Curriculum Vitae






WORK EXPERIENCE



1988 - 1992: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH LONDON
           Part-Time Lecturer - Research Scholar

TEACHING: Part-time teaching (lecturing/tutoring) has involved both Computing and Mathematics courses. I have taught in the different courses including the HND in both Mathematics and Computing, the HND IT, the BSc Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, the Postgraduate Diploma in Computing and in various evening courses open to the public.

RESEARCH: Parallel to teaching, I was a research assistant in the Computer Graphics and Animation research group. My research, which was sponsored by Community Organisations and the University, involved the development of a generic software system for human figure animation. The system was based on the motion control of the animation process and was developed on Sun 3/60 and Sparc workstations using C, Berkeley Unix, Suntools and Sunwindows. The thesis title was "Dynamic Analysis of Anthropomorphic Manipulators in Computer Animation" and was supervised by Prof. Gordon Clapworthy.


1992 - Present: FREDERICK UNIVERSITY
           Computer Science Coordinator - Assistant Professor

DEPART. HEAD: Since my return to Cyprus in September'92, I have been a full-time employee of Frederick University (the former Frederick Institute of Technology); where until 2002 I have been the head of the Computer Science department of both the Nicosia and the Limassol branches. Since 2002, upon the separation of the two campuses, I was appointed the course coordinator of the Computer Science department of the Limassol campus. In this position, I participated in the prolonged accreditation process which succeeded in the upgrading of Frederick Institute of Technology to becoming a University. Due to my committed contribution, I was honoured by the director of FU for my involvement.

LECTURER/RESEARCHER: As a Computer Science lecturer at Frederick (Assistant Professor) I am teaching in different courses; including the HND in Computer Studies (English system), the BSc in Computer Science (English and American systems) and the MBA Program of Study. In particular, I am teaching C++, Pascal, Systems Analysis and Design, Computer Graphics, Multimedia, Management Information Systems, Data Structures, Unix Programming, Compiler Writing, Programming Languages, Software Engineering, Numerical Methods, etc. From time to time, I have lectured as a visiting lecturer to both the University of Cyprus and other Universities in the UK with which I maintain academic links. Furthermore, as an active researcher, I have published a number of scientific research papers both in conferences and scientific journals. I regularly attend conferences/workshops and seminars both in Cyprus and abroad and I have also organized (local organizing committee) two conferences in Cyprus. In addition, I am a regular reviewer of two conferences on papers related to human animation and locomotion. Currently, I am one of the internal supervisors to two of my colleagues who are both working towards completing their PhD's. I have also been supervising a number of final year student's projects, since the onset of my career at Frederick.



RESEARCH INTERESTS



Computer Graphics, Computer Animation, Human Figure Locomotion (Dynamics), Multimedia, Virtual Reality, Memory Chips (Fault Tolerant).


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP



IEEE, British Computer Society, Eurographics Association, ACM, British Chapter.



PUBLICATIONS



"Human Figure Animation: A Historical Perspective" Stephania Loizidou Himona, Yiorgos Chrysanthou, Andreas Loizides 22nd European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS), Nicosia, Cyprus, June 2008, pp562-569

"Visualisation Tool for Representing Synthetic Facial Emotional Expressions" Andreas Loizides, Stephania Loizidou Himona, Yiorgos Chrysanthou 12th Conference on Information Visualisation (IV08), London, UK, July 2008, pp135-140
"Yield Improvement and Power Aware Low Cost Memory Chips" Costas Argyrides, Stephania Loizidou Himona ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers, Ischia, Italy, 5-7th May 2008, pp353-358

"Area Reliability trade-off in Improved Reed Muller Coding" Costas Argyrides, Dhirah Pradhan, Stephania Loizidou Himona Samos VIII: International Symposium on Systems, Architectures, Modelling and Simulation, Samos, Greece, 21-24th July, 2008, pp116-125

"HIDDS - An attractive alternative?" Stephania Loizidou, Gordon Clapworthy The Cyprus Journal of Science and Technology, Cyprus, Vol. 1.3, June 1997, pp125-138

"Using Dynamics to Animate Articulated Figures - Direct, Inverse or Hybrid?" Stephania Loizidou, Gordon Clapworthy Informatica, 1995

"AnthroPI - An Anthropomorphic Programming Interface for Figure Animation" Stephania Loizidou, Gordon Clapworthy Journal of Visualisation & Computer Graphics, Wiley Publishers,1995

"Legged Locomotion using HIDDS" Stephania Loizidou, Gordon Clapworthy Computer Animation'93, Geneva, Switzerland, In Thalmann, N. M., and Thalmann D., eds., Models and Techniques in Computer Animation, Tokyo: Springer Verlag, June 1993, pp257-269

"AnthroPI : A Dynamic-Based Method for Computer Animation" Stephania Loizidou, Gordon Clapworthy Computer Animation'93, Geneva, Switzerland, In Thalmann, N. M., and Thalmann D., eds., Models and Techniques in Computer Animation, Tokyo: Springer Verlag, June 1993, pp159

"Modelling the Shape and Motion of Articulated Figures" Stephania Loizidou, Gordon Clapworthy, A. Muruguayan, A. Savva, N. Vasilonicolidakis Computer Graphics'93, Bratislava, Slovakia, June 1993

"HIDDS - Hybrid Inverse and Direct Dynamics System for Human Figure Animation" Stephania Loizidou, Gordon Clapworthy 3rd Eurographics Workshop on Animation and Simulation, 5-6th September, Cambridge, UK, Sept. 1992, pp1-14

"Dynamic Analysis of Anthropomorphic Manipulators in Computer Animation" Stephania Loizidou Ph.D. Dissertation, University of North London, London, UK, July 1992

"Automating the Motion for Figure Animation" Stephania Loizidou, Gordon Clapworthy Proc. Computer Graphics'90, Blenheim Online Publications, Pinner, London, UK, 1990

Ss "A Moving Experience" St Stephania Loizidou, Gordon Clapworhty Proc. Computer Graphics'90, Blenheim Online Publications, Pinner, London, UK, 1990

"The Use of Spatial Algebra in Dynamic Analysis" Stephania Loizidou Vol.1 - Kinematic Aspects of Spatial Algebra Vol.2 - Dynamic Aspects of Spatial Algebra PNL-COMS Research Notes, PR90/3 & PR90/4, London 1990



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