Panos Nasiopoulos

BSc (Thessaloniki, Greece), BASc, MASc, PhD (UBC, Canada), PEng

Office: ICICS 271
Phone: (604) 822-2979
Fax: (604) 822-9013




Dr. Panos Nasiopoulos earned a Bachelor’s degree in physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. He is a professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the former Director of the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems and the Master of Software Systems at UBC. Before joining UBC, he was the President of Daikin Comtec US (co-founder of DVD) and Executive Vice President of Sonic Solutions. His research interests are primarily in the area of Digital Video Processing and Coding, he is the author or co-author of more than 250 research publications, and holds several patents. Dr. Nasiopoulos is a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC), Canada. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and has been an active member of the Standards Council of Canada, MPEG, SMPTE and IEEE.

Research Interests

Digital video processing and communications

Research Areas

Research Groups


  • ELEC 421 – Digital Signal and Image Processing
  • CPEN 491 – Computer Engineering Capstone Design Project
  • ELEC 491 – Electrical Engineering Capstone Design Project
  • ELEC 494 – Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design Project
  • EECE 541 – Multimedia Systems
  • EECE 571L – Deep Learning in Digital Media

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