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Nikolaos Tziolas

Assistant Professor, Soil Science Artificial Intelligence
Southwest Florida Research and Education Center - Soil Science Artificial Intelligence
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Program Areas

  • Research

    Departmental Research Areas:

    Research focus:

    • Develop interpretable AI techniques to support informed decision-making in agriculture
    • Investigate multidimensional and integrated sensing approaches (e.g., in situ and spaceborne) using AI techniques
    • Develop programs for efficient use of soil resources
    • Improve capacities for soil health monitoring and mapping using heterogenous Earth Observation data
  • Extension
    • Promote educational programs in climate smart agriculture (e.g., carbon farming)
    • Increase public awareness of climate smart agriculture issues
    • Promote and establish Co-Design Living Labs to bring people with technological and research skills together with stakeholders from the agricultural domain

About Nikolaos Tziolas

  • Education
    • Ph.D Soil Science Artificial Intelligence, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2022
    • M.S. Geo-Information, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, 2015
    • B.S. Agricultural Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2013
  • Extension
    • February 2023 - Present
      Assistant Professor, Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences, University of Florida
    • June 2016 - January 2023
      Researcher, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    • January 2016 - January 2023
      Research Associate, Inter-Balkan Environment Center, Greece
  • Awards and Honors
    • Nominated in ESA Earth Observation Entrepreneurship Initiative for “Maximize Yields” project, 2016
    • 2nd place in Copernicus Master Award, 2016
    • Entrance Scholarship of Distinction (10%), 2007, from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY)

Curriculum Vitae

CV Nikolaos Tziolas


  • Select Publications
    • Karyotis, Konstantinos, Nikolaos L. Tsakiridis, Nikolaos Tziolas, Nikiforos Samarinas, Eleni Kalopesa, Periklis Chatzimisios, and George Zalidis. 2023. "On-Site Soil Monitoring Using Photonics-Based Sensors and Historical Soil Spectral Libraries" Remote Sensing 15, no. 6: 1624.
    • Tziolas, Nikolaos, Nikolaos Tsakiridis, Sabine Chabrillat, José A. M. Demattê, Eyal Ben-Dor, Asa Gholizadeh, George Zalidis, and Bas van Wesemael. 2021. "Earth Observation Data-Driven Cropland Soil Monitoring: A Review" Remote Sensing13, no. 21: 4439.
    • Tziolas Nikolaos, Tsakiridis Nikolaos, Ogen Yaron, Kalopesa Eleni, Ben-Dor Eyal, Theocharis John, Zalidis George, 2019. “An integrated methodology using open soil spectral libraries and Earth Observation data for soil organic carbon estimations in support of soil-related SDGs” Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 244, 111793,
    • Tziolas, Nikolaos, Nikolaos Tsakiridis, Eyal Ben-Dor, John Theocharis, and George Zalidis. 2020. "Employing a Multi-Input Deep Convolutional Neural Network to Derive Soil Clay Content from a Synergy of Multi-Temporal Optical and Radar Imagery Data" Remote Sensing12, no. 9: 1389.
    • Tziolas Nikolaos, Tsakiridis Nikolaos, Ben-Dor Eyal, Theocharis John, Zalidis George, 2019. “A memory-based learning approach utilizing combined spectral sources and geographical proximity for improved VIS-NIR-SWIR soil properties estimation” Geoderma, Volume 340, Pages 11-24,
  • Google Scholar

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