Chief Scientist and co-founder, Vidyo
Dr. Alexandros Eleftheriadis is the Chief Scientist and co-founder of Vidyo, Inc., an award-winning, venture-backed US-based company developing video communication software products and cloud-based services (vidyo.com & vidyo.io). Prior to Vidyo he was an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University, and CTO and co-founder of Flavor Software, Inc.
He has also held an appointment as an Associate Professor at the University of Athens, in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications. He has more than 100 publications, holds more than 130 patents internationally, and his inventions are used in the H.264 AVC and H.265 HEVC video coding standards, the Blu-ray DVD standard, the ATSC US digital terrestrial television standard, and the ARIB Japan digital television standard. He is the Vice President and a Member of the Board of Directors of IMTC, and co-chairs its Scalable and Simulcast Video Activity Group.
He also Co-Chairs the Real-Time Communications Subgroup of the Alliance for Open Media. His awards include a WebRTC Pioneer Award (2014), a Marie Curie Chair from the European Commission (2007), the ACM Multimedia Open Source Software Award (2004), and the NSF CAREER Award (1997).
He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in 1995 and his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1990.