Education

2009 - Present: 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

03/2010 to Present: FCT Fellow - Graduate Research Student

Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, University of Madeira, Portugal.
Project title: “Usability Evaluation Techniques for Situated Privacy”.

01/2015 to 03/2015: Research Associate

Affiliation: National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece.
Participation in the research project STIMULATE “Stimulating the Public Attitude Towards Advanced Materials”.

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, 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.

Teaching

Teaching Assistant:

Fall 2016: Information Systems Design and Development Methods and Tools. Department of Informatics and Telematics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece.
Fall 2015: Application Development, Software Engineering and Information Systems Development Methods. 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.
Fall 2009: Social Web. University of Madeira, Funchal, Portugal.

Students:

Aria Mesoropian (2015). Facebook groups as a platform for citizen expression. Master’s thesis, Dept. of Communication and Media Studies, University of Athens, Greece, 2015. Co-supervision with Dimitris Charitos. (7/10)
Diogo Pereira (2013). A Feasibility Study for Modelling Tie Strength with the Facebook API. Master’s thesis, University of Madeira, Portugal, 2013. Co-supervision with Ian Oakley. (17/20)

Other:

2008: Seminar on Access of Disabled People to eGovernment Services. Institute of Computer Science (ICS), Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), Greece.

Awards and Distinctions

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, 2011, 2012. 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).

2009. Research assistantship. Madeira Science and Technology Center (CITMA), Portugal.

Service and Volunteering

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.

Volunteering:

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).
Student volunteer at ECSCW 2011.

Publications

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.

Spiliotopoulos, T. (2015). Studying Social Network Sites via Computational Methods. In proceedings of IEEE RCIS 2015, Athens, Greece. *doctoral consortium paper

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

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. (2013). Understanding Motivations for Facebook Use: Usage Metrics, Network Structure, and Privacy. In proceedings of ACM CHI 2013, Paris, France. [acceptance rate: 20% (392/1963)]. *RepliCHI award

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.

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.

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. (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. [acceptance rate: 20% (46/225)]. *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.

Spiliotopoulos, A. (2008). A Methodological Framework for the Development of Usable Computer Systems. Selected BSc and MSc Theses, Vol. 5. Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2008.

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.

Theses

Spiliotopoulos, A. (2007). A Methodological Framework for the Development of Usable Computer Systems. MSc thesis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2007.

Working papers

Spiliotopoulos T. (2010). Votes and Comments in Recommender Systems: The Case of Digg. Working paper, University of Madeira.

Talks and Presentations

“Studying Social Network Sites via Computational Methods”. Doctoral Consortium presentation at the IEEE Ninth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (IEEE RCIS 2015), Athens, Greece, 14 May 2015.

“Predicting Tie Strength with the Facebook API”. 18th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics (PCI 2014), Athens, Greece, 3 October 2014.

“Urban Twitter Networks and Communities: A Case Study of Microblogging in Athens”. Hybrid City Conference 2013, Athens, Greece, 23 May 2013.

“Applications of Social Network Analysis for User Modeling”. International Workshop on User Modeling from Social Media at ACM IUI 2012, Lisbon, Portugal, 14 February 2012.

“Studying social behavior through the computational modeling of online social networks”. Internal Research Presentations, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, University of Madeira, Portugal, 14 October 2011.

“An Integrated Approach Towards the Construction of an HCI Methodological Framework”. 1st European Workshop on HCI Design and Evaluation, Limassol, Cyprus, 8 April 2011.

“Privacy on the Web: What can we do about it?”. Internal Research Presentations, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, University of Madeira, Portugal, 11 June 2010.

“Qualitative and quantitative approaches concerning the use of locative media: Usability evaluation of the LOCUNET system" (with D. Charitos and N. Tsianos). Usability and Accessibility Days 2008, Athens, Greece, 10-14 November 2008.

“Entrepreneurship and employability for students with disabilities” (with I. Voulgari and A. Pino). University of Athens, Greece, 25 October 2008.

"Personalisation techniques and their application: An e-insurance cross selling case study". CIE 2002, 30th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, Tinos Island, Greece, June 28 – July 2, 2002.

"An integrated web-based system architecture for new methods of work in the insurance sector". MIS 2002, 3rd International Conference on Management Information Systems, Halkidiki, Greece, 24-26 April 2002.

“An abstract systems architecture model and main technologies for e-services of the retail insurance sector". E-COMM LINE 2001, 2nd European Conference on e-Commerce/e-Activities/e-Working/e-Business, on-line services, virtual institutes and their influence on the economic and social environment, Bucharest, Romania, 24-25 September 2001.

R&D Projects

03/2010 - Present. “Usability Evaluation Techniques for Situated Privacy”
Affiliation: Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, University of Madeira, Portugal.

01/2015 – 03/2015. “STIMULATE” (Stimulating the Public Attitude Towards Advanced Materials)
Affiliation: National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece.

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.