Digital Heritage Research Lab

Athos Agapiou

Earth Observation Cultural Heritage Lab
Civil Engineering Department

Short Bio

Dr Athos Agapiou is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics at the Cyprus University of Technology

He obtained a diploma from the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (2005). Two years later, in 2007, he obtained an MSc in Geoinformatics from the same academic institution. In addition, he holds an MA from the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Cyprus (2010). In 2013, he received his PhD from the Cyprus University of Technology.

During the last years, he has been involved in several research projects at a European (H2020), regional (JPI-CH; Interreg) and local level (Research and Innovation Foundation, A.G. Leventis etc.). For these research activities, he was granted the Cyprus Research Awards Competition, “Young Researcher 2018”, while according to a recent study (2020), his name was included among the list of 2% of the world’s leading researchers in his scientific field.

His scientific interests include Earth Observation and Geoinformatics intended for archaeological research and cultural heritage landscapes. More information regarding running projects and publications can be found on the webpage of the Earth Observation Cultural Heritage Lab. Recently he has been appointed as the Vice Chairman of the UNESCO Chair in Digital Heritage.

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