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Antonis A. Argyros (Αντώνης Αργυρός) is an Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department, University of Crete and a researcher at the Institute of Computer Science (ICS), Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. He received a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science (1989) and a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science (1992), both from the Computer Science Department, University of Crete. On July 1996, he completed his PhD on visual motion analysis at the same Department. He has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Computational Vision and Active Perception Laboratory (CVAP) at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Since 1999, as a member of the Computational Vision and Robotics Laboratory (CVRL) of FORTH-ICS, he has been involved in many RTD projects in computer vision, image analysis and robotics.
Antonis Argyros is an area editor for the Computer Vision and Image Understanding Journal (CVIU), member of the Editorial Board of the IET Image Processing Journal and one of the general chairs of the 11th European Conference in Computer Vision (ECCV'2010, Heraklion, Crete). He is also a faculty member of the Brain and Mind interdisciplinary graduate program and a member of the Strategy Task Group of the European Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM).
The research interests of Antonis fall in the areas of computer vision with emphasis on tracking, human gesture and posture recognition, 3D reconstruction and omnidirectional vision. He is also interested in applications of computational vision in the fields of robotics and smart environments. There is a more detailed page describing research interests, activities, research results and demonstrations.
Antonis is currently Project Investigator for the following FP7 projects, dealing with their computer vision-related aspects:
FP7 Integrated Project WEARHAP – Wearable Haptics for Humans and Robots
FP7 Integrated Project RoboHow.Cog - Web-enabled and Experience-based Cognitive Robots that Learn Complex Everyday Manipulation Tasks
FP7 Collaborative Project HOBBIT - The Mutual Care Robot
FP7 Collaborative Project DALi – Devices for Assisted Living
PhD positions and job opportunities
Feb 2013: If you are interested in a PhD or postdoctoral position in computer vision, send expression of interest by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mar 2013: Our work on “Physically plausible 3D scene tracking: the single actor hypothesis” authored by Nikolaos Kyriazis, Antonis Argyros, has been accepted for oral presentation at the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2013, Portland, Oregon, USA, Jun. 25-27, 2013.
Mar 2013: I was invited to give talk on “Tracking human hands and heads based on RGBD input”, workshop on New Open Source Tools for Robotics from EU Projects, EU Robotics Forum (ERF 2013), Lyon,19-21 March 2013.
Mar 2013: Προσκεκλημένη ομιλία με τίτλο «Υπολογιστική Όραση: κάνοντας τα ρομπότ να βλέπουν» στο Παγκρήτιο Εκπαιδευτήριο και στα πλαίσια της Ημέρας Θετικών Επιστημών, Ηράκλειο, Κρήτη, 6 Μαρτίου 2013.
Feb 2013: I will give an invited talk at the International Symposium on Ubiquitous Virtual Reality (ISUVR 2013), 10-13 July, 2013, KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea.
Dec 2012: As one of Primesense's official OpenNI 2.0 Middleware Partners, we now provide library and API for our award winning 3D hand tracking software. This is now available for download here. The 3D Hand tracker library is available with a free license for non-commercial use. Versions for both MS Windows and Linux operating systems are available
Nov 2012: Our work on "Giving a Hand to Kinect", Nikolaos Kyriazis, Iason Oikonomidis, Antonis Argyros, got the 1st prize at the CHALEARN Gesture Recognition demonstration competition (Check also this link). The competition was organized in conjunction with ICPR 2012 (Tsukuba, Japan, Nov. 2012) and was sponsored by Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA. This work is partially funded by the EU projects GRASP and Robohow.Cog
Nov 2012: the FP7 IP WEARHAP – “Wearable Haptics for Humans and Robots” will start on March 1st, 2013.
Oct 2012: Digits Hand Tracker: Freehand 3D Computer Interaction Without Gloves: 3D Interaction at Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK, with contribution from our lab (Iason Oikonomidis).
Aug 2012: Our work on Kinect 3D hand tracking is now available for download!
Mar 2012: Our work on tracking the articulation of two strongly interacting hands was accepted at CVPR 2012, Rhode Island, USA.
Interactive exhibition: "Macedonia: from fragments to pixels"
o Visit the web site of the exhibition “Macedonia: from fragments to pixels” featuring several interactive exhibits developed in the context of the Ambient Intelligence Programme of FORTH-ICS.
o Επισκεφτείτε την ιστοσελίδα της έκθεσης "Μακεδονία: από τις ψηφίδες στα pixels" η οποία περιλαμβάνει πολλά διαδραστικά εκθέματα που αναπτύχθηκαν στα πλαίσια του οριζόντιου προγράμματος “Διάχυτη Νοημοσύνη” του Ινστιτούτου Πληροφορικής του ΙΤΕ.
Press and media
Feb 2013: Καθημερινή, «Ελληνική» Όραση σε ρομπότ
Jan 2013: ΕΚΤ – Έρευνα και Καινοτομία, Διεθνείς διακρίσεις για ερευνητές του Ιδρύματος Τεχνολογίας & Έρευνας
Nov 2012: Pathfinder, Ένα βραβευμένο χέρι βοηθείας
Nov 2012: Xανιώτικα Νέα, Ταξίδι... στο μέλλον
Jan 2012: Το Βήμα, Νοημοσύνη διάχυτη στο χώρο
Nov 2007: Καθημερινή, Ειδικές εκδόσεις “The Economist”, Κάνοντας τους υπολογιστές να βλέπουν
Postal addressInstitute of Computer Science, FORTH N. Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton GR-700-13, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Tel: +30 2810 391704 FAX: +30 2810 391609
21 March 2013, Antonis Argyros, email@example.com