Image and Video Analysis

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae [PDF, updated April 2017]

Summary

Dr. Yannis Avrithis is a research scientist in LinkMedia team of Inria Rennes--Bretagne Atlantique, carrying out research on computer vision and machine learning. He has been involved in 15 European and 9 National research projects, he has co-supervised 8 Ph.D. theses and 12 Diploma theses, and he has published 3 theses, 3 edited volumes, 26 articles in journals, 103 in conferences and workshops, 8 book chapters and 13 technical reports in the above fields. He has contributed to the organization of 21 conferences and workshops, and is a reviewer in 16 scientific journals and 15 conferences. He is an IEEE member, and a member of ACM, EURASIP, the IET and the Technical Chamber of Greece.

Research Interests
Visual feature detection, representation of visual appearance and geometry, image matching and registration, image indexing and retrieval, clustering, nearest neighbor search, object detection and recognition, scene classification, image/video segmentation and tracking, and video summarization.

Education
1996-2001 Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
1993-1994 Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Communications and Signal Processing (with Distinction), Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London
1988-1993 Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

Employment History
2016- Research Scientist. LinkMedia team, Inria Rennes--Bretagne Atlantique, Campus de Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes Cedex, France
2015 Researcher. Laboratory of Algebraic and Geometric Algorithms, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimioupolis, 157 84 Ilissia, Greece
2001-2014 Senior Researcher. Image, Video and Multimedia Systems Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens, 9 Iroon Polytechniou Str, 157 73 Athens, Greece
1999-2001 Project Manager, Research & Development. Syntax IT, Inc., 218 Mesogion Ave., 155 61 Holargos, Athens, Greece
1997-1999 Software Engineer. Infolab Multimedia Ltd., 320 Mesogion Ave., 155 62 Holargos, Athens, Greece
1995-1997 System Administrator. Image, Video and Multimedia Systems Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens, 9 Iroon Polytechniou Str, 157 73 Athens, Greece

Training experience
2017- Visiting Professor. Deep Learning for Vision, Research in Computer Science (SIF) interdepartmental master, University of Rennes 1, University of Southern Brittany (UBS), ENS Rennes, National Institute of Applied Sciences, Rennes (INSA), CentraleSupélec.
2007-2014 Lecturer (407/80). Image and Video Analysis, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NTUA
2007 Organizing Committee member. Summer School on Multimedia Semantics: Analysis, Annotation, Retrieval and Applications [SSMS 2007], Glasgow, UK, July 15-21, 2007
2006 Organizing Committee member. Summer School on Multimedia Semantics: Analysis, Annotation, Retrieval and Applications [SSMS 2006], Chalkidiki, Greece, September 4-8, 2006
2006-2014 Assistant lecturer. Signals and Systems, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NTUA
2005-2006 Lecturer (407/80). Signals and Systems, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NTUA
2003-2005 Seminar organizer. Research and Technology Training Network on Multimedia Knowledge Discovery and Management [MULTI-MINE]
1996-1999 Assistant lecturer. Analog Electronic Systems, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NTUA
1996-1998 Assistant lecturer. Digital Image Processing, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NTUA
1998-2000 Lecturer. Pascal programming language, Department of Computer Science, Hellanion University of Portsmouth
1998-2000 Lecturer. C programming language, Department of Computer Science, Hellanion University of Portsmouth

Professional memberships
2006- The Institution of Engineering and Technology [IET]
2001- European Signal Processing Society [EURASIP]
1998- Association of Computing Machinery [ACM]
1996- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers [IEEE]
1994- Technical Chamber of Greece [GTC]
1994- Hellenic Association of Mechanical & Electrical Engineers [HAMEE]

Ph.D. Supervision
2016- Oriane Siméoni. Invariance and supervision in visual learning.
2013- Nikos Papanelopoulos. Visual sketch retrieval.
2009-2014 Yannis Kalantidis. Web-scale image search, clustering and localization.
2008-2016 Christos Varytimidis. Object recognition and detection in images and video.
2008-2013 Giorgos Tolias. Large scale object-based image retrieval.
2005-2009 Vaggelis Spyrou. Semantic search of audiovisual content using knowledge.
2004-2009 Thanos Athanasiadis. Knowledge technologies and access to audiovisual information.
2005-2008 Phivos Mylonas. Adaptive multimedia content access based on context and user profiles.
2004-2008 Konstantinos Rapantzikos. Visual saliency models for the analysis of static and moving images.
2003-2006 Manolis Wallace. Intelligent knowledge-based systems in uncertain environments.

Diploma Thesis Supervision
2015-2016 Hoel Kervadec. Deep Hough networks for object detection.
2013-2014 Athanasios Papadopoulos. Geometric Descriptor Aggregation for Image Retrieval and Classification.
2013-2014 Georgios Perakis. License Plate Detection and Recognition Using Local Features.
2011-2012 Christos Arvanitis. Computer Vision Methods for Augmented Reality.
2011-2012 Agni Delvinioti. Image Classification by Spatial Matching and Indexing.
2011-2012 Spyros Leonardos. Natural Image Segmentation by Medial Axis Decomposition.
2011-2012 Charalampos Moustafelos. Image Search Using Visual Synonyms.
2008-2009 Georgios Koumoulos. Image Analysis and Retrieval by Local Feature Detection.
2007-2008 Yannis Kalantidis. Image Search Using Visual Features and Geometry.
2007-2008 Christos Varytimidis. Object Detection and Interactive Image Annotation.
2006-2007 Giorgos Tolias. Object Detection and Scene Classification Using MPEG-7 Descriptors and Visual Thesaurus.
2005-2006 Vassiliki Giannekou. Image Matching by Shape Analysis.
2004-2005 Georgios Koumoulos. Image Sequence Summarization - Shot Detection and Key Frame Selection.

Research and development projects [European]
2008-2011 Principal Investigator and Coordinator. FP7-215453: WeKnowIt, Emerging, Collective Intelligence for personal, organisational and social use
2008-2010 Principal Investigator. FP7-214306: JUMAS, Judicial Management by Digital Libraries Semantics
2006-2008 Principal Investigator. FP6-034626 / STREP: Imagination, Image-Based Navigation in Multimedia Archives
2006-2008 Principal Investigator. FP6-027538 / STREP: BOEMIE, Bootstrapping Ontology Evolution with Multimedia Information Extraction
2006-2009 Principal Investigator. FP6-027685 / IP: MESH, Multimedia Semantic Syndication for Enhanced News Services
2006-2010 Principal Investigator. FP6-26978 / IP: X-Media, Knowledge Sharing and Reuse Across Media
2006-2008 Principal Investigator. FP6-027026 / NoE: K-Space, Knowledge Space of Semantic inference for automatic annotation and retrieval of multimedia content
2004-2007 Principal Investigator. FP6-507752 / NoE: MUSCLE, Multimedia Understanding through Semantics, Computation and Learning
2004-2007 Principal Investigator. FP6-001765 / IP: aceMedia, Integrating Knowledge, Semantics and Content for User-Centred Intelligent Media Services
2002-2004 Principal Investigator and Coordinator. IST-2001-32504: MIRROR, World Communities of Practice for Learning and Innovation in Natural Science
2001-2003 Principal Investigator and Technical Leader. IST-1999-20502: FAETHON, Unified Intelligent Access to Heterogeneous Audiovisual Content
1997-2000 Researcher. Training and Mobility of Research: PHYSTA, Principled Hybrid Systems Theory and Applications
1997-1999 Researcher. Educational Multimedia Task Force: MODULATES, Multimedia Organization for Developing the Understanding and Learning of Advanced Technology in European Schools
1996-1999 Researcher. ESPRIT 22266 (Multimedia Support Centers): MCUBE, Mediterranean Multimedia - Multimedia Support Center for Culture and Arts
1993-1996 Researcher. Human Capital and Mobility: MANADIX, Motion Analysis in Advanced Image Communication Systems

Research and development projects [national]
2006-2008 Researcher. Image, Sound and Language Processing: Iconognosia, Management and Advanced Access to Scientific Data and Documentation of Byzantine Works of Art
2006-2008 Principal Investigator. Image, Sound and Language Processing: DELTIO, Multimedia Content Analysis using Ontology Evolution with Application to TV News Programs
2005-2008 Principal Investigator. PENED: OntoMedia, Semantic Multimedia Content Analysis Using Knowledge Technologies
2004-2007 Principal Investigator. EPAN-03DSBEPRO-44: VisualAsset, Multimedia Document Analysis, Information Extraction and Management
2003-2005 Principal Investigator. EPAN: MULTI-MINE, Research and Technology Training Network in Multimedia Knowledge Discovery and Management
1999-2001 Researcher. EPET II - EKBAN: PANORAMA, An Intelligent System for Retrieval and Mining of Audiovisual Material
1997-2000 Researcher. SYN-96: Development of a Video-on-Demand System Using the MPEG-2 Standard
1997-1999 Researcher. EPET II Service Providing Laboratories: Image, Video and Multimedia Systems Laboratory (IVML)
1995-1997 Researcher. EKBAN-504: NIKA, Generalized Medical Image Processing and Management System

Conference / workshop organization activities
2017 Area Chair: Multimedia Search and Recommendation. 25th ACM Multimedia Conference [ACM-MM 2017], Mountain View, CA, USA, October 23-27, 2017
2017 Area Chair: Image, Video, and Multimedia Processing. 25th European Signal Processing Conference [EUSIPCO 2017], Kos, Greece, August 28--September 2, 2017
2009 Program Chair. ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval [CIVR 2009], Santorni, Greece, July 8-10, 2009
2009 General Chair. 7th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing [CBMI 2009], Chania, Greece, June 3-5, 2009
2009 Program Chair. 15th International Multimedia Modeling Conference [MMM 2009], Sophia-Antipolis, France, January 7-9, 2009
2007 General Chair. Second International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies [SAMT 2007], Genova, Italy, December 5-7, 2007
2007 General Chair. 8th International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services [WIAMIS 2007], Santorini, Greece, June 6-8, 2007
2006 Organizer. IST Event 2006 - Workshop on Knowledge in Multimedia Content [KMC 2006] , Helsinki, Finland, November 22, 2006
2006 Organizer. EKAW Workshop on Ontology Evolution and Multimedia Information Extraction [BOEMIE 2006] , Podebrady, Czech Republic, October 2-6, 2006
2006 Organizer. Special Session on "Semantic Multimedia Analysis for Annotation and Retrieval", International Conference on Visual Information Engineering [VIE 2006], Bangalore, India, September 26-28, 2006
2006 Organizer. Special Session on "Neural Networks for Semantic Image and Video Analysis", International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks [ICANN 2006], Athens, Greece, September 10-14, 2006
2006 Local Organizing Committee member. International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks [ICANN 2006], Athens, Greece, September 10-14, 2006
2006 General Chair. First International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies [SAMT 2006], Athens, Greece, December 6-8, 2006
2005 Special Sessions Organizer. 2nd European Workshop on the Integration of Knowledge, Semantic and Digital Media Technologies [EWIMT], London, UK, November 30 - December 1, 2005
2005 Co-Organizer. Special Session on "Intelligent Multimedia and Semantics", International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks [ICANN 2006], Warsaw, Poland, September 11-15, 2005
2005 Programme Chair. Closing Workshop of Research and Technology Training Network on Multimedia Knowledge Discovery and Management [MULTI-MINE 2005], Athens, Greece, June 28, 2005
2005 Local Arrangements. Workshop on Multimedia and the Semantic Web, 2nd European Semantic Web Conference [ESWC 2005], Heraklion, Greece, May 29 - June 1, 2005
2004 Session Chair. EU Project Session, International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval [CIVR 2004], Dublin, Ireland, July 21-23, 2004
2003 Programme Co-Chair. Workshop on "Intelligent Access to Audiovisual Content" [WIAAC], Athens, Greece, April 3, 2003
2001 Liaison with Industry, Local Organization Committee. International Workshop on Very Low Bitrate Video Coding [VLBV 2001], Athens, Greece, October 11-12, 2001
1997 Local Arrangements. Workshop on "Applications and Perspectives of Neural Network Technology in Greece and the Broader Balkan Area", Athens, Greece, February 21, 1997

Reviewer in journals
2014- ACM Computing Surveys [CSUR]
2012- Elsevier: Image and Vision Computing [IVC]
2009- Associate Editor. EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing [JIVP]
2008- Elsevier - Computer Vision and Image Understanding [CVIU]
2007- Elsevier - Neurocomputing [NEUCOM]
2006- Elsevier - Signal Processing: Image Communication [SP:IC]
2006- IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation [TEVC]
2005- IEEE Transactions on Multimedia [TMM]
2004- IEE Proceedings on Vision, Image and Signal Processing [IEE-VIS]
2004- IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology [CSVT]
2004- IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence [TPAMI]
2004- Kluwer - Multimedia Tools and Applications [MTAP]
2004- Springer - Pattern Analysis and Applications [PAA]
2003- EURASIP Journal of Applied Signal Processing [JASP]
2002- IEEE Transactions on Image Processing [TIP]
2002- Springer - Machine Vision and Applications [MVA]


Program Committee member in conferences
2013- International Conference on Computer Vision [ICCV]
2013- IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition [CVPR]
2012- European Conference on Computer Vision [ECCV]
2012- British Machine Vision Conference [BMVC]
2012- ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval [ICMR]
2009- International Multimedia Modeling Conference [MMM]
2009- International Conference on Digital Signal Processing [DSP]
2007- ACM Multimedia Conference [ACM-MM]
2007- European Signal Processing Conference [EUSIPCO]
2007- International Conference on Multimedia & Expo [ICME]
2006- International Conference on Visual Information Engineering [VIE]
2006- IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems [ISCAS]
2005- IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing [ICASSP]
2004- IEEE International Conference in Image Processing [ICIP]
2002- International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks [ICANN]


Program Committee member in workshops
2006 ESWC Workshop on Mastering the Gap: From Information Extraction to Semantic Representation [MTG]
2006 International Workshop on Semantic Web Annotations for Multimedia [SWAMM]
2005 European Workshop on the Integration of Knowledge, Semantic and Digital Media Technologies [EWIMT]
2005- Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services [WIAMIS]
2003- International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing [CBMI]
2001- International Workshop on Very Low Bitrate Video Coding [VLBV]

Invited talks
March 2016 Large scale clustering and nearest neighbor search. In 38th Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision Colloquium, Center for Machine Perception, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic.
Jan. 2016 Geometry in shape decomposition, feature detection, matching, retrieval, clustering, and nearest neighbor search. Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology--Hellas (FORTH), Heraklion, Greece.
Nov. 2015 Clustering and nearest neighbor search. Laboratory of Algebraic and Geometric Algorithms (ΕρΓΑ), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
June 2015 Geometry in feature detection, matching, search, and clustering. General Robotics, Automation, Sensing \& Perception (GRASP) Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
March 2015 Approximate nearest neighbor search: binary codes and vector quantization. Laboratory of Algebraic and Geometric Algorithms (ΕρΓΑ), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
Oct. 2014 Image retrieval, vector quantization and nearest neighbor search. In μ-Workshop on Computer Vision, TEXMEX Research Team, INRIA Rennes--Bretagne Atlantique, France.
April 2012 Image Matching and Visual Search. Management of Data, Information and Knowledge (MADGIK) Group, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
March 2011 Image matching and visual search: local features and geometry. University of Bordeaux, France.
Sept. 2006 Semantic multimedia content analysis. In Workshop on Knowledge in Multimedia Content, IST Event 2006, Helsinki, Finland.