Philippos Mordohai
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Stevens Institute of Technology

Office: Lieb 215
Phone Number: +1 201 216 5611





Service, Awards and
Other Activities

CV (pdf)

  • I am looking for talented Ph.D. students to work on the quadrotor project below. Please apply to our Ph.D. program and mention my name in your statement of purpose.
  • New National Robotics Initiative grant supporting online and offline perception systems for inexpensive, light-weight quadrotors in collaboration with the University of Minnesota.
  • I am teaching CS 677: Parallel Programming for Many-core Processors in the Spring 2017 semester.
  • I am teaching CS 559: Machine Learning: Fundamentals and Applications in the Fall 2016 semester.
  • New IROS paper describing our robotic wheelchair. See my publications page.
  • New IJCV paper on machine learning for stereo coming soon. See Aristotle's page for now.
  • I am teaching CS 558: Computer Vision in the Spring 2016 semester for the first time!
  • New NSF grant on learning to eliminate heuristics from stereo matching.
  • I am a guest editor of CVIU Special Issue on Large-Scale 3D Modeling of Urban Indoor or Outdoor Scenes from Images and Range Scans with Ioannis Stamos, Marc Pollefeys, Long Quan and Yasutaka Furukawa.
  • I have received outstanding reviewer awards from ACCV 2010, CVPR 2011, ICCV 2011, CVPR 2012, ECCV 2012, ICCV 2013, ECCV 2014, CVPR 2016 and ECCV 2016. Not sure what this means for my priorities in time allocation...


Office hours: Tuesday 5-6pm and by appointment. You can also email me your signed study plan or other forms for approval.

Please see the FAQ before contacting your advisor. Many of the answers are already there.

Orientation notes for the Fall 2016 semester.

Important notes:
  • I cannot help with issues related to admissions, finances or student visas. Please contact the appropriate office for these matters.
  • I do not waive prerequisites for courses without the consent of the instructor. (This is because I do not claim to know which specific background material is required for each class.) If you think that you have covered all the prerequisites for a class, please email the instructor or bring a completed change of enrollment form to class for him or her to sign. These forms are available here along with other useful forms and the schedule of classes.
  • I strongly prefer that you contact me by email instead of telephone for record-keeping and other purposes.
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California (2005).
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California (2000).
  • Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1998).

  • Binocular, multiple-view and video-based 3D reconstruction
  • 3D shape representation and object recognition
  • Perceptual organization
  • Machine learning
  • Active vision

  • Aristotle Spyropoulos (Ph.D.), 2012-
  • Charlie Freundlich (Ph.D. Mech. Eng. co-advised with Michael Zavlanos), 2012-
  • Benjamin Abruzzo (Ph.D. Mech. Eng. co-advised with Dave Cappelleri), 2012-
  • Mohammed Kutbi (Ph.D.), 2015-
  • Konstantinos Batsos (Ph.D.), 2016-
  • Nikolaos Agadakos (Ph.D), 2016-
  • Bo Sun (Ph.D), 2016-
  • Iraklis Tsekourakis (Ph.D.), "Dynamic 3D Reconstruction", 2016
  • Xiaoyan Hu (Ph.D.), "Uncertainty based 3D Reconstruction", 2013
  • Liefei (Lucy) Xu (Ph.D. co-advised with H. Quynh Dinh), "Vector Field Analysis for Flow Pattern Detection and Video Analysis", 2011
  • Chloe LeGendre (M.S.), 2014-2015
  • Max Ehrlich (M.S.), 2015
  • Krzysztof Jordan (B.S.), 2013-2015
  • Lance Burgo (M.S.), 2013
  • Yizhou Lin (M.S. co-advised with Gang Hua), 2012-2013
  • Qiuxia Han (M.S.), 2009-2011
  • Konstantinos Batsos (M.S.), 2011
  • Morgan Baron (M.S. co-advised with G. Kamberov), 2011
  • Wei Jiang (M.S.), 2009-2010
  • Hao Guo (Ph.D., visiting from the Department of Computer Science, College of Information and Electrical Engineering, China Agricultural University), 2013-2014
  • Rafael Gouveia (B.S., exchange student from Centro de Informatica, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil), 2014

CS 677: Parallel Programming for Many-core Processors (Spring 2017)
Class webpage.

CS 559: Machine Learning: Fundamentals and Applications (Fall 2016)
Class webpage.

CS 558: Computer Vision (Spring 2016)
Class webpage.

CS 532: 3D Computer Vision (Fall 2015)
Class webpage.

CS 559: Machine Learning: Fundamentals and Applications (Fall 2015)
Class webpage.

CS 677: Parallel Programming for Many-core Processors (Spring 2015)
Class webpage.

CS 284: Data Structures (Fall 2014)
Class notes etc. are available on Moodle.

By Jacob August Riis: "I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before."