Panagiotis D. Ritsos

MEng PhD Essex, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Visualization

XReality, Visualization and
Analytics (XRVA) Lab

Visualization, Data, Modelling and
Graphics (VDMG) research group,

School of Computer Science
and Engineering,

Bangor University,
Dean Street, Bangor,
Gwynedd, UK, LL57 1UT

Panagiotis D. Ritsos Photo

I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Visualization, and the Director of Research at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Bangor University, UK. I am leading the XReality, Visualization and Analytics (XRVA) Lab, which is part of the Visualization, Data, Modelling and Graphics (VDMG) research group. Since April 2022, I am a Visiting Fellow in the School of Digital, Technologies and Arts, of Staffordshire University.

Previously, I was a Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Chester, UK (2015/16), a post-doctoral researcher at the School of Computer Science, Bangor University, UK (2011-2015), and a software developer with Intracom Telecom S.A., Greece (2007-2011). I completed my PhD in the Vision and Synthetic Environments Laboratory, of the University of Essex in 2006.

My research interests lie in the domain of human-computer interaction, and include mixed and virtual reality, information visualization and visual analytics. I am particularly interested in potential synergies between these fields within different flavours of human-data interaction, such as beyond-the-desktop visualization, and ubiquitous, situated and immersive analytics.

I am organsing and teaching modules on User Experience and HCI (UG/PG), and XReality (PG). I am also Programme Lead for MSc in Advanced Computer Science and MSc in Advanced Data Science.

In addition to my research and teaching activities, I actively contribute to the scientific community, as reviewer for journals and international conferences, and serving on various program committees of scientific events. I am a member of the EPSRC Peer review college, an expert reviewer of grants, projects and tenders for the European Commission, and the General Secretariat for Research and Innovation (GSRI), Greece. I am also a member of the IEEE, the ACM and the Technical Chamber of Greece.