Prof. Ioannis A. Kakadiaris is a Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor of Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA. He also holds an adjunct position at the School of Health Information Sciences at the University of Texas, Health Sciences Center. He joined UH in August 1997 after a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ioannis earned his B.Sc. in physics at the University of Athens in Greece, his M.Sc. in computer science from Northeastern University and his Ph. D. at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the founder and director of the Computational Biomedicine Lab. His research interests include cardiovascular informatics, biomedical image analysis, biometrics, computer vision, and pattern recognition.

Dr. Kakadiaris is the recipient of a number of awards, including the NSF Early Career Development Award, Schlumberger Technical Foundation Award, UH Computer Science Research Excellence Award, UH Enron Teaching Excellence Award, and the James Muller Vulnerable Plaque Young Investigator Price. His research has been featured on Discovery Channel, National Public Radio, KPRC NBC News, KTRH ABC News, and KHOU CBS News.