Yiorgos Chrysanthou


Associate Professor at Computer Science Department, University of Cyprus
Director of Computer Graphics Lab
Yiorgos L. Chrysanthou is an Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Cyprus, since 2001, where he is heading the Graphics and Hypermedia lab.

He was educated in the UK (BSc and PhD from Queen Mary and Westfield College) and worked for several years as a research fellow and a lecturer at University College London. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of California at Berkeley, USA (1992), the Tel-Aviv University, Israel (1997), the SIAT, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shenzhen (2009) and University College London (2013).

He has been the local or overall coordinator of over 20 research projects, related to 3D graphics, virtual reality and applications, funded through various sources (UK EPSRC, UK DTI, EU IST, CY RPF). Yiorgos has published over 70 papers in journals and international conferences on computer graphics and virtual reality and is a co-author of the book "Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments: From Realism to Real-Time", (Addison-Wesley 2001+ China Machine Press 2004).

He has served as Program co-Chair for the 5th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (VAST 2004), for the 12th and 13th ACM Virtual Reality Software and Technology (ACM VRST 2005 and 2006) and for the 22nd EUROPEAN Conference on Modeling and Simulation (ECMS 2008). His research interests are in the general area of 3D Computer Graphics, including real-time rendering, reconstruction of urban environments and virtual humans, with applications to serious games and cultural heritage.

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.