Team

Head of Lab


Dr. Petros Daras

Dr Petros Daras is a Principal Researcher Grade A’, at the Information Technologies Institute (ITI) of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). He has been working as a Researcher since July 2006 and he has been involved in more than 30 projects, funded by the EC and the Greek Ministry of Research and Technology. His main research interests include multimedia processing, multimedia & multimodal search engines, 3D reconstruction from multiple sensors, dynamic mesh coding, medical image processing and bioinformatics. He has co-authored more than 40 papers in refereed journals, 29 book chapters and more than 100 papers in international conferences. He has served as a regular reviewer for a number of international journals and conferences. He was the chair of the IEEE Interest Group (IG) on Image, Video and Mesh Coding (2012-2014) – http://committees.comsoc.org/mmc/IG/IMVIMECIG.asp and key member of the ΙΕΕΕ IG on 3D Rendering, Processing and Communications (2010 – ) –http://committees.comsoc.org/mmc/IG/3DRPCIG.asp. He regularly acts as a reviewer/evaluator for the EC. He is the head of the Visual Computing Lab. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. For more information please visit: http://vcl.iti.gr Contact Information: Tel: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 156) +30 2311 257755 Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.19 Α 2.10 Email: daras@iti.gr

Senior Researchers


Dr. Nikolaos Grammalidis

Nikos Grammalidis is a senior researcher (Grade B) in the Informatics and Telematics Institute of the Center of Research and Technology Hellas,. His research interests include:Image and Image Sequence Analysis, Computer Vision (with emphasis in Traffic Monitoring and Surveillance Applications), Multi-view Image Sequence Analysis and Coding Dr. Grammalidis has co-authored more than 20 articles in scientific journals and more than 60 papers in international conferences. Snce 1992 he been involved in more than 10 European projects, funded by the EC and the Greek Ministry of Research and Technology. He has served as a regular reviewer for many international journals and conferences. Previously, he worked as a researcher in the Information Processing Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 112) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.14 Email: ngramm@iti.gr


Researchers


Dr. Dimitrios Zarpalas

Dimitrios Zarpalas has joined the Information Technologies Institute in 2007, and is currently working as a post-doctoral Research Associate. His current research interests include real time tele-immersion applications (3D reconstruction of moving humans and their compression), 3D computer vision, 3D medical image processing, shape analysis of anatomical structures, 3D object recognition, motion capturing and evaluation, while in the past has also worked in indexing, search and retrieval and classification of 3D objects and 3D model watermarking. His involvement with those research areas has led to the co-authoring of 3 book chapter, 1 articles in refereed journals and 42 papers in international conferences. He has been involved in more than 10 research projects funded by EC, and Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 145) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.18 Email: zarpalas@iti.gr

Dr. Apostolos Axenopoulos

Apostolos Axenopoulos works as an Associate Researcher at the Information Technologies Institute (CERTH/ITI), since November 2003. He has participated in more than 10 projects, funded by the EC and the Greek Ministry of Research and Technology. His main research interests include 3D object indexing, content-based search and retrieval, multimedia applications and bioinformatics. He has published more than 30 papers in refereed journals, book chapters and international conferences, and he is a reviewer for several journals and conferences. He is also a Member IEEE. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2311 257801 Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 6th km Harilaou - Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building A - Office 2.5 Email: axenop@iti.gr

Dr. Kosmas Dimitropoulos

Kosmas Dimitropoulos received his B.Sc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Democritus University and his Ph.D. degree in Applied Informatics from Macedonia University of Thessaloniki in 2001 and 2007 respectively. He is a postdoctoral research fellow with the Informatics and Telematics Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas and a visiting professor (lecturer) at Macedonia University. He has participated in numerous national and EC funded research projects e.g. INTERVUSE, ISMAEL, TRAVIS, FIRESENSE etc. His main research interests include computer vision, computer graphics and virtual reality, 3D motion estimation, intelligent transportation systems, 3D reconstruction from stereo images and 3DTV.His involvement with those research areas has led to the co-authoring of more than 40 articles in refereed journals, book chapters and international conferences. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 115) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.14 Email: dimitrop@iti.gr

Dr. Theodoros Semertzidis

Theodoros Semertzidis works at the Informatics and Telematics Institute of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, as a research associate, since April 2006. His research interests cover areas of distributed systems, embedded systems, Internet applications, databases as well as web2.0 applications and social networks. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2311 257803 Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 6th km Harilaou - Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building A - Office 2.5 Email: theosem@iti.gr

Dr. Georgios T. Papadopoulos

Dr. Georgios Th. Papadopoulos has been working as a senior researcher at the Information Technologies Institute (ITI) of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) since December 2005. His main research interests include computer vision, deep learning, pattern recognition, machine learning, semantic multimedia analysis, 3D information processing, image/video processing and multimodal analysis. He is a member of the IEEE and the Technical Chamber of Greece. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2311 257801 Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 6th km Harilaou - Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building A - Office 2.5 Email: papad@iti.gr

Dr. Nicholas Vretos

Dr. Nicholas Vretos obtaiend the degree of BSc in Computer Science from the University Pierre et Marie Currie (Paris VI) in 2002 and his Ph.D. from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2012. During elaboration of his thesis, he taught as assistant and worked as a research assistant in Artificial Intelligence and Information Analysis Laboratory. He has worked in 10 European projects as Technical Manager/ WP Leader/researcher. He has published more than 40 articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings and a book chapter. He is a member of the IEEE and has committed as a reviewer for several journals and conferences in the field of image and video processing. His main interests are in image and video processing, semantic analysis, neural networks and 3-D data processing. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (int. 133) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.4 Email: vretos@iti.gr


Postdoctoral Researchers


Dr. Nikolaos Bastas

Nikolaos Bastas works as an Postdoctoral Researcher at the Information Technologies Institute (CERTH/ITI), since January 2016. His research interests include diffusion theory on complex systems, studying critical phenomena using percolation techniques, analysis of static and dynamic systems using graph based techniques, modeling of complex systems. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2311 257802 Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 6th km Harilaou - Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building A - Office 2.05 Email: nimpasta@iti.gr

Dr. Dimitrios Konstantinidis

Dimitrios Konstantinidis received the Bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from AUTH in 2009. He then received an Advanced Master degree in Artificial Intelligence from KU Leuven in 2012 and a PhD from the Imperial College of London with the topic of monitoring urban changes from satellite images in 2017. He is working at ITI-CERTH as a research assistant since January 2013. His research interests lie in the fields of computer vision, image processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 151) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.11 Email: dikonsta@iti.gr

Dr. Vangelis P. Oikonomou

Dr Vangelis P. Oikonomou is a post-doctoral research fellow in Information Technologies Institute (ITI) at the Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH). He has participated in a number of EC-funded ICT projects and his research interests include Biomedical Signal and Image Processing, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Medical Imaging etc. His scientific work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, international conferences and book chapters. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2311257784 Location: Information Technologies InstituteCentre of Research & Technology - Hellas 6th km Harilaou - Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building A - Office 0.10 Email: viknmu@iti.gr

Dr. Vassilios Solachidis

Vassilis Solachidis joined Information Technologies Institute in September 2013 as post-doctoral research fellow. He has worked as researcher in sixteen (16) European and national research projects in the Informatics Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Information Technologies Institute and the Applied Electronics department of Università degli Studi Roma TRE. He has also served as an adjunct lecturer at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the University of Western Macedonia and at the Technological Institutes of Thessaloniki, Kavala, Serres and Western Macedonia. His research interests focus in technologies of image and video analysis, and multimedia watermarking. He has eight (8) papers in international scientific peer review journals and thirty five (35) papers in international and national conferences. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 166) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 6th km Harilaou - Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.12 Email: vsol@iti.gr

Dr. Stylianos Mylonas

Stylianos Mylonas received his Diploma and Ph.D. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece, in 2009 and 2015, respectively. His doctoral thesis focused on the application of computational intelligence methods in classification and segmentation of remote sensing images. Since January 2017, he is working as a postdoctoral research associate at the Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI). His research interests include fuzzy logic, evolutionary algorithms, deep learning, image segmentation and remote sensing. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 148) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.4 Email: smylonas@iti.gr


Key Personnel


Mr. Dimitris Katsikas

Dimitris Katsikas has joined the Information Technologies Institute in 2016. He holds a diploma in Electrical & Computer Engineering and an MSc degree in Information Systems. His current domains of interest and research include Internet of Things, deep learning, web and mobile cross platform applications, cloud services and IT security. Since 1999, he has participated in numerous IT projects involving the design, the management and the deployment of large scale information systems funded by the EC, the Greek Government and the private sector across Europe. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece since 2000. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 277) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.19 Email: d.katsikas@iti.gr

Mr. Nick Zioulis

Interests: Software Design & Development, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext 149) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.5 Email: nzioulis@iti.gr

Mr. Konstantinos Apostolakis

Konstantinos Apostolakis received his university degree in Computer Science from the Computer Science Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in September 2009. Since 2007 and until graduating in 2009, he was a member of the "Talos RoboCup Soccer Simulation Team" of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where he worked as a programmer on the implementation of a virtual soccer team of autonomous software agents. As of May 2011, he works as a research associate in the Informatics and Telematics Institute of the Centre for Research and Technology – Hellas. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 119) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.16 Email: kapostol@iti.gr

Mr. Alexandros Doumanoglou

Alexandros Doumanoglou obtained his university degree from the Electrical & Computer Engineering department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2009. His thesis was about the study and construction of a passive acoustic radar. He has work experience in digital signal processing in real time speech recognition applications. He is interested in 3D Graphics and particularly 3D render engines. He has professionally developed a CAD software. He has solid experience in solving difficult algorithmic problems as the ones that appear in International Computing Olympiads. He has been working in the Informatics and Telematics Institute since April 2012. His research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, 3D reconstruction, image recognition, 3D Graphics and GPGPU computing. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 149) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.5 Email: aldoum@iti.gr

Mr. Lazaros Gymnopoulos

Lazaros Gymnopoulos was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1975. His main research interests include Information Systems Security, Network Security and Critical Infrastructures Security. Ηis involvement with those research areas has led to the co-authoring of 3 articles in refereed journals and 7 papers in international conferences with at least 61 citations. Since 2002 he has been involved in more than 20 R&D projects and studies – mainly in the areas of Information Systems Security and Critical Infrastructures Security – that have been funded by the EU/EC, the Greek government or the private sector. In 2009 he held the position of Quality and Compliance Officer of ADACOM S.A., which is the leading Certification Service provider in Southeast Europe. Since 2010 he is cooperating with CERTH-ITI as a Research Assistant. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.   Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 124) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.2 Email: lazg@iti.gr

Mr. Michalis Lazaridis

Michalis Lazaridis studied Informatics at the RWTH Aachen University and works since October 2006 as a research associate in the Information Technologies Institute (ITI) of the Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH). His research interests cover big data processing architectures, distributed systems and multimedia search applications. In the past, he worked in the IT service management department of the consulting company ComConsult Kommunikationstechnik GmbH in Aachen for the banking and insurance sector, as well as in the R&D department of the informatics, automation & robotic applications company Inos Hellas S.A. in Athens for the automotive industry.   Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2311 257803 Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 6th km Harilaou - Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building A - Office 2.5 Email: Michalis.Lazaridis@iti.gr

Mrs. Dorothea Tsatsou

Dorothea Tsatsou is a research associate at the Information Technologies Institute at CERTH (CERTH-ITI) since 2007, where she has been involved, on research and management, in multiple European Research Projects. Her main research interests include knowledge retrieval and representation, semantic reasoning, semantic knowledge/ontology engineering, personalization and recommendation.   Contact Information: Tel.:  +30 2310 464160 (ext. 116) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 6th km Harilaou - Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building Β – Office 0.13 Email: dorothea@iti.gr


PhD Candidates


Mr. Panagiotis Barmpoutis

As of November 2009, Panagiotis Barmpoutis attained his Diploma on Electrical & Computer Engineering, with a specialization on Computer Engineering, from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Furthermore, he attained his Master of Science program on Forestry Informatics on February, 2012. He attended the Master of Science program on Medical Informatics and the Diploma is expecting on 2013. In his research interests are included application development technologies and video and image processing. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 154) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.11 Email: panbar@iti.gr

Mr. Anargyros Chatzitofis

I completed my studies at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Electrical and Computer Engineering with specialization in Computer Vision. I was co-founder of a video game development company, SDS Game Studios (SDS). In November of 2012, I joined the Information Technologies Institute (ITI) and, since then, I have been working as a Research Associate. I'm currently working on human motion capture methods and technologies using depth sensors, Wireless Inertial Measurement Units, RGB-cameras and more, while, I am studying for a PhD in Computer Science at NTUA, focused on novel methods of 3D motion capturing and evaluation. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext 119) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.16 Email: tofis@iti.gr

Mr. Anastasios Dimou

Anastasios Dimou graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as an Electrical and Computer Engineer (Dipl.) and was awarded a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) in Information and Communication Technology at the Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands. From February 2008 he is working as a Research Associate in the Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI) of the Centre for Research and Technology – Hellas (CERTH). His research interests are covering image and video processing and analysis, semantic web technology, video coding and broadcasting, High Definition systems and biomedical applications. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2311 257803 Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 6th km Harilaou - Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building A - Office 2.5 Email: dimou@iti.gr

Mr. Spiros Thermos

I obtained my diploma from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering of University of Thessaly in 2013 and also my Master in Science and Technology of Computers, Telecommunications and Networks from University of Thessaly from the same Department in 2015. My diploma thesis was about the acceleration and parallelization of an algorithm for mechanical engineering applications with finite elements. My master thesis was about voice activity detection using audio, video and depth information from web cameras and Microsoft Kinect. My research interests include digital signal processing, computer vision, image and video processing. I have been working in the Informatics and Telematics Institute since January 2015. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 119) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.16 Email: spthermo@iti.gr

Mr. Gustavo Hernández Peñaloza

Gustavo Hernández Peñaloza received the Telecom Engineer degree by Universidad Santo Tomás(Col) in 2007 and Master of Science degree in Telecommunication Technologies, System and Networks in 2009, by the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV). From 2010 to 2013 he worked as associated research fellow in "Universidad de Valencia" (UV). Currently he is working for the research group in the Visual Telecommunications Applications group (GATV) of UPM where is PhD candidate. He has participated in multiple national and European projects in different technical developments as well as technical coordination. He has several international journal and conferences publications. His research interests include Multi-Modal Fusion and Deep Learning. Contact Information: Tel.:+30 2310 464160 (ext. 166) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.12 Email: ghp@iti.gr


Research Associates


Mr. Georgios Almpanis

I obtained my diploma from the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2015. From January 2017 to February 2018,I worked in Noriker Power LTD in United Kingdom as project engineer, participating in the construction of multiple battery storage sites and more specifically in the developing of real time control system. Previously, I worked as an intern in Tencool LTD for 3 months and during my studies as a telephone assistant in OTE. I have been working as a research assistant in ITI since March 2018. Contact Information: Tel.:+30 2310 464160 (ext.119) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B – Office 0.16 Email: galbanis@iti.gr

Mr. Michael Angelou

I received the Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Democritus University of Thrace in November 2015. My diploma paper was on Mutual Information and it was titled: "Mutual Information: Estimation methods and Applications on the analysis of stochastic signals Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 166) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.12 Email: mich_angelou@iti.gr

Mr. Dimitrios Ataloglou

Ataloglou Dimitrios received his Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in April 2014. He subsequently attended the postgraduate programme in Medical Informatics at the department of Medicine of the same university. His diploma thesis deals with the automatic segmentation of the hippocampus from magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the brain using convolutional neural networks (CNNs). In May 2017, he started working as a research assistant at the Information Technologies Institute (ITI) of the Center for Research and Technological Development (CERTH). His research interests include image processing, deep machine learning and biomedical applications. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 119) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.16 Email: ataloglou@iti.gr

Mr. Christos Avgerinos

Christos Avgerinos received his bachelor degree from the Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia in February 2013. In September 2015 he received his Master's Degree in Digital Media from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since January 2017 he works as a research assistant at the Information Technologies Institute (ITI) of the Centre for Research and Technological Development (CERTH). His research interests are in the areas of computer vision, computational intelligence, image analysis and deep learning. Contact Information: Fax: +30 2310 464164 (ext. 148) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.4 Email: avgerinos@iti.gr

Mr. Christos Chatzikonstantinou

Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2016). Christos Chatzikonstantinou received his diploma from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in July 2016. Since February 2018, he has been working as a research assistant at Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI) of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). His research interests include machine learning and signal processing. Contact Information: Tel.: Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building A - Office 2.5 Email: chatziko@iti.gr

Mrs. Kiriaki Christaki

Kyriaki Christaki received her Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.) in April 2013. She has worked for 2 years in the private sector as a software engineer. Since December 2017, she works as a research assistant at the Informatics and Telematics Institute  (ITI) of the Centre of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). Her current research interests include Software Design,  3D Graphics and Virtual Reality applications. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 149) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology – Hellas 1st km Thermi – Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B – Office 0.5 Email: kchristaki@iti.gr

Mr. Manos Christakis

Manos Christakis graduated as an Electrical and Computer Engineer  from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th) in July 2016. He is mainly interested in Digital Signal and Image Processing and Telecommunications. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 149) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology – Hellas 1st km Thermi – Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B – Office 0.5 Email: manchr@iti.gr

Mrs. Christina Chrysouli

Chrysouli Christina received the B.Sc. degree in Computer Science in 2011 and the M.Sc. degree in Computer Science in 2013, both from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She has been a research assistant at the Information Technologies Institute at CERTH (CERTH-ITI) since 2014. Her research interests include image and video processing, pattern recognition, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 116) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.13 Email: chrysouli@iti.gr

Mr. Anastasios Dimanidis

Contact Information: Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.13 Α Email: anasdima@iti.gr

Mr. Panagiotis Dimou

Panagiotis Dimou graduated from Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki as an Automation Engineer and his thesis was on content based multimedia search. He has worked in national and European projects as a Computer and Automation engineer in leading Greek companies. From November 2017 he is working as a Research Assistant in the Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI) of the Centre for Research and Technology – Hellas (CERTH). His research interests are covering image and video processing and analysis, complex system architecture and multimedia applications over 5G networks. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology – Hellas 1st km Thermi – Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B Email: dimou.p@iti.gr

Mr. Petros Drakoulis

Received his BSc in IT Engineering from Alexander TEI and his MSc in Digital Media and Machine Learning from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Interested in computational intelligence, computer vision, difficult algorithms and all things moving. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 149) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.5 Email: petros.drakoulis@iti.gr

Mr. Konstantinos Gkountakos

Konstantinos Gkountakos is currently working as a Technology Research Assistant in CERTH (Center for Research and Technology Hellas). He has a working experience in developing .NET applications (SIGMASOFT S.A , 2015-2016). He holds a Bsc’s degree in Computer Science (University of Ioannina, 2013), as well as a Msc’s degree in Web Intelligence (Alexander Technological Educational Institute Thessalonikis, 2016). His research interests include image/video processing. Contact Information: Tel.: 2310464160 (ext. 142) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.3 Email: gountakos@iti.gr

Mrs. Athina Grammatikopoulou

Athina graduated from the Informatics Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2010 and completed the Master’s Program in Computer Science at the same department in 2012. Her research interests include human-computer interaction (HCI), user experience design (UX), computer games design and sensorimotor learning. She works as a research assistant in the Informatics and Telematics Institute of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas since July 2016. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 126) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.11 Email: agramm@iti.gr

Mr. Konstantinos Karageorgos

Konstantinos Karageorgos received his Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.) on December 2015. His research interests include machine learning, computer vision and biomedical signal processing. Since September 2016 he works as a research assistant in the Information Technologies Institute (I.T.I) of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CE.R.T.H.). Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 148) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.4 Email: konstantinkarage@iti.gr

Mr. Antonios Karakottas

Antonis Karakottas obtained his diploma from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2015. He has been working as a research assistant at ITI since July 2017. His main interests are in computer vision, image processing and Virtual Reality applications. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 149) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.5 Email: ankarako@iti.gr

Mrs. Evriklia Kesisoglou

Evriklia Kesisoglou received her diploma from the Department of Computer and Communication Engineering at University of Thessaly. Her research interests include neural networks, high performance computing and development of mobile applications. She has been working as a research assistant at the Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI) of the Centre for Research and Technology (Certh) since June 2016. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 148) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.4 Email: evakes@iti.gr

Mr. Apostolos Konstantinou

Apostolos Konstantinou received the Bachelor degree in Computer Science from AUTH in 2011. He then received a Master degree in Information Systems from Auth in 2014. He is working at ITI-CERTH as a research assistant since February 2018. His research interests lie in the fields of computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Contact Information: Tel.: Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B Email: konstantinou@iti.gr

Mrs. Eftychia Lakka

Eftychia Lakka received her BSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Ioannina, Greece (2006) and her M.Sc. in Synthesis of Images and Graphic Designs from the University of Limoges, France (2011). She has been as Research Associate at the Advanced Knowledge, Image & Information Systems Laboratory, dept. of Informatics, T.E.I. of Athens (2010- 2014) and at the Media, Networks, & Communications Laboratory, dept. of Informatics Engineering, T.E.I. of Crete (2014-2015). Since April 2016, she has joined Information Technologies Institute of Centre for Research and Technology as research assistant. Her research interests include 3D computer games, design of 3D objects, graphics and multimedia web applications. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2311 257795 Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 6th km Harilaou - Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building A - Office 1.10 Email: elakka@iti.gr

Mr. Lazaros Lazaridis

Lazaros Lazaridis obtained his diploma from the department of Computer and Telecommunication Engineering of the University of Thessaly. His research interests include High Performance Computing across multicore systems, GPGPU computing and machine learning. Since September 2017, he works as a research assistant in the (ITI) Information Technologies Institute of the (CERTH) Centre for Research and Technological Development. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 148) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology – Hellas 1st km Thermi – Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B – Office 0.4 Email: lazlazari@iti.gr

Mr. Athanasios Lelis

Lelis Athanasios received his Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in March 2017. Since June 2017, he has been working as a research assistant at the Information Technologies Institute (I.T.I.) of CERTH. His main research interests are Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext 116) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.13 Email: athalelis@iti.gr

Mr. Kostas Loumponias

-Bachelor in Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2009-2013) -Master in Statistics and Modeling, Department of Mathematics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2013-2015) -PhD Candidate at Department of Mathematics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (11/2015- on going). Research Interests: Hidden state estimation, Data filtering, Markov model, Censored data analysis. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 166) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 6th km Harilaou - Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.12 Email: loumponias@iti.gr

Mrs. Paschalina Medentzidou

Paschalina Medentzidou holds a B.Sc. in Applied Informatics from the Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia and a M.Sc. in Informatics with specialization in Digital Media from the Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has worked as a research assistant at the laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Information Analysis of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, at the project ATLAS (Advanced Tourism Planning System) with emphasis on video processing tailored to tourism applications. Her research interests include multimedia analysis and processing, machine learning, computer vision and restoration of audio signals. Since July 2015 she works as a research associate at the Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI) of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2311 257802 Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 6th km Harilaou - Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building A - Office 2.5 Email: medentzidoup@iti.gr

Mr. Michalis Niarchos

Michalis Niarchos obtained his diploma from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2015. He has been working as a research assistant at ITI since January 2016. His main interests are in computer vision algorithm design and acceleration on embedded systems. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 116) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.13 Email: niarchos@iti.gr

Mr. Alexandros Papachristou

Alexandros Papachristou graduated from the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in November 2012. He has been working as a research assistant at the Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI) of the Centre of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) since July 2015. His current research interests include: 3D Reconstruction, Image and Video Analysis and Processing, Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 149) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.5 Email: papachra@iti.gr

Mr. Athanasios Psaltis

Athanasios Psaltis received his Master’s degree from Department of Information and Computing Sciences of Utrecht University (2013), and his Diploma degree from Department of Computer Engineering & Telecommunication Networks at the University of Thessaly (2011). His master's thesis focuses on developing algorithms for sensing emotion in video. He has professionally worked as a game developer. His main research interests include computer graphics, computer vision, virtual reality, 3D reconstruction, affective computing and activity recognition. As of January 2015, he works as a research assistant in the Informatics and Telematics Institute of the Centre for Research and Technology – Hellas. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 142) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.3 Email: at.psaltis@iti.gr

Mr. Evangelos Raptis

Raptis Evangelos worked for 4 years as a software engineer in projects related to financial systems, content management systems, e-commerce as well as custom software solutions. Since June 2016 he has been working with CERTH-IPTIL as Research Assistant. Contact Information: Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.6 Email: v.raptis@iti.gr

Mr. Stamatios Samaras

Samaras Stamatios received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science in 2014 and the M.Sc. degree in Digital Media and Machine Learning in 2016, both from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His research interests are in deep learning, computer vision and speech recognition. Contact Information: Tel.: Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology – Hellas 1st km Thermi – Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B Email: sstamatis@iti.gr

Mr. Ilias Sapounas

Sapounas Ilias has worked for 10 years in the private sector as software engineer, in projects related to education, content management systems (CMS), digital culture, e-commerce and custom software solutions. He has joined the Information Technologies Institute in July 2016 as a Research Assistant. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.6 Email: i.sapounas@iti.gr

Mr. Leonidas Saroglou

Saroglou Leonidas graduated from the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.) in November 2017. Since February 2018, he has been working as a research assistant at the Information Technologies Institute (I.T.I.) of Centre for Technological Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). His research interests are 3D computer vision, digital image processing, real time 3D reconstruction, pattern recognition and machine learning. Contact Information: Tel.:+30 2310 464160 (ext. 119) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.16 Email: saroglou@iti.gr

Mr. Panagiotis Stalidis

Panagiotis Stalidis has worked on the private sector since 2008 as a systems administrator and a software and web applications developer. He received his MSc degree in Intelligent Internet Application in 2015. Since 2016, he has been working as a research assistant with CERTH. His research interests include natural language processing, image processing and deep spatio-temporal prediction systems. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2311 257801 Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building A - Office 2.5 Email: stalidis@iti.gr

Mr. Evangelos Stathopoulos

Evangelos Stathopoulos received his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2013 with educational direction in Digital Media. He attended the postgraduate program in Medical Informatics at the department of Medicine of the same university. In April 2018, he started working as a research assistant at the Information Technologies Institute (ITI) of the Center for Research and Technological Development (CERTH). His research interests include computer vision, deep learning, biomedical applications, big data and cloud computing. Contact Information: Tel.: Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B Email: estathop@iti.gr

Mr. Georgios Stavropoulos

Georgios Stavropoulos works as a research assistant for Informatics and Telematics institute of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas in Thessaloniki since October 2006 His main research interests cover the areas of Computer Vision, 3D search, Soft Biometrics και gait analysis. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2311 257729 Location:  Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 6th km Harilaou - Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building A - Office 1.9 Email: stavrop@iti.gr

Mr. Stefanos Stavrotheodoros

Mr. Stavrotheodoros Stefanos received his diploma from the department of Applied Informatics in 2005 and his master's degree in Business Informatics in 2007 in the University of Macedonia. His diploma thesis concerned the implementation and statistical comparison of algorithms related to the Disjunctive Temporal Problem, applied in Artificial Intelligence. Since July 2016, he has been working as a research assistant in the Information Technologies Institute (I.T.I) of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (C.E.R.T.H). Previous working experience begins in 2012 and includes a number of years in software development. His research interests concern software engineering, databases, data structures and semantic models. Contact Information: Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 6th km Harilaou - Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building A - Office 1.7 Email: stavrotheodoros@iti.gr

Mr. Kiriakos Stefanidis

Kiriakos Stefanidis received his degree in computer science from the Department of Informatics of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece, in 2011. His interests include: software design & development, machine learning, computational intelligence, and information retrieval. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext.151) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology – Hellas 1st km Thermi – Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B – Office 0.11 Email: kystefan@iti.gr

Mr. Vladimiros Sterzentsenko

Vladimiros Sterzentsenko received his diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.) on November 2017. His research interests include machine learning, pattern recognition , computer vision and image processing. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 149) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology – Hellas 1st km Thermi – Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B – Office 0.5 Email: vladster@iti.gr

Mr. Tomas Theodoridis

  Bachelor in Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2009) Master in Web Science, School of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2012) Research Interests: Complex network analysis, investigating correlations and causal relations among time series, information extraction from the web, machine learning. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 166) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 6th km Harilaou - Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.12 Email: tomastheod@iti.gr

Mrs. Kassiani Zafirouli

Kassiani Zafirouli received her diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th) on July 2017. Her research interests include artificial intelligent, machine learning, computer vision and digital signal processing. Since January 2018 she works at Information Technologies Institute (I.T.I) of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CE.R.T.H.) as a research assistant. Contact Information: Tel.:  +30 2310 464160 (ext. 148) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology – Hellas 1st km Thermi – Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B – Office 0.4 Email: cassie.zaf@iti.gr

Mrs. Eleni Zisiou

Zisiou Eleni received the Diploma degree in Computer, Network and Communication Engineering and the MSc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering both from University of Thessaly, in 2012 and 2013 respectively. She has worked for almost 4 years in the private sector as software engineer and application consultant. Since April 2017, she works at the Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI) of the Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH) as a research assistant. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464135 (ext. 135) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.6 Email: elzisiou@iti.gr

Mr. Georgios Zoumpourlis

Georgios Zoumpourlis obtained his diploma from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2015. Since January 2016, he has been working as a research assistant at the Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI) of the Centre for Research and Technology (CERTH). His research interests include computer vision and machine learning. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 116) Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.13 Email: zoump.giorgos@iti.gr


Administration Assistant


Mrs. Olga Tsakalidou

Olga Tsakalidou is working at the Informatics and Telematics Institute of the Centre for Research and Technology, Hellas since 2000. She has worked at the Department of Education and Training of the Prefecture of Thessaloniki (1993), in the Marketing Department of a cosmetic and parafarmaceutical products company (1994-1995), in the Customer Service department of a Courier and Logistics company (1996-1999). Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2311 257703 Location: Information Technologies Institute Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas 6th km Harilaou - Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building A - Office 1.1Γ Email: olga@iti.gr


Past VCL Associates


Dr. D. Alexiadis

Mrs. E. Kasimidou

Mr. V. Magoulianitis

Mr. P. Melissinos

Mrs. F. Patrona

Mr. G. Litos

Mrs. M. Politou

Mr. A. Antonaras

Dr. F. Tsalakanidou

Mr. E. Michail

Mr. J. Tsingalis

Mr. A. Kitsikidis

Mr. C. Pavlidis

Mr. T. Mexis

Mr. V. Daropoulos

Visual Computing Lab

The focus of the Visual Computing Laboratory is to develop new algorithms and architectures for applications in the areas of 3D processing, image/video processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, bioinformatics and medical imaging.

Contact Information

Dr. Petros Daras, Principal Researcher Grade Α
1st km Thermi – Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece
P.O.Box: 60361
Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 156)
Fax: +30 2310 464164
Email: daras@iti.gr