Profile of Dr Panagiotis D. Ritsos

Dr Panagiotis D. Ritsos
Lecturer - Computer Science
+44 (0) 1248 382698
Dean Street

Panagiotis (Panos) Ritsos completed his PhD at the Vision and Synthetic Environments Laboratory, at the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering of the University of Essex in 2006. He also holds an MEng in Electronic Systems Engineering, from University of Essex and he is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Previously, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Chester, UK (2015/16), a post-doctoral researcher in the School of Computer Science, Bangor University, UK (2011-2015), and a software developer with Intracom Telecom S.A., Greece (2007-2011).

His research interests include mixed and virtual reality, information visualization, visual analytics, wearable computing and human-computer interaction. He is particularly interested in potential synergies between these fields within different flavours of human-data interaction. He is currently working in the themes of beyond-the-desktop visualization and immersive analytics.

In addition to his research and teaching activities, Panos actively contributes to the the scientific community, reviewing papers for journals and international conferences, and serving on various program committees of scientific events. He is also a reviewer for EPSRC. His personal webpage can be found at

Publications (selected)


N.W. John, S.R. Pop, T.W. Day, P.D. Ritsos and C.J. Headleand, "The Implementation & Validation of a Virtual Environment for Training Powered Wheelchair Manoeuvres", Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE, 2017 (to be published)

J.C.Roberts, C.J. Headleand, P.D. Ritsos, "Sketching Designs Using the Five Design-Sheet Methodology", Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE, vol.22, no.1, pp.419-428, January 2016

H.C. Miles, A.T. Wilson, F. Labrosse, B. Tiddeman, P.D. Ritsos, J.W. Mearman, S. Griffiths, B. Edwards, K. Moeller, R. Karl and J.C. Roberts, "Alternative Representations of 3D-Reconstructed Heritage Data", Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage, ACM, vol.9, no.1, pp.4:1-4:18, November 2015

J.C. Roberts, P.D. Ritsos, S.K. Badam, D. Brodbeck, J. Kennedy, and N. Elmqvist, "Visualization Beyond the Desktop - The Next Big Thing", Computer Graphics & Applications, IEEE, vol.34, no.6, pp.26-34, November 2014

P.D. Ritsos, R. Gittins, S. Braun, C. Slater and J.C. Roberts, "Training Interpreters Using Virtual Worlds", Transactions on Computational Science XVIII, ser. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, vol. 7848, pp.21-40, May 2013

S.A. Paneels, P.D. Ritsos, P.J. Rodgers, and J.C. Roberts, "Prototyping 3D haptic data visualizations", Computers & Graphics, vol.37, no.3, pp.179-192, May 2013

Conference & Workshop Papers

C.J. Headleand, T. Day, S.R. Pop, P.D. Ritsos and N.W. John, "A Cost-Effective Virtual Environment for Simulating and Training Powered Wheelchairs Manoeuvres", in Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 22, ser. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol.220, pp.134-141, April 2016

C.C. Gray, P.D. Ritsos and J.C. Roberts, "Contextual Network Navigation to provide Situational Awareness for Network Administrators", in Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec 2015), Chicago, IL, USA,, October 2015

P.D. Ritsos, A.T. Wilson, H.C. Miles, L.F. Williams, B. Tiddeman, F. Labrosse, S. Griffiths, B. Edwards, K. Möller, R. Karl and J.C. Roberts, "Community-driven generation of 3D and augmented-web content for archaeology", in Proceedings of the 12th Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage (EGGCH 2014) - Short Papers and Posters, Darmstadt, Germany, R. Klein and P. Santos, Eds., October 2014, pp. 25-28

P.D. Ritsos, J.W. Mearman, A. Vande Moere and J.C. Roberts, "Sewn with Ariadne’s Thread – Visualizations for Wearable & Ubiquitous Computing", in Proceedings of the Death of the Desktop Workshop, IEEE Conference on Visualization (IEEE VIS 2014), Paris, France, Y. Jansen, P. Isenberg, J. Dykes, S. Carpendale, and D. Keefe, Eds., November 2014

Book Chapters

P.D. Ritsos, "Mixed Reality - A paradigm for perceiving synthetic spaces", in Real Virtuality, M. Reiche, and U. Gehmann, Eds., Transcript-Verlag Bielefeld, 2014, pp.283-310

S.Braun, C. Slater, R. Gittins, P.D. Ritsos, and J.C. Roberts, "Interpreting in Virtual Reality: designing and developing a 3D virtual world to prepare interpreters and their clients for professional practice", in New Prospects and Perspectives for Educating Language Mediators, D. Kiraly D, S. Hansen-Schirra, K. Maksymski, Eds., Gunter Narr Verlag, 2013, pp.93-120


J.C. Roberts, C. J. Headleand and P.D. Ritsos, Five Design-Sheets: Creative Design and Sketching for Computing and Visualisation, Springer, 2017.