Dimitris ManolakisDept. of Automation
Alexander Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki
Tel.: (+30) 2310 013 437, fax: (+30) 2310 791 437, (and ..425)
PhD in Electronics and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece,1991.
Degree in Pedagogical Studies, Higher Pedagogical Institute, Athens, 1986.
Electrical Engineering degree (Dipl.-Ing.), University of Patras, Greece, 1983.
1995-currently: Professor, Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki, Dept. Automation, Thessaloniki, Greece. Current position: head of the Electronics Division.
1993-1995 : Part time Professor, Hellenic Air Force Academy, Electronics Engineering Dept., Athens.
1988-1995: Associate Professor under contract, Dept. of Computer Engineering, Technological Education Institute of Piraeus, Greece.
1986-1990: research assistant, Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, NRCPS "Democritos", Athens. During this period joined the Dept. of Electronics & Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete, Chania, to get the PhD degree by research.
D.E. Manolakis, C.C. Lefas, G.S. Stavrakakis, and C.M. Rekkas: Computation of aircraft geometric height under radar surveillance, IEEE transactions on Aerospace & Electronic Systems (AES), Vol. 28, No 1, Jan. 1992, pp. 241-248. [pdf]
D.E. Manolakis and C.C. Lefas: Systematic errors in ground referenced geometric height monitoring, IEE Proceedings-F, Vol. 140, No. 2, April 1993, pp. 138-144. [pdf]
D.E. Manolakis and C.C. Lefas: On aircraft vertical trajectory prediction methods using downlinked data reports, Modelling, Measurement & Control, B, Vol. 49, No 3, Summer 1993, pp. 1-14. [pdf]
J.N Ellinas, P.S. Drosinopoulos and D.E. Manolakis: Simulation technique of a microwave power FET, Modelling, Measurement & Control, A, Vol. 49, No 2, Spring 1993, pp. 49-59. [pdf]
D.E. Manolakis: Computation of aircraft geometric height under radar surveillance for non level flights, Intern. Journ. of Systems Science, Vol. 25, No. 4, April 1994, 619-627. [pdf]
A.I. Dounis, M.J. Santamouris, C.C. Lefas and D.E. Manolakis: Thermal comfort degradation by a visual comfort fuzzy reasoning machine under natural ventilation, Applied Energy, Vol. 48, 1994, pp. 115-130. [pdf]
D.E. Manolakis and C.C. Lefas: Aircraft geometric height computation using secondary surveillance radar range differences, IEE Proceedings - Radar, Sonar & Navigation (RSN), Vol. 141, No. 2, April. 1994, pp. 119-124. [pdf]
C.C. Lefas, D.E. Manolakis and J.N. Ellinas: A robust and efficient algorithm for maneuvering target tracking, Advances in Modelling and Analysis, B, Vol. 29, No. 4, 1994, pp. 27‑40. [pdf]
D.E. Manolakis, C.C. Lefas, and A.I. Dounis: Inherent bias in height computation employing mixed type radar data, IEEE trans. on AES, Vol. 30, No. 4, Oct. 1994, pp. 1045-1049.
A.I. Dounis, D.E. Manolakis and A. ARGIRIOU: A fuzzy rule-based approach to achieve visual comfort conditions, Intern. Journ. of Systems Science, Vol. 26, No 7, 1995, pp. 1349-1361. [pdf]
D.E. Manolakis and A.I. Dounis: Detailed inherent bias analysis in ground referenced aircraft height monitoring, IEE Proc.-RSN, Vol. 142, No. 4, Aug. 1995, pp. 195-198. [pdf]
D.E. Manolakis and C.C. Lefas: Station arrangement effects on ground referenced height computation by using time differences, Navigation, The Journ. of the Inst. of Navigation (USA), Vol. 42, No. 2, Summer 1995, pp.409-420. [pdf]
D.E. Manolakis: Efficient solution and performance analysis of 3-D position estimation by trilateration, IEEE trans. on Aerospace & Electronic Systems, Vol. 32, No. 4, Oct. 1996, pp 1239-1248. [pdf] [errata]
D.E. Manolakis.: Aircraft vertical profile prediction based on vertical surveillance data only, IEE Proc.-RSN, Vol. 144, No. 5, Oct. 1997, pp 301-307. [pdf]
D.E. Manolakis and M.E COX: Effect in range difference position estimation due to stations' position errors, IEEE trans. on AES, Vol. 34, No. 1, Jan. 1998, pp 329-334. [pdf]
A.I. Dounis and D.E. Manolakis : Design of a fuzzy system for living space thermal-comfort regulation, Applied Energy, Vol. 69, June 2001, pp. 119-144. [pdf]
D.E. Manolakis : Kronecker Product Based Second Order Approximation of Mean Value and Covariance Matrix in Nonlinear Transformations, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol. 18, issue 1, jan. 2011, pp. 43-46, d.o.i 10.1109/LSP.2010.2093128, [ieexplore]
Book Chapters (Refereed)
D.E. Manolakis: "Aircraft Flight Height Estimation Systems" Chapter in "The Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook", edited by Prof. J. Webster, published by CRC Press Inc, USA, 1998
D.E. Manolakis: Aircraft vertical trajectory prediction based on stored performance characteristics and surveillance data, Conference on Technology and Automation, Piraeus, Greece, May 1996, pp. 344-347. [pdf in greek]
D.E. Manolakis: Performance comparison of position estimation systems based on range difference measurements, 2nd Conference on Technology and Automation, Thessaloniki, Greece, Oct. 1998, pp. 301-306. [pdf in greek]
I.N. Ellinas and D.E. Manolakis: Performance analysis of a moving load digital weighing system, 4th International Conference on Technology and Automation ICTA'02, Thessaloniki, Greece, Oct. 2002, pp. 342-345. [pdf in greek]
I.N. Ellinas and D.E. Manolakis: Image De-Noising Based on the Statistical Modelling of Wavelet Coefficients and Quad-Tree Decomposition, 5th International Conference on Technology and Automation ICTA'05, Thessaloniki, Greece, Oct. 2005, pp. 341-347. [pdf]
P. Tzionas, S. Papadakis and D. E. Manolakis: Plant Leaves Classification Based on Morphological Features and a Fuzzy Surface Selection Technique, 5th International Conference on Technology and Automation ICTA'05, Thessaloniki, Greece, Oct. 2005, pp. 365-370. [pdf]
J.N. Ellinas and D.E. Manolakis: A Robust Watermarking Scheme Based on Edge Detection and Contrast Sensitivity Function, 2nd Intern. Conf. on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, VISAPP2007, Barcelona, Spain, 8 - 11 March 2007 [pdf]
D.E. Manolakis : comment on "Content-based event retrieval using semantic scene interpretation for automated traffic surveillance", IEEE trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 5, No. 3, Sep. 2004, p. 219.
Prof. D.E. Manolakis is a referee for publications in the following International Journals:
IEEE Transactions on Signal
IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
IEEE Transactions on Robotics
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics-Part C
IEEE Signal Processing Letters
IEE Proceedings -Radar Sonar and Navigation
and in the following International Conferences:
International Conference on Technology and Automation (ICTA) 1998, 2002, 2005
3rd IFAC Symposium on System, Structure and Control, Brazil, October 2007
Position estimation and
Wireless Location Technologies
Adaptive estimation and identification algorithms
Fuzzy systems applications in engineering
Optical Communication Systems
Air Traffic Control Systems
Research and Development Projects/ Experience:
A number of research and development projects has been carried out mainly in collaboration with EUROCONTROL Agency, Brussels, investigating the exploitation of data link between aircraft and ground station via radar or satellite for navigation purposes and development of suitable tracking algorithms.
Modeling aircraft dynamics for
simulations, manoeuvre prediction and tracking.
Use of radar and satellite
data-link for surveillance and trajectory prediction (Automatic Dependent
Position estimation algorithms
based on multi-radar systems or on GPS.
Adaptive tracking algorithms
based on the Interacting Multiple Model Method (IMM).
Height Monitoring Units (HMU) towards implementation of Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM).
Scholarship awarded by the
Greek Atomic Energy Commission after examinations. Purpose: PhD preparation
at the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of NRCPS "Democritos"
Scholarship awarded by the
State Scholarships Foundation of Greece (IKY). Reason: academic
Prize awarded by the
Mathematical Society of Greece. Reason : performance in the National
Mathematics Competition. (1978)
Member of the Institute of
Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) (1991).
Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) (1983).
Languages Greek, English.
Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, 1960.
Raised and educated (elementary
and high school) in Agios Nikolaos, Halkidiki, Greece
National Military Service
Married, two children.
Last Updated: 19 Dec. 2012