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. Since 1999, as a member of the Computational Vision and Robotics Laboratory (CVRL) of ICS-FORTH, he has been involved in several European and national RTD projects on computer vision, pattern recognition, image analysis and robotics. His current research interests fall in the areas of computer vision and pattern recognition, with emphasis on the analysis of humans in images and videos, human pose analysis, recognition of human activities and gestures, 3D computer vision, as well as image motion and tracking. 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 160 papers in scientific journals and refereed conference proceedings and has also delivered several invited and keynote talks in international events, universities and research centers.

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Antonis Argyros has served as a general co-chair of ECCV'10, as an Area Chair for ECCV'20, ECCV'16, IEEE ICCV'19, '20, '19, '18, BMVC'17, and IEEE FG'19, as a co-organizer of HANDS'19, '18, '17 and HANDS'15, as a Program Co-chair of FG'20 and ICVS'19, as an Associate Editor for ICPR'18, IEEE ICRA'20, '18, '17, '16, IEEE/RSJ IROS'18, '17, '16 and as an Area Editor of EUSIPCO'17. He also serves as an Area Editor for the Computer Vision and Image Understanding Journal (CVIU), as a member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters journal, as a member of the Advisory Board of the IET Image Processing journal. He has served as a reviewer in more than 35 journals and as a reviewer/TPC member of more than 65 conferences in computer vision, computer graphics, robotics and related disciplines. Antonis Argyros is a faculty member of the Brain and Mind interdisciplinary graduate program, Chairman of the Postgraduate Studies Committee of CSD-UoC, Chairman of the Scientific Council of ICS-FORTH, Deputy Chair of CSD-UoC, 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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Funded projects

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

  • 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)
  • H2020 Project Co4Robots - Achieving Complex Collaborative Missions via Decentralized Control and Coordination of Interacting Robots

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

Invited talk, Me and AI'20

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

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". Read more...

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. Read more...

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. Read more...

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! Read more...

Friends of FORTH Award

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

Invited talk

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

Keynote talk, ICVS'19

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

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. Read more...

Manassaki Award

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

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. Read more...

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. Read more...

Program Chair, IEEE FG'20

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

Invited talk, summer scool

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

Invited talk, HMAHA'19

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

Code released

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

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Institute of Computer Science,
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)
N. Plastira 100 str., Vassilika Vouton,
GR70013, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

  tel: +30 2810 391704