C.V.

CURRENT POSITION:

April 2016-

W2 Professorship in Archaeoinformatics (Computational Archaeology), Institute of Archaeology, University of Cologne – Director of Cologne Digital Archaeology Lab (CoDArchLab).

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH

October 2014 – March 2016

Visiting Scholar at the Archaeological GIS lab (AGIS Lab), Institute of Archaeology (UCL, UK), P.R.I.M.E. Research Fellow:  (research project supported by DAAD and co-funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and EU Marie Curie Actions),

  • October 2014 (Institute of Classical Archaeology, Heidelberg University, Germany)
  • November 2014 – October 2015 (exp. end) – Visiting Scholar at the Archaeological GIS lab (AGIS Lab), Institute of Archaeology, UCL, UK (P.R.I.M.E. scholarship)
  • November 2015 – March 2016 (exp. end) (Institute of Classical Archaeology, Heidelberg University, Germany)

Other affiliations: Research Associate at the LiDAR Research Group, GIScience, Institute of Geography, Heidelberg.

September 2013, January-February 2014

Humboldt European Research Stay:  Archaeological GIS lab (AGIS lab), Institute of Archaeology, UCL, UK.

August 2012 – September 2014

Alexander von Humboldt Post-doctoral Fellow – Heidelberg University.

Project Title: “Pathways, settlement patterns and geopolitical organisation in Bronze Age Crete: a holistic landscape approach”.

Other affiliations:
1) Affiliate Academic at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, UK (Archaeological GIS lab (AGIS lab), September 2013, January-February 2014).
2) Research Associate at the LiDAR Research Group, GIScience, Institute of Geography, Heidelberg.

June 2011 – June 2012

Marie Curie Fellow (Experienced researcher – People – Marie Curie Action IAPP : Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways) at “Radiography of the past” project.

June 2010

Senior Fellow at Topoi Excellence Cluster

April 2009 – May 2010

Junior Research Fellow in the Excellence Cluster TOPOI: “The transformation of space and knowledge in ancient civilisations”, Free University, Berlin.
Project: Mapping the senses: Perceptual and social aspects of Late Antique liturgy in San Vitale, Ravenna (ca. 548 AD)

Education

2004-2008

PhD thesis (degree awarded in June 2009): ‘The visual consumption of mural painting in Late Bronze Age Akrotiri (Thera, Greece)- A computational approach to visibility analysis in three-dimensional built spaces, University of Southampton, School of humanities. Supervisor: Dr David Wheatley, Full funding awarded by the State Scholarship Foundation (Greece). Involves:

  • Development of new methods that integrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and 3D modelling technologies
  • Theory on the perception of past built environments
  • Archaeological reconstruction and 3D modelling
  • Spatial analysis of built environments

2001-2002

MSc in Archaeological Information Systems, University of York, UK, Department of Archaeology, Grade awarded: Distinction

Modules included: database design, web technologies, e-publication, HTML, programming (Perl, Coldfusion), CAD, GIS., modelling of virtual environments (VR).
Dissertation title: ‘Virtual views of the West House-an interactive resource for archaeological research. Grade: Distinction (Supervisor: Prof. Julian Richards). Involves:

  • Creation of a digital resource for archaeological research
  • Visualisation of uncertain information in VR reconstructions
  • Documentation of VR (Virtual Reality) models

1996-2000

BA Hons (Ptychion) in Archaeology and History of Art, University of Athens, Greece, Department of History and Archaeology.