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Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

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Dr Dimitrios Makris

School/Department: Faculty Wide
Position: Associate Professor - Interim Director of the Doctoral School


Dr Dimitrios Makris is an Associate Professor at the Digital Imaging Research Centre at Kingston University. His research interests are Computer Vision, Machine Learning and in particular Motion Analysis and Dimensionality Reduction.

His work on learning scene semantic models and on multiple camera surveillance systems has been highly acknowledged by the international research community as reflected by the high number of citations. His recent work is in the area of non-linear dimensionality reduction of time sequences (incl. Best Poster Paper in BMVC11) with applications in human action recognition, style modelling and human body tracking.

Dr Makris has been awarded a number of research project as principal investigator and has been financially supported by EPSRC, TSB as well as national (Ipsotek Ltd, Legion Ltd) and international companies (BARCO Ltd/Belgium, LG Electronics/Korea).

He was the coordinator of the EPSRC Network on Vision and Language (VL-Net), the organizer of the IEEE workshops series on Visual Surveillance (2005-2008), the BMVA/EPSRC Summer School on Computer Vision (2009-2010) and the BMVA technical meetings (2008-2012). He was the invited speaker in Second IEEE International Workshop on Tracking Humans for the Evaluation of their Motion in Image Sequences (THEMIS2009). He was one of the only two UK academics that have been interviewed by ZDF/Discovery Channel for their documentary: "2057 – The World in 50 years".

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2001 - present MIEEE
  • 1999 - 2004 PhD
  • 1993 - 1999 BEng (5-year Greek Diploma)

Research Interests

Image Processing, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Motion Analysis

Teaching Area

He currently teaches Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Unified Modellling Language (UML) and Image Processing for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In the past he taught computer programming (BASIC, C/C++/C#) and computer networks.




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