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Dr. Katerina Mania

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Katerina Mania
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Short CV

Dr Katerina Mania completed a B.Sc. in Mathematics at the University of Crete, Greece, an M.Sc. in Advanced Computing (Global Computing and Multimedia) and a Ph.D in Computer Science at the Univeristy of Bristol, UK, Department of Computer Science. Her Ph.D studies were funded by the Hewlett Packard Laboratories External Research Program. Her PhD was titled 'Fidelity Metrics for Virtual Environment Simulations based on Human Judgements of Spatial Memory Awareness States'   Prior to her Ph.D, she was a full-time researcher and consultant at Hewlett Packard Laboratories in Bristol, UK working on architectural visualisation, 3D user interfaces and 3D graphics for the web, from 1996 till 1998. After completion of her Ph.D in 2001 she was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics, University of Sussex, UK. She has served as the Chair for the Sketches and Applications (Short Papers - 400 submissions) program for the ACM Siggraph 2003 conference, co-chair of the program committee of VAST 2006, co-chair of short  papers for Eurographics 2008 and as a member in various program committees for conferences such as ACM APVG 2008, VSMM 2008, Presence 2008, ACM Computational Aesthetics 2008, etc.  She was on academic study leave from August until December 2003 at NASA Ames Research Centre, USA (Advanced Displays and Spatial Perception Laboratory), working on user latency detection and adaptation in Virtual Environments with Dr Stephen Ellis, Dr Bernard Adelstein and Mr Michael Hill. She is now an Associate Professor in the Technical University of Crete, Greece in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering. She is currently serving as one of the Associate Editors for  Presence Teleoperators and Virtual Environments (MIT Press) and ACM Transactions on Applied Perception.


2001: Ph.D. University of Bristol, UK

1996: M.Sc. University of Bristol, UK

1994: B.Sc. Department of Mathematics, University of Crete, GR

Research Interests

Distinctions & Awards

Ph.D fully funded by Hewlett Packard Laboratories (ΗP) External Research Program

Officially invited at NASA Ames Research Centre to conduct research on perceptual sensitivity to tracking latency in 2003





Professional Service

From: 2005 To: 2008
Assistant Professor, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete

From: 2004 To: 2005
Assistant Professor with tenure, Department of Informatics, University of Sussex, UK

From: 2001 To: 2004
Assistant Professor, Department of Informatics, University of Sussex, UK

From: 1997 To: 2000
Research Assistant, Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol, UK (Hewlett Packard Laboratories External Research Program)

From: 1996 To: 1997
Member of Technical Staff, Hewlett Packard Laboratories, UK