Centre for Research and Technology Hellas

Partner full name Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
Partner short nameCERTH

The Information Technologies Institute (ITI, www.iti.gr) was founded in 1998 and is a founding member of CERTH, which is listed among the Top-20 Research Centres of the EU with the highest participation in FP7 competitive research grants for the period 2007-2012. CERTH-ITI is one of the leading Greek institutions in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) with long experience in numerous European and national R&D projects. CERTH-ITI has participated in more than 80 EC IST projects – having coordinated at least 20 of them – and more than 100 National research projects or private sector Consulting Subcontracts. Over the last six years, the ITI research team has authored over 150 publications in scientific journals and has presented over 300 papers in international conferences (for a complete list please see our website, http://www.iti.gr/). CERTH participates in MEDSAL with the Visual Computing Lab (VCL, http://vcl.iti.gr). The Visual Computing Lab (VCL, http://vcl.iti.gr/) is one of the laboratories of CERTH-ITI. Based on its expertise, CERTH’s will mainly contribute to the application of Artificial Intelligence methods (machine learning, etc) to the salinization problem and the integration of AI with other tools and models. CERTH will be a Lead Partner in 3 Tasks.

Principal Investigator and key members of CERTH team

Dr. Petros Daras (M) is a Senior Researcher (Grade A’) at the Information Technologies Institute of CERTH (CERTH-ITI). He received a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering, an MSc degree in Medical Informatics and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering all from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1999, 2002 and 2005, respectively. He is the head researcher of the Visual Computing Lab (http://vcl.iti.gr) coordinating the research efforts of more than 50 scientists. His main research interests include 3D media processing, 3D media compression, multimedia indexing, classification and retrieval, machine learning, computer vision and application to security, bioinformatics and medical image processing. His involvement with those research areas has led to the co-authoring of more than 160 papers in refereed journals and international conferences. He regularly acts as a reviewer/evaluator for the European Commission.

Dr. Theodoros Semertzidis (M) is a post-doctoral researcher at ITI, with expertise in machine learning, image and video processing, indexing and retrieval, and social multimedia retrieval.

Dr. Georgios Th. Papadopoulos (M) is a post-doctoral researcher at ITI, with expertise in deep learning, semantic multimedia analysis, machine learning techniques, and pattern recognition.