Academic staff

Despina Grigoriou (Michael), Lab Coordinator
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 that she was a research associate (2002-2009) 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) while her PhD dissertation was nominated for the Best PhD Thesis Award of the Eurographics Association (2011).

Her research interests focus on Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality. She has been involved in several projects on these topics and published her work in refereed journals and conferences of these areas including the top ranked ACM SIGGRAPH, 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.

 Researchers & PhD Students

Panagiotis Charalampous, PhD Candidate
Panagiotis Charalampous is currently a PhD Candidate of the Department of Multimedia & Graphic Arts. He has a diversified scientific background as he holds a BSc in Informatics from the Technological Institute of Athens, an MBA in Management of Engineering and Technology from Northcentral University in Arizona as well as a wealth of professional certifications on various Microsoft Technologies. He has a professional experience in a wide range of software applications and his current research interests evolve around computational acoustics and their applications on virtual reality, interactive environments and video games. Alongside with his PhD studies, he is a senior software engineer at Mediterranean Acoustics R&D, assisting on research and development of innovative software applications in various fields of acoustics.

Maria Christofi

Maria Christofi, PhD Candidate
Maria Christofi is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts. She holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science (2014) from the University of Cyprus and a M.Sc. in Design and Development of Computer Games and Interactive Technologies (2015) from the Cyprus University of Technology and the University of Cyprus. Her research interests include virtual reality, video games, body ownership and psychology.


Christos Kyrlitsias, PhD Candidate
​​Christos Kyrlitsias is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Multimedia & Graphic Arts. His research interests include applications of virtual reality in psychology. He holds a BA in Multimedia and Graphic Arts and an MSc in Design and Development of Computer Games and Interactive Technologies at Cyprus University of Technology. Since 2014, Christos is a Research Associate at Microsoft Computer Games and Emerging Technologies research lab. His interests include video games, virtual reality and interactive applications.


Efi Nisiforou, Research Assistant (Spring 2016, Spring 2017)

Panayiotis Yiannakou, MSc Student (Fall 2016)

Andreas Prodromou, Research Associate (2015 - 2016)

Maria Christofi, MSc Student (Fall 2015)

Dimirtis Papadopoulos, MA Student (Fall 2015)

Kleopatra Kostakou, Intern (Fall 2015)

Rallia Georgieva, Intern (Fall 2015)

Charalambos Karkallis, BA student (Spring 2015)

Thomas Chatzidimitris, Intern (2014)

Marios Kleanthous, Intern (Fall 2013), BA student (Spring 2014), Research Assistant (Spring 2014)

Marinos Savva, Intern (Fall 2013), BA student (Spring 2014), Research Assistant (Spring 2014)

Konsantinos Koumis, BA student (Spring 2014)

Kalia Aristidou, MSc student (Fall 2013), Research Assistant (Spring 2014)

Chris Christou, Research Assistant (2013)

Giwrgos Georgiou, Intern (Summer 2013)

Kyriakos Georgiou, Intern (Summer 2013)

Charis Meli, Intern (Summer 2013)

Neofytos Neofytou, BA Student (Spring 2013)

Smaragda Christoudoulou, MA student (Fall 2012), Research Assistant (Spring 2013)

Christos Panayiotou, MA student (Fall 2012)

Soteris Stylianou, Research Associate (2012)