Kostas Karpouzis

I’m currently an Associate Researcher at the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in Greece. My research interests lie in the areas of human computer interaction, emotion understanding (PhD thesis in Greek [PDF]), affective and natural interaction, serious games and games based assessment and learning. Since 1998 I have participated in more than twenty research projects at Greek and European level; most notably the Humaine Network of Excellence, within which I completed my post-doc in the field of mapping signals to signs of emotion, and the FP7 TeL Siren project (Technical Manager), which was voted Best Learning Game in Europe for 2013 by the Games and Learning Alliance Network of Excellence.

In 2010 I was elected Student Activities Chair for IEEE Greece and in 2014 Secretary/Treasurer. I’m also a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces (Springer), Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (Springer) and Journal on Synthetic Emotions. Check out my list of publications (PDFs available here) and invited presentations. In 2016, I co-edited a book on 'Emotion in Games', published by Springer. Google Scholar reports 3350 citations to my work, h-index=31 and i10-index=71 (Dec 2017). You can also find me on ResearchGate and Academia.edu.

Beyond research, I’m a regular columnist and blogger at openscience.gr, the leading Greek science communication website, a former finalist and member of the jury for Famelab Greece and member of the jury for Global Game Jam Greece. Check out my presentations on games for learning, affective computing and science communication on Slideshare or connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. If all else fails, drop me a line at kkarpou at cs dot ntua dot gr :-)

previous positions

June 04 – Dec 07: Assistant Researcher– Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, National Tech. University of Athens

June 09: Adjunct Lecturer – Department of Informatics, Univ. of Piraeus, Virtual Reality

June 07 – 08: Adjunct Lecturer – School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Computer Graphics

Sept 04 – 07: Adjunct Lecturer – Department of Technology Education and Digital Systems, Univ. of Piraeus; 04-05: Digital Image Processing, e-health services; 05-07: Data mining

Sept 09 – 10: Adjunct Lecturer – Department of Informatics, Univ. of Piraeus, Virtual reality



honours and awards



12th international workshop on image analysis for multimedia interactive services (WIAMIS) - Best paper award, April 2012

Intel Ultrabook competition finalist, Intel Corp., September 2012

ECGBL Game Competition finalist

Games and Learning Alliance Network, European Learning game of the Year 2013

#4 in the ‘Great Examples’ section of the ‘Games for Impact’ list of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)