Panagiotis is currently a User Experience Research Expert - Instructor at SAP SE, leading and supporting the user research activities of product teams for delivering usable, high quality, human-centred solutions. Embracing the role of SAP University Alliances Ambassador, he serves as a liaison between the business and academia, consulting and transferring knowledge that inspires innovations. He is Co-Founder of PulseX Non-Profit Research Institute, with the mission to promote responsible scientific research, knowledge and innovations that shape people’s experiences and improve their lives. He is also senior research scientist in the Computational Journalism Research Group, Laboratory of New Technologies of the Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, scientific advisor of NextX Startup - facilitating the career orientation and development of youth, and affiliated with InSPIRE Research Center, Nicosia, Cyprus.
He has an interdisciplinary background which lies in the cross-borders of Computer Science, Psychology and Business Informatics disciplines and he holds a PhD from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (2008). His research interests are in UX, Human-Computer Interaction, Adaptive Cognitive Systems, Web Personalization, User Modeling -- bringing the ‘human-in-the-loop’, Human-centred Computing.
Panagiotis has over than 140 publications including book, journal, and conference contributions and his work has obtained a number of awards. He has co-authored a monograph with title “Human-centred Web Adaptation and Personalization - From Theory to Practice” (released March 2016), and co-edited 5 other books. He has published 3 utility and 2 design patents and he is co-founder/ organizer of international scientific events like ACM HAAPIE and HUMANIZE series workshops. In addition, he has been participating in numerous editorial, board and program committees of top journals, conferences and workshops like ACM UMAP, IUI, INTERACT, CHI, and he is a member of various international research networks and professional bodies like ACM, AIS, Expert Network of HCI-KDD.
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