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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 to Cyber-Physical-Social-Systems and Education. He is member of the IEEE Digital Reality Initiative Steering Committee, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.



  • About

    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 to Cyber-Physical-Social-Systems and Education. He is member of the IEEE Digital Reality Initiative Steering Committee, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.

    His recent research work at Sheffield Hallam University focus on emerging Cyber-Physical-Social-Systems that seamlessly blend the real with virtual worlds and are influenced by humans and their social behavior, using Virtual Reality 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.

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



    • Virtual Reality
    • Virtual Worlds
    • Immersive Learning Technologies
    • Cyber-Physical-Social-Systems
    • Computer Supported Collaborative Work
    • Virtual Communities

  • Teaching

    Department of Computing, Cultural Comm and Comp Research Institute

    Business, Technology and Enterprise

    Dr 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 to Cyber-Physical-Social Systems and Education.

    His current research project focus on emerging Cyber Physical Social Eco-Systems (CPSeS) that would seamlessly blend 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. He is the also Lead Researcher and Developer of the VirtualSHU (http://www.virtualshu.com) Virtual Campus, bringing immersive technologies into the classroom to support teaching and learning.

    Dr Nisiotis is a member of the IEEE Digital Reality Initiative Steering Committee, exploring how immersive technologies including VR/AR/MR/XR and Digital Transformation at large can seamlesly blend the physical and digital spaces to radically change the way we interact with real and artificial agents, environments and with each other. 


  • 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., Alboul, L., & Beer, M. (2020). A Prototype that Fuses Virtual Reality, Robots, and Social Networks to Create a New Cyber–Physical–Social Eco-Society System for Cultural Heritage. Sustainability, 12 (2), e645. http://doi.org/10.3390/su12020645

    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. (2015). The evaluation of a cyber campus to support distance learning activities. In Immersive Learning Research Network 2015 Conference, Prague, 13 July 2015 - 14 July 2015. http://www.immersivelrn.org/ilrn2015prague

    Kamvisi, M., Kleanthous, S., & Nisiotis, L. (2015). Experiences of collaborating and learning through Collab3DWorld. In Gardner, M., Gutl, C., Pirker, J., & Richter, J. (Eds.) Immersive Learning Research Network Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 13 July 2015 - 14 July 2015 (pp. 18-21). Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz: http://lamp.tugraz.at/~karl/verlagspdf/ilrn2015-short-paper-proceedings.pdf

    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

    Nisiotis, L., Beer, M., & Uruchurtu, E. (2011). The SHU3DED Cyber Campus Prototype. In Technical Committee on Learning Technology (TCLT) - IEEE Learning Technology Newsletter, (pp. 14-17).

    Book chapters

    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

    Theses / Dissertations

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

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