About me


  Iro Armeni
 

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at ETH Zurich, at the departments of Civil, Env. and Geomatics Engineering and of Computer Science. I am working with Prof. Daniel Hall, Innovative and Industrial Construction, and with Prof. Marc Pollefeys, Computer Vision and Geometry Lab. I am also part of the Design++ initiative at ETHZ.

I am interested in interdisciplinary research between Civil Engineering and Machine Perception. My area of focus is on automated semantic and operational understanding of buildings throughout their life cycle using visual data.

I completed my PhD at Stanford University on August 2020, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department, Sustainable Design and Construction (SDC) Program, with a PhD minor at the Computer Science Department. I conducted research under the supervision of Martin Fischer (CEE, Center for Integrated Facility Engineering - CIFE) and Silvio Savarese (Computer Science Department, Stanford Vision and Leanring Lab - SVL). Prior to my PhD, I received a MEng in Architecture and Digital Design (University of Tokyo-2011), a MSc in Computer Science (Ionian University-2013),and a Diploma in Architectural Engineering (National Technical University of Athens-2009). I have also worked as an architect and consultant for both private and public sector.

Latest News


 

Dec 1st 2020: I am starting as a Postdoctoral Researcher at ETH Zurich, Depts of Civil, Env, and Geomatic Engineering and of Computer Science.

Nov 9th 2020: I will be giving a talk at the Dept of Civil Engineering, University of Patras, Greece.

Oct 20th 2020: I will be giving a talk at the AIA Symposium on AI in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction, ETH Zurich.

Sep 30th 2020: I will be giving a talk at the Autodesk AI Lab Sharing Session.

Sep 17th 2020: I will be giving a talk at the CEE595: AI in Construction Webinar, Department of Civil Eng. UIUC.

Aug 28th 2020: I submitted my PhD thesis and concluded the program.

Aug 28th 2020: I will be giving a talk at the ECCV 2020 Workshop "Long-Term Visual Localization under Changing Conditions".

Aug 19th, 20th, 26th 2020: I am organizing and presenting at the first colloquium on AI for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction, titled "Is AI ready for the building industry? (and vice-versa).

Oct 31 2019: Poster at ICCV 2019 for our paper on 3D Scene Graph: A Structure for Unified Semantics, 3D Geometry and Camera - 10.30-13.00, Poster Session 3.1 (Hall B), #125.

Aug 18 2019: Student Volunteer applications for ICCV 2019 are now open.

July 2019: Our paper on 3D Scene Graph: A Structure for Unified Semantics, 3D Geometry and Camera was accepted at ICCV 2019.

Awards & Scholarships


  • ETH Zurich PostDoctoral Fellowship, 2020
  • Google PhD Fellowship, 2017
  • CIFE Seed Research Awards for 2016-17, Center for Integrated Facility Engineering, Stanford University (Sep 2016 - June 2017), Funding for PhD Studies
  • School of Engineering Fellowship, Stanford University (Sep 2015 - June 2016), Funding for PhD Studies
  • Marie-Curie Fellow (Oct 2014 - Mar 2015), CIG: Automated As-Built Modelling of the Built Infrastructure, Funding for Graduate studies in UK
  • Marie-Curie Fellow (Oct 2013 - Sep 2014), BIMAutoGen: International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, Funding for Graduate studies in UK
  • MEXT Scholarship (Oct 2009 - Aug 2011), Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT), For Graduate Studies in Japan
  • 1st Prize(2010), Team project, Architectural Competition: Municipal Theatre of Corfu- Renovation of the facades and the entrance piazza
  • 1st of 15 equal prizes (2008), Team project, Architectural Competition: SEGM Housing Competition for Fire Victims
  • Socrates/Erasmus Scholarship (Feb 2007 - Jul 2007), For attending a 6 months exchange program

Selected Publications


  • B. Chen, A. Sax, G. Lewis, I. Armeni, S. Savarese, A. R. Zamir, J. Malik, L. Pinto, "Robust Policies via Mid-Level Visual Representations: An Experimental Study in Manipulation and Navigation", in Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL), 2020
  • I. Armeni, Z. He, J. Gwak, A. R. Zamir, M. Fischer, J. Malik, S. Savarese, "3D Scene Graph: A Structure for Unified Semantics, 3D Space, and Camera", in International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2019
  • L.P. Tchapmi, C.B. Choy, I. Armeni, J. Gwak, S. Savarese, "SeGCloud: Semantic Segmentation of 3D Point Clouds", in International Conference on 3DVision (3DV), 2017
  • I. Armeni*, A. Sax*, A. R. Zamir, S. Savarese, "Joint 2D-3D-Semantic Data for Indoor Scene Understanding", arXiv preprint, 2017
  • I. Armeni, O. Sener, A. R. Zamir, H. Jiang, I. Brilakis, M. Fischer, S. Savarese, "3D Semantic Parsing of Large-Scale Indoor Spaces", in IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2016 oral presentation.
  • Patraucean, V., Armeni, I., Nahangi, M., Yeung, J., Brilakis, I. and Haas, C. (2015) "State of Research in Automatic As-Built Modelling", Advanced Engineering Informatics, Elsevier, February 2015
  • L. Spedicato, I. Armeni, N.I. Giannoccaro, S. Papavlasopoulos, M. Avlonitis (2014) "A dynamic identification of a historical building using accelerometers with interface modules and a digital synchronization method", Proceedings of the Structural Monitoring of ARTistic and historical BUILding Testimonies International Conference (S.M.ART BUIL.T.), March 2014, Bari, IT
  • Armeni, I., Chorianopoulos, K. (2013) "Pedestrian navigation and shortest path: Preference versus distance", Workshop Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Environments 13 (IE'13), July 2013, GR
  • Armeni, I., Bristogianni, T. (2010) Resume of the thesis "More than a machine" J. A. Coderch, Technical Chronicles, Bimonthly Publication of the Technical Chamber of Greece, Issue May - June 2010

Selected Projects


3D Scene Graph

I. Armeni, Z. He, J. Gwak, M. Fischer, J. Malik, S. Savarese

ICCV '19

SeGCloud

L.P. Tchapmi, C.B. Choy, I. Armeni, J. Gwak, S. Savarese

3DV '17

AutoBEM

I. Armeni, S. Tarantino, A. Agrawal, S. Savarese, P. Shiel, and M. Fischer

2D-3D-Semantic Dataset

I. Armeni*, A. Sax*, A. R. Zamir, S. Savarese

arXiv '17

Building Parser

I. Armeni, O. Sener, A. R. Zamir, H. Jiang, I. Brilakis, M. Fischer, S. Savarese

CVPR '16

Teaching


Miscellaneous


Older Work


  • Armeni, I., Biloborodko, O., Ko, T. (2013) Research Design Project on Patterns and Digital Computation, "Patterns and Layering: Japanese Spatial Culture, Nature and Architecture", Liotta, S. J., Belfiore, M., (eds), 2012
  • Armeni, I., Bristogianni, T., Tessas, C., Zerefos, S., (2013) "Municipal Theatre of Corfu: Renovation of the facades and the entrance piazza", 7th Biennale of Young Architects, Exhibition at Benaki Museum, November 2012, Athens, GR
  • Armeni, I., Bristogianni, T., Tessas, C., Zerefos, S., (2013) Housing Design Project 95 sq. m., Prototype Housing for the rehabilitation of the victims of the extended fires of August 2007, ETAEA, Hellenic Association of Consulting Firms, Bank of Greece Publications, January 2009, Athens, GR

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