Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture.
Kostas Karpouzis is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture. In his research, he’s looking for ways to make computer systems more aware of and responsive to the way people interact with each other using Artificial Intelligence. He is also investigating how gamification and digital games can be used in classroom and informal settings to assist conventional teaching and help teach social issues and STEAM subjects to children and adults. Since 1998, he has participated in more than twenty research projects funded by Greek and European bodies; most notably the Humaine Network of Excellence, leading research efforts in emotion modeling and recognition, the FP6 IP CALLAS project, where he served as Area Leader of Affective applications, 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, the H2020 iRead project, which produced Navigo, the winner of the GALA Serious Games competition for 2018 and the H2020 ECoWeB project which builds engaging and personalized mobile applications to promote emotional wellbeing and prevent mental health problems in adolescents and young adults. He is a member of the National Bioethics and Technoethics Committee, the Ethics Committees at ICCS‐NTUA and the Univ. W. Attica, a 3x TEDx speaker and a TED‐ed educator (“Can machines read your emotions?”).