Workshoper | University of Nicosia
Chris Christou is Associate Professor in Applied Multimedia and Director of the Creative Technologies Lab at the University of Nicosia. He teaches internet technologies, programming for arts students and computer games development. Current research activities include developing virtual and augmented reality applications for helping people with cognitive and motor impairments that occur after brain injury.
He received his DPhil from the University of Oxford specialising in computer graphics for research in human and computer vision and, before coming to Cyprus, he was a member of the Virtual Environments and Computer Graphics Group at University College London where he developed applications for multi-user virtual collaboration and cultural heritage. His interest in Virtual Reality started at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany, whose aim was to study how people behave in virtual environments in order to create intelligent robots.
Chris also has interests in the digital arts and has participated in several collaborations exploring how humans interact with computer-generated multimedia. His main ambition is to encourage young people to explore science and mathematics using new technologies and the digital arts.