Despina Grigoriou (Michael)

Brief CV

Academic Positions

Assistant Professor, 2015 - today
Multimedia and Graphic Arts Department
Cyprus University of Technology

Lecturer, 2012 - 2015
Multimedia and Graphic Arts Department
Cyprus University of Technology

Post doc Researcher, 2011
Event Lab: Experimental Lab of Virtual Environments for Neuroscience and Technology
Department of Psychology, University of Barcelona

Lecturer, 2009 - 2011
Design and Multimedia Department, University of Nicosia

Research Associate, 2002 - 2009
Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Lab
Computer Science Department, University of Cyprus

Education

PhD in Computer Graphics (2010)
Computer Science Department, University of Cyprus

M.Sc. in Advanced Information Technologies (2005)
Computer Science Department, University of Cyprus

B.Sc. in Computer Science (2003)
Computer Science Department, University of Cyprus

Awards & Distinctions

Best Paper Award at VSMM 2014: 20th International Conference on Virtual Systems & Multimedia, Hong Kong, for the paper “Sound Propagation in 3D Spaces Using Computer Graphics Techniques” (Advances in Technology Session).

Best Paper Award  at VS-GAMES 2014: 6th International Conference on Virtual Worlds and Games for Serious Applications, Msida, Malta, for the paper “Aliens versus Humans: Do avatars make a difference in how we play the game?”.

Nomination for the Best PhD Thesis Award 2011, Eurographics: European Association in Computer Graphics, 2011.

Scholarship recipient of “The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship 2008”. Awarded by Google.

Award of M.Sc. Graduate Program in Advanced Information Technologies, for the highest GPA grade among all graduate students of the Computer Science Department, University of Cyprus. Awarded by the Computer Science Department, University of Cyprus, June 2005.

Professional Activities

Reviewer of scientific journals and conferences:
WSCG2015, VSMM 2014, Digital Heritage International Congress 2013, VSMM 2013, GCH 2013, MEMORY OF THE WORLD 2013, EG 2012, VSMM2012, C&G Journal 2011, VAST 2011, EHCIDE 2011, EG 2011, VS-Games 2011, VAST 2010, Euromed 2010, CGF Journal Vol. 4 2009, PG 2009, i3D 2009, ECMS 2008, VSMM 2008, CGF Journal Vol. 4 2007, EG 2007, VRST 2006.

Member of International Program/Scientific Committee:
IEEE Melecon 2016 (track chair), VSMM 2014, Digital Heritage International Congress 2013,VSMM 2013, GCH 2013, DigitalHeritage 2013, MEMORY OF THE WORLD 2013, VSMM 2012, VAST 2011, EHCDE 2011, EuroMed 2010, VAST 2010, EuroMed 2010, ECMS 2008.

Member of Local Organizing Committee:
EGSR 2006, ANS 2006, VRST 2006.

Member of Organization and Evaluation Committee:
Design & Development Game Competition Logipaignion 2015 (Program chair), 2014 (Program chair), 2013 (General chair), 2011 (Eval.), 2010 (Eval.), 2009 (Org. & Eval.)

Session chairman:
Euromed 2010 (2 sessions), ECMS 2008.

Member of professional associations:
ACM SIGGRAPH, EUROGRAPHICS, IEEE, SCTC (ETEK),  ACM Woman Cyprus Chapter, ACM SIGCHI Cyprus Chapter