Michael died Nov. 23, 2019, in Athens, Greece.

He earned a degree in electrical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 1967, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton in 1969 and 1970. He then joined the electrical engineering department at the University of Pittsburgh.

In 1980, he became professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and in 1999 the founder and director of the Informatics and Telematics Research Institute, Thessaloniki.

Michael authored or co-authored more than 600 academic publications and was cited by more than 13,000 publications. He became associate editor of the IEEE’s Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology in 1999. In 1984, he was the recipient of the Centennial Medal of the IEEE. He was elected an IEEE fellow for contributions to digital filtering, image processing, and coding.

Michael was a pioneer in multidimensional signal processing, especially in image and video processing. His impact on the academic community included the DeCarlo-Strintzis theorem for stability testing of multidimensional recursive digital filters.

Michael is survived by his daughter, Natalie Strintzis; and his grandson, Nicholas.

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Graduate Class of 1970