Seminars & Events

“Analysis, modelling and simulation of social media”

The School of Sciences, UCLan Cyprus cordially invites you to a seminar titled:
“Analysis, modelling and simulation of social media”

with a guest talk from Associate Professor Panayiotis Zaphiris of the Cyprus University of Technology.

In this talk, Associate Professor Zaphiris will cover the results of a series of projects focusing on analysing, modelling and simulating on-line user behaviour. Studies to be presented will focus on describing and analysing social support in on-line communities for older people; studying cultural differences in on-line communities and analysing, modelling and simulating social networks around computer games. The presentation will highlight the importance of these findings to Human Computer Interaction and Inclusive Design research and propose a research agenda for the future.

Panayiotis Zaphiris is Dean of School of Fine and Applied Arts of the Cyprus University of Technology. Panayiotis has a PhD (April 2002) in Human Computer Interaction from Wayne State University, USA. He also has an MSc (May 1998) in Systems Engineering and a BSc (May 1995) in Electrical Engineering both from University of Maryland, College Park, USA. He has worked for a number of years at the Centre for HCI Design of City University London where he reached the rank of Reader in HCI.

His research interests are in the area of Human Computer Interaction, Social Computing and Inclusive Design with an emphasis on the design of interactive systems for people with disabilities. More info from his homepage and from his research lab Cyprus Interaction Lab.