Meet our team!
Assistant Professor - Academic Partner
George Alexandridis is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Digital Industry Technologies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Also, serves as a Teaching & Research Associate of the Intelligent Systems, Content and Interaction Laboratory at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, where he teaches a number of undergraduate & postgraduate courses related to data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning. He has published a series of articles in international journals and conferences, mainly in the areas of recommender systems, social network analysis and text mining. Among his research interest is sentiment analysis based on text, named-entity recognition and the application of deep learning techniques on a wide range of domains, such as video and image processing.
Assistant Professor - Academic Partner
Dr. Alexandros Teneketzis serves as a faculty member at the Department of History and Archaeology. He holds a Phd in Art History from the University of Crete as well as a postgraduate degree in European Art History. He is a Member of the Greek Society of Art Historians/ Comité international d’histoire de l’art (CIHA) and Member of the AICA (Hellas). He has worked as a Researcher at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies – Foundation of Technology and Research Hellas (FORTH), Rethymno-Crete in Greece. He has numerous publications and lectures on public art, digital art history, public monuments, public and collective memory, museums history and politics. The last 3 years during his courses in the University and in the framework of his collaboration with several museums he has carried out many digital projects concerning digital humanities, public history, public memory and monuments, public sculpture.
Dr. Yannis Christodoulou holds a PhD from the National Technical University of Athens (School of Electrical & Computer Engineering) in Knowledge Representation and Web Ontologies, an M.Sc. in Advanced Computing – Global Computing & Multimedia from the University of Bristol, and a B.Sc. in Informatics from Athens University of Economics & Business. His research interests and experience lie within the fields of Knowledge Representation, Web Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling. Furthermore, he has studied and proposed methods of visual knowledge representation (semantic visualization, visual languages, interactive visualization, geo-visualization), as well as knowledge acquisition methods. In the context of his research he has followed a deeply interdisciplinary Digital Humanities approach by studying various knowledge domains, all falling into the Humanities and Social Sciences, such as Filmmaking, Dance, Cultural Heritage and Human Geography. He has worked as a researcher in several funded research projects –among them three European (FP7, Η2020) and one British (ESRC)– where he has conducted deep interdisciplinary research focusing on conceptual analysis and modeling, ontology engineering and semantic visualization.
Kostas Michalakis serves as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication. Kostas Michalakis graduated from the Department of Computer Engineering & Informatics of University of Patras in 2003, focusing on advanced data structures. In 2015 he completed his Master of Science in Cultural Informatics and Communication at the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean. His thesis explored the prediction of human activities through a context aware mobile application. Extending his interest in the field of ubiquitous computing, he started his doctoral research about “Context Awareness and Interaction in the Internet of things”. Kostas is also teaching Computer Science in Secondary Education from 2006. In the past he also worked as a software engineer in the private sector. His research interests include context awareness in pervasive systems, human-computer interaction in the IoT, smart environments (smart home & city), wearable smart objects and sensors, Iot for healthcare & education and Augmented Reality in IoT.
Markos Konstantakis serves as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean, active in the research fields of Intelligent Systems, Human Computer Interaction, and Digital Management of Cultural Heritage. He received a Ph.D. in the same department, entitled: “Augmented Cultural User Experience (ACUX)” and a Master’s Degree in “Specialization in Information Systems, Networks, and Telecommunications” from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the Hellenic Open University (HOU). Markos completed a degree and a master’s degree as a Marine Mechanical Engineer at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). In the past, he served as an Adjunct Teaching Assistant at the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication at the University of the Aegean and at the Department of Digital Media and Communication at the Ionian University. His teaching experience includes courses offered at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels on the topics of Human Computer Interaction, Digital Culture, Persuasive Computing and Audiovisual Media Production.
Dr. Stavroula Zoi is a computer scientist and interdisciplinary researcher in the field of creative technologies. Since 2004, she is a member of the Laboratory Instructors of Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA), where she conducts scientific and educational work at undergraduate and post-graduate level (Multimedia Laboratory, Greek-French Master “Art, virtual reality and multiuser systems of artistic expression” between ASFA and Paris-8 University, Master in “Digital Forms of Art”). She has participated in the organization and implementation of international activities of ASFA with other European Schools of Art and Universities, in the scope of Summer Schools, Erasmus IP, and Erasmus+ programmes. In parallel with the educational work, she has developed multi-level research, in the context of interdisciplinary collaborations and research programs. The results have been presented in the scope of international conferences, exhibitions and events, as real-time interactive demos or artworks. Furthermore, she has participated in interdisciplinary groups of artistic productions (theatrical plays, interactive installations, digital games). She is the academic responsible of the e-learning course entitled “Development of eXtended Reality Applications (AR & VR) using Unity Application”, in the scope of the E-Learning Programme of the University of Athens. She is a collaborator of the «Fournos» Center for Digital Culture and a member of the community of the ACM Greek SIGCHI. She holds a BSc from the University of Ioannina, Department of Computer Science (1997) and a PhD from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) (2003). Parallel with her PhD studies at the NTUA, she developed research across the spectrum of interactive multimedia, in the scope of Greek-funded and European-funded research programs (1998-2008), with emphasis on applications for cultural management. She also participated to the organization of know-how workshops in Universities in Jordan, Egypt and Tunis.
Dr. Theologos Athanaselis received the Diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Democritus University of Thrace in September 1999. He holds an Ms’c in Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine from the Centre for Biological & Medical Systems of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. He received his PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. of NTUA in 2007. The title of his PhD dissertation is “Algorithms for application of N-grams in Automatic Spontaneous speech recognition and text processing”. His activities towards the PhD degree were in the general areas of Speech and Natural Language Processing. He participated in several research European and national programs namely IST-ERMIS, IST-HEARCOM, IST-AGENT_DYSL, IST-SOPRANO, ΕΗΓ-ΑFTHORMITO, ΕΗΓ-SUB4ALL etc, developing multimodal systems with emotional abilities. Also he worked on projects for improving speech recognition performance using unstructured speech content. His research interests include statistical methods for language processing, spontaneous speech recognition and speech enhancement techniques.
John studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, and he graduated in 2012 with a specialization in Energy and Computer Systems. In 2016 he completed his Master of Science in Cultural Informatics and Communication at the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean. Since June 2016, he started his doctoral research in the implementation of Augmented Reality technology (AR) in the Semantic Web (Semantic Web). His research includes the technologies of Virtual and Augmented Reality, especially the detection software and identification, the Internet of things and human – machine (smart devices/sensors) interaction, mobile programming, context-aware applications, Semantic web and Linked Open Data (LOD). He is also interested in security and privacy in augmented reality applications, as well as modeling 3D objects and production of animation mini-movies.
Eirini Kalatha is a PHD candidate in the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean, in the field of Serious games with emotional awareness and their implementation on adult education and culture. In 2016, she received a Master of Arts in “Education and Disability. Le dinamiche emotivo-affettive” from the University of Rome Tor Vergata and in 2013, received a Master of Science in” Cultural Informatics and Communication” at the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean. In 2012, she graduated from the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics of University of Thessaly. Her research includes serious games, affective computing, human-computer interaction (HCI), neuroscience of education, digital culture, adult education, educational technology and cultural education.
Efthymia-Themis Moraitou graduated from the Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art of the Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Athens in 2014. As a student, volunteer and finally professional she worked in organized laboratories on artworks conservation, as well as in situ on historic buildings wall paintings preservation and restoration. Due to her strong interest on the application of new technologies on Cultural Sector, she continued her studies and in 2017 she received the MSc in Cultural Informatics and Communication from the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean, majoring on the Design of Digital Cultural Products. Her dissertation focused on the knowledge representation and semantic search using ontology on the domain of artworks conservation. Today, she is a PhD candidate of the Department on the field of semantic technologies on the Cultural Heritage Preservation domain. She is interested in knowledge representation, ontological engineering, semantic web and services, metadata, LOD and digitization applications on Cultural Heritage.
George graduated as an IT Engineer in 1996, from the Department of Informatics of the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens. He worked as a software developer in Athens, for two years and then as a systems engineer for the Greek Ministry of Defense. In 1998 he started working as an IT teacher in secondary education public schools, He got a degree on Education from ASPETE (former SELETE) of Thessaloniki in 2000 and since then he works for the Ministry of Education as a secondary education teacher, in Lesvos. In 2005, he finished his studies in Music and got a Piano Degree and in 2017 he received the MSc in Cultural Informatics and Communication from the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean, gaining a distinction and scholarship. He continued his research as a PhD candidate of the same department with main research interests including Artificial Intelligence, Digital Storytelling, Augmented and Virtual Reality. He is also interested in 3D modelling and animation, video games, sound engineering and recording.
Mariana Ziku studied Sciences, History and Curation of Art in Greece (BA, MA, Dept. of Fine Arts and Art Sciences, University of Ioannina) and Digital Humanities in Belgium (MSc, Dept. of Computer Science, KU Leuven). Her research is in computing approaches for arts and culture, with a focus on the domain of intangible cultural heritage. Her dissertation is on the digital documentation of intangible cultural heritage through data science processes and digital infrastructures for public participation. She has been trained in the digital curation of intangible, audiovisual and documentary heritage in Egypt, Belgium, and Germany, as grant recipient of the Leonardo da Vinci European Commission programme. She is cofounder of the non-profit organisation Biennale of Western Balkans and has been working as a researcher and project manager in national and European research and cultural projects. She is staff member of the M.A. Programme Folk/Popular Culture and Modern Cultural Heritage at the Hellenic Open University.