Assistant Professor, Multimedia and Graphic Arts Department
Founder and Coordinator of the Microsoft Computer Games and Emerging Technologies Research Lab - GET Lab
Despina Michael is an Assistant Professor at Multimedia and Graphic Arts Department at Cyprus University of Technology and the scientific coordinator of the Microsoft Computer Games and Emerging Technologies Research Lab GET Lab. She also serves as a co-coordinator for the inter-university postgraduate programme MSc in Computer Games and Interactive Technologies. Before joining Cyprus University of Technology as a Lecturer in 2012, she had been a post-doctoral researcher at Event-lab (2011), University of Barcelona that is specialized on experiments within Virtual Reality systems and a Lecturer at the University of Nicosia (2009-2011).
Prior that she was a research associate at Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Lab at the Computer Science Department, University of Cyprus from where she received her PhD in Computer Graphics in 2010. She has received several awards and distinctions including Anita Borg Scholarship awarded by Google (2008) while her PhD dissertation was nominated for the Best PhD Thesis Award of the Eurographics Association (2011). Her research interests focus on Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality. She has been involved in several projects on these topics and published her work in top ranked refereed journals and conferences of these areas. She has served as a reviewer for scientific publications and has been a member of program and organizing committees of scientific conferences.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
This project has received funding from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the Directorate General for the European Programmes, Coordination and Development.