Prof. Lysandros Tsoulos graduated from the Department of Rural and Surveying Engineering (University of Thessalonica) in 1972. He received an M.Sc. in Digital Mapping and a Dr. Eng. from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1989. His dissertation, entitled, “The Electronic Chart and its Use in Navigation,” contributed to the standardization of the content and functionality of electronic charts on board the ships. He worked for the Hellenic Navy Hydrographic Service for 16 years as director of the directorate of Cartography and the Computing Center. Currently he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Rural and Surveying Engineering, Vice-Chairman of the Department and Director of the NTUA Geomatics Center. He has 60 publications in national/international journals and conference proceedings on Digital Mapping and Geographical Information Systems. He has also participated in a number of projects like: Impact II (Environmental and Social Impact of Air Quality), STRIDE, MEDSPA (Management of Ecosystems), WERATLAS (Atlas of wave energy resource in Europe), GEOMED (Geographical Mediation System), Eurostat/GISCO (Cartography and Map Design) and STATLAS (Statistical Atlas of the European Union). He is member in a number of National and International Scientific Committees.
Lysandros was a CCOM Visiting Scholar in 2007, from January through August, and worked with NOAA student Nick Forfinski to explore new approaches to the generalization of dense bathymetric data sets.