Team

Head of Lab


Dr. Petros Daras

Dr. Petros Daras is a Research Director (Grade Α) at the Information Technologies Institute. He received the Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering, the MSc degree in Medical Informatics and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering all from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1999, 2002 and 2005, respectively. His main research interests include 3D object recognition, indexing, classification and retrieval, real-time 3D reconstruction of dynamic scenes, compression and coding of 3D meshes, bioinformatics and medical image processing. His involvement with those research areas has led to the co-authoring of 65 papers in refereed journals (of which 32 in IEEE Journals), 185 in international conferences, 33 book chapters and 4 books. Dr. Daras has been involved in more than 59 projects, funded by the EC and the Greek Ministry of Research and Technology, having attracted as Researcher (July 2006 – February 2019): 18.885.440,7. Among them, he is the Coordinator of the EU funded projects FASTER (H2020 – Running), PROTEIN (H2020 – running), HR-RECYCLER (H2020 – running) and Technical/Scientific Manager of: ALADDIN (H2020 – running), ASGARD (H2020 – running), ANITA (H2020 – running), EPIKOINONO (EDK/GGET– running), NADINE (H2020- running), ADVISE (FP7 - finished), I-SEARCH (FP7 – finished), VICTORY (FP6 - finished), LASIE (FP7 – finished), SURVANT (H2020 – finished), PATHWAY (H2020 –finished), DANTE (H2020 – finished), ΜΑΤΗΙSIS (H2020 – finished), FORENSOR (H2020 – finished). Dr. Daras is a Senior Member of IEEE and member of the Technical Chamber of Greece. He served as chair of the IEEE Interest Group on Image, Video and Mesh Coding (2012-2014) and as a Key member of the IEEE Interest Group on 3D Rendering, Processing and Communications of IEEE Multimedia (2010–today). He regularly acts as a reviewer/evaluator for the European Commission; he served as coordinator of the Future Media and 3D Internet - Task Force, the “User Centric Media” cluster, and member of the “3D Media” cluster, the Future Internet Architectures (FIArch) group and the Future Internet Assembly of the Networked Media unit of the EC. His involvement to the abovementioned clusters and task forces has led to the co-authoring of numerous reports and white papers published by the EC. He is leading the Visual Computing Lab of ITI: http://vcl.iti.gr, which currently employs 62 people. He was the Chairman of the Insitute’s scientific board (until Dec 2018). Download full CV. 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, Building Α - Office 2.10 Email: daras(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)gr

Dr. Dimitrios Zarpalas

Dimitrios Zarpalas is a senior researcher (grade C) at the Information Technologies Institute (ITI) of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). He holds the diploma of Electrical and Computer Engineer from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, A.U.Th,  an MSc in computer vision from The Pennsylvania State University, and a PhD in medical informatics (Health Science School, department of Medicine, A.U.Th). He joined ITI in 2008, as an Associate Researcher. His main research interest are on 3D/4D computer vision and machine learning, such as tele-immersion applications: 4D reconstruction of moving humans, their hologram compression and transmission in real-time; 3D motion capturing, analysis and evaluation; 3D object recognition and 3D shape descriptor extraction; 3D medical image processing, shape analysis of anatomical structures; while in the past has also worked in indexing, search and retrieval and classification of 3D objects, proteins and 3D model watermarking. He has (co-)authored more than 75 papers in peer reviewed international journals, conference proceedings, and books (including one IEEE Distinguished paper and one IEEE conference best paper award).  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(at)iti(dot)gr


Researchers


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(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)gr


Postdoctoral Researchers


Dr. Alex Papadimitriou

Dr. Alex Papadimitriou is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Information Technologies Institute (CERTH/ITI) and an IT expert. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from University of Sussex (UK), an MSc in Distributed Systems (University of Brighton, Brighton, UK) and a PhD in Informatics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has worked as a developer and IT administrator and has a very good knowledge of a very wide IT toolbox including Java, (X)HTML, XML, PHP, C/C++/C#, Visual Studio, MS Project, UML, ASP.NET. For the past 5 years he has also been actively involved in European projects executed under the FP7 and Horizon 2020 frameworks in a variety of roles, such as project manager, developer and researcher. 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: alexp(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)gr

Dr. Konstantinos Konstantoudakis

Konstantinos Konstantoudakis received his diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2004. In 2005 he was awarded the degree of MSc with distinction in Digital Signal Processing from King’s College London, and in 2018 he completed his PhD at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, on the subject of “Accurate motion estimation and super-resolution techniques for digital images and video”. He has worked as a software engineer and researcher. Since 2018 he works at the Information Technologies Institute of CERTH. His research interests include motion estimation, super-resolution, and image compression and encoding. 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: k.konstantoudakis(at)iti(dot)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, 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.12 Email: vsol(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)gr


Key Personnel


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(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)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, 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.13 Email: dorothea(at)iti(dot)gr


PhD Candidates


Mr. Konstantinos Stavridis

Konstantinos Stavridis received his Master’s degree in Information Systems at University of Macedonia (2013), and his Diploma degree from Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Crete (2000). His master’s thesis focuses on adaptive peer assessment. He has professionally worked as an IT instructor in secondary and vocational education for fifteen years, having launched several innovative educational projects in IT and custom educational Robotics with his students. Since May of 2017, he is a PhD candidate researching the field entitled “Opinion mining with the use of dynamic knowledge discovery and representation”. His main research interests include opinion mining, natural language processing, computer vision, deep learning, transfer learning, zero-shot classification, fusing external knowledge in deep learning architectures. As of July 2018, he works as a research associate in the Informatics and Telematics Institute of the Centre for Research and Technology – Hellas. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2311 257803 (ext. 803) Location: Information Technologies Institute, Centre of Research & Technology – Hellas, 6th km Harilaou – Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building A - Office 2.5 Email: staurid(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)gr


Research Associates


Mr. Andreas Stergioulas

Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineer (2018). Andreas Stergioulas obtained his diploma from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Democretus University of Thrace in 2018. Since February 2019, 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 machine learning, deep learning, and computer vision. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464 160 Location: Information Technologies Institute, Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas, 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.4 Email: andrster(at)iti(dot)gr

Mr. Athanasios Kalvourtzis

Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2017). Athanasios Kalvourtzis received his diploma from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in November 2017. Since May 2018, he has been working as a research assistant at Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI) of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). He is mainly interested in web development, computer vision and graphics. 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: tkalv(at)iti(dot)gr

Mr. Ioannis Athanasiadis

Athanasiadis Ioannis received his Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in July 2018. Since July 2019 he works as a Research Assistant at the Information Technologies Institute of CERTH. His research interests include machine learning, computer vision and digital image processing. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2311 257802 (ext. 803) Location: Information Technologies Institute, Centre of Research & Technology – Hellas, 6th km Harilaou – Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building A - Office 2.5 Email: athaioan(at)iti(dot)gr

Mr. Iordanis Tentsoglidis

Bachelor in Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Ioannina (2013) Master in Data Science, School of Science and Technology, International Hellenic University (2019) Research Interests: Machine Learning, Information extraction, Natural language processing 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: iordanis.ten(at)iti(dot)gr

Mr. Nikolaos Adaloglou

Diploma in Electrical Engineering (2012-2017). Master in Biomedical Engineering (2017-2019). Adaloglou Nikolaos obtained his diploma from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of University of Patras in 2017 and his Master in Biomedical Engineering in 2019. Since April 2018, 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 machine learning, deep learning, medical imaging and computer vision. 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 0.4 Email: adaloglou(at)iti(dot)gr

Mr. Periklis Papaioannou

Papaioannou Periklis received his Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in July 2013. He then obtained his Master in Medical Informatics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in July 2017. In October 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 image processing, machine learning and biomedical applications. 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: ppapaioa(at)iti(dot)gr

Mr. Thomas-Theocharis Chatzis

Thomas-Theocharis Chatzis received his diploma degree from the department of Computer and Telecommunication Engineering of the University of Thessaly in November 2017. Since February 2019, 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 deep learning and computer vision. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464 160 Location: Information Technologies Institute, Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas, 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.4 Email: hatzis(at)iti(dot)gr

Mr. Vasileios Gkitsas

Gkitsas Vasileios obtained his university degree from the Electrical & Computer Engineering department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in April 2018. He completed his internship and since June 2018 he has been working as a research assistant in the Information Technologies Institute (ITI) of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). His research interests include computer vision, machine learning and image & video processing. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 463280 Location: Information Technologies Institute, Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas, 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.8 Email: gkitsasv(at)iti(dot)gr

Mr. Vasilis Magoulianitis

Vasileios Magoulianitis completed his studies at the University of Thessaly in Greece, in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. After graduation, he worked as intern computer vision developer in Irida Labs s.a. for six months, before joined in the Information Technologies Institute of Centre for Research and Technology Hellas in 2016, as a computer vision research assistant. His research interests lie in the areas of image processing, computer vision, deep learning and video coding. He is a student member in IEEE organization. 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: magoulianitis(at)iti(dot)gr

Mrs. Anastasia Sotiria Toufa

Anastasia Sotiria Toufa received her B.Sc. degree in Computer Science in 2018 from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.) and she is currently studying for her M.Sc. degree in Digital Media-Computational Intelligence at the same department. Since February 2019, she has been working as a research assistant at the Information Technologies Institute (I.T.I.) of CERTH. Her research interests include machine learning, deep learning, data analysis, statistics and image processing. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464 160 (ext. 142) Location: Information Technologies Institute, Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas, 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.3 Email: rtoufa(at)iti(dot)gr

Mrs. Efthimia Kafali

Efthimia Kafali obtained the degree of BSc in Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia in 2016. In July 2019, she also obtained the MSc degree from the same department. Since February 2019 she has been working as a research assistant in the Information Technologies Institute (ITI) of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). Her research interests include computer vision, machine learning and image processing. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464 160 Location: Information Technologies Institute, Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas, 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.3 Email: ekaf(at)iti(dot)gr

Mrs. Katerina Nikolaidou

Katerina Nikolaidou received her diploma degree from the department of Computer and Telecommunication Engineering of the University of Thessaly. She has worked at the private sector and since June 2018, she has been working at the Information Technologies Institute (ITI) which belongs to the Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) as a research assistant. 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: anikola(at)iti(dot)gr

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(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)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, 6th km Harilaou – Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building A - Office 2.5 Email: chatziko(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)gr

Mr. Petros Drakoulis

Received his BSc in IT Engineering from Alexander TEI and his MSc in Digital Media and Computational Intelligence from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. 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(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)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.: +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: sstamatis(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)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, 6th km Harilaou – Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building A - Office 2.5 Email: stalidis(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)gr

Mr. Thomas 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, 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.12 Email: tomastheod(at)iti(dot)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(at)iti(dot)gr


Administration Assistant


Mrs. Irene Keremidou

Irene Keremidou received the Bachelor of Science in International Political and Economic Relations in the Black Sea Area from Democritus University of Thrace and the Master of Science (MSc) in International Financial Studies from Athens University of Economics and Business. She has worked as a research associate in the Center for Security Studies (ΚΕΜΕΑ – Ministry of Interior) and as a Scientific Associate in the Ministry of Infrastructures, Transportations and Networks. Contact Information: Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 100) Location: Information Technologies Institute, Centre of Research & Technology - Hellas, 1st km Thermi - Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece. Building B - Office 0.1 Email: e.keremidou(at)iti(dot)gr

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(at)iti(dot)gr


Past VCL Associates


Mr. Gerasimos Palaiopanos

Mr. Ioannis Maniadis-Metaxas

Mr. John Nikolaides

Mr. Vikentios Tsartsis

Dr. D. Alexiadis

Dr. Nikolaos Bastas

Dr. Vangelis P. Oikonomou

Mr. Panagiotis Barmpoutis

Mr. Spiros Thermos

Mr. Gustavo Hernández Peñaloza

Mr. Dimitris Katsikas

Mr. Konstantinos Apostolakis

Mr. Dimitrios Ataloglou

Mrs. Christina Chrysouli

Mr. Anastasios Dimanidis

Mr. P. Dimou

Mr. Konstantinos Gkountakos

Mrs. E. Kasimidou

Mrs. Evriklia Kesisoglou

Mr. Apostolos Konstantinou

Mrs. Eftychia Lakka

Mr. Kostas Loumponias

Mrs. Paschalina Medentzidou

Mr. P. Melissinos

Mr. Michalis Niarchos

Mr. Alexandros Papachristou

Mrs. F. Patrona

Mr. E. Raptis

Mr. I. Sapounas

Mr. Evangelos Stathopoulos

Mr. Georgios Stavropoulos

Mr. Stefanos Stavrotheodoros

Mrs. Eleni Zisiou

Mr. G. Zoumpourlis

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