Nikolaos Sarafianos

My friends call me Nikos, and I work as a research scientist at Facebook Reality Labs Research in Sausalito, CA. My research lies in the union of Computer Vision, Deep Learning and Graphics in the context of generating photorealistic virtual humans. I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Houston advised by Prof. Ioannis Kakadiaris where I worked on 3D human pose estimation, visual attributes and text-to-image retrieval. I'm trying to be an advocate for promoting female involvement in Computer Science and have volunteered twice at the Grace Hopper Celebration for women in computing and as an instructor at Girls Who Code. I currently serve as a mentor at Deep Learning Indaba. If you would like to know more about opportunities at our group I am one email away. We would love to have applications from a diverse group of people and research areas.


  • Sep. 2021: Outstanding reviewer for ICCV 2021
  • Aug. 2021: Our work on re-animating clothed human scans has been accepted to ICCV 2021
  • July 2021: Happy to welcome Anastasia Ianina from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology as a Research Intern at FRL Research
  • May 2021: Happy to welcome Phong Nguyen from the University of Oulu as a Research Intern at FRL Research
  • May 2021: Outstanding reviewer for CVRP 2020, ECCV 2020 and CVPR 2021
  • Feb. 2021: Our work on Texture Synthesis for 3D humans has been accepted to CVPR 2021
  • June 2020: Happy to welcome Bindita Chaudhuri from the University of Washington as a Research Intern at FRL Research

Work Experience

                         Research Scientist (June 2019 - Present)

            Research Scientist Intern (Summer 2018)
      Research Scientist Intern (Summer 2017)


Adversarial Representation Learning for Text-to-Image Matching
N. Sarafianos, X. Xu, I.A. Kakadiaris
ICCV 2019
Acceptance rate: 24% out of 4350 papers
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  • Conferences: CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, AAAI, 3DV

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