Currently I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies, University of Patras, and a Research Associate at the HCI Group of the Interactive Systems Laboratory. I received a PhD from the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, University of Patras.
My research is related with investigating the influence of human aspects in cultural heritage informatics and usable & secure information systems aiming to drive the design and development of bootstrapped solutions to the unique cultural and cognitive characteristics of the end-users.Email: fidas AT upatras.gr :: LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fidas
[Workshop Co-Organizer - January 2019] I am Co-Organizer, together with Dr. Marios Belk, Dr. Elias Athanasopoulos, and Dr. Andreas Pitsillides, of the First International Workshop on Adaptive and Personalized Privacy and Security (APPS 2019), in conjunction with the ACM User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2019) conference. Submission due date: March 13, 2019
[Guest Co-Editor - December 2018] I am Guest Co-Editor, together with Dr. Stella Sylaiou, for the Special Issue on ICT for Culture and Tourism at the International Journal of Computational Methods in Heritage Science (IJCMHS). Submission due date: December 20, 2018
[Invited Talk - November 2018] "Human Cognition, Visual Behavior and User Experience in Virtual / Mixed Reality Applications: Case Studies and Interaction Effects", VR@GR: Virtual Reality – Research and Applications in Greece today, held at the Onassis Stegi.
[New Publication - November 2018] Journal paper accepted at User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction (UMUAI), entitled "A cognition-centered personalization framework for cultural heritage content"
[New Publication - November 2018] Journal paper accepted at ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH), entitled "Do game designers’ decisions related to visual activities affect knowledge acquisition in cultural heritage games? An evaluation from a human cognitive processing perspective"
[Invited Talk - May 2018] I enjoyed coming back to the University of Cyprus in the context of Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Teaching Programme. During my stay I had the opportunity to meet my former colleagues and friends and exchange interesting ideas for research. I was also honored to give a talk at the Computer Science Colloquium Series at UCY and give seminars to Ph.D., M.Sc. and B.Sc. students on topics related to information systems, cultural heritage and usable security.[view more]
[New Publication - April 2018] Congrats to Argyris Constantinides for his first regular paper at ACM SIGCHI UMAP 2018 concerning his Ph.D. thesis. The paper is entitled "On Cultural-centered Adaptive Graphical Passwords: Improving Password Memorability based on Users’ Collective Memories". Wishes for many more success.
[New Publication - April 2018] Paper accepted at ACM SIGCHI Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA 2018), entitled "Towards Gaze-Based Quantification of the Security of Graphical Authentication Schemes"
[Invited Talk - March 2018] Invited talk, "Human-Centered Design and Evaluation of Digitized Cultural Heritage Experiences", at the 4th Thematic Seminar on "Digitization of Monuments and Archaeological Sites" in the context of the European Project "Collaborative Digitization of Natural and Cultural Heritage, CD-ETA" of the Programme "INTERREG EUROPE".
[New Publication - February 2018] Journal paper accepted at the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, entitled "Effects of Mixed-Reality on Players' Behaviour and Immersion in a Cultural Tourism Game: A Cognitive Processing Perspective"
[New Publication - December 2017] Full paper accepted at ACM SIGCHI 2018, entitled "Influences of Human Cognition and Visual Behavior on Password Security during Picture Password Composition"
[New Publication - December 2017] Paper accepted for inclusion in the ACM SIGCHI IUI 2018 Papers' Programme, entitled "Eye Gaze-driven Prediction of Cognitive Differences during Graphical Password Composition"
[New Publication - April 2017] Paper accepted at ACM SIGCHI UMAP 2017, entitled "Using Eye Gaze Data and Visual Activities to Infer Human Cognitive Styles: Method and Feasibility Studies"
[New Publication - September 2016] Paper accepted at ACM SIGCHI CHI Play 2016, entitled "Do Field Dependence-Independence Differences of Game Players Affect Performance and Behaviour in Cultural Heritage Games?"
I have worked as a project manager, user experience expert and information systems architect in numerous EU-funded, National and industrial research projects like:
Assistant Professor (2016-), Tenure-track Lecturer (2013-2016) at the Department of Cultural Heritage and New Technologies, University of Patras
I am always happy to discuss with prospective students new research endeavors in the areas of Information Systems and Culture, Modelling Human Cognition in Interactive Systems, and Usable Security. If you are interested to discuss your research idea please don't hesitate to contact me at fidas AT upatras.grSuggested Topics for Ph.D.