People


The Cyprus Interaction Lab is affiliated with a number of organizations and networks linked to the HCI and Educational Technology communities.


Academics

andri ioannou
Andri Ioannou, Assistant Professor, Lab Director
Research Interests: computer-supported collaborative learning environments, use of technology to support student collaboration, decision making, and knowledge creation in both distant and collocated settings, integration of technology in all levels of education, and use of technology for social change.
Email: andri-AT-cyprusinteractionlab.com
Website: http://andriioannou.weebly.com/

 

panayiotis zaphirisPanayiotis Zaphiris, Professor, SCRC Director
Research Interests: Human Computer Interaction, Social Computing and Inclusive Design with an emphasis on the design of interactive systems for people with disabilities.
Email: pzaphiri-AT-cyprusinteractionlab.com
Website: http://www.zaphiris.org

 

Post Doctoral Researchers

Antigoni Parmaxi
Antigoni Parmaxi
Research Interests: Computer assisted language learning, participatory design methodology in language learning, intercultural education, curriculum development and lifelong learning.
Email:
Websitehttp://antigoniparmaxi.weebly.com/

 

Yiannis Georgiou
Yiannis Georgiou
Research Interests: Immersive technologies for inquiry learning, Technology-enhanced learning environments, Participatory design with teachers and students, Teachers’ professional development
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PhD Students

Leantros Kyriakoullis
Leantros Kyriakoullis
Research Interests: Cultural values in Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
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Theodoros Sourmelis
Theodoros Sourmelis
Research Interests: Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) in formal and informal learning, Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) games in the curriculum, Digital Game-Based Learning (DGBL)
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Panagiotis KosmasPanagiotis Kosmas
Research Interests: Language teaching methodologies, modern methodological approaches to teaching, the human computer – interaction, online communities of learning, the Professional Development through virtual environments and lifelong learning.
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Vaso Constantinou
Research Interests: integration of technology in education and training including sports/physical education, use of technology for social change, media/ICT support for social inclusion particularly effective inclusion of people with hearing impairment or deafness.
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Marianna Ioannou
Marianna Ioannou
Research Interests: Emerging interactive learning environments for primary students, embodied learning, STEM education, problem-solving, knowledge construction.
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Stella Timotheou
Stella Timotheou
Research Interests: Design and evaluation of robotic-enhanced learning environments, use of educational robotics to support collaboration and knowledge creation in STEM education, use of robotics to support interdisciplinarity in STEM education, classroom orchestration in robotic enhanced lessons.
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Chrysanthos Socratous
Chrysanthos Socratous
Research Interests:Design and evaluation of robotics curriculum for primary school students based on the constructivist and constructionist theoretical model, use of educational robotics to support student collaboration, problem-solving skills, and knowledge construction, integration of robotics as a mindtool to support the teaching of curriculum area subjects as mathematics and science in k-12 education.
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Aekaterini Mavri
Aekaterini Mavri
Research Interests: Transfer of learning between education and workplace, Workforce education, Technology enhanced learning, Active learning, User centred design, User interface design, development and evaluation.
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Affiliated/Collaborating Researchers

Christina Vasiliou
Christina Vasiliou,  Post-doctoral Researche, Newcastle University
Research Interests: Human Computer Interaction, Interface Design, Human Error Understanding, Interactive Touch Design
Email:
Websitehttp://christinalvasiliou.weebly.com/

 

Thomas Photiadis
Thomas Photiadis, PhD
Research Interests: Product and Systems Design, Human Computer Interaction, 3D environments & Avatars, Aesthetics, User Experience, Typography, Graphics, Eye tracking
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Fernando Loizides
Chrystalla Antoniou, PhD
Research Interests: Education for Sustainability, Cultural Sustainability, Outdoor Education, Museum Education, Environmental Education, Place-based Education, Experiential Learning, Technology-mediated Social Change.
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Efi Nisiforou
Efi Nisiforou, Lecturer, University of Nicosia 
Research Interests: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Educational Neuroscience, Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL), Personalized Learning Environments (PLE), User Experience, Cognitive Abilities, Creativity, Multi-metric methods (Psychometric, Biometric ǀ Eye-tracking, Neurometric ǀ EEG)
Email:nisiforou.efi-AT-gmail.com
Website: http://nisiforouefi.wixsite.com/enisiforou

 

Maria Matsangidou
Maria Matsangidou
Research Interests: Human Computer Interaction (HCI); Cyber-Psychology; Health Technology; Health Communication; Social Computing
Email:matsangidou-AT-cyprusinteractionlab.com

 

 

Alexandros Yeratziotis
Alexandros Yeratziotis, PhD
Research Interests: User Experience, Human-Computer Interaction, Usability Inspection Methods (UIMs)
Email:-AT-cyprusinteractionlab.com

 

 

 

Researchers

Anna Magidou
Anna Magidou
Research Interests: Human Computer Interaction, Interface Design, Interactive Floor, Embodied Learning Technology, Interactive Multimedia
Email: amagidou-AT-gmail.com

 

Georgia Zika
Georgia Zika
Research Interests: Tabletops technology, Gamification, Gamified learning, Bullying, Collaboration, Technology enhanced learning
Email:georgia.zika16-AT-gmail.com

 

 

Andreas Papallas
Andreas Papallas
Research Interests: Architecture, Urban design, Urban conflicts, Analysing and visualising cities on the basis of ethnic, social and cultural groups.
Email:apapallas-AT-gmail.com
Website: http://www.andreaspapallas.com

 

Panayiotis Hadjicostis
Panayiotis Hadjicostis
Research Interests: Digital Media and Journalism, New Media and Society, Culture of Cyberspace, Information Society, Social Media and Minorities
Email:panayiotis.hadjicostis-AT-cyprusinteractionlab.com

 
 

Eirini Christou
Eirini Christou
Research Interests: Technology and communication, Social representations, Refugees and Immigrants
Email:eirini.christou-AT-cyprusinteractionlab.com

 
 
 

Thrasos Tilemachou
Thrasos Tilemachou
Research Interests: Political Communication, Political Marketing, Critical (New Media) analysis, Post-Marxist Theory, European Politics
Email:thrasos.tilemachou-AT-cyprusinteractionlab.com

 

 

Froso Nikolaou
Froso Nikolaou
Research Interests: Sociology/Social psychology/Human rights/Equality in genders, Active youth and Volunteering, Human Resources/Personal Development, Culture, 5.Social media/Community media
Email:nikolaoufr-AT-gmail.com

 

 

Visiting Scholars

Fernando Loizides
Fernando Loizides, Lecturer, Cardiff University 
Research Interests: Digital Libraries, Information Seeking, Human Computer Interaction, Brain-Computer Interfaces and Database Systems; Software developer, User experience
EmailLoizidesf-AT-cardiff.ac.uk
Website: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/fernando-loizides-2936513a

 

Arūnas Gudinavičius
Arūnas Gudinavičius, Associate Professor, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Research Interests: Digital books, digital publishing, digital reading, human-computer interaction.
Email:arunas.gudinavicius-AT-gmail.com
Website: http://web.vu.lt/kf/a.gudinavicius

 
 

Yevgeniya Sulema
Yevgeniya Sulema, Associate Professor, National Technical University of Ukraine
Research Interests: Mulsemedia; Immersive Technologies; Multimedia Data Security (Image Steganography); Image Processing; Signal processing; Multimedia Data Classification, Recognition, and Retrieval; Image Compression.
Email:sulema-AT-pzks.fpm.kpi.ua
Website: https://kpi.academia.edu/YevgeniyaSulema/CurriculumVitae

 

Carmelo Ardito
Carmelo Ardito, Associate Professor, University of Bari Aldo Moro
Research Interests: Human-Computer Interaction, particularly Mashup of services and smart objects, Serious games, End-User Development, Usability Engineering and UX Practices in industry and public organizations.
Email:carmelo.ardito-AT-uniba.it
Website: http://ivu.di.uniba.it/people/ardito.htm

 

Sónia Sousa
Sónia Sousa, Associate Professor, Talling University
Research Interests: Human-Computer Interaction, Trust, Technology enhanced Learning. Focusing on exploring the role of Trust in technologically enhanced contexts and in HCI.
Email:sonia.sousa-AT-tlu.ee
Website: www.etis.ee/Sonia Sousa/

 

Artem Smolin
Artem Smolin, Head Dept of Engineering and Computer Graphics, ITMO University
Research Interests: VR/AR Technologies, Digital Heritage, Culture,
Design, Human Computer Interaction.
Email:smolin-AT-corp.ifmo.ru
Website: http://gt.ifmo.ru/

 

Lidia Korpan
Lidia Korpan, Lecturer, ITMO University, St. Petersburg
Research Interests: Graphic and industrial design theory, human-computer interaction, usability, cultural studies.
Email:lycor-AT-mail.ru
Website: http://gt.ifmo.ru/, www.lydart.ru

 

Darelle van Greunen
Darelle van Greunen, Professor, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
Research Interests: Human Computer Interaction, ICT4D, IT in Health, Social Innovation.
Email:Darelle.vanGreunen-AT-nmmu.ac.za
Website: http://cct.nmmu.ac.za

 
 

Arman Arakelyan
Arman Arakelyan, Interaction Design Lab, Talling University
Research Interests: Design for appropriation-centric technologies, Human-Computer Interaction, End-User Development.
Email:arman-AT-arakelyan.org
Website: http://arakelyan.org

 

Aleksandar Jevremovic
Aleksandar Jevremovic, Full professor, Singidunum University, Serbia
Research Interests: Information Security, HCI Security, Trust and Privacy, Web Development, UX, Social Networks and Computing, Education and Technology.
Email: ajevremovic-AT-gmail.com
Website: https://singidunum.ac.rs/ajevremovic

 

Lennart E. Nacke
Lennart E. Nacke, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Waterloo
Research Interests: Human Computer Interaction, Game Design, Gamification, Games User Research, UX Design, Brain-Computer Interfaces and Affective Computing
Email: lennart.nacke-AT-acm.org
Website: http://hcigames.com

 

Natalia Pavlou
Natalia Pavlou, PhD student, Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago
Research Interests: Theoretical linguistics, Experimental linguistics, Linguistic fieldwork, Human Computer Interaction.
Email: npavlou-AT-uchicago.edu
Website: http://www.nataliapavlou.com/