Awards/Invited Talks

Awards and Prizes

  • Best student paper award at FG’2018
  • Finalist for the best student paper award in track 1 (Pattern Recognition & Machine Learning) of ICPR2016
  • Best Spoken Language Paper Award in ICASSP 2016
  • One of the best reviewer awards CVPR 2016 (
  • Imperial College President’s Medal for Excellence in Research Supervision, 2016 (pdf)
  • Distinguished Research Fellowship by the Finish Distinguished Professors (FiDiPro) programme (link)
  • One of the best reviewer awards CVPR 2015 (
  • One of the best reviewer awards ICCV 2013 (
  • Awarded one of the Junior Research Fellowship of Imperial College London in 2011 (
  • Nominated for the prestigious Cor Baayen Award 2008 of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics
  • Finalist of the European Biometric Research Award of the European Biometric Forum 2006
  • Award and scholarship for his Phd studies by Aristotle University Research Committee (2005)
  • Scholarship of A. Onassis Foundation for participation in summer school, 2003
  • Scholarship Thomas Papamixailidis, Heritage Committee of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2002-2003
  • Scholarship by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation, 2002.
  • Award by Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 2002.
  • Award by Greek Mathematical Society 1999.

Invited Talks (Selection)

  • Keynote Talk at 9th workshop on Human Behaviour Understanding, in conjunction with ECCV 2018 (link)
  • Keynote Talk at VIBE – Vision for Interaction and Behaviour undErstanding workshop (link)
  • Invited Talk at TUM IAS Workshop on Machine Learning for 3D Understanding 2018
  • Invited Talk at UCL, DeepMind seminars (link)
  • Keynote Talk at 5th EmotiW Challenge in conjunction with ICMI 2017 (link)
  • Invited Talk at Microsoft Research Cambridge 2017
  • Invited Talk at University of Basel 2017
  • Keynote Talk at Deep Learning and Geometry Workshop, in conjunction with EUSIPCO 2017 (link)
  • Invited Talk at the 39th Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision Colloquium, Czech Technical University (link)
  • Keynote at 6-th International Workshop on Representation, analysis and recognition of shape and motion FroM Imaging data (RFMI 2016) (link)
  • Invited Tutorial in International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications, Finland, 2016 (
  • Invited Speaker at DENIS summer school on Affective Computing, August 15-17, 2016, Rokua, Finland, 2016
  • Invited Speaker at the Department of Computer Science, University Telecom Lille-1, 2015
  • Keynote Speaker at International Workshop on Biometrics in the Wild 2015 (in conjunction with FG’2015) (
  • Center of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Thessaloniki, Greece, 2014 (Lecture in a workshop Memory of Late Prof. Maria Petrou), 2014(
  • RealEyes, Budapest, Czech Republic, 2014 (Two hour lecture on Spatial Face Alignment), 2014
  • Center for Machine Vision Research. Department of Computer Science and Engineering University
    of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, 2014 (Three hour lecture on Spatial and Temporal Alignment), 2014
  • Invited lecture at Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 2012 (Discriminative
    Non-parametric Methods), 2012
  • Invited lecture at Department of Electrical Engineering, Queen Mary University, London, UK, 2010
  • Invited lecture at Centre for Digital Signal Processing Research, King’s College London, London,
    UK, 2010
  • Invited lecture at Department of Computer Science, University of Houston, Texas, USA, 2009
  • Invited speaker at the annual meeting of European Biometric Forum in Brussels, Oct. 2006