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Computer Graphics, Computer Vision and Robotics
The focus in the above areas is to emphasize research and development in the disciplines of real-time computer graphics, computer vision and autonomous mobile robots with "intelligent" behaviour. More specifically, the research efforts are directed towards interactive rendering and animation of virtual characters, GPU programming, real-time frameworks for character simulation, Virtual and Augmented reality with applications in industry, cultural heritage and rapid prototyping. Furthermore visual perception of static and dynamic characteristics of the 3-D world (depth, shape, color, motion), object tracking, robot navigation and behaviour modeling are investigated. Additionally, the group is interested in the exploitation of machine learning techniques in robotic applications. In this context, reinforcement learning and genetic algorithms are used to enable a robot to improve its skills and acquire new ones. Another research topic is related to the study of parallel implementations of the developed algorithms. Such issues are critical towards developing autonomous robots that are able to exhibit specific behaviors in real time. Finally, issues related with image and video communication are also investigated. In addition to the research work outlined above, the group also aims at applying the methods, technologies, and tools it develops in domains such as industrial automation, the support of people with special needs, space monitoring and security, home automation, etc. .
Faculty by this area of research:

In this page you will find the research activities that are currently being carried out in CSD according to the research areas that the faculty members are actively contributing to.

Research Areas Faculty Member
Algorithms and Theory of Computing
Human-Computer Interaction
Computer architecture, Programming languages, and Computer Systems
Databases, Cognitive and Information Systems
Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology
Computer Graphics, Computer Vision and Robotics
Networks, Security and Distributed Systems
Machine Learning, Data Mining, Pattern Recognition
Signals and Multimedia

The Graduate Studies Program in the Computer Science Department at the University of Crete is carried out in close cooperation with the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) of the Foundation of Research and Technology (FORTH). This collaboration includes: 

(1) Researchers and scientists from ICS-FORTH may undertake the teaching of graduate courses. 


(2) Researchers from ICS-FORTH may participate in the supervision of M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses, after approval by the Coordinating Committee for Graduate Studies and by ICS-FORTH. 

(3) After application by a supervisor or by the Coordinating Committee for Graduate Studies, and assuming permission is granted by ICS-FORTH, graduate students may be given access to the hardware, software and in general the laboratory facilities at ICS where they may carry out part or all of their research. 

(4) The Department and ICS-FORTH may jointly invite professors and researchers from other institutes of higher education within Greece or in other countries to give seminars, lecture series, even complete courses, and to collaborate research-wise with researchers and graduate students of the Department and of ICS-FORTH. 

(5) The Institute of Computer Science at FORTH provides a number of bursaries for graduate students and supports financially collaboration of graduate students with other Institutes of Higher Education and Research Centers, within its limits and in accordance with the familiar stipulations.