Konstantinos Moustakas

Director of the Communication and Information Technology Division, director of the Wire Communications Laboratory (WCL), and Head of the Visualization and Virtual Reality Group
Assistant Professor
Visualization and Virtual Reality
Wire Communications Laboratory
Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept.
University of Patras



Konstantinos Moustakas received the Diploma degree and the PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2003 and 2007 respectively. He has been a teaching assistant in the same department (2004-2007) and a visiting lecturer during 2008. He served as a reseach associate (2003-2007) and as a post-doctoral research fellow (2008-2011) in the Informatics and Telematics Institute Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki. His main research interests include virtual reality, collision detection, haptics, deformable object modeling and simulation, visualization, 3D content-based search, computer vision, and stereoscopic image processing. During the last three years, he has been the (co)author of more than 80 papers in refereed journals, edited books, and international conferences. He serves as a regular reviewer for several international technical journals and conferences. He has also been involved in more than ten research projects funded by the EC and the Greek secretariat of Research and Technology. He is a member of the IEEE, the IEEE Computer Society and the Technical Chamber of Greece.



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  • Moustakas, D. Tzovaras and M.G. Strintzis, “Stereoscopic Video Generation Based on Efficient Layered Structure and Motion Estimation from a Monoscopic Image Sequence”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 1065 – 1073, August 2005. (1,2,3)
  • Moustakas, D. Tzovaras, S. Carbini, O. Bernier, J.E. Viallet, S. Raidt, M. Mancas, M. Dimiccoli, E. Yagci, S. Balci, E.I. Leon and M.G. Strintzis, “MASTERPIECE: Physical Interaction and 3D content-based search in VR Applications”, IEEE Multimedia, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 92-100, July 2006. (1,2)
  • Moustakas, D. Tzovaras and M.G. Strintzis, “SQ-Map: Efficient Layered Collision Detection and Haptic Rendering”, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 80 – 93, January 2007. (1,3,5,6)
  • Moustakas, G. Nikolakis, K. Kostopoulos, D. Tzovaras and M.G. Strintzis, “Haptic Rendering of Visual Data for the Visually Impaired”, IEEE Multimedia, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 62-72, January 2007. (1,2,6)
  • Moustakas, D. Tzovaras and G. Nikolakis, “Simulating the use of ancient technology works using advanced virtual reality technologies”, International Journal of Architectural Computing, Special Issue on Cultural Heritage, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 256-282, June 2007. (1,5)
  • Ioannidis, D. Tzovaras, I.G. Damousis, S. Argyropoulos and K. Moustakas. “Gait Recognition using Compact Feature Extraction Transforms and Depth Information”, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 623-630, September 2007. (2,3)
  • Kostopoulos, K. Moustakas, D. Tzovaras, G. Nikolakis, C. Thillou and B. Gosselin, “Haptic Access to Conventional 2D Maps for the Visually Impaired”, Springer International Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 13-19, July, 2007. (1,2,6)
  • Pun, P. Roth, G. Bologna, K. Moustakas and D. Tzovaras, “Image and video processing for visually handicapped people”, Eurasip International Journal on Image and Video Processing, volume 2007, article ID 25214, 12 pages. (2,6)
  • Argyropoulos, K. Moustakas, A. Tsakiris, D. Tzovaras, O. Aran, A. Karpov and G. Varni, “Multimodal User Interface for the Communication of the Disabled”, Springer International Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, vol.2, no.2, pp.105-116, September 2008. (1,2,5,6)
  • Tzovaras, K. Moustakas, G. Nikolakis and M.G. Strintzis, “Interactive Mixed Reality White Cane Simulation for the Training of the Blind and the Visually Impaired”, Springer International Journal on Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, vol.13, no.1, pp.51-58, January 2009. (1,2,5,6)
  • Moustakas, G. Nikolakis, D. Tzovaras, S. Carbini, O. Bernier, J.E. Viallet, “3D content-based search using sketches”, Springer International Journal on Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, vol.13, no.1, pp. 59-67, January 2009. (1,2,3)
  • Κ. Moustakas, D. Tzovaras and G. Stavropoulos, “Gait recognition using geometric features and soft biometrics”, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 367-370, April 2010. (2,3)
  • Mademlis, K. Kostopoulos, K. Moustakas, D. Tzovaras and M.G. Strintzis, “A Map Search Framework Based on Attributed Graph Matching”, IEEE Multimedia, vol.17, no.3, pp. 24-33, July 2010. (1,2)
  • Vogiannou, K. Moustakas, D. Tzovaras and M.G. Strintzis, “Enhancing Bounding Volumes using Support Plane Mappings for Collision Detection”, Eurographics Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 1595-1604, August 2010. (1,3,5)
  • Stavropoulos, P. Moschonas, K. Moustakas, D. Tzovaras and M.G. Strintzis, “3D Model Search and Retrieval from Range Images using Salient Features”, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 12, no.7, pp. 692-704, November 2010. (2,3)
  • Drosou, D. Ioannidis, K. Moustakas and D. Tzovaras, “Unobtrusive Behavioural and Activity Related Multimodal Biometrics: The ACTIBIO Authentication Concept”, The Scientific World Journal: Special Issue on Biometrics, vol. 11, pp. 520-528, March 2011. (2)
  • Moustakas, L. Dybkjaer, O. Aran, D. Tzovaras and N.O. Bernsen, “Using Modality Replacement to Facilitate Communication Between Blind and Hearing Impaired People”, IEEE Multimedia, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 26-37, April 2011. (1,2,5,6)
  • Giakoumis, D. Tzovaras, K. Moustakas and G. Hassapis, “Automatic Recognition of Boredom in Video Games using novel Biosignal Moment-based Features”, IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 119-133, September 2011. (1,2)
  • Drosou, G. Stavropoulos, D. Ioannidis, K. Moustakas and D. Tzovaras, “Unobtrusive Multi-modal Biometric Recognition using Activity-related Signatures”, IET Computer Vision Journal, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 367-379, 2011. (2)
  • Drosou, D. Ioannidis, K. Moustakas and D. Tzovaras, “Spatiotemporal analysis of human activities for biometric authentication”, Elsevier Computer Vision and Image Understanding, vol. 116, no. 3, pp.411-421, March 2012. (2)
  • Moustakas, G. Stavropoulos, D. Tzovaras, “Point-based Similarity Estimation Between 2.5D Visual Hulls and 3D Objects”, International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems, vol.7, no.1, pp. 18-31, September 2012. (2,3)
  • Drosou, K. Moustakas, D. Tzovaras and M. Petrou, “Systematic Error Analysis for the Enhancement of Biometric Systems using Soft Biometrics”, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 19, no. 12, pp. 833-836, December 2012. (2)
  • Kaklanis, P. Moschonas, K. Moustakas and D. Tzovaras, “Virtual User Models for the elderly and disabled for automatic simulated accessibility and ergonomy evaluation of designs”, Springer International Journal of Universal Access in the Information Society, Special Issue on Accessibility Issues in UIDLs, November 2013, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 403-425. (1,3,4,5)
  • Drosou, D. Ioannidis, D. Tzovaras, K. Moustakas and M. Petrou, “Prehension Biometrics for Human Authentication”, Elsevier Pattern Recognition, vol. 48, no. 5, pp. 1743-1759, 2015. (1,2,4)
  • Moustakas, “6DoF Haptic Rendering using Distance Maps over Implicit Representations”, Multimedia Tools and Applications, vol. 75, pp. 4543-4557, 2016. (1,3,5,6)
  • Papadopoulos, K. Moustakas, A. Drosou and D. Tzovaras, “BGPGraph: Detecting and Visualizing Internet Routing Anomalies”, IET Information Security, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 125-133, March 2016. (1)
  • Stanev, K. Moustakas, J. Gliatis and C. Koutsojannis, “ACL Reconstruction Decision Support. Personalized Simulation of the Lachman Test and Custom Activities.”, Methods of Information in Medicine, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 98-105, January, 2016. (4)
  • S Lalos, J. Lakoumentas, T. Dimas and K. Moustakas, “Energy Efficient Monitoring of Metered Dose Inhaler Usage”, Springer International Journal of Medical Systems, 40 (12), 285, 2016. (4)
  • Moustakas and A.S. Lalos, “An information-theoretic treatment of passive haptic media”, Multimedia Tools and Applications, vol. 76, no. 5, pp. 6189-6208, March 2017. (1,6)
  • S Lalos, I. Nikolas, E. Vlachos and K. Moustakas, “Compressed sensing for efficient encoding of dense 3D Meshes using model based Bayesian learning”, in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 41-53, Jan. 2017. (1,3)
  • Lalos, A. Vasilakis, A. Dimas and K. Moustakas, “Adaptive Compression of Animated Meshes by Exploiting Orthogonal Iterations”, The Visual Computer, vol. 33, no. 6-8, pp. 811-821, June 2017. (1,3,5)
  • Lalas, S. Nousias, D. Kikidis, A. S. Lalos, G. Arvanitis, C. Sougles, K. Moustakas, K. Votis, S. Verbanck, O. Usmani, and D. Tzovaras, “Substance deposition assessment in obstructed pulmonary system through numerical characterization of airflow and inhaled particles attributes,” BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, vol. 17(Suppl 3):173, pp. 25-44, 2017. (1,4,5)
  • Stanev and K. Moustakas, “Simulation of Constrained Musculoskeletal Systems in Task Space”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 65, no. 2, pp. 307-318, February 2018. (1,4,5)
  • S. James, C. Papapavlou, A. Blenkinsop, A. Cope, S.R. Anderson, K. Moustakas, K. Gurney, “Integrating brain and biomechanical models – a new paradigm for understanding neuro-muscular control”, Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol. 12, article 39, January 2018. (1,4,5)
  • E. Nousias, A.S. Lalos, G. Arvanitis, K. Moustakas, T. Tsirellis, D. Kikidis, K. Votis and D. Tzovaras, “An mHealth system for monitoring medication adherence in obstructive respiratory diseases using content based audio classification”, IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 11871-11882, February, 2018. (4)
  • Vlachos, A. Lalos, A. Spathis and K. Moustakas, “Distributed consolidation of highly-incomplete dynamic point clouds based on rank minimization”, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol.20, no. 12, pp. 3276-3288, May 2018. (1,3,5)
  • Vafeiadis, C. Ziogou, G. Stavropoulos, S. Krinidis, D. Ioannidis, S. Voutetakis, D. Tzovaras and K. Moustakas, “Early Malfunction Diagnosis of Industrial Process Units Utilizing Online Linear Trend Profiles and Real Time Classification”, International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, vol. 32, no. 9, pp. 1313-1325, September 2018. (τίποτα, μόνο στο all)
  • D, Stanev and K. Moustakas, “Modeling musculoskeletal kinematic and dynamic redundancy using null space projection”, PLoS ONE 14(1), Jan 2019: e0209171. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0209171 (1,4,5)
  • Kalogiannis, K. Deltouzos, E.I. Zacharaki, A. Vasilakis, K. Moustakas, J. Ellul and V. Megalooikonomou, “Integrating an openEHR-based personalized virtual model for the ageing population within HBase”, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, vol. 19, article 25, January 2019. (4)
  • S. Lalos, G. Arvanitis, E. Vlachos, K. Moustakas and K. Berberidis, “Signal Processing on Static and Dynamic 3D Meshes: Sparse Representations and Applications”, IEEE Access, vol. 7, no.1, pp. 15779-15803, January 2019. (1,3,5)
  • Arvanitis, A. Lalos, K. Moustakas and N. Fakotakis, “Feature Preserving Mesh Denoising Based on Graph Spectral Processing”, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol.25, no3, pp. 1513-1527, March 2019. (1,3)
  • D, Stanev and K. Moustakas, “Stiffness Modulation of Redundant Musculoskeletal Systems”, Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 85, pp. 101-107, March 2019. (1,4,5)
  • Arvanitis, A. Lalos and K. Moustakas, “Denoising of Dynamic 3D Meshes via Low-Rank Spectral Analysis”, Computers & Graphics, vol. 82, pp. 140-151, August 2019. (1,3,5)
  • Arvanitis, A. Lalos and K. Moustakas, “Adaptive Representation of 3D Meshes for Low-Latency Applications”, Computer Aided Geometric Design, vol. 73, pp. 70-85, August 2019. (1,3)
  • Nikolopoulos, E. Zacharaki, D. Stanev and K. Moustakas, “Personalized Knee Geometry Modelling based on Multi-Atlas Segmentation and Mesh Refinement”, IEEE Access, vol.8, no. 1, pp. 56766-65781, December 2020. (3,4)
  • J. Khusial, P.J.Honkoop, O. Usmani, M. Sores, A. Simpson, M. Biddiscombe, S. Meah, M. Bonini, A. Lalas, E. Polychronidou, J.G. Koopmans, K. Moustakas, J.B. Snoeck-Stroband, S. Ortmann, K. Votis, D. Tzovaras, K.F. Chung, S. Fowler, J.K. Sont, “Effectiveness of myAirCoach: a mHealth self-management system in asthma”, The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 1972-1979, June 2020. (4)
  • Nousias, E.I. Zacharaki and K. Moustakas, “AVATREE: An open-source computational modeling framework modeling Anatomically Valid Airway Tree conformations”, PLoS One, doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0230259, April 2020. (1,3,4,5)
  • I. Zacharaki, K. Deltouzos, S. Kalogiannis, I. Kalamaras, L. Bianconi, C. Degano, R. Orselli, J. Montesa, K. Moustakas, K. Votis, D. Tzovaras and V. Megalooikonomou, “FrailSafe: An ICT platform for unobtrusive sensing of multi-domain frailty for personalized interventions”, IEEE Journal on Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 1557-1568, June 2020. (4)
  • Ntalianis, N.D. Fakotakis, S. Nousias, A. Lalos, M. Birbas, E.I. Zacharaki and K. Moustakas, “Deep CNN sparse coding for real time inhaler sounds classification”, Sensors, doi: 10.3390/s20082363, April 2020. (4)
  • Anastasiou, E.I. Zacharaki, D. Alexandropoulos, K. Moustakas and N. Vainos, “Machine learning based technique towards smrt laser fabrication of CGH”, Microelectronic Engineering, vol. 227, doi.org/10.1016/j.mee.2020.111314, April 2020. (2)
  • Nousias, G. Arvanitis, A.S. Lalos and K. Moustakas, “Fast Mesh Denoising with Data Driven Normal Filtering using Deep Variational Autoencoders”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 10.1109/TII.2020.3000491, accepted for publication. (1,3)
  • Arvanitis, A.S. Lalos and K. Moustakas, “Robust and Fast 3D Saliency Mapping for Industrial Modeling Applications”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 10.1109/TII.2020.3003455, accepted for publication. (1,3)
  • Arvanitis, A.S. Lalos and K. Moustakas, “Spectral Processing for Denoising and Compression of 3D Meshes using Dynamic Orthogonal Iterations”, Journal of Imaging, accepted for publication. (1,3)
  • Moscoso Thompson, S. Biasotti, A. Giachetti, C. Tortorici, N. Werghi, A.S. Obeid, S. Berretti, H.P. Nguyen-Dinh, M-Q Le, H-D Nguyen, M-T Tran, L. Gigli, S. Velasco-Forero, B. Marcotegui, I. Sipiran, B. Bustos, I. Romanelis, V. Fotis, G. Arvanitis, K. Moustakas, E. Out, R. Zwiggelaar, D. Hunter, Y. Liu, Y. Arteaga, R. Luxman, “SHREC ’20 track: Retrieval of surface patches with similar geometric reliefs” Computers and Graphics, accepted for publication. (1,3)
  • Benos, D. Stanev, L. Spyrou, K. Moustakas, D.E. Tsaopoulos, “A review on finite element modelling and simulation of the anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction”, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, section Biomechanics, accepted for publication. (1,3,4)
  • Nousias, G. Arvanitis, A.S. Lalos, G. Pavlidis, C. Koulamas, A. Kalogeras and K. Moustakas, “A Saliency Aware CNN-based 3D model Simplification and Compression Framework for Remote Inspection of Heritage Sites”, IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 16998-170001, 2020. (1,3)



– NoTremor: Virtual, Physiological and Computational Neuromuscular Models for the Predictive Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, FP7-IST-STREP (scientific coordinator)
– IBRASIL: Inclusive and Innovative Brazil, FP7 Erasmus-Mundus.

– VIS-SENSE: Visual Analytic Representation of Large Datasets for Enhancing Network Security, FP7-IST-STREP
– VERITAS: Virtual and Augmented Environments and Realistic User Interactions to Achieve Embedded Accessibility Designs, FP7-IST-IP
– AEGIS: Open accessibility everywhere: Groundwork, Infrastructure, Standards, FP7-IST-IP
– ACTIBIO: Unobtrusive Authentication Using ACTIvity Related and Soft BIOmetrics, IST-STREP
– OASIS: Oper architecture for Accessible Services Integration and Standardisation, IST-IP.
– ASK-IT: Ambient Intelligence System of Agents for Knowledge-based and Integrated Services for Mobility Impaired Users, IST – Integrated Project
– SIMILAR: “The European Research Taskforce Creating Human-Machine Interfaces SIMILAR to humans”, IST – Network of Excellence.
– PENED 2003: “Advanced Methods of Visual Computing for Cultural Heritage Applications”, GSRT, 2005-2008.
– VR@Theater: Virtual Reality Toolbox for Theater Professionals”, GSRT, EPAN-Culture, 2003-2006.
– POLEIS: Virtual Cultural Tours, GSRT, PABET-NE.


Awards and Prizes: 

– Winner (Judges Award) of the Microsoft sponsored challenge “Web Accessibility Challenge”, in the context of the international conference W4A 2010 (26&27 April 2010, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA – http://www.w4a.info/) for the project “3D HapticWebBrowser: Towards Universal Web Navigation for the Visually Impaired, N. Kaklanis, K. Votis, K. Moustakas, D. Tzovaras”.
– Special article of the US edition of Scientific American for the project “Haptic Rendering of Visual Data for the Visually Impaired”, IEEE Multimedia, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 62-72, January 2007” (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=getting-in-touch-virtual).
– “Outstanding paper award” for the paper “Point-based similarity estimation between 2.5D visual hulls and 3d objects” presented at the international conference on Computer Graphics and Visualization (CGVCVIP 2011) in Rome, Italy, 2011.

Membership of Societies and Professional Bodies: 

– Member of the IEEE, IEEE Computer Society
– Reviewer of the following international scientific journals:
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE TVCG)
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (IEEE TMM)
IEEE Transactions on Robotics (IEEE TRO)
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (IEEE TIP)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (IEEE CSVT)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC)
IEEE Signal Processing Letters (IEEE SPL)
IET Computer Vision (IET CVI)
The Computer Journal, Oxford University Press
Eurasip Journal on Applied Signal Processing (JASP)
Eurasip Journal on Image and Video Processing
Elsevier Computer Aided Design
Sensors Journal (ISSN 1424-8220)
Springer Multimedia Tools and Applications
Springer International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
– Technical Program Committee member in numerous international conferences
– Research projects’ evaluator for the Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology.
– Member of the following IEEE Technical Committees
IEEE TCH: Technical Committee on Haptics
IEEE TCVG: Technical Committee on Visualization and Graphics
IEEE TCSIM: Technical Committee on Simulation
– Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.

Contact Details


+30 2610 996496

Wire Communications Laboratory

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Patras

GR – 26 500, Rion, Patras, Greece