Yiorgos L. Chrysanthou is the Research Director of the Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and emerging Technologies (RISE). He is also a Professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Cyprus. Yiorgos was educated in the UK (BSc and PhD from Queen Mary College, University of London) and worked for several years as a research fellow and a lecturer at University College London.
He has published over 80 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). Yiorgos serves as an associate editor for the Journals Computer Graphics Forum and Computers and Graphics, and review editor for Frontiers in Robotics and AI (Specialty Section Virtual Environments).
He served as the local or overall coordinator of over 25 research projects, related his research interests, that lie in the general area of 3D Computer Graphics, recently focusing more on the development of algorithms for real-time AR and VR rendering, reconstruction of urban environments and computer animation.