Service, Awards and
- New papers accepted to CVPR 2014 and IROS 2014. See my publications page.
- Raquel Urtasun and I chair the Doctoral Consortium at CVPR 2014.
- I serve as an area chair for the IEEE Winter conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2014, and the International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2014.
- Xiaoyan Hu defended his dissertation in October, 2013.
- I am the chair of the Doctoral Consortium at CVPR 2013.
- Stevens has been selected as a CUDA Research Center by NVIDIA.
- Two new grants from the NSF:
- One under the Robust Intelligence program on "Uncertainty-driven Dynamic 3D Reconstruction" with me as the single PI.
- One under the Major Research Instrumentation program on "Acquisition of a Large Volume, Real-time, High Resolution, Motion Capture System for an Interdisciplinary Research Facility" with Dave Cappelleri as PI and several Stevens faculty on the team.
- I have received outstanding reviewer awards from ACCV 2010, CVPR 2011, ICCV 2011, CVPR 2012, ECCV 2012 and ICCV 2013. Not sure what this means for my priorities in time allocation...
- I received a Google Research Award, with George Kamberov and Gerda Kamberova as coPIs, to develop novel computer vision techniques for scene understanding
in large-scale urban environments. Click here for more details.
Office hours: Tuesday 5-6pm and by appointment. You can also email me your signed study plan or other forms for approval.
- 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
- Iraklis Tsekourakis (Ph.D.), 2012-
- 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 and Michael Zavlanos), 2012-
- Hao Guo (Ph.D. visiting from the Department of Computer Science, College of Information and Electrical Engineering, China Agricultural University), 2013-
- Chloe LeGendre (M.S.), 2014-
- Krzysztof Jordan (B.S.), 2013-
- Rafael Gouveia (B.S.), 2014-
- 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
- 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
CS 677: Parallel Programming for Many-core Processors (Spring 2014)
CS 532: 3D Computer Vision (Fall 2013)
CS 284: Data Structures (Fall 2013)
Class notes etc. are available on Moodle.
WORDS OF WISDOM
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."