Markos Sigalas, PhD

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Computer Vision and Robotics Laboratory (CVRL) of the Institure of Computer Science (ICS) at the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), working with Professor Panos Trahanias.

I received my BSc in Information & Communication Systems Engineering from the University of the Aegean in 2005 and the MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Crete in 2008 and 2015, respectively.

My MSc thesis was entitled "Probabilistic Gesture Recognition" and was about recognizing human gestures using upper body kinematics. My PhD thesis was entitled "Full-body pose tracking under severe occlusions: the Top View Reprojection approach" and was about recovering the pose of the human body using the novel concept of the Top View Reprojection as a strong indicator for the pose of each body part.

A very important benefit from my PhD thesis is the creation of the f-Body Dataset which contains Ground Truth annotated RGB-D sequences for quantitative evaluation of the Human Body Pose Recovery under the presence of occlusions.

My research interests include human body tracking, computer vision, machine learning and gesture recognition