Despina Grigoriou (Michael)

Short Bio

Despina Grigoriou (Michael) is an Assistant Professor at Multimedia and Graphic Arts Department at Cyprus University of Technology and the scientific coordinator of the Microsoft Computer Games and Emerging Technologies Research Lab GET Lab. She also serves as a co-coordinator for the inter-university postgraduate programme  MSc in Computer Games and Interactive Technologies. Before joining Cyprus University of Technology as a Lecturer in 2012, she had been a post-doctoral researcher at Event-lab (2011), University of Barcelona that is specialized on experiments within Virtual Reality systems and a Lecturer at the University of Nicosia (2009-2011).

Prior to that she was a research associate (2002-2010) at Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Lab at the Computer Science Department, University of Cyprus from where she received her PhD in Computer Graphics in 2010. She has received several awards and distinctions including Anita Borg Scholarship awarded by Google (2008).

Her research interests are focused on Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality. She has been involved in research projects on these topics and published her work in refereed journals and conferences of these areas including the top ranked Eurographics and Computer Graphics Forum Journal. She has served as a reviewer for scientific publications and has been a member of program and organizing committees of scientific conferences.