University of Cyprus

BSc in Computer Science

2002 - 2004

Exhibitor in the European commission’s ICT (Innovate Transform Connect) exhibition 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal, for the FET funded GHOST (Generic and highly organic shape changing interfaces) project. GHOST project was listed as one of the top 10 must-see projects out of 150.


Best of CHI 2015 Honourable mention award.


First price award in the SPHERE Dress-Sense competition (£5000 price awarded by the major of Bristol George Ferguson) in 2014. http://big.cs.bris.ac.uk/2014/12/sphere-dress-sense-competition-1st-prize-award/


Exhibitor in the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in 2014 London UK, “The hidden world of ultrasonic waves” .


Granted a 4 year PhD scholarship of £18,000 per year from EPSRC in 2012.


Conferences attended : CHI (2014 in Toronto Canada, 2015 in Seoul Korea, 2016 in San Jose USA), 3DUI 2016, IEEE VR conference, CDT conference (2013, 2014, 2015).


Memberships:


ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) student member

President of the art society in the University of Cyprus ( 3 years)


Sports:

Football (5 aside), Bristol Downs football league 

Basketball (Local Cyprus championship),

Tennis (Local Cyprus championship),

Table tennis ,

Badmitton (National team of Cyprus)

Activities:
Diving, Climbing, Rabelling, Racing, Painting

​Travelling

Google Science fair

Preliminary and scientific accuracy judge

I am currently a final year Ph.D. student in the BIG (Bristol Interaction Group) lab of the University of Bristol and a member of the CDT in Communications. I am interested in dynamic physical visualisations of information and my main focus is to investigate the creation of an acoustic levitation interface that will allow data visualisation using levitated objects. These objects can be seen as a combined structure which can be manipulated to form new visualisations without the need of rebuilding new physical objects. 

I am a member of the GHOST (Generic and highly organic shape changing interfaces) project supported by the EC within the 7th framework programme through the FET Open scheme.

2012 - 2016

2013 - present

​2009 - 2010

University of Bristol

Ph.D in Human computer interaction

Interests

Employment

2010 - 2012

University of Bristol

Teaching assistant in Interactive Devices

2008 - 2009

Achievements

CRM.COM

Software Engineer, System and Database trainer


Other

2014 - present

2013 - present

University of Bristol

MSc in Internet Technologies with Security

2004 - 2008

Army of Cyprus

Second lieutenant

Themis Omirou 

Ph.D in Human Computer Interaction

Themis.Omirou@bristol.ac.uk

omirou.themis@gmail.com

http://ghostfet-prod.cs.bris.ac.uk/people/

http://big.cs.bris.ac.uk/people/themis




European driving licence

CMAS diving licence

Speedboat licence

XEROX

Account Manager

Education

University of Bristol

Exam invigilator