About the IAMU

The Information Analysis and Modeling Unit (IAMU) of the Research Center “Athena” (AthenaRC) was founded in 2009. It is a research unit with horizontal and multifaceted action for information processing and modeling. Its goals are to advance and sustain basic research in both theoretical and application problems whose fundamentals lie in the intersection of various fields of applied sciences and technology such as informatics, communications, and cognitive systems. Emphasis is given on theoretical and algorithmic problems as well as novel multidisciplinary applications, including techniques of signal processing, computer vision, speech communication, nonlinear systems, statistical processing and modeling, machine learning, and cognitive modeling of information from humans and computers.

Areas of Research Activities include the following:

  • Computer Vision and Image Processing.
  • Multichannel and Multimodal Speech and Language Processing.
  • Audio processing (e.g. computer music).
  • Biomedical signal processing and modeling.
  • Audio-Visual information processing as well as cue-integration and fusion of other multimedia streams that are produced and utilized in multimodal (audio, video, text, graphics, tactile) human-computer interaction.
  • Information processing topics in problems of cultural heritage and digital arts.
  • Nonlinear systems: Morphology, Fractals, Chaos, Automata.
  • Statistical systems and Graphical models for Detection, Estimation, Inference.
  • Cognitive systems for Perception, Action, Learning. Modeling of multimodal information processing in the Brain.

Research Projects


Full title: Distant-speech Interaction for Robust Home Applications
Call identifier: FP7-ICT-2011-7
Website: http://dirha.fbk.eu/


Full title: Spoken Dialogue Analytics
Call identifier: FP7-ICT-2013-SME-DC
Website: under construction


  • Collaborating Faculty members and Senior Researchers from Universities and Research Institutes of Greece, Europe and USA.
  • PostDoctoral Researchers
  • Research Assistants, Graduate students
  • Technical Support

Collaborating Groups

The IAMU of Athena-RC is closely collaborating with the following groups:

  • Computer Vision, Speech Communication and Signal Processing Group at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).
  • Institute of Language and Speech Processing (ILSP), “Athena” Research and Innovation Center, Athens, Greece.
  • Department of Computer & Communication Engineering, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece.
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece.
  • Department of Philosophy and History of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UOA).