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Sebastian Feller

  Sebastian Feller

Courses: ESD 522: Theory, Design and Implementation of Intelligent Educational Systems
Degrees: Ph.D in English Linguistics
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Office Hours:  Available through video conferencing by arrangement
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Email: @nets.edu.cy
Biography

Dr. Sebastian Feller holds a PhD in English Linguistics (with focus in dialog analysis and theories of meaning) (2010) form University of Muenster, Germany, a Master of Arts in English Philology (2006) also from the same University and a Certificate from Chaffey Collage Rancho Cucamonga with major in journalism. Since 2011 Dr Feller works as a Research Scientist for Social Situation Awareness Project at A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing in Singapore and as an Advising Research Scientist on the same project. Dr Feller has also worked as a Lecturer in English at Majan University College.

His research interest focuses in interaction pragmatics, dialog and discourse analysis, teacher-learner interaction research, cognitive and action-theoretical theories of meaning, corpus and computational linguistics, intercultural communication, social media studies, communication studies, human-machine interaction and social robotics.

Selected Publications


  • Feller, S. & Yengin, I. (Eds). (2013). 21st Century Education: Constructing meaning and building knowledge in technology supported learning environments. Netherlands: John Benjamins.
  • Feller, S. (2013). [Review of the book Educational Technologies for Teaching Argumentation Skills, ed. by Nils Pinkwart, and Bruce M. McLaren.] Language and Dialogue, 3(2), 313-317.
  • Feller, S. (in press). Conceptual change in language teaching and learning. Why and how lexical concepts drive meaning construction differently across languages. Theory and Practice in Language Studies.
  • Feller, S. (2012). Recent developments in HCI: The implementation of cultural models in human computer interaction. Language and Dialogue, 2(3), 465-478.
  • Feller, S. (2012). Facilitating active learning in the form of conceptual change through virtual worlds. In C. A. Shoniregun, & G. A. Akamayeva (Eds.), Proceedings of the London International Conference on Education (LICE) 2012, London (pp. 389-394). London: Infonomics Society.
  • Feller, S. (2012). The nature of dialog. Structural and lexical markers of dialogic teacher-learner interactions. In J. Wenyu (Ed.), Proceedings of Workshop at SIGGRAPH ASIA 2012, Singapore (pp. 73-76). New York: ACM.
  • Feller, S. (2011). Language use and the lexicon. Language and Dialogue, 1(1), 129-145.

Pier-Luigi Emiliani

  Pier-Luigi Emiliani

Courses: RMI 641: Universal Design
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Office Hours:  Available through video conferencing by arrangement
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Email: @nets.edu.cy
Biography

Prof. Pier-Luigi Emiliani is currently Associated Research Director in the Institute of Applied Physics "Nello Carrara" (IFAC) of the National Research Council (CNR) of Italy. Previously he was Director of the CNR Research Institute "Electromagnetic Waves (IROE)" (1997-2002); Director of the CNR Research Institute "Applied Physics - Nello Carrara (IFAC)" (2002-2008); President of the Florence CNR Area (2002-2008). He has experience in the theory and applications of digital signal processing and information technology, with main emphasis on applications of ICT in e-Inclusion and on ambient intelligence.
His major research interest focuses in theory and applications of digital signal processing and information technology.

Selected Publications


  • Laura Burzagli, Pier Luigi Emiliani: "Universal Access: A Concept to Be Adapted to Technological Development and Societal Change.". HCI (8) 2013: 22-29
  • Laura Burzagli, Pier Luigi Emiliani: Collective Intelligence for Einclusion. HCI (8) 2013: 30-37
  • Francesco Gabbanini, Laura Burzagli, Pier Luigi Emiliani: An innovative framework to support multimodal interaction with Smart Environments. Expert Syst. Appl. 39(3): 2239-2246 (2012)
  • Pier Luigi Emiliani, Laura Burzagli, Francesco Gabbanini: Universal Access in Ambient Intelligent Environments: A Research Agenda. HCI (7) 2011: 153-162
  • Laura Burzagli, Francesco Gabbanini, Pier Luigi Emiliani: Adaptations Based on Ontology Evolution as a Mean to Exploit Collective Intelligence. HCI (5) 2011: 327-336
  • Yiannis Laouris, Georgina Siita, Patrick Roe, Pier Luigi Emiliani, Aleco Christakis: Virtual Structured Dialogic Design as Tool for Analysis of Threats before Implementing European Dialogues Aiming to Identify R&D Gaps in Assistive ICT. HCI (5) 2011: 492-497
  • Laura Burzagli, Pier Luigi Emiliani, Francesco Gabbanini: Design for All in action: An example of analysis and implementation. Expert Syst. Appl. 36(2): 985-994 (2009)
  • Pier Luigi Emiliani: Technology for the Independent Living of People with Activity Limitations. HEALTHINF 2009: 9-12
  • Pier Luigi Emiliani, Marco Billi, Laura Burzagli, Francesco Gabbanini: Design for All in the Ambient Intelligence Environment. ICCHP 2008: 123-129
  • Laura Burzagli, Pier Luigi Emiliani, Francesco Gabbanini: Ambient Intelligence and Multimodality. HCI (6) 2007: 33-42
  • Laura Burzagli, Pier Luigi Emiliani, Francesco Gabbanini: Is the Intelligent Environment Smart Enough? HCI (6) 2007: 43-52
  • Marco Billi, Laura Burzagli, Pier Luigi Emiliani, Francesco Gabbanini, Paolo Graziani: A Classification, Based on ICF, for Modelling Human Computer Interaction. ICCHP 2006: 407-414

Kevin Dye

  Kevin Dye

Courses: CSD 531: Science of Generic Systems Design
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Office Hours:  Available through video conferencing by arrangement
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Email: @nets.edu.cy
Biography

Kevin Dye is the Director of Research for the Institute for 21st Century Agoras. He began his career in Systems Science & Design through the study of Thermodynamics winning the Ingersol Rand Faculty Award for Outstanding Senior in Mechanical Engineering at Northeastern University, 1985. In the 1980's Mr. Dye co-founded Decision Support Systems Development Inc.. He then led implementations of Computer Aided Engineering systems and research on design processes for United Technologies Research groups which sponsored his appointment as Sloan Visiting Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994-95. He went on to joined CWA Ltd. as the Chief Process Scientist designing large scale collaborative strategic planning initiatives. Kevin has designed projects for: Disease Elimination with the World Health Organization; addressing the Millennium Development Goals with the Buckminster Fuller Institute's Design Science Lab at the United Nations; National Leadership Forum for National Patient Safety Foundation, Modernization of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration; and Economic Development for Peace in Northern Ireland; the Future of Healthcare Assurance in the Northeast; Alternative Energy Futures in the Pacific Northwest; and the Future of the Creative Economy for a New England Coastal City. Over the last decade he has collaborated on the cultivation of scaleable deliberation technology as Senior Research Fellow for the Future Worlds Center in Cyprus.

Selected Publications



  • Kevin Dye, Derya Beyatli, Yiannis Laouris, Alexander (Aleco) Christakis, Ilke Dagli, Tatjana Taraszow, "Examining Economic Integration and Free Trade within Cyprus using Structured Dialogic Design", Systemic Practice and Action Research, 2013
  • Kevin Dye, Peter Jones, Tom Flanagan, Kirk Weigand "Collaborative foresight: A systemic approach to long-horizon strategic planning Running title: Collaborative Foresight in Strategic Planning", The Journal of Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 2013
  • Kevin Dye, "A New Strategic Theory for Democratization Implies a New Communication Theory for Structured Dialogic Design", Institute for 21st Century Agoras, 2013
  • Kevin Dye,Tom Flanagan, Reynaldo Treviño-Cisneros, Alexander (Aleco) Christakis, "Strategic Articulation of Actions to Cope with the Huge Challenges of our World Today", Institute for 21st Century Agoras, 2013
  • Kevin Dye, Alexander (Aleco) Christakis, "The Cogniscope™ Lessons Learned in the Arena", Springer, 2008
  • Kevin Dye, "Research-Informed Models for Communicating the Value of Court-Connected Alternative Dispute Resolution for Public Funding", University of Massachusetts, 2006
  • Kevin Dye, Amy Cannon, John C. Warner, "Green Chemistry", Journal of Environmental Impact Assessment, 2004
  • Kevin Dye, , Madhawa Palihapitiya, "Democracy in Practice: Lessons from New England", Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration Publications, 2008

Eleni Michailidou

  Eleni Michailidou

Courses: RMI 641: Universal Design, RMI 642: Universal App Development
Degrees: Ph.D from the Web Ergonomics Lab in the School of Computer Science.
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Office Hours:  Available through video conferencing by arrangement
Office Tel:  
Email: @nets.edu.cy
Biography

Eleni Michailidou holds a PhD from the Web Ergonomics Lab in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, UK. She received a B.Sc. in Engineering Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (USA) in 2004 and a M.Sc. in Advanced Computer Science with ICT Management from the University of Manchester, in 2005. Her research interests focus on Human-Computer Interaction, specifically in the area of Web Accessibility. Eleni is currently a Research Fellow and Special Scientist at the Human Computer Interaction and Inclusive Design Lab of the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts at Cyprus University of Technology.

Her research focuses on Human-Computer Interaction, specifically in the area of Web Design and Development, as formal and informal learning environments with focus on Usability and Accessibility. She is interested in improving and enhancing users' and learners' experience with the Web as its complexity increases over time taking into account users' cognitive characteristics.

Selected Publications


  • Efi Nisiforou, Eleni Michailidou. Cognitive Abilities and Visual Complexity: Web Users' behaviour and per- ception. 2nd ID&HCI Workshop, 5th International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication (ICTVC), 2013
  • Eleni Michailidou, Antigoni Parmaxi, Panayiotis Zaphiris. Culture Effects in Online Social Support for Older People: Perceptions and Experience. Journal of Universal Access in the Information Society (Accepted; Under publication), 2013
  • Eleni Michailidou, Katerina Mavrou, Panayiotis Zaphiris. eInclusion@Cyprus Universities: Provision and Web Accessibility. CHI '12 Extended Abstract, 2012
  • Simon Harper, Caroline Jay, Eleni Michailidou, Huangmao Quan. Analysing the Visual Complexity of Web Pages using Document Structure. Behaviour & Information Technology Journal, November, 2012.
  • Simon Harper, Eleni Michailidou, Robert Stevens. Toward a Definition of Visual Complexity as an Implicit Measure of Cognitive Load. ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP), Vol. 6, Issue 2, 2009.