Panagiotis PAPADAKIS





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+33 2 29 00 16 30

    I obtained the Informatics and Telecommunications Degree and the Doctorate degree in Information Technology from the National University of Athens, Greece, in 2005 and 2009 respectively. Since June 2016, I have been appointed as "Maître de Conférences" (Associate professor) at IMT Atlantique Bretagne/Pays de la Loire (formerly known as École Nationale Supérieure de Télécommunications de Bretagne), Department of Informatics. In April 2023, I defended my Accreditation to Direct Research (HDR in French), entitled "Computer Vision and Robot Navigation in 3D Environments". Since 2020, I am co-leading the team RAMBO, CNRS Lab-STICC, UMR 6285 and I am also an associate member of the International Research Laboratory (IRL) CROSSING.

    My main research interests lie in the fields of Robot Control, Robotic Vision and 3D Shape Analysis & Matching with an emphasis on applications related to robotic service assistance technologies and urban search and rescue (USAR). During my doctorate research, I contributed to two international patents in the field of content-based 3D model retrieval. In 2012, I was the UGV pilot of the team that was dispatched to the earthquake-hit area of Emilia Romana in Italy, which was the pioneering mission of a human-robot team for Urban Search & Rescue in Europe. I have (co)authored articles in top-tier journals including the International Journal of Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, and Robotics and Automation Magazine. I have further served as a teaching assistant in the undergraduate course of Computer Graphics at the University of Athens, as tutor to the postgraduate courses of Computer Vision/Perception and Pattern Recognition at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and as teaching assistant to Programming courses at ENSTA ParisTech. I further hold the Cambridge Proficiency of English Language, the Diploma of French Language of 1st degree, the teaching qualification of Section 61 for the French Superior Education as well as the State Diploma of Music Harmony and Degree in Organ.

    About to get started:

    - VORTEX (Vision-based Reconfigurable Drone Swarms for Fast Exploration), ANR Call for projects TSIA - Domain : Intelligent robot fleets, 2023-2027

    - NOETIC (Neuromorphic visiOn and transfEr learning for roboTIc and human-centred appliCations), EU Horizon 2020, R&I, Marie Sklodowska-Curie, Bretagne BIENVENÜE, 2023-2025


    - LEASARD (Low-Energy deep neural networks for AutonomousSearch-And-Rescue Drones), ANR CominLabs, 2022, (WP-leader)

    - ECFVisuL (Continual, automatic evaluation of the human functional capacity at home with the aid of computer vision), Regional, 2022, (co-PI)


    - HERON (Intelligent Habitat coupled with Assistive Robots based on Digital Twins), Regional, 2020, (co-PI)

    - AMUSAAL (Analysis of Human Motions by Decomposition to Simple Actions for Ambient Assisted Living), Regional, 2019 (PI)

    - COordinated Multi-Robot Assistance DEployment in smart Spaces (COMRADES), IMT, 2017 (PI)

    Ongoing theses:

    - HIT (Doctorate Thesis: Mobility assistance to people with visual deficiencies based on computer vision), director, student: Nacer DJERADA

    - C3MDT (Doctorate Thesis: Dense and Real-time 3D Metric Mapping), CIFRE co-supervised with ENIB & Thales Palaiseau, student: Yassine HABIB

    - ILCOI (Doctorate Thesis: Incremental Learning for Classification of Objects of Interest), CIFRE co-supervised with ENSTA Bretagne & Naval Group, Brest, student: Quentin FERDINAND

    - ROGAN (Doctorate Thesis: RObot Manipulation Learning by Demonstration using Generative Adversarial Networks), co-supervised with University of Adelaide, Australia, student: Mohamed Khalil JABRI

    Completed theses:

    - SSS3D (Doctorate Thesis: Enhancing data informativeness in deep-learning based, point cloud semantic segmentation of industrial scenes), co-supervised with ENIB & SEGULA Engineering, student: Romain CAZORLA, 2023

    - REACT (Doctorate Thesis: Reinforcement Learning-based Control for Safe 3D Navigation of Articulated Tracked Robot Manipulators), Chair M@D, student: Andrei MITRIAKOV, 2022


    Post-doc/research engineers :

    Ikram Kourbane, ongoing

    Hajer Fradi, ongoing

    Pedro Juan Soto Vega, completed

    Alireza Asvadi, completed

    Maxime Devanne, completed

    Programing of Robotics Systems

    Computer Vision

    C programming Language

    Augmented Reality

    Vision & Robotics (WASAA winter school)