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Antonis A. 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 in Computer Science (1989) and a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science (1992), both from the Computer Science Department, University of Crete. On July 1996, he completed his PhD on visual motion analysis at the same Department. He has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Computational Vision and Active Perception Laboratory (CVAP) at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Since 1999, as a member of the Computational Vision and Robotics Laboratory (CVRL) of FORTH-ICS, he has been involved in many RTD projects in computer vision, image analysis and robotics.

The research interests of Antonis fall in the areas of computer vision with emphasis on 2D/3D tracking, human gesture and posture recognition, 3D reconstruction and omnidirectional vision. 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 150 papers in scientific journals and refereed conference proceedings.

Antonis Argyros has served as a general co-chair of ECCV 2010, as an Area Chair for ECCV 2016, as a co-organizer of HANDS 2015, as an Associate Editor for IEEE ICRA 2016, ICRA 2017, IEEE/RSJ IROS 2016,  IROS 2017 and as an Area Editor of EUSIPCO 2017. He also serves as an Area Editor for the Computer Vision and Image Understanding Journal (CVIU) and as a member of the Editorial Boards of the IET Image Processing  journal and the IEEE Robotics & Automation Letters journal. He is also a faculty member of the Brain and Mind interdisciplinary graduate program and a member of the Strategy Task Group of the European Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM).

 

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

 

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

*      H2020 Project ACANTO - A cyberphysical social networks using robots friends

*      FP7 Integrated Project WEARHAP – Wearable Haptics for Humans and Robots

 

There is a more detailed page describing participation in funded projects as well as research results and demonstrations.  

 

You can also check our youtube channel that features videos from selected research activities.

 

Here you can check my google scholar profile.

 

 

 

News (last 12 months)

 

*      Feb 2017: One paper accepted at IEEE CVPR 2017:

o   K. Papoutsakis, K. Panagiotakis, A. Argyros, "Temporal Action Co-Segmentation in 3D Motion Capture Data and Videos", IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2017), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, July 22-25, 2017.
Check the project web page which features a new dataset for action co-segmentation that is annotated with ground truth.

*      Feb 2017: One paper accepted at PETRA 2017:

o   D. Michel, A. Qammaz, A. Argyros, " Markerless 3D Human Pose Estimation and Tracking based on RGBD Cameras: an Experimental Evaluation",  International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA 2017), Rhodes, Greece, June 21-23, 2017.

*      Feb 2017: I serve as an Associate Editor for the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robots and Systems (IROS 2017).

*      Feb 2017: I gave a talk to high school students of Crete on “Computer vision: making computers see”, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, February 2, 2017.

*      Jan 2017: I serve as an Area Editor, 25th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2017), Kos, Greece, August 28 - September 2, 2017.

*      Jan 2017: I gave an invited talk on “Tracking human hands and hand-object interactions”, Computer Science Department, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, January 23, 2017.

*      Jan 2017: The Co4Robots project on “Achieving Complex Collaborative Missions via Decentralized Control and Coordination of Interacting Robots” started on 1/1/2017.

*      Dec 2016: I gave an invited talk on “Vision-based tracking of human activities”, Laboratoire d'Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier (LIRMM – CNRS), Montpellier, France, December 9, 2016.

*      Sep 2016: I serve as an Associate Editor for the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017).

*      Sep 2016: One paper accepted at 3DV 2016. Check the youtube video with the supplementary material.

o    A. Tsoli and A.A. Argyros, "Tracking deformable surfaces that undergo topological changes using an RGB-D camera", In International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV 2016), Stanford University, California, USA, October 2016.

*      Sep 2016: One paper accepted at BMVC 2016. Check the youtube video with the supplementary material.

o    G. Karvounas, I. Oikonomidis and A.A. Argyros, "Localizing Periodicity in Time Series and Videos", In British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2016), York, UK, September 2016.

*      Sep 2016: The very successful project Robohow.Cog was just finalized. 

*      Jul 2016: Outstanding Reviewer Award, IEEE CVPR 2016.

*      Jul 2016: I gave an invited talk at the HANDS 2016 workshop, in conjunction with IEEE CVPR 2016, Las Vegas, USA, July 1, 2016.

*      Apr 2016: I gave an invited talk on “Visual perception of human activities in support of Human-Robot Interaction” at the SFHMMY 2016 conference, Chania, Crete, April 23, 2016.

*      Apr 2016: I gave an invited talk on “Computer Vision: Making computers see”, at DIGIFEST 2016, April 9, 2016.

*      Mar 2016: I gave an invited talk at the MYOSENS workshop on Smart, affordable Prosthetics, Gottingen, Germany, March 8, 2016.

*      Feb 2016: I serve as an Area Chair for the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2016).

*      Feb 2016: I serve as an Associate Editor for the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robots and Systems (IROS 2016).

*      Feb 2016: I serve as an Associate Editor for the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2016).

*      Jan 2016: I gave an invited talk on “Observing hands in action”, CVSSP, University of Surrey, Guilford, UK, Jan 21, 2016.

Follow this link for past announcements…

 

Press and media

*      Feb 2013: Καθημερινή, «Ελληνική» Όραση σε ρομπότ

*      Jan 2013: ΕΚΤ – Έρευνα και Καινοτομία,  Διεθνείς διακρίσεις για ερευνητές του Ιδρύματος Τεχνολογίας & Έρευνας

*      Nov 2012: Pathfinder, Ένα βραβευμένο χέρι βοηθείας

*      Nov 2012: Xανιώτικα Νέα, Ταξίδι... στο μέλλον

*      Jan 2012: Το Βήμα, Νοημοσύνη διάχυτη στο χώρο

*      Nov 2007: Καθημερινή,  Ειδικές εκδόσεις “The Economist”, Κάνοντας τους υπολογιστές να βλέπουν

 

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Institute of Computer Science, FORTH
N. Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton
GR-700-13, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
 
Tel: +30 2810 391704
FAX: +30 2810 391609

e-mail: argyros@ics.forth.gr

 

Last update:

21 March 2017, Antonis Argyros, argyros@ics.forth.gr