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Konstantinos Derpanis

Associate Professor


Electrical Engineering & Computer Science


Kosta Derpanis joins Lassonde as an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Kosta received an Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in computer science from the University of Toronto in 2000, an MSc (supervised by Professor John Tsotsos and Professor Richard Wildes) and a PhD (supervised by Professor Richard Wildes) in computer science from York University in 2003 and 2010, respectively. For his dissertation work, he received the Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society (CIPPRS) Doctoral Dissertation Award 2010 Honourable Mention. Subsequently, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the GRASP Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Professor Kostas Daniilidis. In 2012, he joined the Department of Computer Science at Ryerson University as an associate professor. He serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI). This year he is serving as an Area Chair (AC) for AAAI 2021, ICRA 2021, CVPR 2021 and ICCV 2021. His main research field of interest is computer vision with emphasis on motion analysis and human motion understanding and related aspects in image processing and machine learning (e.g., deep learning).

Research Interests

  • Computer Vision
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Data science