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Louis Nisiotis

Dr Louis Nisiotis PhD

Senior Lecturer in Information Systems and Data Management, Course Leader BSc Business and Digital Technologies

Summary

Dr Louis Nisiotis is a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. He is the Course Leader for BSc Business and Digital Technologies/Business and ICT. His research specialises in Virtual Reality, 3D Virtual Worlds and Immersive Learning Technologies and their application in Cyber-Physical-Social-Systems and in Education.

  • About

    Dr Louis Nisiotis is a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. He is the Course Leader for BSc Business and Digital Technology. His research specialises in Virtual Reality, 3D Virtual Worlds and Immersive Learning Technologies and their application in Cyber-Physical-Social-Systems and in Education.

    His recent research work at Sheffield Hallam University focus on emerging Cyber-Physical-Social-Systems that merge real with virtual worlds and are influenced by humans and their social behavior, using VR and Robots. He is also the lead researcher and developer of the VirtualSHU project, bringing immersive technologies into the classroom to support teaching and learning.

    He has been awarded his PhD  (2016, Sheffield Hallam University) for investigating the use of 3D Virtual Worlds to support student in Higher Education. He has obtained his MSc in IT in 2010, and holds a BSc with Honours in Computer Information Technology and Website Development.

    • MUVE’s
    • virtual worlds
    • CVE
    • e-learning
    • technology enhanced learning

  • Teaching

    Department of Computing, Cultural Comm and Comp Research Institute

    Science, Technology and Arts

    Dr Nisiotis is the Course Leader for BSc Business and Digital Technology and the personal tutor for the 2nd year Business and Technology students. 
    He is currently teaching:
    Introduction to ICT (module leader),
    Computer Technology for Business (module leader),
    IT Infrastructure and Emerging Technologies for Professional Solutions.
    Information Systems, IT Infrastructure and Emerging Technologies + supervising undergraduate and post graduate dissertation projects.

    Previous teaching experience includes:
    Database Systems Design and Administration,
    Database Systems for Software Applications,
    Software Tools and Databases,
    Introduction to Technology and Hardware,
    Professionalism and Communication Skills,
    Supervision of undergraduate and post graduate dissertation projects.

  • Research

    Dr Nisiotis engages in multidisciplinary research in the Communication and Computing ReseaDr Nisiotis engages in multidisciplinary research in the Communication and Computing Research Centre, specialising in Virtual Reality, Virtual Worlds and Immersive Learning Technologies and their application in Cyber-Physical-Social Systems and in Education.
     
    His current research project focus on emerging Cyber Physical Social Eco-Systems (CPSeS) that would merge the real with the virtual worlds using Virtual Reality, Robots and Social Networking technologies, influenced by humans and their social behaviour. Dr Nisiotis is the Lead Developer of the RoboSHU Virtual Museum of the History of Robotics, a demonstrator to showcase the potentials of such CPSeS. This interdisciplinary project is a collaboration between the Centre for Automation and Robotics Research (CARR), and the  Department of Computing at Sheffield Hallam University. 

    Dr Nisiotis is the also Lead Researcher and Developer of the VirtualSHU (http://www.virtualshu.com) research project, bringing immersive technologies into the classroom to support teaching and learning.

  • Publications

    Key Publications

    Nisiotis, L., & Kleanthous, S. (2018). The development and evolution of transactive memory system over time in MUVEs. 10th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference, 174-179. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8674195

    Nisiotis, L., Kleanthous Loizou, S., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2017). The use of a cyber campus to support teaching and collaboration: An observation approach. The Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) Conference 26-29 June 2017, 193-194. http://doi.org/10.3217/978-3-85125-530-0

    Journal articles

    Nisiotis, L., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2016). The use of cyber campuses to support online learning for students experiencing barriers accessing education. EAI Endorsed Trans. Future Intellig. Educat. Env, 2, e3.

    Nisiotis, L., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2016). The use of Cyber Campuses to Support Online Learning for Students Experiencing Barriers Accessing Education. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments, 2 (6), 1-18. http://doi.org/10.4108/eai.27-6-2016.151522

    Conference papers

    Alboul, L., Beer, M., & Nisiotis, L. (2019). Robotics and Virtual Reality Gaming for Cultural Heritage Preservation. In Dorban, F. (Ed.) Resilience and Sustainability of Cities in Hazardous Environments, Napoli, (pp. 335-345). GVES

    Nisiotis, L., & Kleanthous, S. (2019). The relationship between students’ engagement and the development of Transactive Memory Systems in MUVE: An experience report. In The 24th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE), Aberdeen, Scotland, 14 July 2019 - 17 July 2019. ACM: http://doi.org/10.1145/3304221.3319743

    Nisiotis, L., Alboul, L., & Beer, M. (2019). Virtual Museums as a New Type of Cyber-Physical- Social System. In The 6th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics (SALENTO AVR 2019), 24 June 2019 - 27 June 2019.

    Nisiotis, L., Kleanthous Loizou, S., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2017). The Development of Transactive Memory Systems in Collaborative Educational Virtual Worlds. The Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) Conference 26-29 June 2017, 725 (725), 35-46. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60633-0_4

    Nisiotis, L., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2014). The evaluation of SHU3DED cyber campus : a pilot study. In Huang, R., Kinshuk, S.D.G., Spector, M.J., & Chen, N.-.S. (Eds.) Proceedings - IEEE 14th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2014, (pp. 688-690). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: http://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2014.232

    Book chapters

    Alboul, L., Beer, M., & Nisiotis, L. (2019). Merging Realities in Space and Time: Towards a New Cyber-Physical Eco-Society. In Dimitrova, M. (Ed.) Cyber-Physical Systems for Social Applications. IGI Global

    Alboul, L., Beer, M., & Nisiotis, L. (2019). Merging realities in space and time. In Dimitrova, M. (Ed.) Cyber-physical systems for social applications. (pp. 156-183). IGI Global: http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-7879-6.ch007

    Kamvisi, M., Kleanthous, S., & Nisiotis, L. (2015). Experiences of collaborating and learning through Collab3DWorld. In Gardner, M., Gutl, C., Pirker, J., & Richter, J. (Eds.) iLRN 2015 Prague : workshop, short paper and poster proceedings from the inaugural Immersive Learning Research Network Conference. (pp. 18-21). Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz: http://lamp.tugraz.at/~karl/verlagspdf/ilrn2015-short-paper-proceedings.pdf

    Theses / Dissertations

    Nisiotis, L. (2015). A cyber campus to support students experiencing barriers accessing education. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E.

    Posters

    Nisiotis, L., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2015). The evaluation of a cyber campus to support distance learning activities. Presented at: Immersive Learning Research Network 2015 Conference, Prague, 2015

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