Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Lab

Department of Computer Science

Dr Andreas Aristidou

Curriculum Vitae

My CV is available in pdf format upon request.


Education


Apr.'07-Oct.'10

University of Cambridge: Department of Engineering, Signal Processing and Communication Group, PhD in Engineering.
  Supervisor: Dr Joan Lasenby.
Final Thesis: Tracking and Modelling Motion for Biomechanical Analysis.

2005 - 2006

University of London: King's College London, School of Physical Sciences & Engineering, Division of Engineering, MSc in Mobile & Personal Communications.
  Awarded Grade: Distinction
Final Thesis: A Robust Method for Tracking Sports Players for Web or Wireless Display

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Random Variables and Stochastic Processes, Digital Communications, Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications, Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing, Introduction to Telecommunications Networks, Communication Theory, Compression Methods for Multimedia, Mobile and Personal Communications Systems.


2001 - 2005

National & Kapodistrian University of Athens: Faculty of Science, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications. BSc in Informatics & Telecommunications.
  Final Project: Development and investigation of methods for automatic and reliable indexing and recognition of violent scenes in video files using audio features.

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Forth year courses:
Digital Communication Networks, Mobile and Personal Communication Systems, Optical Communication Systems and Networks, Transmission Lines & Waveguides and Optical Fibre, Image Processing, Speech Processing, Special Topics in Communications and Signal Processing, Design and Use of Databases, Information Systems, Security of Computer Systems, Human Computer Interaction, Digital Systems Design, Internet Application Technology, History of Informatics and Telecommunications, Computers and Music.

Third year courses:
Theory of Computation, Introduction to Communication Systems, Operating Systems, System Programming, Network Management, Pattern Recognition, Digital Signal Processing, Stochastic Signal Processing, Digital Communications, Information Theory and Coding, Graphics.

Second year courses:
Electronics and Applications to Informatics, Fields and Waves, Probability and Statistics, Computer Architecture, Communication Networks, Algorithms and Complexity, Implementation of Database Systems, Signals and Systems.

First year courses:
Mathematical Analysis I, Mathematical Analysis II, Linear Algebra and Analytic Geometry, Logical Design, Introduction to Programming in C, Introduction to Informatics and Telecommunications, Physics, Data Structures, Discrete Mathematics, Numerical Analysis.

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Work Experience

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:
Feb.'16 - The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (Israel): Post-doc researcher at the Efi Arazi School of Computer Science.
Jan.'15 - University of Cyprus: Post-doc researcher at the Virtual Reality Lab, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences.
Jan.'15 - Oct.'15 Cyprus University of Technology: Deputy Manager of the European project ITN-DCH and post-doc researcher at the Digital Heritage Research Lab.
Jun.'12 - Dec.'14 University of Cyprus: Post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Computer Science working on motion analysis & simulation, a project funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation.
Jan.'12 - Dec.'15 Cyprus University of Technology: Affiliated post-doc researcher at the Department of Multimedia and Graphics Arts, Faculty of Applied Arts and Communication.
Mar.'11 - Jun.'11 University of Cyprus: Post-doc researcher associated with the Department of Computer Science working on SimPol VR (Virtual Reality Police Simulator), a project funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation.
Nov.'10 - Mar.'11 University of Cambridge: Visiting researcher position in Signal Processing and Communications group, Department of Information Engineering, under the supervision of Dr J. Lasenby.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Sep.'14 - Jan.'15 Cyprus University of Technology: Lecturing position at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Responsible for the BSC course: Computer Graphics.
Jan.'13 - Jun.'14 University of Cyprus: Teaching parts of the courses Software technology for Video Games and Research methodologies in Computer Science for the MSc degree in Computer Game design and the BSc degree in Computer Science, respectively.
Jan.'12 - Jun.'12 University of Nicosia: Lecturing position at the Department of Design and Multimedia. Responsible for the BSc course: Audio-visual Foundations, both in Greek and English.
Oct.’11 - Jun.’12 Cyprus College: Lecturing position in Limassol campus. Responsible for four courses: Digital Logic Design, Information Technology, Spread-sheet Applications and Computer Networks.
Sep.'09 - Jun.'10 University of Cambridge: Teaching Assistant in Division F, Department of Engineering. Responsible for the second year information engineering laboratories.
Apr.'07 - Sep.'09 University of Cambridge: Supervisor for Signals and Systems (3rd year module) and Lab Demonstrator for Computing IB (Matlab).
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE:
Oct.'06 - Apr.'07 Amdocs Development Ltd (ADL): Worked as a Programming SME in the Software Development and Design Department of ADL, in Cyprus.
Jun.'03 - Jul.'03 National Bank of Greece: Worked as a network administrator responsible for communication issues and security of data. (summer job).

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Awards

2015 Awarded the DARIAH-EU Theme 2015 in Open Humanities for organizing a workshop on e-documentation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
2013 Awarded the Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) Visiting Scientist Program (VSP) scholarship to visit PhaseSpace Inc. Offices in San Leandro, CA, USA, in order to be trained in the new PhaseSpace mocap systems and gain experiences in relative subjects.
2012 - 2014 Awarded the ΔΙΔΑΚΤΩΡ fellowship (for young researchers) from the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation to establish research in motion simulation at the Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Lab, University of Cyprus (€125K, with acceptance rate 5%).
2011 PhaseSpace Inc offered me a full 8-cameras Impulse X2 motion capture system and software (valued $50K US) to establish collaborations and to continue my research activity in Cyprus.
2007 - 2010 Cambridge European Trust Bursary for PhD studies at CUED.
2006 My dissertation was ranked as the best dissertation of the MSc in Mobile and Personal Communications at King’s College London.
2005 My final thesis was selected as one of the best dissertations of the year of the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications at the University of Athens and published at the annual journal of the department.

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Specialist Qualifications

2006 Amdocs Development Ltd (ADL)
  Professional Training in:
  .: Introduction to Oracle 9i: SQL held by John Bryce Training, a part of Amdocs employee training.
  .: Professional Training in UNIX, a part of Amdocs employee training.
1999 Hellenic Army: Signal Training Centre, Signal Officer School
  Telecom Engineer's Certificate: Graduated as signals officer after fourth-month training on wireless and wired communications, cryptography, antennae specifications, long distance communications etc.

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