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Biography Professor Vassilis Charissis (BSc(Hons), MPhil, PhD, MIET, FBCS, FRSA, FDSRI, SFHEA) is a Professor of Creative Technologies at School of Arts and Creative Industries, Edinburgh Napier University.

Previously he held senior academic positions as a Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and Virtual/Augmented Reality (VR/AR), Director and founder of the VR and Simulation Laboratory (VRS Lab) and VR Driving Simulation Laboratory (VRDS Lab), Research Group Director of the Visual, Affective and Pervasive Systems (VAPS), and Subject Group Leaded/Head of Department of Interactive Design and Engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Nicosia. He holds a PhD and an MPhil in the area of HCI, VR/AR, both from the University of Glasgow, UK.

Throughout his career, he had developed prototype systems for different industries, including engineering, medical, and defence. His research acquired funding of approx. £12,5M and he has produced more than 100 international publications in the fields of HCI, VR/AR, UX, UI, AI, Product Design, Automotive engineering and Simulations.

He is the recipient of two international awards for prototype automotive design and engineering in competitions for FIAT and Opel respectively. He holds two patents in advanced biomimetic automotive engineering for the design and development of a Dynamically Configurable Vehicle (DCV). Prof Charissis has developed projects for Ford, Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Opel, QinetiQ, BAE, Thales, Fisher Defence Submarines, KRUK, NES, NHS, ARUK, CREW, RCSEd and RCPSG amongst others.
Research Interests Human-Computer Interaction
Virtual Reality
Augmented Reality
Mixed Reality
User Experience
User Interface Design
Product Design
Consumer Electronics
PhD Supervision Availability Yes