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Maria Roussou
Dr. Maria Roussou is an Assistant Professor in Interactive Systems (Human-Computer Interaction, Virtual Reality, Computer Games) at the Department of Informatics & Telecommunications, University of Athens. She founded in 2003 and co-directs makebelieve, an experience design and consulting company. Previously, she established (in 1998) and directed (1998-2003) the Virtual Reality Department at the Foundation of the Hellenic World, where she was responsible for setting up the immersive projection-based VR exhibits and managing the research, design and development of the VR programs and related visitor experiences. She spent most of the nineties as a research assistant at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory in Chicago designing and evaluating virtual environments for the CAVEĀ®.
She holds a PhD in Computer Science (VR/HCI) from the University of London (UCL), a MFA degree in Electronic Visualization and a MSc in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a BSc from the Athens University of Economics and Business. Maria is Chair of the Greek ACM SIGCHI Professional Chapter (since 2011) and the recipient of the 2013 Tartessos Award for her contribution in Digital Heritage and Virtual Archaeology.
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