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He graduated from the Dept. of Mathematics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2001. He continued his studies at the School of Medicine of the same University until 2003, where he obtained the M.Sc. in Medical Informatics. In 2008, he obtained the Ph.D. in Informatics entitled as "Digital Processing Techniques in Speech Emotion Recognition" at the Computer Science faculty of the same University. He has been awarded the ERCIM fellowship for 2009-2011. In 2009, he was with VTT Technical Research Center of Finland working on Alzheimer's disease and Neuraly Adjusted Ventilation Assist (NAVA). In 2010-2011, he was with IAIS Fraunhofer Institute in Bonn working on Speech Analysis. From 2012 until now he is a researcher and software developer in Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). In the 15 years of his professional career, he has experience in signal processing and statistical pattern recognition with Python and Matlab, Android development, Javascript-PHP development for WordPress, Joomla, Three.js frameworks, Augmented Reality with Layar-Wikitude frameworks, Virtual Reality with Unity3D, dance recognition with Kinect, and gesture recognition with Myo.

Friday, October 10, 2014

FastAR: An Augmented Reality component for Joomla/Sobipro supporting Junaio, Layar, and Wikitude AR browsers

FastAR lets you exploit open tools, i.e. Sobipro in a Joomla framework, and commercial tools such as the three major augmented reality browsers, namely Junaio, Layar, Wikitude to make Augmented Reality without any code writting! Free to download [here]


FastAR has been qualified for the EU Innovation Radar Prize 2016. Passed to the B' phase with 1100 votes and it was presented to a board of venture capitalists in Proposer's day 2016 in Bratislava. Unfortunately did not qualified for the next round but it attracted the attention of a great audience.