Focuses on the development of artificial vision
Nikos Paragios is a professor of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, director of the Center for Visual Computing of Ecole Centrale de Paris and scientific leader of GALEN group of Ecole Centrale de Paris/Inria at the Saclay, Ile-de-France Unit. He is also senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. His research interests include image processing, computer vision, medical image analysis and human computer interaction.
The research activity Nikolaos Paragios focuses on the development of artificial vision, able to process and analyze specific visual information in order to replicate the human vision system by computer. His research activities, combine applied mathematics, computer science, medical science and biology. The goal is to introduce appropriate mathematical models to reproduce and enhance the human visual system by computer.
Born in 1972, he studied Computer Science at the University of Crete in Greece. He then completed his M.Sc. in the same field at the same university and in 2000, he completed his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in France.
He has worked as a visiting professor at Yale University in 2007and at University of Houston from 2009 until 2010, and as a professor at the University Ecole de Ponts Paris Tech from 2011 until 2013 and at the institute CentraleSupélec from 2005 until today.
The Greek scientist worked also at Siemens Corporate Research as a Project Manager, senior research scientist and research scientist from 1999 until 2004. Nikos Paragios is an IEEE Fellow, has co-edited four books, published more than two hundred papers in the most prestigious journals and conferences of medical imaging and computer vision and holds 21 US patents while his work has approximately 13,500 citations. He is the Editor in Chief of the Computer Vision and Image Understanding Journal and serves as a member of the editorial board for the Medical Image Analysis Journal (MedIA) and the SIAM Journal in Imaging Sciences (SIIMS).
In 2010 he received the European Research Council award, in 2008 the Bodossaki Foundation Scientific Award in Applied and Engineering Sciences, in 2007 the Francois Erbsmann Prize, in 2006 the TR35 MIT Technology Review Award and in 2000 the CorBaayen ERCIM Award.