Panos Trahanias

Panos Trahanias

Affiliated Researcher to ICS-FORTH
Professor of Computer Science, University of Crete

Institute of Computer Science (ICS)
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)

Nikolaou Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton
P.O Box 1385
GR-70013 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone: +30 2810 391715
Fax: +30 2810 391609
E-mail: trahaniaATics.forth.gr
Home page: http://www.ics.forth.gr/~trahania

Prof. Panos Trahanias is a Professor with and Chair of the Department of Computer Science, University of Crete and Head of the Computational Vision and Robotics Laboratory of the Institute of Computer Science, FORTH.

Research Interests

His research interests are in the broader areas of Computational Vision and Autonomous Robots:

  • Computational Vision
    • Articulated object tracking
    • Gesture recognition
  • Autonomous Robots
    • Autonomous Robot Navigation
    • Human-Robot Interaction
    • Biologically-inspired Robot-control Architectures

Participation in Research Projects

RTD Projects

Research Networks

  • MUSCLE - Network of Excellence (Multimedia Understanding through Semantics, Computation and Learning), Principal Investigator, funded by The European Commission, Mar. 2004 - Feb. 2008
  • KTISIBIOS - Information Technologies in Robotic and Automation Systems, Principal Investigator, funded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Greece, Dec. 1999 - Nov. 2001
  • VIRGO - Vision-based Robot Navigation", Co-investigator with S. Orphanoudakis, TMR funded by The European Commission, Aug. 1996 - July 2000
  • TACIT - Theory and Applications of Continuous Interaction Techniques, Principal investigator, TMR funded by The European Commission, Jan. 1998 - Dec. 2000
  • ERCIM Computer Graphics Network, Principal investigator, funded by ERCIM, Sep. 1993 - Aug. 1997

Equipment Grants

  • Hewlett-Packard, ID Grant No 70855, $110.000
    Principal Investigator, Equipment Grant for the development of University of Crete curriculum in Imaging Systems Engineering
    June 1997
  • Texas Instruments, Grant "The European University Programme - DSP Educators", $50.000
    Co-investigator with S. Orphanoudakis, A. Traganitis and G. Tziritas, Equipment Grant for the development of the curriculum of the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Crete, in Digital Signal Processing
    Nov. 1997

Educational Grants

  • Ministry of Education, Operational Programme in Education and Initial Professional Training, 290.000 ECU
    Co-investigator with A. Traganitis, D. Serpanos and V. Komis, "Upgrade of the Undergraduate Curriculum in the Subjects: Teaching of Computer Science and Telecommunications"
    Jan 1998 - Dec. 2000
  • General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Greece, 100.000 ECU
    Principal Investigator, Career Opportunities in Greece to Greek Speaking Researchers from Abroad
    Jan. 1999 - Dec. 2001

Short CV

Panos Trahanias is a Professor with and Chair of the Department of Computer Science, University of Crete. He is also affiliated with the Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, where he Heads the Computational Vision and Robotics Laboratory (CVRL). He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1988. From 1985 to 1989 he served as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications, National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Athens, Greece, and from 1990 to 1991 he worked at the same Institute as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. From 1991 to 1993 he was with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. He has participated in many R & D programs in image processing and analysis at the University of Toronto and has been a consultant to SPAR Aerospace Ltd., Toronto, in a program regarding the analysis of Infrared images. Since 1993, he is with the University of Crete and ICS-FORTH. He has held the position of Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Computer Science, University of Crete. At CVRL he has participated in numerous R & D projects funded by the European Commission and Greek funding agencies. His research interests are in human-robot interaction, robot navigation, brain-inspired robotic control and augmented reality applications. He has been the General Chair of Eurographics 2008 (EG’08) and the European Conference of Computer Vision 2010 (ECCV’10). He has published over 110 papers in technical journals and conference proceedings.

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