AWARDS, INDUSTRY SUPPORT, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

  • AWARDS

    • 2nd place in the Real-Time Camera Scene Detection Challenge taking place under the Mobile AI Workshop @ CVPR 2021.

    • Best Paper Award, Conference: IEEE 4th International Conference on Image Processing, Applications, and Systems, Paper Title: “Imitation-Based Active Camera Control with Deep Convolutional Neural Network”, December 2020.

    • Best Paper Award, Conference: IEEE Microelectronics Systems in Education (MSE), Paper Title: “FPGA-Based NoC-Driven Sequence of Lab Assignments for Manycore Systems”, July 2009

    • Award for best thesis dissertation in Computer Engineering (B.Sc.), “Signal Generix Ltd Award”, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus, June 2008

    • Award for graduating top of his class (B.Sc.), “Electricity Authority of Cyprus Award”, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus, June 2008

  • INDUSRTY SUPPORT (refereed process)

    • NVIDIA Applied Research Accelerator Award, awarded a GPU Grant (RTX A6000 48GB ~$5,000) by NVIDIA and training for real-time video AI Applications through its Deep Learning Institute (DLI), as support for research in machine learning methods for aerial camera-based real-time traffic monitoring, April 2022

    • Intel Scholarship for the Intel Edge AI foundation course on optimizing deep learning for edge applications using the Intel OpenVINO toolkit, January 2020

    • NVIDIA GPU GRANT, awarded a GPU Grant (Titan XP) by NVIDIA as support for research in computer vision for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications, August 2018

    • NVIDIA GPU GRANT, Awarded a GPU Grant (Titan XP) by NVIDIA as support for research in aerial cameras and smart camera networks, August 2017

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    • Travel Scholarship, Attended the 2016 DAC Young Faculty Workshop, Austin Texas, USA, May 2016

    • Full Scholarship for M.Sc. Studies, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus, June 2008

INVOLVEMENT IN EUROPEAN AND NATIONALLY FUNDED PROJECTS

  • RONDA (visit website)

    • ROadway Network Distress Assessment

    • Research on computer vision and deep learning methods and analytics tools for automated traffic monitoring with UAVs

    • Funding Agency: Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation, 2019

  • CARAMEL(visit website)

    • Artificial Intelligence based cybersecurity for connected and automated vehicles

    • Research on computer vision and deep learning methods for detecting and mitigating attacks on camera sensors of an autonomous vehicle.

    • Funding Agency: European Commission - Horizon 2020, 2019

  • SWIFTERS (visit website)

    • Safe and Rapid Evacuation Facilitated by Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Swarms

    • Research on computer vision and deep learning methods for disaster management

    • Funding Agency: European Union Call for proposals 2018, DG-ECHO

  • PREDICATE (visit website)

    • Preventing Disasters by Capitalizing on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Technology

    • Research in optimized computer vision for UAV applications based on Deep Learning

    • Involvement in Deliverables and Exercises

    • 2016-2018, European Union Call for Proposals 2015 for prevention and preparedness projects in the field of civil protection and marine pollution, DG-ECHO, UCY Principal Investigator.

  • FAULTADAPTIVE (visit website)

    • Fault-Adaptive Monitoring and Control of Complex Distributed Dynamical Systems

    • Research on improving detection performance in Smart Camera Networks under uncertainty.

    • 2013-2017, European Research Council Advanced Grant , 7th Framework Program, EU, UCY Principal Investigator.

  • SAFEMETAL

    • Increasing EU Citizen security by utilising innovative intelligent signal processing systems for Euro-coin validation and metal quality testing

    • 2011-2013, Research for the benefit of SMEs, 7th Framework Program, EU, UCY’s Principal Investigator, €1,252,484 (~€260,000 to UCY).

    • REPORT

  • EVAGORAS (visit website)

    • High-performance computing using reconfigurable hardware for biological, ecological and medical applications

    • 2011-2013, EU Intereg Programme, €780,000.

  • EMPSoC (visit website)

    • Energy Efficient Embedded and Mobile Multiprocessor System-on-Chip Architectures

    • 2008-2010, Cyprus, Research Promotion Foundation, Principal Investigator, €130,000, Collaboration with Cyprus University of Technology and Signal Generix Ltd

TEACHING/MENTORING EXPERIENCE

  • DG ECHO Exchange of Experts workshop on "Drones in Emergency Management" with 17 first responder participants from across 11 European Countries. Gave lecture on on Computer vision and machine learning for object detection with emphasis on UAV applications. Co-organized the 5-day Seminar Series. (March 2018)

  • Summer School Instructor - Developed lecture and lab related to embedded computer vision for the summer school for high-school students, organized by the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. (June 2016)

  • Workshop Instructor - Machine Learning for Android Apps, Organized by the Cyprus IEEE Student Branch and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Cyprus Section. (Setup Neuroph Software, Setup Android Studio, Powerpoint Presentation, Photos (1,2,3)) Get project from GitHub► (April 2015)

  • Teaching Assistant - ECE 211: Digital Logic Design Laboratory (University of Cyprus), Course taught by Dr Athinodoros Georghiades

  • Lab Instructor - ECE 314: Computer Architecture Laboratory (University of Cyprus), Course taught by Prof. Maria K. Michael

  • Lab Instructor/Teaching Assistant - ECE 407: Computer Aided Design for VLSI (University of Cyprus), Course taught by Prof. Maria K. Michael

  • Lab Instructor - ECE 408: Digital Design with FPGAs (University of Cyprus), Course taught by Prof. Theocharis Theocharides

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Cyprus national expert on RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) for the European Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

  • Organiser of Seminar Series at KIOS Research Center (2016-2017)

  • President of the KIOS Researchers Leadership Council (2017-2019)

  • Presentations and Talks:

    • Keynote speaker at the 12th Cyprus Workshop on Signal Processing and Informatics, “Efficient Deep-Learning-Based Object Detection for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”, 10 July 2019

    • Seminar on “Improving the Detection Performance in Collaborative Smart Camera Networks”, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus, October 2016.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • External Reviewer for International Conferences:

Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR), Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), European Conference on Computer Vision Conference (ECCV), International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), International Conference on 3D Computer Vision, International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), IEEE Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference (DATE), International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), IEEE International Symposium on Nanoelectronic and Information Systems (iNIS), International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing (PEC), IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies And Factory Automation (ETFA) , IEEE International Symposium on Smart Electronic Systems (iSES), Great Lakes VLSI conference (GLVLSI), IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI), Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision and Image Processing Conference (CGVCVIP), NAFOSTED Conference on Information and Computer Science (NICS)

  • Reviewer for Journal Publications

AI and Computer Vision: Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS), Pattern Recognition, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), IET Image Processing, SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging (JEI), IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IS\&T Journal of Imaging Science and Technology (JIST)

Computing Systems: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT), IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS), IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems (TVLSI), IEEE Embedded Systems Letters (ESL), IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design (TCAD), EVISE Integration, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (TCAS), IEEE Design & Test of Computers, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (TIE), IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETCSI), EVISE Journal of Systems Architecture, Hindawi Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, ELSEVIER Computers in Industry

Others: IEEE Access, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI), IEEE Wireless Communication Letters (WCL), SPIE Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), MDPI Sensors, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Journal of Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking (TCCN), International Journal of Computers and Applications (IJCA)

  • Editorship

    • Topic Editorial Board Member, MDPI Sensors Journal (2020-Present)

EXPERIENCE IN TECHNOLOGIES AND PLATFORMS

  • Software Programming Languages: C, C++, JAVA, PYTHON, MIPS Assembly, Batch Scripting

  • Software Programming Tools/Suites: Microsoft Visual Studio, Dev-C++, C-Free, Netbeans, Eclipse, MATLAB, Keil uVision, OpenCV, Android Studio, Java Native Interface (JNI)

  • GPU Programming: Nvidia CUDA

  • Mobile Programming: Android, ARM-based processors

  • Web Programming: HTML, CSS, Javascript

  • Web Design Tools/Platforms: Joomla, Dreamweaver, FrontPage, Google Sites

  • Hardware Description Languages: Verilog, VHDL

  • Hardware Development Tools: Vivado Design Suite, Xilinx SDK, Xilinx Design Suite, Cadence Design Suite, Synopsis Design Tools

  • Deep Learning Software: Tensorflow, Keras, PyTorch, MatConvNet, Matlab Neural Network Toolbox

  • Type Setting and OfficeTools: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Visio), Open Office, Libre Office, Latex

  • Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10), Android OS, GNU Linux (Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu, Red Hat), Solaris Oracle, MAC OS X

  • Database Systems: MySQL

  • Multimedia: Windows Movie Maker, Audacity, Paint.NET, NCH Videopad Editor