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'16, BMVC'17, '18, '19, IEEE ICCV'19, and IEEE FG'19, as a co-organizer of HANDS'15, '17 and '18, as a Program Co-chair of ICVS'19, as an Associate Editor for ICPR'18, IEEE ICRA'16, '17, '18, IEEE/RSJ IROS'16, '17, '18 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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Code released

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

Code released

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

Area Editor, BMVC'19

I serve as an AE for BMVC'19. Read more...

Papers, MVA'19

Two papers accepted at MVA'19, one on 2D hand keypoints detection and one on 3D human pose estimation. Read more...

Paper, PAA journal

One paper accepted at Pattern Analysis Applications journal, on "Single Shot 3D Hand Pose Estimation Using Radial Basis Function Networks Trained on Synthetic Data". Read more...

Invited talk, JSSR'19

I gave an invited talk at the Joint Symposium of Social Robotics (JSSR'19). Read more...

Area Chair, IEEE ICCV'19

I serve as an AC for ICCV'19. Read more...

Area Chair, IEEE FG'19

I serve as an AC for FG'19. Read more...

Program Co-chair, ICVS'19

I serve as a Program Co-chair for ICVS'19. Read more...

Paper, IEEE Trans. on PAMI

One paper accepted at IEEE Trans. on PAMI, on "Hand-Object Contact Force Estimation from Markerless Visual Tracking". Read more...

Paper, ECCV'18

One paper accepted at ECCV'18, on "Joint 3D tracking of a deformable object in interaction with a hand". Read more...

Participation, TIF-HELEXPO'18

Participation of our group at 83rd TIF-HELEXPO'18 (ΔΕΘ), Thessaloniki, Greece, September 2018. Read more...

Co-organizer, HANDS'18

I co-organize HANDS'18. Read more...

Papers, IEEE ICIP'18

Two papers accepted at IEEE ICIP'18, one on detection of periodic actions and one on cell segmentation. Read more...

Participation, DigiFest'18

Our group participated to DigiFest'18, showcasing computer vision and robotics research results to hundreds of students in Agios Nikolaos and Heraklion. Read more...

Paper, IEEE CVPR'18

The paper "Depth-based 3D Hand Pose Estimation: From Current Achievements to Future Goals", was accepted at CVPR'18. Read more...

Assoc. Editor, IEEE IROS'18

I serve as an AE for IROS'18. Read more...

Area Chair, BMVC'18

I serve as an AC for BMVC'18. Read more...

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Contact info

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
  e-mail: argyros@ics.forth.gr