Running Projects

CRiTERIA: Comprehensive Data-driven Risk and Threat Assessment Methods for the Early and Reliable Identification, Validation and Analysis of migration-related Risks", H2020 RIA, 2020-2024.

EU borders are constantly faced with a multiplicity of challenges, from increased waves of illegal migration to human trafficking, document fraud, terrorism, smuggling, and public health threats. In the CRiTERIA project we will develop a novel risk analysis methodology, which will be backed by effective intelligent analysis technologies. Building upon state-of-the-art text, media, data and network analysis methods, we will develop and evaluate advanced analysis technologies and tools that are tailored to the new comprehensive threat indicators of the CRiTERIA methodology. In this process, ethical, legal and societal aspects will be considered from the very beginning, in close collaboration with practitioners from border agencies, which will also validate the developed technologies in piloting activities. [Project Web site]

AI4Media: A European Excellence Centre for Media, Society and Democracy, H2020 RIA, 2020-2024.

Motivated by the challenges, risks and opportunities that the wide use of AI brings to media, society and politics, AI4Media aspires to become a centre of excellence and a wide network of researchers across Europe and beyond, with a focus on delivering the next generation of core AI advances to serve the key sector of Media, to make sure that the European values of ethical and trustworthy AI are embedded in future AI deployments, and to reimagine AI. AI4Media will establish the networking infrastructure to bring together the European AI landscape in the field of media; will shape a research agenda for media AI research; and will implement research and innovation both with respect to cutting-edge technologies at the core of AI research, and within specific fields of media-related AI. [Project Web site]

QuaLiSID: Quality of Life Support System for People with Intellectual Disability, Greek national project, 2020-2023.

People with intellectual disabilities encounter several problems regarding the interaction with their environment in terms of their daily needs, activities and communication. QuaLiSID will contribute to optimizing the opportunities provided to the people with intellectual impairment in order to cope with particular everyday issues, by developing an appropriate, fully functional, interactive support system. The integrated system will provide various stimuli, facilitate information, serve entertainment, creative activities and training through specialized learning programs, and, on the other hand, it will allow the recognition of emergency situations along with relevant notices towards the responsible care givers.

MIRROR: Migration-Related Risks caused by misconceptions of Opportunities and Requirement, H2020 RIA, 2019-2022. (Project's Research Manager)

The goal of the MIRROR project is to develop an integrated platform, a set of tools on top of this platform, as well as a systematic methodology for the comprehensive intermedia analysis of the perception of Europe (and individual countries in Europe), the detection of discrepancies between perception of and reality in Europe, and the creation of awareness for the impact of such misconceptions and potentially resulting threats. For achieving this goal the MIRROR project will bring together a highly interdisciplinary team of experts and three border authorities, and will combine methods of automated media analysis considering different types of media with empirical studies for creating a substantiated picture of the perception of Europe. [Project Web site]

Completed Projects

ReTV: Enhancing and Re-Purposing TV Content for TransVector Engagement, H2020 RIA, 2018-2021.

ReTV will advance the state of the art in video analysis, video augmentation and annotation, content and audience metrics, prediction and recommendation models, and visual analytics. The results of this research will be tested and validated together with a regional public broadcaster, a national TV archive and an OTT TV distributor operating in multiple EU markets. ReTV will offer them a better match between content and viewers across vectors, time and different EU languages. Automated re-purposing and more accurate targeting in terms of relevance and appropriate representation, tailored to upcoming events and specific vector audiences, will drive growth, lower costs, and increase the competitiveness of broadcasters and other professional stakeholders in European media value chains. [Project Web site]

For a complete list of Dr. Mezaris group's older projects, see