Dr. Fotis Liarokapis (male) is the director of Extended Experiences MRG and an Associate Professor at CYENS. He has received the D.Phil. degree from the University of Sussex, U.K., and has worked as a Research Fellow with City University, London, U.K., Coventry University, U.K., and most recently at Masaryk University, Czech Republic, where he was an Associate Professor and Director of the HCI Lab. His research interests include virtual reality, augmented reality, brain computer interfaces and serious games. He has organised multiple conferences and workshops and he is the co-founder of the International Conference on Virtual Worlds and Games for Serious Applications (VS-Games). Recently, he was the program-chair of IEEE CoG 2020 and IEEE CoG 2021 as well as the general chair of IMET 2022. Currently, he is the general chair of IMET 2023 and the publications chair of Mobile HCI 2023. He is a member of IEEE.
Dr. Dimitrios Skarlatos (male) is an Associate Professor at Cyprus University of Technology and a research affiliate at CYENS. He holds a Dipl. Eng. in Rural Surveying from the National Technical University of Athens, M.Sc. with distinction from University College London and a Ph.D. from the National Technical University of Athens. His main research interests are focusing in acquisition and processing of 3D data and point clouds using image sequences. This includes underwater, UAV or close range photos. His general interests include Geographic Information Systems, Data Bases, image matching, DTM creation, orthophotograph production and orthophotograph checking without reference data, videometry, satellite image processing, and special applications of close range photogrammetry.
Dr. Filip Škola (male) is a research associate at CYENS. He has received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University in Czechia. He also holds BSc and MSc degrees in Applied Computer Science from the same institution. His main research interests are advanced human-computer interaction, physiological interfaces, virtual and augmented reality, and body representation (embodiment) in VR. His previous work experience includes the design of VR embodiment-based brain-computer interaction training paradigms and collaboration with medical professionals in the field of psychiatry on the development of VR tools for studying body ownership in the schizophrenic population.
Mrs. Kalliopi Apostolou (female) is a research associate at CYENS. She received her MSc in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience from the School of Psychology & Neurosciences, University of Glasgow, in the United Kingdom. She also holds a BSc degree in Psychological Studies from the same university. Her main research interests include cognitive neuroscience, multisensory interfaces, virtual reality, and behavioral, neural, and computational principles of bodily self-consciousness (i.e., illusory body ownership or self-attribution). Her previous work experience includes the design of multisensory experiences in VR and the development of experimental paradigms for studying individual alpha frequency changes across the lifespan using the electroencephalogram.
Mr. Václav Milata (male) is a research assistant at CYENS. He has received his BSc degree in Information Technology from Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology in Czechia. Then he spent several years working in the industry as a software developer, building mainly mobile apps for Android and iOS, while also being a creative code hobbyist and games and virtual reality enthusiast. His main research interests are computer graphics, virtual and augmented reality, applications of machine learning algorithms and building innovative user interfaces.


Mr. Haris Psallidopoulos (male) is a research intern at CYENS focusing on collaborative virtual reality environments. He holds a BA in Multimedia and an MBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. He also works as an LMS support and development agent for the University of Nicosia. He has expertise in coding, academic research, Unity development, and UI/UX design. Finally, has experience with electrical engineering and 3D Printing and shares a passion for visual effects.
Mr. Andreas Alexandrou (male) is a research intern at CYENS. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Cyprus. His main research interests are artificial intelligence, advanced algorithms, computer graphics, and virtual reality. Andreas is excited to further his education by pursuing a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, where he plans to engage in cutting-edge research and explore topics such as machine learning, natural language processing, and intelligent systems.
Mr. Taha Babagil (male) is a research intern at CYENS. He is studying BSc in Computer Science at the University of Warwick, UK. His main research is focused on mobile augmented reality application development. He has experience in developing web-based applications. Taha is also interested in a variety of computer science disciplines including software engineering, artificial intelligence and extended reality.