Georgios Georgakis

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the GRASP lab at the University of Pennsylvania advised by Kostas Daniilidis.

I received my Ph.D from the Department of Computer Science at George Mason University. My advisor was Jana Kosecka. My research interests lie at the intersection of computer vision and robotics. I have worked on multiple problems such as object detection and recognition in RGB-D data, keypoint and descriptor learning, and 3D object pose estimation. Currently I am working on visual based navigation for goal reaching in indoor environments. During my Ph.D I spent two wonderful summers at Siemens CT as an intern in the computer vision research group. In the summer of 2019 I did an internship in the computer vision and robotics group at UII America where I worked on human mesh recovery.

Prior to joining George Mason University I completed my Diploma in Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Crete in Greece. I worked with Dr. Michail G. Lagoudakis on landmark recognition and localization for an online robotic soccer competition.

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Contact Information

GRASP Laboratory, Levine 403
3330 Walnut St. Philadelphia PA, 19104
ggeorgak AT seas DOT upenn DOT edu


ESE 650 Learning in Robotics (Spring 2022)
Syllabus | Notes: Spring 2021 from Pratik Chaudhari


Bridge Data: Boosting Generalization of Robotic Skills with Cross-Domain Datasets
Frederick Ebert*, Yanlai Yang*, Karl Schmeckpeper, Bernadette Bucher, Georgios Georgakis, Kostas Daniilidis, Chelsea Finn, Sergey Levine
* equal contribution


Learning to Map for Active Semantic Goal Navigation
Georgios Georgakis*, Bernadette Bucher*, Karl Schmeckpeper, Siddharth Singh, Kostas Daniilidis
* equal contribution


Object-centric Video Prediction without Annotation
Karl Schmeckpeper*, Georgios Georgakis*, Kostas Daniilidis
IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2021
* equal contribution
[pdf | code | video]


Hierarchical Kinematic Human Mesh Recovery
Georgios Georgakis*, Ren Li*, Srikrishna Karanam, Terrence Chen, Jana Kosecka, and Ziyan Wu
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2020
* equal contribution
[pdf | supplementary | long slides | short slides | long video | short video]


Robust Multi-modal 3D Patient Body Modeling
Fan Yang, Ren Li, Georgios Georgakis, Srikrishna Karanam, Terrence Chen, Haibin Ling, Ziyan Wu
Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI), 2020


Simultaneous Mapping and Target Driven Navigation
Georgios Georgakis, Yimeng Li, and Jana Kosecka
[pdf | code]


Towards Robust RGB-D Human Mesh Recovery
Ren Li, Changjiang Cai, Georgios Georgakis, Srikrishna Karanam, Terrence Chen, Ziyan Wu


Learning Local RGB-to-CAD Correspondences for Object Pose Estimation
Georgios Georgakis, Srikrishna Karanam, Ziyan Wu, and Jana Kosecka
IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2019
[pdf | slides | poster]


End-to-end Learning for Keypoint Detection and Descriptor for Pose Invariant 3D Matching
Georgios Georgakis, Srikrishna Karanam, Ziyan Wu, Jan Ernst, and Jana Kosecka
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018
[pdf | supplementary | poster]


Label Propagation in RGB-D Video
Md Alimoor Reza, Hui Zheng, Georgios Georgakis, and Jana Kosecka
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2017


Synthesizing Training Data for Object Detection in Indoor Scenes
Georgios Georgakis, Arsalan Mousavian, Alexander C. Berg, and Jana Kosecka
Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), 2017
[pdf | poster | slides | video | project page]


A Contact Exploitative Approach to the Amazon Robotics Challenge
Eadom Dessalene, Georgios Georgakis, Md Alimoor Reza, Yimeng Li,
Yossi Ovcharik, Amir Shapiro, Jana Kosecka, and Daniel Lofaro
Warehouse Picking Automation Workshop (ICRA), 2017


Multiview RGB-D Dataset for Object Instance Detection
Georgios Georgakis, Md Alimoor Reza, Arsalan Mousavian, Le Phi-Hung, and Jana Kosecka
International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV), 2016
[pdf | poster | project page]


RGB-D Multiview Object Detection with Object Proposals and Shape Context
Georgios Georgakis, Md Alimoor Reza, and Jana Kosecka
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2016
[pdf | poster | short slides | code]


Patents Pending