George Papagiannakis is a computer scientist specialized in computer graphics systems, extended reality algorithms and geometric computational models. He obtained his PhD (Hons) in Computer Science at the University of Geneva in Switzerland in 2006, his M.Sc. (Hons) in Advanced Computing at the University of Bristol in UK and his B.Eng. (Hons) in Computer Systems Engineering, at the University of Manchester, UK.  He is Professor of Computer Graphics at the Computer Science department of the University of Crete, Greece and Affiliated  Research Fellow at the Human Computer Interaction Laboratory of the Institute of Computer Science in the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Heraklion, Greece,  where he leads the CG Group. He is also co-founder and CEO/CTO  at ORamaVR, a deep-tech, award-winning startup whose mission is to accelerate world’s transition to medical VR. Prior to this post, he had worked as a senior researcher and research assistant at MIRALab, University of Geneva. He has also been employed as consultant and lead graphics programmer in the industrial sector in Switzerland and currently he is also a visiting Professor at the University of Geneva, Computer Science Department.

His research and development interests are centered in the field of high-fidelity interactive computer graphics systems for human computer interaction, featuring embodied presence, psychomotor learning and gamification with simulated virtual humans in extended reality based on geometric algebra computational models. Research questions that drive this research are focusing on experiential medical VR training and virtual heritage, driven from geometric algebra GPU computational simulation andintelligent, symbiotic extended reality systems with virtual humans and related research fields. He has more than 100 publications in these topics and he is a member of CGS (Board Member), IEEE, Eurographics, ACM and SIGGRAPH professional societies. In 2011 he was awarded a Marie-Curie Intra-European Fellowship for Career Development from the European Commission’s Research Executive Agency. He was conference chair of the Computer Graphics International 2016 Conference, in cooperation with CGS, ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH and Eurographics Associations. In 2017 he published a Springer-Nature book on Mixed Reality and Gamification which achieved more than 77.000 downloads so far. Since 2011 his research has attracted more than 3M EUR external funding.

He can be contacted at: papagian (at) csd (dot) uoc (dot) gr or papagian (at) ics (dot) forth (dot) gr