Dr Andreas Aristidou is an Assistant Professor at the University of Cyprus, and a Research Fellow at the CYENS Centre of Excellence with special interest in computer graphics and character animation. Previously, he served as Senior PostDoc Researcher at the Efi Arazi School of Computer Science, The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel (2016-2018), the Interdisciplinary Research Center, Shandong University in China (2015), the Graphics Virtual Reality Lab, University of Cyprus (2012-2014,2019), and the Digital Heritage Research Lab, Cyprus University of Technology (2015). He had been a Cambridge European Trust fellow, at the Signal Processing and Communications Laboratory, University of Cambridge, where he obtained his PhD (2011). Andreas has a BSc in Informatics and Telecommunications from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2005) and he is an honor graduate of Kings College London (2006).
His main research interests are focused on 3D motion analysis, classification, and synthesis, and involve motion capture, inverse kinematics, deep convolutional and reinforcement learning, intangible cultural heritage, and applications of conformal geometric algebra in graphics. Andreas is on the editorial board of The Visual Computer (TVC) journal, and serves as an Associate Editor, the Heritage journal (Associate Editor), and the Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras (Guest Editor in Chief). He participated in a number of EU funded projects, and he collaborates with EU creative industries to design innovative algorithm for motion synthesis and character retargeting. Finally, he is the co-author of the FABRIK Inverse Kinematics solver that been integrated in all major game engines (e.g., Unity, Unreal engines, Panda), and published in open-source libraries.
International Program Committee: Eurographics 2022 (Award Jury Chair), ACM-SCA 2022, CGI2022, CASA2022, ENGAGE2022, ACM-SCA2021, CGI2021, CASA2021, ENGAGE2021, ENGAGE2020, ENGAGE2019, MIG2018, ENGAGE2018.
In collaboration with Prof. Yiorgos Chrysanthou and Dr. Panayiotis Charalambous, at CYENS centre of Excellence. We are looking for talented scholars with a strong interest in researching exciting new methods in computer animation, with emphasis on Virtual Humans. You can visit the link below for more information. If you are interested in joining our vibrant research team at the CYENS Centre of Excellence, and get a PhD degree from the Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, please send me a message.
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In collaboration with Dr. Fotis Liarokapis, at the Extended Experiences MRG group, CYENS centre of Excellence. Extended Experiences MRG focuses on virtual and augmented environments as well as human-machine interactions generated by computer technology and wearables. Advanced extended reality combines human senses, and it requires new strategies for the design and implementation of novel applications and systems. The goal of this MRG is to focus on three related broad areas including: (a) extended reality, (b) advanced interaction and (c) physiological interfaces.
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