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 on the 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 250 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, '22 and ARVW’20, and as an Area Chair/Area Editor/Associate Editor of several editions of 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 as an Area Editor for the Computer Vision and Image Understanding Journal (CVIU). He serves/has served as a member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters journal and of the Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds (CAVW) journal, 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. Since 1999, Antonis Argyros has been involved in more than 30 European and national RTD projects on computer vision, pattern recognition, image analysis and robotics.

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 and as Chair of the Interdepartmental Committee of the Brain and Mind interdisciplinary graduate program.

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

  • HFRI (ΕΛΙΔΕΚ) project I.C.HUMANS - UnobtrusIve Capturing of HUman Motion ArticulatioN and Semantics
  • HFRI (ΕΛΙΔΕΚ) project SignGuide - Αυτόματη ξενάγηση σε μουσείο με χρήση νοηματικής γλώσσας (Automatic guidance in museums by using sign language)
  • 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, ICCVW'23

Five papers were accepted at IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops 2023. (ICCVW 2023).

Invited talk

Invited talk, HIAS Workshop on AI Frontiers and Interfaces, Eugenides Foundation, July 6, 2023, Athens, Greece.

Co-organizer, CVIn4'23

I co-organize the CVIn4 2023 workshop on Computer vision for Industry 4.0 applications (in PETRA'2023).

Invited talk

Invited talk, Artificial Intelligence, e-Learning, e-Creativity, June 5, 2023, Gallos Campus, University of Crete, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.

Manassaki Award

My Ph.D. student Kostas Bacharidis, was awarded the 2021-2022 “Maria-Michail Manassaki” Honorary Fellowship.

Co-organizer, SPACE'23

I co-organize the SPACE 2023 workshop on Signal Processing and Machine Learning to Foster Accessibility in Cultural Environments (in ICASSP'23).

Area Chair, ECCV'22

I serve as an AC for ECCV'22.

Co-organizer, HANDS'22

I co-organize HANDS'22.

Invited talk

Invited talk, International Conference organized by the Heraklion Dentists Association, Sep 17-18, 2022, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

Manassaki Award

My Ph.D. student Ammar Qammaz, was awarded the 2020-2021 “Maria-Michail Manassaki” Honorary Fellowship.

Invited talk, Telluride 22

Invited talk at the Workshop on Cognitive Neuromorphic Engineering, June 14 2022, Telluride, Colorado, USA.

Invited talk, DigiFest 22

Invited talk at DIGIFEST 2022, Heraklion, May 13 2022, Crete, Greece.

Invited talk, Lincoln Univ.

Invited talk at the Frontiers of Research seminar, May 4 2022, Lincoln University, UK.

Online course

Online course on Science and Industry 4.0, organized by Mathesis, Crete University Press, spring 2022.

Ph.D. defense

My Ph.D. student Dennis Bautembach, defended successfully his Ph.D. thesis in February, 2022. Congratulations, Dennis!

Papers, VISAPP'22

Three papers were accepted at the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP 2022).

Papers, BMVC'21

Two papers were accepted at British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2021).

Invited talk, ICCVW'21

Invited talk at the Computer Vision in Human-Robot Collaborative Factories of the Future (CVinHCR) Workshop, in conjunction with IEEE ICCV'21.

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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