The Immersive & Creative Technologies Lab was founded in late 2011 and since its establishment, it has been focusing on fundamental and applied research in areas of Computer Science. In particular researchers at the lab are focused on the areas of computer vision, computer graphics, virtual/augmented reality and creative technologies, and their application in a wide range of fields.
More specifically, the long term objectives of the research at the ICT Lab are to create (a) virtual worlds which are indistinguishable [in all aspects] from the real-world areas they represent and, (b) visualizations employing these realistic virtual worlds for a wide range of applications. These research objectives can be better categorized in four primary areas of investigation involving fundamental and applied research, namely:
extraction of structural information from data captured from passive and active remote sensors i.e. aerial/satellite images and LiDAR, and reconstructing terrain, buildings, cars and tree models representing the acquired area [Fundamental research]
reproduction of realistic appearance for the 3D models from imagery captured from ground, oblique-aerial and satellite sensors, and fusing this information into realistic composite texture atlases [Fundamental research]
delineation of geospatial information from remote sensor data i.e. road networks from satellite images and LiDAR [Fundamental research]
design and development of interactive and immersive visualizations for a wide range of applications [Applied research]
The figure below shows the aforementioned distinct but complementary areas of investigations:
New knowledge and other research outcomes resulting from the research at the ICT lab are disseminated through teaching, research projects, and collaboration with the industry.
The ICT lab has been attracting students with a background in Computer Science, Engineering, & Media Arts.
The ICT lab is equipped with high-end workstations and data acquisition devices (active and passive sensors), VR and AR equipment, and has access to other cutting-edge devices such as 3D scanners, motion-capture, biopak, etc.
We are always interested in working with highly motivated and creative individuals who enjoy working in a collaborative research environment. Good communication skills and fluency in English are required. Applicants should have strong academic training, including an undergraduate or graduate degree in a relevant discipline i.e. computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or statistics, and have excellent mathematical skills. High proficiency in scientific coding i.e. C++, C, Python, OpenCV, OpenGL, and Matlab is desired. Having experience with 3D computer vision, robotics, or a related area, and a background in machine learning techniques is desirable and will be considered a plus.
If you are interested in joining the group please contact Charalambos Poullis (https://www.poullis.org).
We welcome visits from students, researchers, artists, and industries who are interested in our work. If you are interested in visiting the lab please contact us at research@theICTlab.org to state your purpose and book an appointment.