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Marios Xanthidis

Research Scientist

I am a Research Scientist at SINTEF Ocean's Aquaculture Robotics & Automation Group. Previously, I served as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Eleni Kelasidi and Prof. Kostas Alexis. I earned my Ph.D. from UofSC in 2022, advised by Prof. Ioannis Rekleitis and Prof. Jason O'Kane. In 2020, I was a Research Fellow at CMRE of NATO-STO.
My work centers on ensuring robust autonomy of complex systems executing complex tasks in challenging environments, with a strong focus towards the underwater domain.


• Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering⠀ ⠀(May 2022)
⠀University of South Carolina, SC, USA
• B.Sc. in Informatics & Telecommunications⠀⠀(July 2015)
⠀National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Competence and research areas

• Main Domain:
⠀– Computational Robotics
• Core Expertise:
⠀– Real-time Motion Planning
⠀– Autonomous Underwater Navigation
⠀– Active Perception
⠀– Underwater & Field Robotics
• Main Interests:
⠀– Complex & High Dimensional Systems
⠀– Underwater Robotics
⠀– Safe Operation in Dynamic Environments
⠀– Autonomous Exploration & Inspection
• Related Experience:
⠀– Visual-Inertial SLAM in Underwater Settings
⠀– Computer Vision
⠀– Deep Learning




Contact info

Visiting address:
Brattørkaia 17 C