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.