My name is George Azzopardi and I am associate professor in pattern recognition embedded in the Information Systems group of the Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Other roles:

  1. Coordinator of the theme Applied AI at the Jantina Tammes School of Digitisation, Technology and AI.
  2. Leader of the Working Group 4 of the GLITSS Costs Action

Associate editor of 1. Pattern Recognition, 2. Pattern Recognition Letters, 3. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 4. SN Computer Science, & 5. Frontiers in Robotics and AI – Robot and Machine Vision

Other affiliation: University of Malta Download CV

With my current PhD candidates!

Research Interests
  • Brain-inspired visual pattern recognition
  • Information retrieval
  • Predictive analysis
  • Anomaly detection
  • Medical, forensic, radio-astronomy and first-person image analysis
  • Smart farming
  • Sport science
  • Blockchain
    ūüŹÜ 2023: Winner of the Ben Feringa Impact Award, University of Groningen
    2021 - to date: Tenure track assistant professor (1FTE), University of Groningen
    2017 - 2021: Joined appointment
      Tenure track assistant professor (0.8FTE), University of Groningen
      2019 - 2021: Senior AI Scientist (0.2FTE), Ziel NL, Groningen
      2017 - 2019: Senior AI Scientist (0.2FTE), KAIOS, Groningen
    2015 - 2017: Lecturer (1FTE), University of Malta (Malta)

    2012 - 2015: Joined appointment
      Researcher (0.2FTE), University of Groningen
      Scientific Innovator (0.8FTE), TNO
    2013: PhD cum laude in Computer Science, University of Groningen. Download thesis
    2008: MSc Advanced Methods in Computer Science, Queen Mary, University of London (UK)
    2007 - 2008: Algorithmic developer, Iteanova (Malta)
    2006: BSc (Hons) Computer Science and Information Systems, Goldsmiths College, University of London (UK)
    2004: Certificate in Banking and Financial Services, Chartered Institute of Bankers (Malta)
    2000 - 2007: Software developer, Bank of Valletta (Malta)