Lisimachos P. Kondi received the Diploma degree in electrical engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1994 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, in 1996 and 1999, respectively. During the 1999-2000 academic year, he was a post-doctoral research associate at Northwestern University. Since August 2000, he is an Assistant Professor of electrical engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA. During the summer of 2001, he was a U.S. Navy/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA. His current research interests include image and video processing and compression, wireless communications and wireless video transmission, image restoration and super-resolution, and shape coding.