P. Zaphiris


  • Rector, Cyprus University of Technology
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Panayiotis Zaphiris is Professor (Multimedia and Graphic Arts Department) and Rector at CUT. He has a PhD in Human Computer Interaction from the University of Wayne, USA. He is also a graduate of Engineering Systems and Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. Prior to returning to Cyprus, he was a Reader at the Human Computer Interaction Design Center of the City University of London, where he founded and led the City Interaction Lab (funded by the Vodafone Foundation). Prior to City University, he was a researcher at the Gerontology Institute at Wayne University where he took a PhD in Human Computer Interaction (HCI). His research interests are at HCI with an emphasis on participatory design and social aspects of ICTs. Prof Zaphiris has participated in more than 16 funded research projects with a funding of more than 5 million euros. He has published over 250 academic articles in well-known academic journals and international conferences. Recent related research activities include leading the academic management of the Youth Makerspace Larnaka (the 1st Makerspace founded in Cyprus), being the PI of HORIZON 2020 TWINNING project NOTRE. Panayiotis also served on the Board of Directors of RISE (Research Center on Interactive Media Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies - http://www.rise.org.cy)


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