About me

  Iro Armeni

I am a PhD candidate at Stanford University, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department, Sustainable Design and Construction (SDC) Program. I am conducting 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).

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.

Prior to enrolling in PhD program, 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


September 2018: I was featured in this month's Women in Computer Vision segment of the Computer Vision News magazine.

Summer 2018: Participated in the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Webinar on Getting the ROI out of AI.

Spring 2018: Started a new course on AI applications in the AEC industry.

Apr 2017: Awarded a 2017 Google PhD Fellowship in Machine Perception.

Jan 2017: The Joint 2D-3D-Semantic (2D-3D-S) Dataset is out! More than 70K images and 6 mutually registered modalities in 2D & 3D.

Dec 13th, 2016: Poster at the SCIEN Affiliates Meeting 2016 on Tuesday, December 13th.

Nov 18th, 2016: 1-min spotilight and poster at the Bay Area Robotics Symposium 2016 (BARS) on Friday, November 18th.

Oct 17th, 2016: I was invited to “The Modern Architect” radio show on FM 90.1 KZSU hosted by Tom Dioro to have a general discussion tailored for a broader audience about building parsing, what I’m working on, my thoughts, its potential and the AEC/FM industry in general.

Oct 2016: Demo at the 3DV2016 conference on our 3D Building Parsing Results, on October 28th, 10.00AM-5.00PM, in McCaw Hall.

Aug 2016: The Stanford Large-Scale Indoor Spaces 3D Dataset is now released. Visit here to download.

Awards & Scholarships

  • 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

  • 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

Building Parser

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

CVPR '16

2D-3D-Semantic Dataset

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

arXiv '17


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

3DV '17


AI applications in the AEC industry (Course/Seminar)

Iro Armeni, Martin Fischer

Spring '18

The Modern Architect (Interview in KZSU)

Iro Armeni, Tom Dioro

Autumn '16

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