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Efstathios Stavrakis

[dr. technicæ]


Contact Details:
        email: stathis@cs.ucy.ac.cy
          tel: (+357)-2289-2708
       office: Lab 122
 office hours: by appointment only

Sometimes, I (try to) do too many things ... all at once :) I'm not the only one who has little time. I know.
Here is a fraction of things I do apart from working, as time allows of course:

  1. write notes and reminders that I consider useful for others in my blog.
  2. develop(ed) and maintain the Non-Photorealistic Rendering Library (NPCGLib).
  3. pre-built binaries for a number of libraries for both Windows 32 and 64-bit.

Teaching

Spring 2013

  • Introduction to Computer Science (ΕΠΛ002.1)
  • Computer Games Software Technology (ΕΠΛ653)

Fall 2012

  • Introduction to Computer Science (ΕΠΛ001.2)
  • Computer Graphics (ΕΠΛ426)
  • Programming for Computer Games and Interactive Technologies (ΕΠΛ608)

Spring 2012

  • Introduction to Computer Science (ΕΠΛ003.1)
  • Computer Games Software Technology (ΕΠΛ653)

Fall 2011

  • Introduction to Computer Science (ΕΠΛ003.1 and ΕΠΛ003.4)
  • Computer Graphics (ΕΠΛ426)


Research Interests

  • Non-Photorealistic Rendering
  • Perceptually-based graphics
  • Computer Games
  • Stereoscopy
  • Computer Animation

Publications

Journal Articles

  1. Matthias Bernhard, Efstathios Stavrakis, and Michael Wimmer. An Empirical Pipeline to Derive Gaze Prediction Heuristics for 3D Action Games. ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP), 8(1):4:1–4:30, November 2010. [URL]
  2. Efstathios Stavrakis, Nicolas Tsingos, and Paul Calamia. Topological Sound Propagation with Reverberation Graphs. Journal of Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 94(6):921–932, Nov./Dec. 2008. [URL]

Conference Proceedings

  1. Veronica Sundstedt, Efstathios Stavrakis, Michael Wimmer, and Erik Reinhard. A Psychophysical Study of Fixation Behavior in a Computer Game. In APGV ’08: Proceedings of the 5th Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization, pages 43–50. ACM, 2008. [URL]
  2. Efstathios Stavrakis and Margrit Gelautz. Interactive Tools for Image-Based Stereoscopic Artwork. In Proceedings of SPIE - Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XIX , Vol. 6803. SPIE, 2008. [URL]
  3. Efstathios Stavrakis and Margrit Gelautz. Computer Generated Stereoscopic Artwork. In Proceedings of the First Eurographics Workshop on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization and Imaging 2005 (CAe’05), pages 143–149. Eurographics Association, 2005. [URL]
  4. Efstathios Stavrakis, Michael Bleyer, Danijela Markovic, and Margrit Gelautz. Image-Based Stereoscopic Stylization. In IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Vol. III, pages 5–8, 2005. [URL]
  5. Efstathios Stavrakis and Margrit Gelautz. Stereoscopic Painting with Varying Levels of Detail. In Proceedings of SPIE - Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems XII, Vol. 5664, pages 450–459, 2005. [URL]
  6. Danijela Markovic, Efstathios Stavrakis, and Margrit Gelautz. Parameterized Sketches from Stereo Images. In Proceedings of SPIE - Image and Video Communications and Processing 2005, Vol. 5685, pages 783–791, 2005. [URL]
  7. Efstathios Stavrakis and Margrit Gelautz. Image-Based Stereoscopic Painterly Rendering. In EGSR’04: Rendering Techniques 2004 (Proceedings of Eurographics Symposium on Rendering), pages 53–60, 2004. [URL]
  8. Margrit Gelautz, Efstathios Stavrakis, and Michael Bleyer. Stereo-Based Image and Video Analysis for Multimedia Applications. In International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (XXth ISPRS Congress), Vol. 35, pages 998–1003, 2004.

Theses

  1. Efstathios Stavrakis. Stereoscopic Non-Photorealistic Rendering. PhD thesis, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, December 2008. [PDF]
  2. Efstathios Stavrakis. Generating Cartoons from 2D Images. MSc. thesis, University of Teesside, UK, September 2001.