Prof. Thirimachos Bourlai

Thirimachos Bourlai holds a B.S. (M.Eng. Equiv.) degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), a M.S. in Medical Imaging with Distinction and a Ph.D. (Facial Recognition) degree from the University of Surrey (U.K.). He completed his first Post-Doc appointment in 2007 at the University of Surrey and his second Post-Doc in 2009 in a joined project between "The Methodist Hospital" and the University of Houston, TX (USA), in the fields of thermal imaging and human-based computational physiology. From Feb 2008 to Aug 2012 he worked at West Virginia University, first, as a Visiting Research Assistant Professor and, then, as a Research Assistant Professor. Since Aug 2012 he has been an Assistant Professor at WVU, where he is the founder and director of the "Multi-Spectral Imagery Lab". He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology at WVU. He is actively involved in several applied projects, in the areas of biometrics, biomedical imaging, deception detection and human computer interaction. The projects have been funded by DoD-ONR, DoD-DTRA, FBI, CITeR, i.e. a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC), and TechConnect WV. He has published numerous book chapters, journals, magazines and conference papers. T. Bourlai is also a Senior Member of IEEE, and a member of the IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Signal Processing Society, IEEE Biometrics Compendium, National Safe Skies Alliance, Biometrics Institute Organization, National Defense Industrial Association, European Association of Biometrics, and the American Physical Society.



European Commission

EU Horizon 2020



Technical Committee on Biometrics (TC4)



European Association for Signal Processing



Morpho - Safran group


EAB European Association for Biometrics


Biometrics Institute




University of Sassari