Vassilis Katsouros is a Research Director at the Institute for Language and Specch Processing of Athena Research and Innovation Center (ILSP/ATHENA RIC). He received the Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1992, the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Imperial College, London, U.K., in 1993 and 1997, respectively. Since 1998, he has been with the Institute for Language and Speech Processing of the Athena Research and Innovation Center, Athens, Greece, first as Researcher, and since 2008 as Senior Researcher. His research interests include signal processing, probability and statistics, game theory, image processing, and pattern recognition. He is a member of the IEEE, ACM and TEE.
Stavroula-Evita Fotinea is a Research Director at the Institute for Language and Specch Processing of Athena Research and Innovation Center (ILSP/ATHENA RIC). Since 1992 she is with ILSP, working mainly on speech synthesis, multimodal processing and Greek Sign Language (GSL) technologies. She received her diploma in Electrical Eng. in 1992 and the Ph.D. in 1999 from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). She has acted as the Scientist in Charge for many national and European projects (DIANOEMA (GSRT), Marie Curie FAST, DICTA-SIGN, MOBOT), also participating in several scientific networks and research initiatives. She has organized several scientific events and workshops, and she acts as reviewer in scientific journals and international conferences. She has written several articles spanning the area of assistive technologies and signal processing in books and scientific refereed journals as well as international refereed conferences.
Petros Maragos is Professor at the National Technical University of Athens and head of the Robot Perception and Interaction Unit of the Athena Research and Innovation Center (RPI/ATHENA RIC). After his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech, USA, in 1985, he worked for 8 years as EE professor at the Div. of Applied Sciences of Harvard University. In 1993 he joined the ECE Faculty at Georgia Tech, in Atlanta. During an academic leave in 1996-98 he worked as Research Director at the Inst. for Language and Speech Proc. in Athens. In 1998 he joined NTUA as ECE professor. During 2012 he was a visiting scientist at MIT, with the Lab of Information & Decision Systems. His research interests include signal & information processing, systems theory, pattern recognition, and their applications to computer vision and image processing, audio, speech and language processing, cognitive systems and robotics. He has (co-)authored more than 250 publications, receiving more than 13.000 citations (h-index 53) and he has extensive experience as PI or co-PI in many USA, EU and Greek research projects. He received many international awards and he has served on int’l technical committees, journal editorial boards, and as (co)chairman for int’l conferences. He is an IEEE Fellow (1996) and a EURASIP Fellow (2010).
Dr. Aggelos Gkiokas is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute for Language and Specch Processing of Athena Research and Innovation Center. He holds a PhD Degree in Music Information Retrieval and his main research interests are automatic music rhythm analysis, music similarity, audio visualization. His role to the project is to develop real-time audio processing and visualization tools.
Maximos Kaliakatsos-Papakostas is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute for Language and Specch Processing of Athena Research and Innovation Center (ILSP/ATHENA RIC) working on the iMuSciCA project and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Music Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, having obtained a personal research grant from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation. He has also worked as a post-doctoral researcher on the Concept Invent Theory (COINVENT) project (2013-2016) at the School of Music studies in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He holds a PhD from the Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece since 2014 where he graduated in 2006 and received his M. Sc. Diploma in Computational Intelligence since 2009. His current research interests include the application of Artificial Intelligence, focusing on Conceptual Blending, Machine Learning and Evolutionary Algorithms, in music information retrieval and automatic music composition. In parallel he is an independent iOS music apps developer and freelance music/audio programmer.
Kosmas Kritsis is an Associate Researcher at the Institute for Language and Specch Processing of Athena Research and Innovation Center (ILSP/ATHENA RIC). He holds a M.Sc. in Sound & Music Computing from Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona (UPF) and a B.Sc. in Information Technology Engineering from the Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki (ATEITHE). During his studies he was admitted twice the Erasmus EU scholarship for studying two academic semesters at the Computer Science Dept. of Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M). He also received the Erasmus Placement EU scholarship as a student researcher at the ICube Laboratory, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, at the University of Strasbourg (UNISTRA). His academic experience and research interest includes diverse scientific areas, such as computer networks, signal processing, computer vision, data mining and machine learning.
Dr. Nancy (Athanasia) Zlatintsi is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Robotic Perception & Interaction Unit of Athena Research and Innovation Center (RPI/ATHENA RIC) and at National Technical University of Athens, ICCS and. She holds a PhD Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering focusing on Music Information Retrieval. Her main research interests are signal processing and analysis of musical signals, analysis of mono-/multimodal signals for saliency detection, human-computer/robot interaction with application to assistive living.
Antigoni Tsiami is a Research Assistant at the Robotic Perception & Interaction Unit of Athena Research and Innovation Center (RPI/ATHENA RIC). She received her Diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in September 2012. Her diploma thesis was about the Automatic Recognition of Music Signals. Since July 2013 she is a PhD student in the Computer Vision, Speech Communication & Signal Processing Group, at the school of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens, under the supervision of Professor Petros Maragos, working in the general area of Audio and Speech Processing and their applications. Her research interests lie primary in the field of Multichannel Speech Enhancement, Microphone Array Processing, Acoustic Source Localization.