Antonis Argyros

Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Crete

Researcher, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH

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Antonis Argyros (Αντώνης Αργυρός) is a Professor of Computer Science at the Computer Science Department (CSD), University of Crete (UoC) and a researcher at the Institute of Computer Science (ICS), Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. He received a B.Sc. degree (1989), an M.Sc. degree (1992) and a Ph.D. degree (1996) in Computer Science from CSD-UoC. He has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Computational Vision and Active Perception Laboratory at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. His current research interests fall in the areas of computer vision and pattern recognition, 3D reconstruction, image motion and tracking, with emphasis on human body pose and shape analysis and recognition of human activities and gestures. He is also interested in applications of computer vision in the fields of robotics and smart environments. In these areas, he has published more than 180 papers in scientific journals and refereed conference proceedings, and has delivered more than 60 invited and keynote talks in international events, universities and research centres.

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Antonis Argyros has served as a general co-chair of ECCV'10, as a Program Co-chair of IEEE FG’20, ICVS'19, as a co-organizer of HANDS'15, '17, '18, '19 and ARVW’20, and as an Area Chair/Area Editor/Associate Editor of several editions for top vision, robotics and signal processing conferences (ICCV, ECCV, BMVC, ICPR, ICRA, IROS, EUSIPCO). He serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the IET Image Processing journal and has also acted as an Area Editor for the Computer Vision and Image Understanding Journal (CVIU) and a member of the Editorial Board of the as IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters journal. He has served as a reviewer in more than 35 journals and as a TPC member of more than 70 conferences in computer vision, computer graphics, robotics and related disciplines. He has (co)supervised 31 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students. Currently, he (co)supervises 10 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students as well as 5 postdoctoral researchers. Since 1999, Antonis Argyros he has been involved in more than 30 European and national RTD projects on computer vision, pattern recognition, image analysis and robotics.

In the past, Antonis Argyros has served as a Chairman of the Postgraduate Studies Committee of CSD-UoC, Deputy Chair of the CSD-UoC and Chairman of the Scientific Council of ICS-FORTH. Currently, he serves as a Chair of CSD-UoC, as a member of the Scientific Council of ICS-FORTH, as Chair of the Interdepartmental Committee of the Brain and Mind interdisciplinary graduate program, as Deputy Member of the Board of Directors of the European Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) and a member of its Strategy Task Group.

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Currently, Antonis Argyros is Project Investigator for the following projects, dealing with their computer vision-related aspects:

  • HFRI (ΕΛΙΔΕΚ) project SignGuide - Αυτόματη ξενάγηση σε μουσείο με χρήση νοηματικής γλώσσας (Automatic guidance in museums by using sign language)
  • HFRI (ΕΛΙΔΕΚ) project MuseLearn - Μοντελοποίηση ομάδων επισκεπτών σε μουσεία μέσω τεχνητής όρασης και μηχανικής μάθησης για την παροχή στοχευμένου εκπαιδευτικού περιεχομένου και παιχνιδιών επαυξημένης πραγματικότητας (Modeling of museum visitors with computer vision and machine learning techniques for providing targeted educational content and augmented reality games)
  • HFRI (ΕΛΙΔΕΚ) project HealthSign - Ανάλυση νοηματικής γλώσσας σε κινητές συσκευές για διερμηνεία με έμφαση σε υπηρεσίες υγείας (Analysis of sign language on mobile devices for interpretation in the context of health services)

There is a more detailed page describing participation in funded projects as well as research results. You can also visit the youtube channel that features videos from selected research activities.

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Papers, ICPR'20

Two papers accepted at IEEE ICPR'20, one on estimating the 3D pose of human bodies and one on deep learning for human activity recognition based on NLP.

Chair, CSD-UoC

Since 1/9/2020, I serve as the Chair of the Computer Science Department, University of Crete.

Area Editor, BMVC'20

I serve as an AE for BMVC'20.


Three papers accepted at the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2020).

Invited talk, Me and AI'20

I will give an invited talk at the International Conference "Me and AI: Human Concerns Artificial Minds" (Me and AI 2020).

Paper, IEEE FG'20

One paper accepted at the IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG'2020), titled "Towards a visual Sign Language dataset for home care services".

Paper, IEEE Trans. TVCG

One paper accepted at the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) journal, on 3D Hand Tracking in the Presence of Excessive Motion Blur.

Area Editor, ECCV'20

I serve as an AE for ECCV'2020.

Keynote talk, PETRA'20

I will give a keynote talk at the ACM PETRA 2020 conference.

Assoc. Editor, ICRA'20

I serve as an AE for ICRA'20.

Ph.D. defense

My Ph.D. student Kostas Papoutsakis, defended successfully his Ph.D. thesis in December, 2019. Congratulations, Kostas!

Friends of FORTH Award

My Ph.D. student Kostas Papoutsakis, was awarded for his Ph.D. work from the "Friends of FORTH".

Invited talk

I gave an invited talk at University of Alicante, Spain.

Keynote talk, ICVS'19

I gave a keynote talk at ICVS'19, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Co-organizer, HANDS'19

I co-organized HANDS'19.

Paper, GMDL'19 (ICCVW)

One paper accepted at GMDL'19, on Patch-based reconstruction of a textureless deformable 3D surface from a single RGB image.

Manassaki Award

My Ph.D. student Kostas Papoutsakis, was awarded the 2017-2018 “Maria-Michail Manassaki” Honorary Fellowship.

Papers, BMVC'19

Two papers accepted at BMVC'19, one on 3D pose of human bodies and one on unsupervised and explainable action co-segmentation.

Papers, ICVS'19

Two papers accepted at ICVS'19, one on 3D hand pose estimation and one on the localization of periodic actions in videos.

Program Chair, IEEE FG'20

I serve as a Program Chair for the IEEE FG'2020.

Invited talk, summer scool

I will give an invited talk at the 54th summer school at NCSR Demokritos.

Invited talk, HMAHA'19

I will give an invited talk at the IET Human Motion Analysis for Healthcare Applications event (HMAHA'19).

Code released

MVA'19 method of RGB-based 2D hand keypoints detection.

Code released

WACV'18 method on RGB-based 3D hand pose estimation.

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Contact info

Computer Science Department,
University of Crete
  tel: +30 2810 393502
Institute of Computer Science, FORTH
  tel: +30 2810 391704