Dr. Niforatos, E.

Evangelos Niforatos is Assistant Professor of Human-AI Interaction at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.

Academic Background

Evangelos is a Computer Scientist and Assistant Professor at the Sustainable Design Engineering department of IDE, TU Delft. He holds a Ph.D. in Informatics from Universitá della Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano, Switzerland, an Honours M.Sc. diploma in Computer Networks and Communications, and a B.Sc. degree in Informatics, both obtained from Ionian University, Corfu Greece. Evangelos left Greece for the first time in 2011 to work as a Research Assistant at the Universidade da Madeira (UMa), Funchal, Portugal. In 2018, Evangelos did the shift to industry and joined North Inc. (now Google), Kitchener, Canada where he worked as an HCI Researcher and Project Lead on Focals—the first socially acceptable smart glasses that resemble typical eyewear. Before moving to Delft, Evangelos was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Computer Science Department of NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. His research focuses on designing and developing AI systems that augment human perception and cognition. Ultimately, he is interested in utilising technology for extending human abilities beyond the humanly possible.

Education

  • 2014 ─ 2018
    Ph.D. in Ubiquitous Computing and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Universitá della Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano, Switzerland
  • 2009 ─ 2011
    M.Sc. in Computer Networks and Communications, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece
  • 2004 ─ 2008
    4-year B.Sc. in Informatics (Information Systems), Ionian University, Corfu, Greece

Experience

  • 2021 ─ Present
    Assistant Professor, Department of Sustainable Design Engineering, Faculty of IDE, TU Delft, Delft, the Netherlands
    Research and Teaching on Human AI-Interaction.
  • 2019 ─ 2020
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Computer Science, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
    Designing and developing neuro-adaptive systems.
  • 2018 ─ 2019
    HCI Researcher and Project Lead, North Inc. (now Google), Kitchener Canada
    Designing, developing, and launching Focals, the first socially acceptable smart glasses for everyday use.
  • 2014 ─ 2018
    Research and Teaching Assistant, Universitá della Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano, Switzerland
    Focusing on Ubiquitous Computing and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).
  • 2011 ─ 2013
    Research Assistant at Universidade da Madeira (UMa), Funchal, Portugal
    Focusing on Mobile Computing, Service Design, and HCI.

Books


Technology-Augmented Perception and Cognition

In Human-Computer Interaction Series

Dingler, T., & Niforatos, E.

ISBN: 978-3-030-30459-1
Springer Cham
Published in 2021