Dr Andreas Aristidou
Office Location: New UCY Campus, FST01, Room 123
Position: Post-Doc Researcher
Dr Andreas Aristidou is a Post-Doc researcher at the Efi Arazi School of Computer Science, The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (Israel), and the Graphics Virtual Reality Lab, Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus. Previously was Deputy Manager of the European project ITN-DCH, and member of the Digital Heritage Research Lab, Cyprus University of Technology.
Andreas has been awarded the ΔΙΔΑΚΤΩΡ fellowship, by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, to establish research in motion analysis and classification. In addition, he has been awarded the Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) Visiting Scientist Program (VSP) scholarship to visit PhaseSpace Inc. offices in San Diego, CA, USA, in order to be trained in the new PhaseSpace mocap systems and gain experiences in relative subjects; he continues to collaborate with PhaseSpace Inc., a leading company that offers motion capture solutions for motion tracking and positioning, and he establishes his own motion capture laboratory at the Graphics and Virtual Reality Lab, University of Cyprus. Following his novel research in folk dance digitization, he has been recently awarded the DARIAH-EU Theme 2015 in Open Humanities for organizing a workshop on e-documentation of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Andreas has participated in a number of EU funded projects, including the SIM.POL.VR (Virtual Reality Police Simulator) (at the University of Cyprus). In addition, he collaborates with Unity 3d for the design of computer games, incorporating human-like Inverse Kinematic constraints, and with EU creative industries to design innovative algorithm for motion synthesis and character retargeting.
He had been a Cambridge European Trust fellow, at the Signal Processing and Communications Laboratory Information Engineering Division, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, where he obtained his PhD under the supervision of Dr Joan Lasenby. Andreas has a BSc in Informatics and Telecommunications from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2005) and he is an honour graduate of Kings College London (2006), where he obtained his MSc degree in Mobile and Personal Communications.
His main interests are focused on 3D motion analysis and classification, motion synthesis, human animation and involves optical Motion Capture, real time marker prediction and CoR estimation, Inverse Kinematics, and applications of Conformal Geometric Algebra in Engineering.