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Vassilios Vonikakis

Vassilios Vonikakis
Vassilios Vonikakis
Former Senior Research Scientist
 

Vassilios Vonikakis is a former Research Scientist at the Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC). His research interests include modelling of biological vision for solving problems in computational photography and image enhancement.

Research Interests: HDr imaging, image enhancement, computational photography, vision modeling

ADSC Project:

Education:

  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace
  • Diploma, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace

Experience:

  • Researcher, University of Rome "Sapienza" & CRAS Institute of Aerospace Research (2009-2011)
  • Researcher, Democritus University of Thrace (2009-2011)

Publications and Patents:

  • Journal Publications
    • Vonikakis, V., Gasteratos, A., & Andreadis, I. (2006). Enhancement of Perceptually Salient Contours using a Parallel Artificial Cortical Network. Biological Cybernetics, 94(3), 192-214.
    • Vonikakis, V., Andreadis, I., & Gasteratos, A. (2008). Fast Centre-Surround Contrast Modification. IET Image Processing, 2(1), 19-34. Received the "IET Image Processing Premium" award 2009.
    • Iakovidou, C., Vonikakis, V., & Andreadis, I. (2008). FPGA Implementation of a Real-Time Biologically Inspired Image Enhancement Algorithm. Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, 3(4), 269-287.
    • Vonikakis, V., Andreadis, I., & Papamarkos, N. (2011). Robust Document Binarization with OFF Center-Surround Cells. Pattern Analysis and Applications, 14(3), 219-234.
    • Konstantinidis, K., Vonikakis, V., Panitsidis, G., & Andreadis, I. (2011). A Center-Surround Histogram for Content Based Image Retrieval. Pattern Analysis and Applications, 14(3), 251-260.
  • Conference Publications
    • Andreadis, I., Vonikakis, V., & Tsalides, Ph. (2003). Error Computation in the Uniform Color Spaces sRGB and CIEL*a*b*. IEEE 11th Mediterranean Conf. on Automation & Control (pp. 1-5). Rhodes, Greece.
    • Vonikakis, V., Andreadis, I., & Gasteratos, A. (2004). A New Approach to Machine Contour Perception. Int. Conf. on Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering (pp. 566-568). Athens, Greece.
    • Vonikakis, V., Andreadis, I., & Gasteratos, A. (2005). Simple Shape Classification Based on the Human Visual System. IASTED Int. Conf. on Visualization, Imaging and Image Processing (pp. 162-167). Benidorm, Spain.
    • Vonikakis, V., Andreadis, I., & Gasteratos, A. (2006). Extraction of Salient Contours in Color Images. 4th Panhellenic Conference of Artificial Intelligence (SETN 2006), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 400-410), Vol. 3955. Heraklion, Greece.
    • Panitsidis, G., Konstandinidis, K., Vonikakis, V., Andreadis, I., & Gasteratos, A. (2006). Fast Image Retrieval Based on Attributes of the Human Visual System. IEEE NORSIG '06 (pp. 206-209). Reykjavik, Iceland.
    • Vonikakis, V., Andreadis, I., & Gasteratos, A. (2007). Fast Dynamic Range Compression for Grey Scale Images. Int. Workshop on Advanced Imaging Technology (pp. 35-39). Bangkok, Thailand.
    • Vonikakis, V., Andreadis, I., Papamarkos, N., & Gasteratos, A. (2007). Adaptive Document Binarization: A Human Vision Approach. Int. Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (pp. 104-110). Barcelona, Spain.
    • Vonikakis, V., & Andreadis, I. (2007). Fast Automatic Compensation of Under/Over Exposured Image Regions. IEEE Pacific Rim Symposium on Image Video and Technology (PSIVT 2007), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 510-521), Vol. 4872. Santiago, Chile. Selected as "Best Paper in Computer Vision Applications."
    • Vonikakis, V., & Andreadis, I. (2008). Multi-Scale Image Contrast Enhancement. ICARCV 2008 (pp. 385-391). Hanoi, Vietnam.
    • Iakovidou, C., Vonikakis, V., & Andreadis, I. (2008). A Hardware Module for Automatic Exposure Correction in Real-time Vision Systems. VLSI-SOC 2008 (pp. 67-72). Rhodes Island, Greece.
    • McCann, J., Vonikakis, V., Parraman, C., & Rizzi, A. (2010). Analysis of Spatial Image Rendering. Proc. IS&T/SID Color Imaging Conference, 18 (pp. 223-228).
    • Vonikakis, V., Arapakis, I., & Andreadis, I. (2011). Combining Gray-World Assumption, White-Point Correction and Power Transformation for Automatic White Balance. International Workshop on Advanced Image Technology (IWAIT), paper number 1569353295, Jakarta, Indonesia.
    • Vonikakis, V., Bouzos, O., & Andreadis, I. (2011). Multi-Exposure Image Fusion Based on Illumination Estimation, SIPA2011 (pp. 135-142), Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
  • Book Chapters
    • Vonikakis, V., Iakovidou, C., & Andreadis, I. (2010). Real-Time Biologically-Inspired Image Exposure Correction. VLSI-SoC: Design Methodologies for SoC and SiP (C. Piguet, R. Reis, and D. Soudris, Eds.), Springer Boston, pp. 133-153.

Awards:

  • "IET Image Processing Premium" award 2009.
  • "Best Paper in Computer Vision Applications" award, IEEE Pacific Rim Symposium on Image Video and Technology 2007.