I have extensive experience in working for technology-rich museums, creating enjoyable interactive experiences for a diverse audience.
Currently, I am a PhD student at the Computer Science Department of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). I am working under the guidance of Professor Dr. Doug A. Bowman at the 3D Interaction research group. The 3DI group belongs to the Center for Human-Computer Interaction (CHCI) and investigates new ways and technologies for interaction in three-dimensional, immersive, virtual environments. For my research I am investigating the learning benefits of group interaction in (immersive) virtual environments, mainly in public spaces of informal learning such as museums and science centers.
MY CAREER PATH
My career path in a nutshell with the most important academic and professional periods.
1990-1995: Studies Part I
BSc in Electrical Engineering at the Technological Institute of Patras, Greece
1996-1997: Higher Degree
MSc in Human-Centered Computer Systems at Sussex University, UK
1999-2011: Professional Career
Worked as an Interactive Systems Developer for 12 years in Greece (Foundation of the Hellenic World)
2011-Now: The Quest for Knowledge Continues...
PhD in Computer Science and Applications at Virginia Tech, USA
Looking for my next big adventure!
MY KNOWLEDGE AND SERVICES
My most important talents and knowledge that brought me this far and can get me beyond.
You can browse my detailed Portfolio to find out what kept me busy during the last fifteen years of my life.
I am researching ways in which we can facilitate effective audience interactivity and collaboration in virtual environments, such as 3D games and simulations, for learning purposes. By combining theories and practices from Interaction Design, Virtual Reality, Serious Games, and Contextual Learning I am investigating the educational and entertaining efficacy of social and gaming activities of a large collocated group of students. My motivation is mainly for spaces of informal learning such as museums and science centers.
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