Yiannis Kompatsiaris

AI4Media and Network ICT-48 Research and Innovation Action

Dr. Ioannis (Yiannis) Kompatsiaris is a Research Director at CERTH-ITI, the Head of Multimedia Knowledge and Social Media Analytics Laboratory and Deputy Director of the Institute. His research interests include machine learning and AI, multimedia, big data and social media analytics, semantics, human computer interfaces (AR and BCI), eHealth, security and culture applications. He is the co-author of 171 papers in refereed journals, 63 book chapters, 8 patents and more than 500 papers in international conferences. Since 2001, Dr. Kompatsiaris has participated in 89 National and European research programs, in 18 of which he has been the Project Coordinator. He has also been the PI in 14 research collaborations with industry including Motorola US and UK. He has been the co-chair of various international conferences and workshops including the 13th IEEE Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing (IVMSP 2018) Workshop and has served as a regular reviewer, associate and guest editor for a number of journals and conferences currently being an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and of the Big Data Journal. He has served as proposals and programs evaluator for many National Research Agencies including the French Research Agency (“Chaires AI” and “PhD contracts in AI”). He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the CHIST-ERA funding program, an elected member of the IEEE Image, Video and Multidimensional Signal Processing - Technical Committee (IVMSP - TC), a Senior Member of IEEE and member of ACM. Since January 2014, he is a co-founder of the Infalia private company, a high-tech SME focusing on data intensive web services and applications.

EU Challenges Panel 2: Yiannis Kompatsiaris

September 03 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm (CEST)

The program of EU investment in Ethical, Legal, Social, Economic and Cultural (ELSEC) AI is coordinated in guidelines and recommendations; neither are legally binding for member countries. 

The EU puts a clear emphasis on human-centric and ELSEC AI, which supports the claim that it sees itself as a leader in these areas, are these claims true? How will AI research be able to create a positive impact in Europe? Due to the growing global investment in AI, how brain drain and talent creation affect the future of European Research in AI? How will AI research be organized to tackle events like the COVID19 pandemic? How will AI research be interacting with other EU initiatives like the Digital Hubs or the PPPs?