The DeepCamera team is comprised of experienced people from different sectors, bringing new experiences, approaches and visions that are essential for building a group culture towards the development of AI-powered smart systems.
Dr. Artusi work interests lays in the fields of image/video processing, computer vision and deep-learning deploying an innovative solution for current computer vision applications through a smarter imaging/video pipeline. He is one of the major contributors and editors of the new ISO/IEC/18477-JPEG-XT standard, as member of the IST/037 coding of picture, audio, multimedia and hypermedia information, of the British Standard Institute (BSI), ISO/IEC/SC29/WG1/JPEG and ISO/IEC/SC29/WG11/MPEG standardization committee’s. For these activities he has been recognized with the prestigious BSI Emerging Standards Maker Award. He is the co-author of the CRC Press reference book on High Dynamic Range Technology ‘Advanced High Dynamic Range Technology: Theory and Practice’ 1st and 2nd edition and the author of CRC Press book ‘Image Content Retargeting: Maintaining Tone, Color and Spatial Consistency’.
Mattia Angelini obtained his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Pisa in 2019, while already working as a software engineer for 4 years in software integration and cloud computing. From there, his career shifted to data science with an internship in the Italian National Research Center (CNR) in the application of Deep Learning techniques to 3D data and manifolds, at the Visual Computing Lab department in Pisa. He is currently developing new tools and technologies for the DeepCamera group linking his engineering experience with the interest in data and visual sciences.
Senior Research Associate
Dr. Milidonis is a Senior Research Associate in the DeepCamera multidisciplinary research group (MRG) at CYENS Centre of Excellence. He received a BSc in Physics from the University of Cyprus (2011), an MSc in Physics and Computing in Medicine and Biology (Medical Physics) from the University of Manchester (2012), and a PhD in Molecular and Clinical Medicine (Neuroimaging) from the University of Edinburgh (2017). Since then, he worked as a post-doctoral Research Associate at the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, King’s College London, focusing on the fabrication of multimodality physical standards for the assessment and validation of dynamic cardiac first-pass perfusion imaging, as well as the development of algorithms for the automated quantitative analysis of magnetic resonance imaging data. Currently, he works towards the development of deep learning-based tools for image processing, visualization and evaluation, while co-managing the DeepCamera MRG. He is also a registered Medical Physicist in Cyprus, a Consultant Scientist for General Electric Healthcare, UK, and a Visiting Research Associate at King’s College London.
Senior Research Associate
Dr. Evgeny V. Votyakov is Soviet-Russian physicist and programmer, https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=WKjlN-cAAAAJ&hl=en. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys in 1988 and received his PhD at the Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry in 1995. His research includes: lattice-gas theory (1989-1997, 2018-2022), statistical mechanics and thermodynamics (1996-2003), computational fluid dynamics (2004-2012), magnetohydrodynamics and electrodynamics (2006-2012), concentrated solar power and thermal storage (2012-2022). The featured articles are: spontaneous double cluster formation in a rotating spherical box (2000-2002, series of paper, PRL coverpage), structure of the wake of a magnetic obstacle (2007, PRL), Lorentz force velocimetry (2006-2009, series of the paper), a precise algebraic model for the thermal storage with a solid filler (series of papers, 2015-2017), an exact algorithm to systematically refine correlation effects in the Ising model (2022). Evgeny is marathoner (3:30, the Boston qualification, 2016-2018) as well ultra-runner (100k Thueringen Ultra 12:15 in 2017) and triathlete (the latest OD, 2:42, 2021).
Andreas Loizou is currently working as a Research Associate and Computer Vision Engineer at CYENS Centre of Excellence in the DeepCamera group. He is a holder of an MSc degree in Artificial Intelligence and Adaptive Systems from the University of Sussex (2022), and a BSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Cyprus (2021). His MSc thesis topic was in Ethical Facial Emotion Recognition using Continuous Learning. He has proven experience of couple of years in the field of Computer Vision using deep learning approaches. He has been developing object detection and tracking technologies making use of deep-learning architecture, adapting them to the specific aims and goals of the application. During this period, he has improved the computational complexity of the architecture, developed different training strategies for improving quality performances, as well as investigated different types of loss functions. Improvements in computational complexity have provided an easy deployment into an existing embedded system reducing the prediction latency.
Asfa Jamil is an Artificial Intelligence Enthusiast who has done her Bachelors in Software Engineering from National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Pakistan in 2019. She has over two years of practical experience in designing, developing, and evaluating different Machine Learning algorithms and Data Processing techniques. While working in multi-national organizations, she has nurtured her skills in Deep Learning, Data Visualization, Application Development and Programming of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). Currently, she is working as a part of DeepCamera MRG at CYENS where she is focused on the investigation and provision of state-of-the-art deep learning techniques to solve problems related to Computer Vision and Image Processing.
Simoni Panayi completed her MSc in Data Science at City, University of London (2020) where she specialised in computer vision technologies for improving Cardiac MRI segmentation. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from the University of Edinburgh (2018). Her research interests lie in the applications of deep learning in computer vision to facilitate image and video processing tasks. She has previously worked as an External Research Associate at the Cyprus University of Technology and collaborated with the Biometrics for Smart Human-centred Emerging Technologies (BIO-SCENT) MRG at CYENS to develop two projects related to the automatic detection and recognition of pedestrian barriers in urban sidewalks using a novel egocentric dataset. She is currently working as a Research Associate at CYENS in the DeepCamera MRG focusing on integrating deep learning techniques in the modern imaging/video pipeline to develop solutions and improve its current stages.