Antonios Nikitakis

anton_sketch_square_2Antonios Nikitakis is an engineer and a psychologist. He took his Engineer Diploma in Electrical and Computing Engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace, with specialization in Hardware Computer and Cryptography. He continued his studies in the Technical University of Crete where he received his Master Degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering in which he specialized in Computer Architecture and Hardware Design. In the same institution he fulfilled his Ph.D in Electronic and Computer Engineering with area of specialization the SoC Design in Computer Vision Applications. A part of his research which presented in his Thesis titled:  High Performance Low Power Embedded Vision Systems, rewarded in ESTIMedia 2012 with the Best paper award. At the same time, he graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from the Psychology Department of the University of Crete. He has years of experience as a Hardware Engineer working in the research and the industry. He has also collaborated with plenty of companies and university to carry out European Programs. Moreover, he has collaborated with experimental psychology labs and he combines his psychology knowledge with his expertise in computer vision and machine learning.




Anna-Maria Velentza

anna_maria_sketch_squareAnna-Maria Velentza graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from the University of Crete. In her research thesis, titled “Smart transformable architectures for work environments: Their role in cognitive tasks,” she carried out experiments using virtual reality headset to explore the effect of lighting conditions on cognitive tasks (memory, sustained attention) within work environments. She is trained in experimental research methodology, experimental design, running human subjects and analyzing data. In her experiments she uses devices such as EEG, wearable, virtual reality headsets and medical applications. Anna-Maria has worked in research, collaborating successfully with scientists from different domains in multidisciplinary projects.








Konstantinos Makantasis

kostas_sketchKonstantinos Makantasis received his computer engineering diploma from the Technical university of Crete (TUC, Greece) and his Master degree from the same school (DPEM, TUC). His diploma thesis entitled “Human face detection and tracking using AIBO robots”, while his master thesis entitled “Persons’ fall detection through visual cues”. Currently Mr. Makantasis is a PhD student at the same school working on detection and semantic analysis of object and events through visual cues and a research associate at Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS-NTUA, Greece). He is mostly involved and interested in computer vision, both for visual spectrum (RGB) and hyperspectral data, and in machine learning / pattern recognition and probabilistic programming. He has more than 20 publications in international journals and conferences on computer vision, signal and image processing and machine learning. He has been involved for more than 6 years as a researcher in numerous European and national competing research programs (Interreg, FP7, Marie Curie actions) towards the design, development and validation of state-of-the-art methodologies and cutting-edge technologies in data analytics and computer vision.

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