Keynote Speakers


 Kostas Daniilidis
, University of Pennsylvania, USA 

Kostas Daniilidis is the Ruth Yalom Stone Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania where he has been faculty since 1998. He is an IEEE Fellow. He was the director of the GRASP laboratory from 2008 to 2013, Associate Dean for Graduate Education from 2012-2016, and Faculty Director of Online Learning 2012-2017. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, 1986, and his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe, 1992. He is co-recipient of the Best Conference Paper Award at ICRA 2017 and Best Student Paper Finalist at RSS 2018. His most cited works have been on visual odometry, omnidirectional vision, 3D pose estimation, 3D registration, hand-eye calibration, structure from motion, and image matching. Kostas’ main interest today is in geometric deep learning, data association, and event-based cameras, as applied to vision based manipulation and navigation.



 Nikolaos Tsagarakis
, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT, Italy