Reconstruction of Everyday Life
in the 19th Century Nicosia

About Us

  • Dr Yiorgos Chrysanthou (Project Coordinator)
  • Yiorgos L. Chrysanthou is an Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Cyprus, where he is heading the Graphics and Hypermedia lab. He was educated in the UK (BSc and PhD from Queen Mary and Westfield College) and worked for several years as a research fellow and a lecturer at University College London. He has been a Visiting Researcher at the University of California at Berkeley, USA (1992) and at Tel-Aviv University, Israel (1997). Yiorgos has published over 50 papers in journals and international conferences on computer graphics and virtual reality and is a co-author of the book "Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments: From Realism to Real-Time", (Addison-Wesley 2001 + China Machine Press 2004). He has served as Program Chair for the 5th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (VAST 2004), for the 12th and 13th ACM Virtual Reality Software and Technology (ACM VRST 2005 and 2006), for the 22nd EUROPEAN Conference on Modeling and Simulation (ECMS 2008) and for the International Conference Motion in Games 2010. He has been the local or overall coordinator of 17 research projects funded through various sources (UK EPSRC, UK DTI, EU IST, CY RPF).

    Yiorgos’ research interests are in the general area of Computer Graphics, Virtual/Augmented Reality and their applications. They include real-time rendering, reconstruction of urban environments, pedestrian simulation and crowd rendering, visibility and shadow algorithms and global illumination. Yiorgos has obtained three patents and has an H-Index: 20, (source Google Scholar).Some of his most cited work is in the area of pedestrian crowd simulation and rendering. In addition, he has often worked in applications relating to cultural heritage, see for example the 6 related projects listed in the detailed CV. He is a member of the executive committee of ICOMOS, Cyprus chapter

  • Dr. Esperia Iliadou
  • Dr Esperia iliadou holds a PhD in Urban and Architectural History from the National Technical University of Athens and an MSc in Urban Regeneration from the University of London. She has taken part in numerous research projects involving historical urban locales in Cyprus, Greece and Belgium. She has taught classes relating Urban history at the NTUAthens and is since 2008 teaching in Cyprus. She is currently teaching ‘’Architecture and Society’’ at the University of Cyprus and ‘History of Architecture and Art’ at the University of Neapolis where she is visiting lecturer. She has been in the past awarded research funds from the Leventis Foundation and the University of Athens Research Fund. Her PhD thesis concerning 19th century Nicosia is now under publish by the Makarios III Foundation and the Cyprus Ministry of Education. She has taken part is many conferences presenting Papers relating to 19th century Nicosia and has also published in the field of historical architecture and planning.

  • Panayiotis Charalambous
  • Panayiotis Charalambous is a PhD student at the University of Cyprus. He got his Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and Telecommunications from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece in 2002 and his Masters in Advanced Systems Technologies in 2005 from the same university. His bachelor thesis was on clipping algorithms and his masters thesis was on the generation of light maps using Photon Mapping. He worked as a researcher in the Xi-Group Computer Architecture Lab at the University of Cyprus from July 2005 to January 2007, where he developed software for the estimation of power and thermal properties of General Purpose CPUs. In 2007 he started his PhD in Computer Graphics at the University of Cyprus. During that period he worked in various projects, such as KIKIPEZ and Scoliosis. His Phd is on crowd simulation. He has reviewed several papers for the EGSR and Eurographics conferences, and has attended various international conferences.

  • Iosif Hatzikuriakos
  • Iosif Hadjikyriakos is a PhD candidate at the University of Ioannina- Greece, researching Decorative Arts in Ottoman Cyprus. He holds an MSc in Art History, from the Department of Art History and Conservation, University of Venice, (The Ceramic Decoration in the Churches of Cyprus) and a BSc and MSc in Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Venice (Accademia di Belle Arti). He is currently involved in numerous research programs involving the island of Cyprus; (in collaboration with the University of Padua and Municipality of Larnaca) regarding the topographical evolution of the city of Larnaca during the medieval and post medieval periods and in a project of cataloguing the graffiti of the churches (Department of Antiquities of Cyprus. Lately in collaboration with the University of Cyprus, Department of History and Archaeology, (Mrs. E. Igoumenidou-Rizopoulou professor of Folk Art and Architecture), he is taken up a research project regarding the material culture and life of the Venetians in Larnaca during the 18th century.

  • Loukia Loizou Hadjigavriel
  • Loukia Loizou Hadjigavriel is the curator of the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia.

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    RecoNLife is finished.

    This project has finished, but our goal of digitally preserving the story of Nicosia will continue.