Basilis G. Gatos was born in Athens, Greece.
He received his Electrical Engineering Diploma and his Ph.D. degree, both from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Democritus
University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece. His Ph.D. thesis is on Optical Character
Recognition Techniques. In 1993 he was awarded a scholarship from the Institute
of Informatics and Telecommunications, NCSR "Demokritos", where he worked till
1996. From 1997 to 1998 he worked as a Software Engineer at Computer Logic S.A.
From 1998 to 2001 he worked at Lambrakis Press Archives as a Director of the
Research Division in the field of digital preservation of old newspapers. From
2001 to 2003 he worked at BSI S.A. as Managing Director of R&D Division in the
field of document management and recognition. He is currently working as a
Researcher at the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of the
National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Athens, Greece. His main
research interests are in Image Processing and Document Image Analysis, OCR and
Pattern Recognition. He has more than 150 publications in journals and
international conference proceedings and has participated in several research
programs funded by the European community. He is a member of the Technical
Chamber of Greece, of the Editorial Board of the International Journal on
Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR) and program committee member of several international
Conferences and Workshops (e.g. ICDAR, ICFHR, DAS, International Workshop on
Historical Document Imaging and Processing). Basiis Gatos was co-organiser
of the 14th International Conference of Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR)
as well as of the 12th International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS)
that were held in Greece in 2014 (Crete) & 2016 (Santorini).