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GRASP Special Seminar: Ioannis Pratikakis, Democritus University of Thrace in Xanthi, “From handcrafted to learned representations in 3D Object Classification and Retrieval”

August 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


A new wave of information is currently underway wherein low-cost 3D scanners and 3D printers combined with popular applications of Computer Graphics and Vision are making 3D object models appeal to an increasing audience. As these 3D object collections are growing, the importance of effective retrieval, search and exploration is increasing. Because it is easier to find something than to create it from scratch and because manual browsing quickly becomes intractable as a collection grows. This talk will strive towards presenting an overview of the research undertaken in Visual Computing Group at Democritus University of Thrace, Greece (VCG – https://vc.ee.duth.gr/ ) addressing challenges on effective 3D Object Classification and Retrieval along a pathway from handcrafted to learned representations.


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Ioannis Pratikakis is Associate Professor and Director of PostGraduate studies at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Democritus University of Thrace in Xanthi, Greece. He received the Ph.D. degree in 3D Image analysis from the Electronics engineering and Informatics department at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, in January 1999. From March 1999 to March 2000, he joined IRISA in Rennes, France as an INRIA postdoctoral fellow. From January 2003 to June 2010, he was working as Adjunct Researcher at the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications in the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece. His research interests lie in visual computing addressing challenges in a broad range of application domains including Cultural Heritage, Medicine and Automotive industry. He has published more than 180 papers in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings in the above areas resulting in 5640 citations (h-index:39) in Google Scholar. He has participated in more than 20 national and international R&D projects. He is member of the steering committee of EG Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval. He has also served as Guest Editor for the Special issue on 3D object retrieval at the International Journal of Computer Vision (Springer) as well as other relevant Special issues at the Visual Computer Journal (Springer) and the Computers and Graphics journal (Elsevier). He has been member of the Board of the Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society for the period 2010-2014. He is Senior Member of the IEEE, member of the board of IEEE Greece Section and member of the European Association for Computer Graphics (Eurographics).


August 14, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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