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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    • United Kingdom

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    I am a Computer Vision researcher currently employed as a Senior Lecturer at Aston University in Birmingham, UK. Prior to that I was a Senior Research Scientist in Toshiba Research Laboratory in Cambridge, UK where I was a member of the Computer Vision Group while concurrently holding a Junior Research Fellowship in Wolfson College, Cambridge. Even earlier, I was a PhD student in in the Machine Intelligence Laboratory in the Department of EngineeringUniversity of Cambridge. Many years ago as an undergraduate I studied Mathematics and Computer Science at Imperial College, London.

    Research Interests

    My research interests broadly fall into the following four areas:

    • problems in the interface between Computer Vision and Graphics including Shape-from-X
    • video analysis and large scale content-based image retrieval
    • deep reinforcement learning and in particular the idea of transferring knowledge between agents and tasks
    • extracting joint semantic representations of images, video and text.


    • PhD in Computer Vision from Cambridge University Engineering Dept
    • MSci in Mathematics and Computer Science from Imperial College, London

    Contact Details

    Phone number: 0121 204 3452 
    Room Number: MB211F

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    Research Output 2008 2019

    A Deep Learning Approach to Automatic Caption Generation for News Images

    Batra, V., He, Y. & Vogiatzis, G., 1 Jan 2019, The 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
    Recurrent neural networks
    Network architecture
    Deep neural networks
    Deep learning

    A Deep Reinforcement Learning Agent for Traffic Intersection Control Optimization

    Garg, D., Chli, M. & Vogiatzis, G., 28 Nov 2019, 2019 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, ITSC 2019. IEEE, p. 4222-4229 8 p. 8917361

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    traffic control
    Reinforcement learning

    Domain adaptation for reinforcement learning on the Atari

    Carr, T., Chli, M. & Vogiatzis, G., 8 May 2019, 18th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2019. ACM, p. 1859-1861 3 p. (Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS; vol. 4).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
    Reinforcement learning
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    How to read paintings: Semantic art understanding with multi-modal retrieval

    Garcia, N. & Vogiatzis, G., 29 Jan 2019, Computer Vision – ECCV 2018 Workshops, Proceedings. Roth, S. & Leal-Taixé, L. (eds.). Springer, Vol. 11130. p. 676-691 16 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11130 LNCS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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    Learning Non-Metric Visual Similarity for Image Retrieval

    Garcia, N. & Vogiatzis, G., 10 Feb 2019, In : Image and Vision Computing. 82, p. 18-25 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Image retrieval
    Neural networks


    Holistic interpretation of visual data based on topology: semantic segmentation of architectural facades

    Author: Fathalla, R., 2017

    Supervisor: Vogiatzis, G. (Supervisor) & Nabney, I. T. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy