Prof. Papangelis is an Assistant Professor at the School of Interactive Games and Media of Rochester Institute of Technology, and the director of the Niantic x RIT Geo Games and Media Lab (https://www.rit.edu/NianticGeoGamesLab). Prof. Papangelis did his M.Sc, in Human-Computer Interaction at Lancaster University (UK), and his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Aberdeen (UK). He is a fellow of The Royal Society of Arts (RSA; UK) and is heavily involved with the Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction (SIGCHI) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). His research currently focuses on location-based games and social networks, the physical web, location-based and in-situ crowdsourcing, proximity technologies, extended and hybrid reality, and multi-sensory entertainment technologies. He has published his work in multiple high-level journals and conferences, such as ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), Interactive Mobile Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), and Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). His work has so far been supported by governmental funding bodies and the industry, including the European Union, The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC UK), the ACM, and Niantic Labs. He serves on the editorial board of Behaviour & Information Technology Journal (Taylor & Francis; https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tbit20/current).
In the News
September 2, 2020
Niantic donates $400,000 to create Niantic x RIT Geo Games and Media Research Lab
Niantic has donated $400,000 to create a new research lab at RIT that’s focused on location-based games. In the Niantic x RIT Geo Games and Media Research Lab, researchers will work to better understand how people interact with location-based games and how they can be used for good.