Dimosthenis Karatzas

Dr Dimosthenis Karatzas

Dr Dimosthenis Karatzas

Computer Vision Centre
Room 120, Edifici O
Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona
08193, Bellaterra
Barcelona, Spain


Tel: +34 935813841
Fax: +34 935811670
E-mail: dimos (append "@cvc.uab.es")

I received my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Liverpool, UK in 2003. I am currently an associate director of the Computer Vision Centre and associate professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.

I lead the Robust Reading research line at the Computer Vision Centre. My main research interests are computer vision and pattern recognition, and in particular robust reading systems, document image analysis, human‐document interaction, and human perception modelling. My H-factor (Google Scholar) is 22.

In 2013, I received the IAPR/ICDAR Young Investigator Award for “innovative research in human perception‐based document analysis” as well as “outstanding service to the ICDAR community in a variety of roles”.

In 2016, I received a Google Research Award in the line of Machine Perception.

I have been the principal investigator of various research projects, including a continuous stride of national research projects since I joined the Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona.

I count with extensive technology transfer experience. In 2007, I set up with fellow‐researchers the spin‐off company TruColour Ltd, UK while I have secured numerous research and technology transfer contracts.

I conceived and led the creation of the “Library Living Lab” (L3), converting a public library in Sant Cugat del Vallés, Barcelona, into an open, participatory innovation space. Under my leadership L3 became a member of the European Network of Living Labs in 2015 and was nominated for the city awards of Sant Cugat in 2016.

I am the chair of the 1,000+ members strong IAPR Technical Committee 11 (Reading Systems) of the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR).

I am a member of the IAPR Education Committee, a past-member of the IAPR Industrial Liaison Committee, a member of the IEEE, while I have been a founding member and a member of the executive committee of the UK Chapter of the SPIE. I have served the international community from various roles. I serve on the editorial board of IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications. In 2015 I edited a special issue on Robust Reading of the Int. Journal on Document Analysis Recognition (Springer).

I am the lead organiser of the Robust Reading Competition series, that is the established de‐facto international benchmark counting to date with 4,300 registered researchers and 15,500 evaluated submissions.

[Last Updated: March 2018]

Research Interests

  • Computer Vision

  • Pattern Recognition

  • Reading Systems

  • Robust Reading

  • Human-Document Interaction

  • Colour Science


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