Meet the Lab

Marios S. Pattichis

Prof. Marios S. Pattichis

Marios Pattichis received the B.Sc.(High Hons. and Special Hons.) in computer sciences and the B.A. (High Hons.) degree in mathematics, both in 1991, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering in 1998, all from the University of Texas, Austin. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico (UNM), Albuquerque. His current research interests include digital image, video processing, communications, dynamically reconfigurable computer architectures, and biomedical and space image-processing applications.

Dr. Pattichis is currently a senior associate editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Letters. He has been an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, and has also served as a guest associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine. He was the general chair of the 2008 IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation. He was a recipient of the 2016 Lawton-Ellis and the 2004 distinguished teaching awards from the department of electrical and computer engineering at UNM. For his development of the digital logic design labs at UNM, he was recognized by the Xilinx Corporation in 2003 and by the UNM School of Engineering's Harrison faculty excellent award in 2006. He was a founding Co-PI of the Configurable Space Microsystems Innovations & Applications Center (COSMIAC) at UNM. At UNM, he is currently the director of ivPCL (, CV in PDF, CV in docx, ORCID, Google Scholar, ResearchGate,, LinkedIn).

Research @ivPCL
Andreas S. Panayides

Visiting Assistant Prof. Andreas S. Panayides

Dr. Andreas S. Panayides (EMBS and SPS Joint Cyprus Chapters Chair, Senior IEEE Member) is a Visiting Assistant Professor at ivPCL and a Senior Research Fellow with the Electronic Health (eHealth) Laboratory of the University of Cyprus. Formerly, he was the R&D project manager and Biomedical Imaging area leader of the Integrated Precision Medicine Technologies (IPMT) – Teaming Phase 1 project (2017-2018). From 2012 to 2014 he was a Marie Curie Fellow with the Communications and Signal Processing group at Imperial College. His research interests are in adaptive video processing and delivery for real time applications, computer vision for healthcare applications, interactive and distributed analytics of large-scale image and video databases, and mHealth and eHealth systems and services. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, and book chapters, in these areas. He was the lead Guest Editor of IET Healthcare Technology Letters, Special Issue on mHealth-Emerging Mobile Health Systems and Services, published in 2016 and is the Guest Editor of the forthcoming research topic on Connected Health: Status and Trends to be published by Frontiers in Digital Health in 2020. Dr. Panayides is actively involved in national and international research projects, funded by the European Commission, the Research and Innovation Foundation of Cyprus, and the National Science Foundation, USA. In 2016, he cofounded 3AHealth (, a start-up company based in Cyprus, that provides integrated solutions for electronic health records (EHR) based on IHE interoperability profiles, where he holds the position of R&D Director. (email, Google Scholar, ResearchGate).

Free Ultrasound Video Communications Software
Biomedical Research @ivPCL
Ultrasound Modalities using MPEG-DASH

Ph.D. Students

 Luis Sanchez Tapia

Luis Sanchez Tapia

Luis Sanchez Tapia is working in audio-visual speech recognition for unconstrained environments using deep learning methods.

Cong Zong

Cong Zong

Cong Zong, “Joint Control of Quality, Complexity, and Rate for HEVC Intra Mode”, Summer 2016. He is currently working at Dolby Laboratories.



Wenjing Shi

Wenjing is currently working on AM-FM representations and their use in pose estimation in the AOLME videos.
(email, LinkedIn).
Venkatesh Jatla

Venkatesh Jatla

Venkatesh Jatla, “ is currently pursuing his PhD with Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico. His area of focus include Video Compression, Video analysis, Video delivery and Image Analysis. ,”

( NSF DRASTIC, AOLME, Solar Image Analysis )
( Github, email, LinkedIn ).

Gangadharan Esakki

Gangadharan Esakki is currently pursuing his PhD with Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico. He is advised by Dr. Marios Pattichis and his research interests include HEVC (x265), VP9, MPEG-DASH, Statistical models and Machine Learning for Image and Video compression.

( Github, email, LinkedIn ).

Antonio Gomez

Antonio Gomez received his Bachelors Degree in EE in 1986 and his Masters Degree in 2007, both from Florida International University. In addition, he holds a Graduate Certification in Systems Engineering from New Mexico State University and joined the PhD program at UNM in 2012 . He currently works at Sandia National Laboratories.

Robert kent

Robert kent

Bob is working in dynamically reconfigurable methods that can be used for video acceleration in heterogeneous architecture systems.

Masters Students

Jeff Love

Mary Carpenter

Mary is pursuing her Master's Degree in Computer Engineering. She is interested in object recognition for robotics.

Jeff Love

Jeff Love

Jeff Love is working in drone ideo image analysis. Jeff Love is currently working at IDEAS-TEK.

Patrick Lopez

Patrick Lopez

Patrick Lopez is working in video analysis.


Akash Patel

Akash patel is currently working on "A review of methods for video activity recognition".

Mario esparza

Mario Javier Esparza Perez

Mario Javier Esparza Perez is pursuing his masters with Computer Engineering. He is interested in "Speech recognition in noisy environments".


Sravani Teeparthi

Sravani is currently pursing her masters in Computer Engineering. She is interested in "Video analysis in compressed domain".


Phuong Nam Tran

Phoung is currently pursing her masters in Computer Engineering. She is interested in "large scale video analytics."