Research & Interest
real time rendering, photorealistic rendering, interactive applications, computer games, edutainment (education + entertainment) applications
virtual worlds, immersive environments
Augmented Multi-Modal Naturally-Networked Gatherings, is a four year FP7 EU collaborative project (#248620) which started on Jan 1st 2010. The science and technology developed in BEAMING will give people a real sense of physically being in a remote location with other people, and vice versa - without actually physically travelling.
Despina is currently a post doc researcher at Event-lab, University of Barcelona that is specialized on experiments within Virtual Reality systems. She also holds a position of Lecturer since 2009, at the Design and Multimedia Department at the University of Nicosia
Prior that she was a research associate (2002-2009) 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. From the same university she received her MSc in Advanced Information Technology (2005) and BSc in Computer Science (2003).
She has received several awards and distinctions included Anita Borg Scholarship awarded by Google (2009), the highest GPA of MSc graduate students award (2005) and the best thesis award for her BSc thesis (2003).
Her research interests are focus on Computer Graphics (rendering, computer games, interactive applications) and Virtual Reality (virtual worlds, immersive environments). She has been involved in several projects on these topics and published her work in refereed journals and conferences of these areas. She has served as a reviewer for scientific publications, and have been a member of program and organization committees of scientific conferences.