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 Tasos Spiliotopoulos

Tasos Spiliotopoulos

Research Assistant

Email
spiliotopoulosa1@cardiff.ac.uk
Campuses
Tower Building, 70 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT

Overview

I am a member of the Human Factors Excellence (HuFEx) Research Group at Cardiff University, where I study socio-technical aspects in the adoption, use and exploitation of smart home technology. I’m also finishing my PhD in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Madeira in Portugal, where I investigate the combination of surveys and computational data for the study of social network sites.

Biography

Education

  • In progress (submitted): PhD Human-Computer Interaction
    Department of Mathematics and Engineering, University of Madeira, Portugal.
  • 2007: MSc Advanced Information Systems
    Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece.
    Thesis title: “A Methodological Framework for the Development of Usable Computer Systems”.
  • 2000: BSc Computer Science
    Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Leicester, UK.
    Final year project: “Design and Implementation of a Guitar Composition Editor”.

Work Experience

  • 11/2019 to present: Research Assistant
    School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Wales, UK.
    Member of the Human Factors Excellence (HuFEx) Research Group. Participation in the research project "Understanding the Role of Individual Differences in the Adoption, Use and Exploitation of Smart Home Technology”.
  • 10/2013 to 10/2019: Invited Lecturer and Visiting Researcher
    Department of Informatics and Telematics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece.
    Teaching and conducting research in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction and Information Systems.
  • 01/2015 to 03/2015: Research Associate
    National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece.
    Participation in the research project STIMULATE “Stimulating the Public Attitude Towards Advanced Materials”.
  • 03/2010 to 09/2014: FCT Fellow
    Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, University of Madeira, Portugal.
    Project title: “Usability Evaluation Techniques for Situated Privacy”.
  • 06/2011 to 08/2011: Visiting Researcher
    KAIST, South Korea.
    Visiting researcher at the Human-Robot Interaction Research Center.
  • 09/2009 to 10/2010: Graduate Research Assistant
    Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, University of Madeira, Portugal.
    Participation in the research project WeSP “Web Security and Privacy: Weaving together technology innovation with human and policy considerations”.
  • 06/2007 to 08/2009: System Administrator
    Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece.
    Member of a small team, whose responsibilities included:
    Administering the computer server infrastructure (web, mail, LDAP, DNS, file servers) and the computer laboratory of the department.
    User support.
  • 11/2000 to 11/2008: Research Associate
    Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece.
    Participation in numerous EU and National research projects and research project proposals. Responsibilities ranged from requirements analysis, design and implementation of computer systems, and project management, with a particular focus on user-centered design, evaluation, and web accessibility.
  • 02/2008 to 07/2008: Research Associate
    SingularLogic SA, Greece.
    Participation in the R&D project EURIDICE “EURopean Inter-Disciplinary research on Intelligent Cargo for Efficient, safe and environment-friendly logistics”.
  • 05/2005 to 05/2006: Telecommunications Specialist
    Hellenic Armed Forces.
    Mandatory military service in the Telecommunications Division.

Honours and awards

  • 2017. Reviewer special recognition. 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017).
  • 2017. Reviewer special recognition. 20th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2017).
  • 2016. Trainee grant. “Enhancements: Mediated Urban Landscapes” international training school - Cost Action TU1306.
  • 2016. Travel/accommodation support. GESIS Computational Social Sciences networking workshop.
  • 2015. Reviewer special recognition. 18th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2015).
  • 2014. Best paper award. 18th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics (PCI 2014).
  • 2013. RepliCHI award. 2013 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013).
  • 2010-14. PhD fellowship. Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal.
  • 2011. Accommodation/participation support (as student volunteer). 12th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW 2011).
  • 2010. Best short paper nominee. 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2010).

Committees and reviewing

Editorships

  • Co-editor: Spiliotopoulos T., Papadopoulou P., Martakos D., & Kouroupetroglou G. (Eds) (2010). Integrating Usability Engineering for Designing the Web Experience: Methodologies and Principles. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. ISBN 978-1-60566-896-3.
  • Guest co-editor: Spiliotopoulos T., Papadopoulou P., & Martakos D. (Guest Eds) (2010). International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering: Special Issue on Integrating Usability in the Web Development Process, Vol. 4, No. 4. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board: G. Kouroupetroglou (Ed) (2013): Disability Informatics and Web Accessibility for Motor Limitations, IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania (USA). ISBN13: 978-1466644427.

Reviewing

  • Reviewer for the Technology in Society journal (2020).
  • Reviewer for the Educational Research Review journal (2020).
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Systems and Information Technology (2019).
  • Reviewer for the Educational Research Review journal (2019).
  • Reviewer for the Interacting with Computers journal (2019).
  • Reviewer for the Social Media + Society journal (2019).
  • Reviewer at ACM CSCW 2018 (Papers track).
  • Reviewer for the Interacting with Computers journal (2017).
  • Reviewer at ACM CHI 2017 (Papers & Notes track). *special recognition received
  • Reviewer at ACM CSCW 2017 (Papers track). *special recognition received
  • Reviewer for the Interacting with Computers journal (2016).
  • Reviewer at ACM CHI 2016 (Papers & Notes track, Late-Breaking Work track).
  • Reviewer at ACM CSCW 2016 (Papers track, Interactive Posters track).
  • Reviewer for the Elsevier Social Science journal (2015).
  • Reviewer at ACM CHI 2015 (Papers & Notes track, WiP track).
  • Reviewer at ACM CSCW 2015 (Papers track). *special recognition received
  • Reviewer at ACM CHI 2014 (Papers & Notes track).
  • Reviewer at ACM CHI 2013 (WiP track).

Organization and Volunteering

  • Student volunteer at ECSCW 2011.

Teaching

Invited Lecturer:

  • Fall 2019: Information Systems Design and Development Methods. Department of Informatics and Telematics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece.
  • Fall 2018: Information Systems Design and Development Methods. Department of Informatics and Telematics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece.
  • Fall 2017: Information Systems Design and Development Methods. Department of Informatics and Telematics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece.
  • Fall 2016: Information Systems Design and Development Methods. Department of Informatics and Telematics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece.
  • Fall 2015: Information Systems Design and Development Methods and Tools. Department of Informatics and Telematics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece.
  • Fall 2014: Application Development, Software Engineering and Information Systems Development Methods. Department of Informatics and Telematics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece.
  • Fall 2013: Application Development, Software Engineering and Information Systems Development Methods. Department of Informatics and Telematics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece.

Key topics in my research include privacy and security, human-centered design, computational social science, social network analysis, location sharing, and computer-mediated communication. Areas that my research has focused in the past include locative media, universal design and web accessibility, business entrepreneurship and employability, teleworking and e-government services.

Some key publications include:

Spiliotopoulos, T., & Oakley, I. (2019, in press). Altruistic and Selfish Communication on Social Media: The Moderating Effects of Tie Strength and Interpersonal Trust. In Behaviour & Information Technology. https://doi.org/10.1080/0144929X.2019.1688392 

Spiliotopoulos, T., & Oakley, I. (2016). Post or Tweet: Lessons from a Study of Facebook and Twitter Usage. In Following user pathways: Using cross platform and mixed methods analysis in social media studies workshop at ACM CHI 2016, San Jose, CA, USA.

Spiliotopoulos, T., & Oakley, I. (2015). An Exploratory Study on the Use of Twitter and Facebook in Tandem. In proceedings of British HCI 2015 Works-in-Progress, Lincoln, UK. https://doi.org/10.1145/2783446.2783620

Spiliotopoulos, T. (2015). Studying Social Network Sites via Computational Methods. In proceedings of IEEE RCIS 2015, Athens, Greece. https://doi.org/10.1109/rcis.2015.7128912

Spiliotopoulos, T., Pereira, D., & Oakley, I. (2014). Predicting Tie Strength with the Facebook API. In proceedings of PCI 2014, Athens, Greece. https://doi.org/10.1145/2645791.2645817 *best paper award

Spiliotopoulos, T., & Oakley, I. (2013). Understanding Motivations for Facebook Use: Usage Metrics, Network Structure, and Privacy. In proceedings of ACM CHI 2013, Paris, France. https://doi.org/10.1145/2470654.2466449  *RepliCHI award

Karnik, M., Oakley, I., Venkatanathan, J., Spiliotopoulos, T., & Nisi, V. (2013). Uses & Gratifications of a Facebook Media Sharing Group. In proceedings of ACM CSCW 2013, San Antonio, Texas. https://doi.org/10.1145/2441776.2441868 

Spiliotopoulos, T., & Oakley, I. (2013). Replicating and Extending a Facebook Uses & Gratifications Study: Five Years Later. In proceedings of RepliCHI 2013 workshop at ACM CHI 2013, Paris, France.

Spiliotopoulos T., Karnik M., Oakley I., Venkatanathan J, & Nisi V. (2013). Towards Understanding Social Media: Two Studies Exploring the Uses and Gratifications of Facebook. In Proceedings of HCI Korea 2013, Gangwon, South Korea.

Spiliotopoulos, T., & Oakley, I. (2013). Urban Twitter Networks and Communities: A Case Study of Microblogging in Athens. In proceedings of Hybrid City Conference 2013, Athens, Greece.

Spiliotopoulos, T., & Oakley, I. (2012). Applications of Social Network Analysis for User Modeling. In International Workshop on User Modeling from Social Media at ACM IUI 2012, Lisbon, Portugal.

Spiliotopoulos, T., & Oakley, I. (2011). An Integrated Approach Towards the Construction of an HCI Methodological Framework. In Proceedings of the 1st European Workshop on HCI Design and Evaluation, Limassol, Cyprus.

Wagner D., Lopez M., Doria A., Pavlyshak I., Kostakos V., Oakley I., & Spiliotopoulos T. (2010). Hide and Seek: Location Sharing Practices with Social Media. In Proceedings of ACM MobileHCI 2010, Lisbon, Portugal. https://doi.org/10.1145/1851600.1851612  *best short paper nominee

Spiliotopoulos T., Papadopoulou P., & Martakos D. (Guest Eds) (2010). International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering: Special Issue on Integrating Usability in the Web Development Process, Vol. 4, No. 4. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

Spiliotopoulos T., Papadopoulou P., Martakos D., & Kouroupetroglou G. (Eds) (2010). Integrating Usability Engineering for Designing the Web Experience: Methodologies and Principles. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. ISBN 978-1-60566-896-3.

Spiliotopoulos T., Papadopoulou P., & Martakos, D. (2008). Spatial-Aware Mobile Systems: Exploring Usability Evaluation Issues. In Proceedings of EUTIC 2008, Lisbon, Portugal.

Vassiliou Ch., Stamoulis D., Spiliotopoulos A., & Martakos D. (2002). Creating Adaptive Web Sites Using Personalization Techniques: A Unified, Integrated Approach and the Role of Evaluation. In Patel N. (Ed.), Adaptive Evolutionary Information Systems. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing.

I have participated in a number of R&D projects in my areas of research:

  • 11/2019 – present. "Understanding the Role of Individual Differences in the Adoption, Use and Exploitation of Smart Home Technology”.
    Affiliation: Cardiff University, Wales, UK.
  • 01/2015 – 03/2015. “STIMULATE” (Stimulating the Public Attitude Towards Advanced Materials)
    Affiliation: National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece.
  • 03/2010 - 09/2014. “Usability Evaluation Techniques for Situated Privacy”
    Affiliation: Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, University of Madeira, Portugal.
  • 09/2009 – 10/2010. “WeSP” (Web Security and Privacy: Weaving together technology innovation with human and policy considerations)
    Affiliation: Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, University of Madeira, Portugal.
  • 11/2007 – 11/2008. “Access of Disabled People to eGovernment Services”
    Affiliation: University of Athens, Greece.
  • 07/2008 – 10/2008. “Market on Wheels – Extension” (Extending the employability of people with disabilities to the society and the student community).
    Affiliation: University of Athens, Greece.
  • 02/2008 – 07/2008. “EURIDICE” (EURopean Inter-Disciplinary research on Intelligent Cargo for Efficient, safe and environment-friendly logistics).
    Affiliation: SingularLogic SA, Greece.
  • 07/2007 – 05/2008. “LOCUNET” (LOcation-based Communication Urban NETwork).
    Affiliation: University of Athens, Greece.
  • 10/2005 – 12/2007. “Market on Wheels” (Holistic intervention of sheltered business activities through a network of people with motor and mental disabilities).
    Affiliation: University of Athens, Greece.
  • 10/2002 – 12/2004. ”Proteas” (Promoting the employment of people with motor disabilities).
    Affiliation: University of Athens, Greece.
  • 10/2001 – 03/2002. “EURESCOM P1106” (e-Commerce Impacts on Service and Network Operations and Management).
    Affiliation: University of Athens, Greece - Hellenic Organization of Telecommunications (OTE), Greece.
  • 11/2000 – 10/2002. “ATTRACT” (Advanced Teleworking Techniques and Teleservices for Insurance Agents and Customers).
    Affiliation: University of Athens, Greece.