Panayiotis Zaphiris

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Professor at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts
Dean of School of Fine and Applied Arts
Co-founder and Co-Manager of the Cyprus Interaction Lab

Prof. Panayiotis Zaphiris is a Professor in the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, and Dean of the Fine and Applied Arts of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT). He is also a member of the CUT senate. He is leading the Cyprus Interaction Lab, a research lab specializing in the study of the interaction of people with technology in various fields. The lab aims to understand and enhance users' experience and interaction with technology. Panayiotis has a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from Wayne State University, USA. He also has an MSc in Systems Engineering and a BSc in Electrical Engineering both from University of Maryland, College Park, USA. Before returning to Cyprus he was a Reader at the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design, School of Informatics of City University London where he founded and was leading the City Interaction Lab (funded by Vodafone Foundation). Before City University, he was a researcher at the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University from where he also got his Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction (HCI). His research interests lie in HCI with an emphasis on inclusive design and social aspects of computing. He is also interested in internet related research (web usability, mathematical modelling of browsing behaviour in hierarchical online information systems, online communities, e-learning, web based digital libraries and social network analysis of online human-to human interactions). Dr Zaphiris has participated in a total of 16 funded research projects summing up to over 1.5 million euro. He has published over 190 academic papers in well know academic journals and international conferences. He is also the editor of 14 books and edited volumes. His publication record includes papers in journals like ACM TOCHI, Interacting with Computers, Behaviour and Information Technology and conferences like ACM CHI and British HCI. Finally, has delivered keynote talks, tutorials and organized workshops at international 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.