Current students (in alphabetical order)

  • Konstantinos Bacharidis, Ph.D. student, Computer Science Department, University of Crete.
  • Dennis Bautembach, Ph.D. student, Computer Science Department, University of Crete.
  • Giorgos Galanakis, Ph.D. student, co-supervision with Dr. Xenophon Zabulis and Prof. Constantine Stephanidis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete.
  • Giorgos Karvounas, M.Sc. student, Computer Science Department, University of Crete.
  • Victoria Manousaki, Ph.D. student, Computer Science Department, University of Crete.
  • Vassilis Nicodemou, M.Sc. student, Computer Science Department, University of Crete.
  • Konstantinos Papoutsakis, Ph.D. student, Computer Science Department, University of Crete.
  • Gabyong Park, Ph.D. student at KIST, Korea, with Prof. Woontack Woo, joint work on using hand tracking for HCI.
  • Manolis Porfyrakis, M.Sc. student, Computer Science Department, University of Crete.
  • Ammar Qammaz, M.Sc. student, Computer Science Department, University of Crete.
  • Konstantinos Roditakis, M.Sc. student, Computer Science Department, University of Crete.
  • Nikolaos Skordilis, M.Sc. student, Computer Science Department, University of Crete.

Past graduate students (in chronological order)

  • Victoria Manousaki, M.Sc. student, “Evaluating design options of Bag-of Visual-Words based methods for action classification”, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, October 2017.
  • Carlos Hernandez Matas, co-supervision with Dr. Xenophon Zabulis, "Retinal Image Registration through 3D Eye Modelling and Pose Estimation", Computer Science Department, University of Crete, July 2017.
  • Iason Oikonomidis, Ph.D. thesis with honors, “Markerless 3D tracking of the articulated motion of hands”, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, January 2015. Recipient of the 2011-2012 “Maria-Michail Manassaki” Honorary Fellowship.
  • Konstantinos Paliouras, M.Sc. student, “Automatic definition of the objective function for model-based hand tracking”, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, November 2014.
  • Nikolaos Kyriazis, Ph.D. thesis with honors, “A computational framework for observing and understanding the interaction of humans with objects of their environment”, Computer Science Department, University of Crete. Recipient of the “Young Researcher 2012-2013 award” from the University of Crete for “his important contribution in research and the advancement of his scientific field”.
  • Mariana Koskinopoulou, MSc student, “Eye gaze tracking through Particle Swarm Optimization”, Brain and Mind Graduate Programme, June 2014.
  • Manolis Stratigis, “Topological space representations based on visual information extracted from panoramic cameras”, Brain and Mind Graduate Programme, March 2013.
  • Petros Douvantzis, “Dimensionality reduction for efficient hand tracking, pose estimation and classification”, M.Sc. thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, February 2013.
  • Stefanos Stefanou, “Efficient Object Detection based on Histograms of Oriented Gradients and Evolutionary Optimization Techniques”, Brain and Mind Graduate Programme, December 2011.
  • Dimitris Babasakis, “Image outliers detection with the use of Local Outlier Factor”, Brain and Mind Graduate Programme, September 2011.
  • Konstantinos Tzevanidis, “GPU-powered multi-camera 3D reconstruction based on optimized foreground detection”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, April 2011.
  • Konstantinos Papoutsakis, “Visual Object Tracking and Segmentation in a Closed Loop”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, October 2010.
  • Giorgos Floros, “Vision-based tracking of a 3D model of a human hand”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, July 2009.
  • Maria Karagiorgaki, “Using Self-similarity based Image Descriptors for Texture Segmentation and Object Recognition”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, March 2009.
  • Iason Oikonomidis, “Deformable 2D Shape Matching Based on Shape Contexts and Dynamic Programming”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, March 2009.
  • Giorgos Kastellakis, “Modeling Human Motion Using Restricted Boltzmann Machines”, Brain and Mind Graduate Programme, February 2009.
  • Nikolaos Kyriazis, “Επαγωγ Γραμματικς Ελεθερης Συμφραζομνων απ Παρατρηση Δομημνων Χρονικν Διαδικασιν”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, December 2008.
  • Vassilis Papadourakis, “Multiple Objects Tracking in the Presence of Long-term Occlusions”, Brain and Mind Graduate Programme, December 2008.
  • Eleytherios Garyfallidis, “Shape Decomposition Algorithms”, Brain and Mind Graduate Programme, June 2006.
  • Thomas Sarmis, “Development of a Vision System for Event Detection and Process Monitoring in the Context of Industrial Automation Applications”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, March 2006.
  • Kalliroi Flouri, “Επαναληπτικς Γραφοθεωρητικς Αλγριθμος για Τμηματοποηση Εικνων ως προς το Χρμα με χρση μη Παραμετρικν Στατιστικν Δοκιμασιν”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, February 2005, (co-supervision with Prof. Stelios C. Orphanoudakis).
  • George Kazazakis, “Δυναμικ Συνεργασα Πολλαπλν Πρακτρων με Στχο την Προσαρμοζμενη Επιλογ Δρσεων“,M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, February 2005, (co-supervision with Prof. Stelios C. Orphanoudakis).
  • Costas Hatzopoulos, “Efficient Methods for Dense Stereo Correspondence”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, February 2004 (co-supervision with Prof. Panos Trahanias).
  • George Akoumianakis, "Εξαγωγ Κριτηρων Ασφαλος Πλογησης Ρομπτ με Χρση Πανοραμικς Κμερας", M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, September 2000 (co-supervision with Prof. Stelios C. Orphanoudakis).
  • Stavros Tzurbakis, "Feature Correspondence based on Geometric Constraints in Images Containing Two Planes", Master’s Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, November 1999. Awarded as the best M.Sc. Thesis of the year (co-supervision with Prof. Stelios C. Orphanoudakis).

Ph.D. thesis committee member

  • George Margetis, “lnPrinted Framework: lnteracting with augmented physical printed matter in Ambient lntelligence environments”, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, October 2017 (advisor: Prof. Constantine Stephanidis).
  • Dimitrios Tzionas, “Capturing Hand-Object Interaction and Reconstruction of Manipulated Objects”, Computer Science Department, University of Bonn, January 2017 (advisor: Prof. Juergen Gall).
  • Tu-Hoa Pham, “Contact Force Sensing from Motion Tracking”, Laboratoire d’Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier, University of Montpellier, December 2016 (advisor: Prof. Abderahmanne Kheddar).
  • Michalis Vrigkas, “Human Activity Recognition Using Conditional Random Fields and Privileged Information”, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, February 2016 (advisor: Prof. Christophoros Nikou).
  • Philip Krejov, “Real Time Hand Pose Estimation for Human Computer Interaction”, Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, January 2016 (advisor: Prof. Richard Bowden).
  • Danhang Tang, “3D Hand Pose Regression with Variants of Decision Forests”, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Imperial College, London, October 2015 (advisor: Prof. Tae-Kyun Kim).
  • Nikolaos Kazepis, “FIRMA: Α Deνelopment Framework for Elderly-Friendly lnteractiνe Multimodal Applications for Assistive Robots”, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, November 2015 (advisor: Prof. Constantine Stephanidis).
  • Markos Sigalas, “Full-body pose tracking under severe occlusions - the Top View Reprojection approach”, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, June 2015 (advisor: Prof. Panos Trahanias).
  • Alessio Colombo, “Socially aware motion planning of assistive robots in crowded environments”, University of Trento, Italy, April 2015, 2015 (advisor: Prof. Luigi Palopoli).
  • Dimitris Gerogiannis, “Εξαγωγ Χαρακτηριστικν για Ανλυση Εικνας και Σημεων”, Πανεπιστμιο Ιωανννων, Τμμα Μηχανικν Η/Υ και Πληροφορικς, Ioannina, Greece, December 2014 (advisor: Prof. Christoforos Nikou).
  • Evanthia Mavridou, “Robust Image Description with Laplacian Profile and Radial Fourier Transform”, Universite de Grenoble, France, November 2014 (advisor: Prof. James Crowley).
  • Stavros Theodorakis, “Αναγνριση και Μοντελοποηση Νοηματικς Γλσσας με την Χρση Οπτικς Επεξεργασας και Στατιστικν Μεθδων”, National Technical University of Athens, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Signals, Control and Robotics Lab., examination committee member (advisor: Prof. Petros Maragos).
  • Chavdar Papazov, “Stochastic and Deterministic Methods for 3D Shape Registration”, Technical University of Munich, Germany, October 2013 (advisor: Prof. Darius Burshcka).
  • Giannis Georgalis, Ph.D. Thesis advisory committee member, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, June 2013 (advisor: Prof. Constantine Stephanidis).
  • Manolis Hourdakis, Ph.D. Thesis advisory committee member, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, March 2012 (advisor: Prof. Panos Trahanias).
  • Theodore Patkos, “A Formal Theory for Reasoning about Action, Knowledge and Time”, Ph.D. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, September 2010 (advisor: Prof. Dimitris Plexousakis).
  • Andre Holzapfel, “Similarity methods for computational ethnomusicology”, Ph.D. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, March 2010 (advisor: Prof. Yannis Stylianou).
  • Kalliroi Flouri, “Distributed Algorithms for Support Vector Machine training in Wireless Sensor Networks”, Ph.D. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, November 2009 (advisor: Prof. Panagiotis Tsakalidis).
  • Andreas Kardamakis, “Αρχς συντεταγμνης κνησης οφθαλμο/κεφαλς”, Ph.D. Thesis, Brain and Mind Graduate Programme, June 2009 (advisor: Prof. Adonis Moshovakis).
  • Elias Grinias, “Bayesian flooding for image and video segmentation”, PhD Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, February 2009 (advisor: Prof. Georgios Tziritas).
  • Asimina Evangeliou, “Αναγνριση και εκτλεση κινσεων σλληψης τρισδιστατων αντικειμνων με την κρα χερα παρουσα και απουσα οπτικς πληροφορας. In vivo λειτουργικ χαρτογρφηση των εμπλεκομνων περιοχν του φλοιο του εγκεφλου πιθκου με τη μθοδο της ποσοτικς αυτοραδιογραφικς μεθδου της 2-[14C] δεοξυγλυκζης”, Ph.D. Thesis committee member, Medical School, University of Crete, July 2008 (advisor: Prof. Eleni Savaki).
  • Achilleas Dougalis, Ph.D. Thesis advisory committee member, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, in progress (advisor: Prof. Dimitris Plexousakis).
  • Konstantina Fotiadou, Ph.D. Thesis advisory committee member, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, in progress (advisor: Prof. Panos Tsakalides).
  • Maria Korozi, Ph.D. Thesis advisory committee member, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, in progress (advisor: Prof. Constantine Stephanidis).
  • Mariana Koskinopoulou, Ph.D. Thesis advisory committee member, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, in progress (advisor: Prof. Panos Trahanias).
  • Vasilis Papadourakis, Ph.D. Thesis advisory committee member, Medical School, University of Crete, in progress (advisor: Prof. Vasilis Raos).
  • Margarita Papaefthimiou, Ph.D. Thesis advisory committee member, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, in progress (advisor: Prof. Giorgos Papagiannakis).

M.Sc. thesis committee member

  • Stavros Timotheatos, “Visual UAV Navigation”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, November 2017.
  • Stavros Chonianakis, “Automatic Organization of User Generated Content Based on Audio Correlations”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, January 2017.
  • Menelaos Viskadouros, “Mixing and Reproduction of User Generated Audio Recordings”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, December 2016.
  • Giorgos Galanakis, “Tracking, re-identification and interaction using RGB-D sensors in Ambient Intelligence environments”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, March 2015.
  • Konstantina Fotiadou, “Image Super-Resolution and Low Light Image Enhancement via Sparse Representations”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, October 2014.
  • Olympia Simantiraki, “VOICE QUALITY ASSESSMENT USING PHASEINFORMATION: APPLICATION ON VOICE PATHOLOGY”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, September 2014.
  • Nikolaos Zorakis, “Τεχνικς ανλυσης εικνων για την ανχνευση δομικν στοιχεων σε προσψεις κτιρων”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, November 2013.
  • Petros Papanikolaou, “Physically principled character lighting and shading in real-time”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, February 2013.
  • Antonis Makrogiannakis, "The Development of Applications for Smart-phones and their Performance Analysis using Empirical Measurements", M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, September 2011.
  • Charidimos Papagiannakis, “AmI Game Floor: A multimodal Ambient Intelligence Environment for Playful Learning”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, February 2011.
  • Giannis Avgouleas, “Simultaneous tracking of multiple moving humans from a robotic system” M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, October 2009.
  • Christina Farmaki, “A spatially adaptive active contour approach for improving semi-automatic cancer image segmentation”, M.Sc. Thesis, Department of `Computer Science, University of Crete, July 2009.
  • Panagiotis Tourlakis, “Development of a Smart Office Application to Support Multiuser Collaboration using Ambient Intelligence Technologies”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, April 2009.
  • Dimitrios Velegrakis, “Outlier Detection over Data Streams using Statistical Modeling and Density Neighborhoods”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, January 2009.
  • Evangelos Mangas, “Fine-grained Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks using Acoustic Sound Transmissions and High Precision Clock Synchronization”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, November 2008.
  • Markos Sigalas, “Probabilistic gesture recognition”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, November 2008.
  • Nikolaos Kazepis, “Integrated Platform For Location – Aware Information Systems: Spatial Content Administrator”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, October 2008.
  • Socrates Kartakis, “Tool Support for Designing and Generating Accessible User Interfaces in Ambient Intelligence Environments”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, October 2008.
  • Panagiotis Papadakos, “Very rapid software-design prototyping with interactive 3d crc cards”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, November 2007.

Past undergraduate students

  • Giorgos Karvounas, “Localizing Periodicity in Time Series and Videos”, Diploma Thesis, Department of Applied Informatics and Multimedia, TEI of Crete, June 2016.
  • Vassilis Nicodemou, Computer Science Department, University of Crete.
  • Manolis Porfyrakis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete.
  • Nikos Sourligkas, “Approximating 2D Shapes with Ellipses”, Diploma Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, November 2014.
  • Evangelos Loutsetis, “Optimizing camera placement through Particle Swarm Optimization”, Diploma Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, June 2014.
  • Evangelia Lorentzatou, “Symmetry detection as an evolutionary optimization problem”, Diploma Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, June 2014.
  • Sotiris Mavrokefalos, “Robot localization based on the Particle Swarm Optimization”, Diploma Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, October 2013.
  • Paris Zahoudis, “Human – Computer Interaction by tracking the 3D motion of the human head”, Diploma Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, October 2013.
  • Miron Simeoudakis, “An experimental study of the influence of PSO parameters in the optimization process”, Diploma Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, June 2013.
  • Ioanna Lambraki, “Comparative evaluation of RANSAC, Particle Swarm Optimization and PSO-SAC”, Diploma Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, September 2012.
  • Philippe Clemot, “Recognition of Hand Postures Using Support Vector Machines”, Engineer Training Course, ENSEA Eng. Diploma, June 2007.
  • Katia Hubschwerlin, “Interaction by Computer Vision: touch-less screen”, Engineer Training Course, ENSEA Eng. Diploma, June 2007.
  • Damien Michel, “Simultaneous Localization and Mapping based on Panoramic Vision”, Engineer Training Course, ENSEA Eng. Diploma, June 2006.
  • Nikos Papas, “Εξαγωγ Αναπαραστσεων 2Δ Σχημτων και Αλγριθμοι σγκρισς τους”, Diploma Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, February 2005.
  • Benjamin Marie, “A tool for assisting the training of color detection and tracking”, Engineer Training Course, EGIM Eng. Diploma, October 2004.
  • Mickael Marechal, “Controlling a computer mouse through vision-based interpretation of hand gestures”, Engineer Training Course, EGIM Eng. Diploma, October 2004.
  • Pashalis Padeleris, “3D reconstruction of perspective images based on a single view”, Diploma Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, June 2004.
  • Cedric Groyer, “Bio-mimetic Centering Behavior”, Engineer Training Course, ENSEA Eng. Diploma, September 2003.
  • Yann Emery, “Object Tracking Using Gaussian Mixture Color Models”, Engineer Training Course, ENSEA Eng. Diploma, September 2003.
  • Gregory Rogez, “Definition of Patterns and Detection of Corners for Robust Localization of Planar Features”, Engineer Training Course, ENSEA Eng. Diploma, September 2002.
  • Julien Roumy, “Building Maps of Indoor Environments for Robotic Applications by Exploiting Colour Panoramic Images”, Engineer Training Course, ENSEA Eng. Diploma, September 2002.
  • Costas Hatzopoulos, “Χρση Πανοραμικς ρασης για τη Χαρτογρφηση Εσωτερικν Χρων”, Diploma Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, September 2001.
  • Kostas Bekris, “Image Segmentation based on Clustering Techniques”, Diploma Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, June 2001.
  • Olivier Bantiche, “Vision based People Tracking for a Robotic Wheelchair”, Engineer Training Course, ENSEA Eng. Diploma, September 2000.
  • Damien Muti, “Vision based People Tracking for a Robotic Wheelchair”, Engineer Training Course, ENSEA Eng. Diploma, September 2000.
  • Hrisani Xirouhaki, "Focus of Attention Using Eigenspace Representations", Diploma Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, October 1999.
  • Fabrice Richard, “Image Retrieval by Content“, Engineer Training Course, ENSEA Eng. Diploma, August 1999.
  • Eric Rouvreau, “Multi-resolution Algorithms for Optical Flow Computation“, Engineer Training Course, ENSEA Eng. Diploma, June 1996.