Charalambos (Charis) Poullis is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science at Concordia University where he also serves as the Director of the Immersive and Creative Technologies (ICT) lab.
Prior to joining Concordia University, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, Cyprus University of Technology (2010-2015) and a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus (2009-2010).
Charalambos received his B.Sc. in Computing and Information Systems with First Class Honors from the University of Manchester, UK, in 2001, an M.Sc. in Computing Science with specialisation in Multimedia and Creative Technologies (funded by a Fulbright-Amideast scholarship), and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (funded by USC) from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, USA, in 2003 and 2008, respectively.
His current research interests lie at the intersection of computer vision and computer graphics. More specifically, he is involved in fundamental and applied research covering the following areas: acquisition technologies & 3D reconstruction, photo-realistic rendering, feature extraction & classification, virtual & augmented reality.
Charalambos is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society and a member of the: Association for Computing Machinery(ACM); Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA); ACM Cyprus Chapter (served in the management committee between 2010-2015); and British Machine Vision Association (BMVA). He was the recipient of the Best Fast-forward Poster Presentation Award in 2007 at the ACM GIS Conference; the Audience Choice Award in 2009 at the IEEE Virtual Reality Conference; and the prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship (International Reintegration Grant) in 2010.