). SVM-FuzCoC: A novel SVM-based feature selection method using a fuzzy complementary criterion. Pattern Recognition, 43(11), pp. 3712–3729. doi:10.1016/j.patcog.2010.05.007.
  17. Moustakidis, S.P., Theocharis, J.B. and Giakas, G. (2008). Subject recognition based on ground reaction force measurements of gait signals. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics, 38(6), pp. 1476–1485. doi:10.1109/TSMCB.2008.927722.
  18. Moustakidis, S.P., Rovithakis, G.A. and Theocharis, J.B. (2008). An adaptive neuro-fuzzy tracking control for multi-input nonlinear dynamic systems. Automatica, 44(5), pp. 1418–1425. doi:10.1016/j.automatica.2007.10.019.