theocharisJohn B. Theocharis was born in Trikala, Greece in 1956. He received the diploma in electrical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1979, and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1985.
Since 1980, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece, where he is currently an Associate Professor.
During the academic years 2002-2005 he has served as director of the Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the ECE Department of AuTh.
His current research interests include:

  • Neuro-Fuzzy modeling techniques
  • Recurrent fuzzy neural networks
  • Neural Networks and Recurrent Neural Networks
  • Structure and parameter learning algorithms for neuro-fuzzy models.
  • Genetic algorithms and evolutionary strategies for nonlinear optimization, and structure/parameter learning of neuro-fuzzy models.
  • Neuro-fuzzy classifiers and fuzzy rule-based classifiers using fuzzy clustering and evolutionary algorithms
  • Pattern recognition using fuzzy techniques
  • Adaptive neuro-fuzzy control
  • Applications of neuro-fuzzy models to system identification and prediction (sort-term load forecasting, long-term wind speed prediction in wind parks, pollen concentration prediction).
  • Classification of multispectral satellite images, human recognition based on gait analysis, tissue characterization.

He has authored over 80 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Assoc. Professor J. B. Theocharis serves as reviewer for various journals and conferences and has served as session chairman and co-chairman in international conferences. He is a Member of the IEEE and the Technical Chamber of Greece.
Mail: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Division of Electronics and Computer Engineering
54124 Thessaloniki, Greece.
Tel.: +30 2310 996343
Fax: +30 2310 996447
Email: theochar(at)