“The most profound technologies are those that disappear”

 

Mark Weiser


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Contact Information

 

Name  Dimitrios Tzionas  
   
E-mail  dim.tziwnas[at]gmail.com 
  dimitris.tzionas[at]tuebingen.mpg.de 
 

tzionas[at]informatik.uni-bonn.de

   
Skype 

dimitris.tzionas.atwork

    
Address 

Office A 113, Computer Vision Group

    

Institute of Computer Science III, University of Bonn

 
Römerstraße 164, 53117 Bonn, Germany

  

Social Profiles

View Dimitris Tzionas's profile on LinkedIn

  

Educational Background

 

May 2012 - Present PhD Student
  University of Bonn & Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
  Computer Vision Group (Bonn) / Perceiving Systems Department (MPI)
  Supervisor:   Jürgen Gall (gall@iai.uni-bonn.de)
  Topic:           Hand-Object Interaction              
   
November 2009 Diploma in Engineering (M.Eng. equivalent - 5 year curriculum)
  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  Diploma Thesis: "Adaptive algorithms for marker detection in an image: Application in the field of Augmented Reality"
  Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Leontios Hadjileontiadis
   
June 2002

2nd High School (Lyceum) of Kozani, Greece

  Direction: Science Studies

 

 

Further Education

August 2012 Vision and Sports Summer School
  Prague, Czech Republic 
  27-31 August
   

 

Scientific Interests

 

Computer Vision     Human - Computer Interaction     3D SLAM     Augmented Reality
Computer Graphics   Motion Capture   3D Reconstruction   Virtual Reality

 

 

Research/Professional Experience

 

July 2013  - Present Research Student (PhD)
      Computer Vision Group, University of Bonn
      Bonn, Germany
       
May 2012  -  June 2013 Research Student (PhD)
      Perceiving Systems, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
      Tübingen, Germany
       
Apr. 2011   -  July 2011 R&D for the project "Epione: An Innovative Pain Management Solution
      Under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. L. Hadjileontiadis
      Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
       
Jan. 2010  -  May 2011 IT - Support
      A' Army Corps, Greek Army
                            
Nov. 2009  -  June 2010 R&D for the project "Epione: An Innovative Pain Management Solution
      Under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. L. Hadjileontiadis
      Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
       
July 2006  - Aug. 2006   

Internship at "Agios Dimitrios" power station

      (the biggest power plant in Greece)

 

 

Awards / Honors

 

PhD Scholarship by the Max Planck Society
 
Presentation of project "Epione" at the 1st TEDx event in Greece and 1st in Thessaloniki
 
Honorary Award by the Rectorate of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki  for the project “Epione
 

Invited Presentation of "Epione" project to Steve BallmerMicrosoft's CEO,

8 July 2011, New York

 

Finalist of Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011 (Software Design) in New York, July 2011

as a member of the "Epione" Team

 

1st Place in the National Finals of Imagine Cup 2011 (Software Design)

as a member of the "Epione" Team

 
Epione projet at TEDxThessaloniki 2010 (presented by team's mentor)
 

2nd Place in the National Finals of Imagine Cup 2010 (Software Design)

as a member of the "Epione" Team

 

 

Publications

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International Conferences / Journals

D. Tzionas and J. Gall

"Reconstructing Articulated Rigged Models from RGB-D Videos"

European Conference on Computer Vision Workshops 2016 (ECCVw'16)

Workshop on Recovering 6D Object Pose (R6D'16)

ECCVw 2016

 

D. Tzionas, L. Ballan, A. Srikantha, P. Aponte, M. Pollefeys and J. Gall

"Capturing Hands in Action using Discriminative Salient Points and Physics Simulation"

International Journal of Computer Vision

IJCV 2016

 

D. Tzionas and J. Gall

"3D Object Reconstruction from Hand-Object Interactions"

International Conference on Computer Vision

ICCV 2015

 

D. Tzionas, A. Srikantha, P. Aponte and J. Gall

"Capturing Hand Motion with an RGB-D Sensor, Fusing a Generative Model with Salient Points"

German Conference on Pattern Recognition

GCPR 2014

 

D. Tzionas and J. Gall 

"A Comparison of Directional Distances for Hand Pose Estimation"

German Conference on Pattern Recognition

GCPR 2013

 

D. Tzionas, K. Vrenas, S. Eleftheriadis, S. Georgoulis, P. C. Petrantonakis, and L. J. Hadjileontiadis,

"Phantom Limb Pain Management Using Facial Expression Analysis, Biofeedback and Augmented Reality Interfacing"

DSAI 2010

 

S. Georgoulis, S. Eleftheriadis, D. Tzionas, K. Vrenas, P. Petrantonakis, and L. J. Hadjileontiadis,

“Epione: An Innovative Pain Management System Using Facial Expression Analysis, Biofeedback and Augmented Reality-Based Distraction”

INCoS 2010

Theses

D. Tzionas

"Capturing Hand-Object Interaction and Reconstruction of Manipulated Objects"

PhD Thesis (in preparation)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. J. Gall

 

D. Tzionas

"Adaptive algorithms for marker detection in an image: Application in the field of Augmented Reality"

Diploma Thesis (November 2009)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. L. Hadjileontiadis

 

 

Talks

   

Capturing Hand-Object Interaction and Reconstruction of Manipulated Objects

 
13.06.16   

FORTH Institute, Hosted by Prof. A. Argyros

(link
17.06.16   

Max Planck Institute, Hosted by Prof. C. Theobalt

 
04.08.16   Perceiving Systems - MPI for IS, hosted bt Prof. M. Black (link)
10.08.16   Microsoft Research Cambridge  
12.08.16   University of Oxford, hosted by Prof. P. Torr (link)
26.08.16   Dyson Robotics Lab at Imperial College, hosted by Prof. A. Davison  

 

Presentations (Group)

     
Epione Project   Invited Presentation (~20 teams) to Steve Balmer, Microsoft's CEO  (Microsoft Blog)
    Marriott Marquiss Hotel
    8 July 2011, New York
     
Epione Project   Imagine Cup 2011 World Finals
    Marriott Marquiss Hotel
    9 July 2011, New York
     
Epione Project   Imagine Cup 2011 Greek Finals
    Microsoft Hellas
    Athens, 2-3 May 2011
     
Epione Project   Imagine Cup 2010 Greek Finals
    Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) Greece
    Athens, 3-4 May 2010
     

 

Media Coverage

Epione project (Microsoft Imagine Cup)

TEDx wiki  
TEDxThessaloniki link The 1st TEDx event in Greece, and 1st in Thessaloniki
Press release    
Microsoft US link The world-finalists of Microsoft's Imagine Cup competition (Epione @ p.41)
Microsoft US pic Presentation to Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer
Microsoft GR txt Microsoft Hellas in Athens
Rectorate AUTH link Rectorate of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH)
Ministry of Educ. 1, 2 Academic & Research Excellence portal by the Greek Ministry of Education
TV wiki  
Al-Tsantiri (Alpha) link Mentioned in the most popular Greek TV show. Aired by ALPHA TV
Tora (Skai) link Featured live in the most popular morning news-show. Aired by SKAI TV
News (Mega) link Featured in the news-show of the popular Greek TV Station MEGA
News (ET3) link Featured in the news-show by the public Greek TV station ERT3 /ERT
News (ET3)   Live in studio for the news-show by the public Greek TV station ERT3 /ERT
EsCaPe (ET1) link Popular tech-show by the biggest public Greek TV station ERT1 /ERT
Radio wiki  
Flash Radio link  
Press wiki  
Ta Nea 123 One of the most popular newspapers with big national circulation
Taxidromos link Front cover & 4 page article @ Taxidromos magazine of "Ta Nea" newsp.
Eleftherotypia link One of the most popular & oldest newspapers with big national circulation
Kathimerini link One of the most popular & oldest newspapers with big national circulation
Proto Thema link One of the most popular newspapers with big national circulation
Real link A popular newspaper with national circulation
Naftemporiki link A newspaper with focus in economy with national circulation
Aggelioforos link A newspaper with national circulation published in Thessaloniki
Polymichano link A magazine by the of the engineering department of Aristotle Univ. (AUTH)
Pepper link Pepper magazine
Online    
Lifo link A popular online magazine in Greece
TVXS link A popular online news website in Greece
IN.gr 1, 2 The 1st news portal in Greece (also mentions presentation to S. Ballmer)
DigitalLife link Online magazine (also mentions presentation to S. Ballmer)
Zougla link A popular news portal (also mentions presentation to S. Ballmer)
Other links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 1415, 16, 17, ...
     

 

Review Service

 

CVPR             IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition    link
ECCV   European Conference on Computer Vision   link
Sensors   Sensors | Open Access Journal from MDPI   link
HRI   ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction   link
TMM   IEEE Transactions on Multimedia   link
           

 

Memberships

 

since 2007           IEEE   (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
since 2010 TEE (Technical Chamber of Greece)
       

 

Programming Languages / Software / Hardware

 

C / C++      

QT RGB-D cameras   (Primesense, Kinect, Structure IO
C# MS .NET  
Matlab MS WPF Multicamera RGB camera systems   (4DViews)
Java OpenGL  
SQL MS Visual Studio  VR/AR glasses   (Vuzix)
Arduino QT Creator Wearable sensors

 

 

Languages

 

Greek Native Language
 
English Certificate Of Proficiency In English Level C2 *

(University Of Cambridge)
Certificate Of Proficiency In English Level C2 *
(University Of Michigan)
 
German Goethe Zertifikat Level C1 *
(Goethe Institut)
 
 
Lessons for the
Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom Level C2 *
at Goethe Institut Thessaloniki

 

 

* Common European Framework Of Reference (Levels description)

   Common European Framework Of Reference (Wikipedia)

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

International Driver’s License - Category B

 

Military Service Completed (obligatory for Greek male citizens)

August 2010 - May 2011

 

Teaching license of English in foreign language schools