Dr Elias Fakiris is a research associate at the Laboratory of Marine Geology and Physical Oceanography in the Geology department of the University of Patras. He has multidisciplinary scientific experience, ranging from passive and active acoustics, acoustic habitat mapping and geophysics to remote sensing, machine learning and hydrodynamical modelling. He has been appointed a visiting scientist at the Centre for Marine Research and Experimentation (CMRE), La Spezia, Italy. He has authored 37 articles in SCI journals and 40 articles in conferences. His work has received 954 citations (h-index: 17).