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  • 7η Ημερίδα Πληροφορικής για Μαθητές Λυκείων και Τεχνικών Σχολών, 2016
    7η Ημερίδα Πληροφορικής για Μαθητές Λυκείων και Τεχνικών Σχολών, 2016
  • Εφαρμογή πολλαπλής αφής που δείχνει σε 3D τις οχυρώσεις της Λευκωσίας ανά τους αιώνες (Λεβέντειο Μουσείο)
    Εφαρμογή πολλαπλής αφής που δείχνει σε 3D τις οχυρώσεις της Λευκωσίας ανά τους αιώνες (Λεβέντειο Μουσείο)
  • CS Department Tele-Education facilities, Room 148, Wing E, Building 12, New campus
    CS Department Tele-Education facilities, Room 148, Wing E, Building 12, New campus
  • Computer Science Department Building
    Computer Science Department Building
  • University of Cyprus, New Campus, Courtyard
    University of Cyprus, New Campus, Courtyard
  • Multi-touch 3D application illustrating the Walls of Nicosia through centuries (Leventio Museum). Developed by the Computer Graphics and VR Research Lab.
    Multi-touch 3D application illustrating the Walls of Nicosia through centuries (Leventio Museum). Developed by the Computer Graphics and VR Research Lab.
  • Motion capture system in the Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory
    Motion capture system in the Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory
  • Networks Research Laboratory (NetRL)
    Networks Research Laboratory (NetRL)
  • Βραβευθέντες προπτυχιακοί και μεταπτυχιακοί απόφοιτοι του Τμήματος Πληροφορικής 2020-2021
    Βραβευθέντες προπτυχιακοί και μεταπτυχιακοί απόφοιτοι του Τμήματος Πληροφορικής 2020-2021
  • Dr. Christos Papadimitriou with faculty members of the Computer Science Department, March 18, 2008
    Dr. Christos Papadimitriou with faculty members of the Computer Science Department, March 18, 2008
  • Courtyard between Computer Science and Economics and Management Departments
    Courtyard between Computer Science and Economics and Management Departments
  • Τρισδιάστατη αναπαράσταση της οικίας του Χατζηγιωργάκη Κορνέσιου (Εθνολογικό Μουσείο)
    Τρισδιάστατη αναπαράσταση της οικίας του Χατζηγιωργάκη Κορνέσιου (Εθνολογικό Μουσείο)
  • Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory
    Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory
  • Computer Science Department Building2
    Computer Science Department Building2
  • Hariton Efstathiades - Best student paper award, ”Online Social Network Evolution: Revisiting the Twitter Graph”, IEEE Big Data 2016
    Hariton Efstathiades - Best student paper award, ”Online Social Network Evolution: Revisiting the Twitter Graph”, IEEE Big Data 2016
  • Ceremony for the Award of an Honorary Doctorate to Dr. Christos Papadimitriou, March 18, 2008
    Ceremony for the Award of an Honorary Doctorate to Dr. Christos Papadimitriou, March 18, 2008
  • Computer Science Department Courtyard
    Computer Science Department Courtyard
  • Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory
    Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory
  • Computer Science Department Building
    Computer Science Department Building
  • Σύστημα motion capture στο εργαστήριο γραφικών και εικονικής πραγματικότητας
    Σύστημα motion capture στο εργαστήριο γραφικών και εικονικής πραγματικότητας
  • Ceremony for the Award of an Honorary Doctorate to Dr. Andrew Viterbi, March 5, 2010
    Ceremony for the Award of an Honorary Doctorate to Dr. Andrew Viterbi, March 5, 2010

Highlights

Φοιτητές του Τμήματος Πληροφορικής κερδίζουν το 1ο Βραβείο Φοιτητικής Επιχειρηματικότητας στο Ψηφιακό Πρωτάθλημα 2020

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Βραβευθέντες προπτυχιακοί και μεταπτυχιακοί απόφοιτοι του Τμήματος Πληροφορικής 2020-2021

Sep 22, 2021

Οι βραβευθέντες προπτυχιακοί και μεταπτυχιακοί απόφοιτοι του Τμήματος Πληροφορικής 2020-2021, μαζί με τον Αντιπρόεδρο του Τμήματος Καθ. Χρ. Χριστοδούλου, στην... Read more

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SIMPOL VR - Synthesis of Dynamic Characters with motion capture data for human figure animation: Educating the police force

SIMPOL VR - Synthesis of Dynamic Characters with motion capture data for human figure animation: Educating the police force

Duration: 24 months (2009 - 2011)

Start: 1/12/2009

Principal Investigator: Γιώργος Χρυσάνθου

Main Funding Source: Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation

Total Cost: 37,440

Computer Animation, has advanced significantly as well as spectacularly over the last two-to-three decades. In particular, Computer Animation of human figure locomotion is becoming more and more popular in the recent years with virtual humans being used extensively in three-dimensional simulation environments. Such computer animation can be used in an extensive range of emerging applications, worldwide, for example in computer games, film industry, multimedia, training, education, medicine, virtual reality, architecture, security etc. The major aspiration of animating human figure characters is the continuous movement towards more responsive, controllable and thus believable characters for interactive virtual worlds.

A number of different techniques for animating (modelling plus motion of) the human body as well as the face have been developed, each with its own advantages but at the same time its own drawbacks. For animation of human figures, this work proposes a hybrid method which is based on the combination of motion capture-driven models and dynamic equations for motion control of articulated bodies. By using such a combination it is believed that the advantages of each method (naturalness of motion capture, control of dynamics) could be utilised while bypassing their drawbacks. However, the automatic transition from one method to the other, and perhaps back again, an unresolved problem, is a crucial part of the proposed work. These motions are going to be integrated with facial expressions of various emotions together with the realistic full-body modelling of the human avatars.

The results will be applied to the law enforcement community, for acquiring knowledge on principles and methods for curriculum and training, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, as well as the measurement of their training effects according to the trainee’s responses. This will in essence be a pilot system, which will try to overcome the limitations of the training simulator the police force are currently using. Such a tool will help training officers when dealing with different scenarios that they experience in their everyday police-patrol excursions, always aiming at quick, easy and cost-effective solutions, where cost-effective would certainly mean safe responses without any spilling of blood.

For example, how to deal with situations when stopping a suspicious car that might end up being driven by a criminal, a drug addict or dealer, or illegally carrying a gun, or even driving under the influence of alcohol and how to react accordingly. This will be a 3D visualisation software development tool based on the actual movements (body language) and/or emotions (facial expressions) of the person under examination. A platform would be created for virtual reality settings, where different scenarios can be constructed by the trainer as well as changed dynamically according to the trainee's actions and responses.

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Welcome to the website of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus. The Department has experienced significant growth over the last few years with strong groups in artificial intelligence, computer architecture, computer networks, data management, graphics and virtual reality, internet computing, software engineering and theoretical computer science. The Department offers a Bachelor degree in Computer Science with 7 different specializations as well as a number of Master degrees and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science.

The Department has a strong research infrastructure comprising high-performance clusters and storage area networks, cloud computing facilities, smart-phones and sensing devices and virtual reality equipment. Since 2005, our Department has been involved in more than 160 research projects funded from both the European Union and the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation with total funding of over 21.5 million euros.

Get an overview of the key activities of our Department here.