Δρ. Αριστόδημος Πνευματικάκης

Visiting Associate Professor
Athens Tech College
Associate Professor
Athens Information Technology

Δρ. Αριστόδημος Πνευματικάκης

BIO

Dr. Aristodemos Pnevmatikakis is an associate professor at Athens Information Technology, with 18 years of teaching experience and 20 years’ experience in signal processing. His prime research interest is in systems for multi-modal detection, tracking and identification, aiming at activity recognition in intelligent spaces. To this extend he utilizes signals from cameras, microphones and wearable, environmental and domotics sensors.

He is co-author of the books Audio-Visual Person Tracking: A Practical Approach (Imperial College Press, London, UK, Summer 2011) and Delta-Sigma Modulators, Modeling, Design and Applications (Imperial College Press, London, UK, 2003). His research has resulted to a series of scientific publications and has been featured on regional and international media and events, while the resulting systems have been successfully evaluated at international evaluation campaigns.
He has been involved in numerous EU and national research and industrial projects.

He received his BSc in Physics from University of Patras, Greece in 1993 and his MSc and PhD from Imperial College, University of London in 1995 and 1999 respectively. Since July 2003, he is with Athens Information Technology and since Feb. 2016 he collaborates with Athens Tech College. Since May 2016 he serves as a technical advisor to MoodMe. He has been Chief Technical Officer at Dynasense PC (2014-2015), with the Development Programs Dept. of Intracom Telecom (2001-2003) and with the Analogue and RF Design Group of Integrated Systems Development (1999-2001).

Δρ. Αριστόδημος Πνευματικάκης

DEGREES
Ph.D. in Signal Processing Section
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London
M.Sc in Communications and Signal Processing
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London
Postgraduate studies in Physics
University of Patras

Δρ. Αριστόδημος Πνευματικάκης

ACADEMIC RESEARCH
Research interests

Computer vision

  • Tracking (visual and multi-modal, two-dimensional and three-dimensional). For the most recent face tracking results, see the SMART project
  • Detection (faces, bodies or objects)
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Analysis of user input in printed forms

Pattern classification

Applications in Smart Environments

Delta-Sigma Modulation

Research Projects

GOAL (Games Of Active Life)
http://www.goal-h2020.eu/
H2020-ICT-2016-1
11/2016 – to date
Technical coordinator

Provide a platform for games & apps, aiming to motivate a socially and physically active lifestyle.


Papyrus (Document Gateway for the HR of EP)
04/2016 – to date

Work subcontracted by Intrasoft International, involving the full-stack development of a document gateway. The backend is built in Java using the Spring framework, while the frontend utilises HTML, CSS, Javascript and jQuery.


VCT (Virtual Coaching Tool)
12/2014 – 12/2016

Work subcontracted by Intrasoft International, involving the creation of custom media players in ActionScript and their integration in a web application.


OCTAVE (Objective Control for TAlker VErification)
https://www.octave-project.eu/
H2020-DS-2014-1
6/2015 – to date

Bringing environmental robustness and anti-spoofing methods to voice biometric authentication for secure access to smart services and critical infrastructures.


Camera Reader
5/2006 – to date

Work subcontracted by Intralot, involving the creation of a system (HW and SW) for reading lottery tickets by a camera. Work resulted into the system being sold world-wide and a US patent being granted. Prototyping of the algorithms is done in MATLAB, while the implementation is done in C for an ARM processor.


eWALL (E-Wall for Active Long Living)
www.ewallproject.eu
FP7-610658,11/2013 – 10/2016
Work-package 3 leader

Processing diverse sensors’ signals for user context extraction in an e-care home environment, representation of the resulting metadata and reasoning for care recipient’s state.


ARGOS (Advanced pRotection of critical buildinGs by Overall anticipating System)
http://www.argos-project.eu/
FP7-SEC-2012-1, no. 313217
1/2014 – 2/2016

Multi-modal early warning security solution for critical infrastructures. Audio/visual signal processing for events extraction, prototyping in MATLAB and implementing in C++.

Latest Publications

Improved Gaussian Mixture Models for Adaptive Foreground Segmentation
N. Katsarakis, A. Pnevmatikakis, Z.-H. Tan and R. Prasad
Wireless Personal Communications, special issue on “Current trends in information and communication technology,” vol. 87, issue 3, pp. 629-643, Springer, April 2016


3D tracking and classification system using a monocular camera
G. Bardas, S. Astaras, S. Diamantas and A. Pnevmatikakis
Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 91, issue 2, Springer, Nov. 2016.


Virtual sensing environment for care at home
A. Pnevmatikakis
Global Wireless Summit, Hyderabad, India, Dec. 2015