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Dr. Tsatsoulis serves as the dean of the UNT College of Engineering and holds a position as professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Dr. Tsatsoulis earned a doctoral degree in electrical engineering in 1987, a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1984, a Bachelor of Arts degree in German in 1987, and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1983, all from Purdue University.
Dr. Tsatsoulis was chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Kansas before becoming dean. There, he led the growth of the doctoral program; oversaw an increase in research funding, including a $21 million award from the National Science Foundation for a Science and Technology Center in 2005; and implemented a new master of science degree program in information technology, among other achievements.
At the University of Kansas, Dr. Tsatsoulis served as assistant professor from 1988 to 1993, associate professor from 1993 to 1999, and professor from 1999 to 2008. He became interim chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in August 2003 and permanent chair in January 2004.
He has been awarded more than $4.3 million in research funding as principal investigator from federal, industry, and state organizations, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the National Institutes of Health. As a co-investigator, he has been awarded more than $13.5 million in research funding. In addition, he has published more than 100 refereed papers and a book
Dr. Tsatsoulis also served as vice president of research for Data Discovery, Inc., from 1992 to 1994; director of the Intelligent Design Laboratory in the Center for Excellence in Computer-Aided Systems Engineering at the University of Kansas from 1990 to 1997; visiting scientist at the Lockheed Artificial Intelligence Center in Palo Alto, Calif., from July to December 1995; and director of the Intelligent Systems and Information Management Laboratory at the University of Kansas Information Technology and Communications Center from 1997 to 2003.
He has conducted research in multiagent systems, case-based reasoning, machine learning, and intelligent image analysis. His awards include the AT&T Engineering Education Excellence Award for the State of Kansas in 1995 and the Big 12 Faculty Fellowship in 1997, among others.