Nikolaos Sarafianos

My friends call me Nikos, and I work as a research scientist at Meta 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 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.


  • Mar. 2023: Our work on viewpoint-independent video editing with 3D GANs has been accepted to CVPR 2023
  • Oct. 2022: Our work Pose-NDF, won the best paper honorable mention award at ECCV 2022
  • July 2022: 2 Papers accepted to ECCV 2022
  • June 2022: Happy to welcome Anna Frühstück from KAUST as a Research Intern at Reality Labs Research
  • Mar. 2022: 2 Papers accepted to CVPR 2022
  • 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

Work Experience

                         Research Scientist (June 2019 - Present)

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



  • Conferences: CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, AAAI, 3DV