Konstantinos Drossos was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He holds a BEng on Sound Technology with first-class honours (Technological Educational Institute of Ionian Islands, now merge with Ionian University, Greece), a BSc on Informatics (Ionian University, Greece), an MSc on Sound & Vibration Research (I.S.V.R., University of Southampton, U.K.), and a PhD with first-class honours and thesis title “Emotional Information Retrieval from Sound Events” (Ionian University, Greece).
Currently he is a postdoc researcher at the Audio Research Group, Tampere University (former Tampere University of Technology, Finland) and working under Prof. Tuomas Virtanen.
He has been a postdoc fellow at Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (Mila, Université de Montréal, Canada) and working under Prof. and Alan Turing prize recipient, Yoshua Bengio, and at Music Technology Group (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain) and working under Prof. X. Serra.
He is the author of over 40 research papers in international journals and conferences, has pioneered the field of audio captioning, serves as a reviewer for top journals and conferences in audio signal processing, has organised multiple special sessions and workshops in international conferences, and has served as the Chairman of the Finnish IEEE Joint Chapter of Signal Processing and Circuits and Systems societies (SP&CAS, from 2016 to 2019). His research interests include audio captioning, domain adaptation, multimodal translation, source separation, detection and classification of acoustic scenes and events, machine listening.