MASOURA Melpomeni


Phd Candidate
Tangible interaction technologies

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She is a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Patras. Her research interest lays upon the field of technology mediated participation of the elderly in cultural experience as a means of supporting social inclusion and well being. 


2013 - onwards: PhD candidateHuman Computer Interaction group,  Department of Electrical and Computer         Engineering, University of Patras, Greece.
Supervisor: Professor Nikolos Avouris

2006 - 2010: Master Degree in "Integrated Hardware and Software Systems”, Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece.  
Master thesis: "Software Implementation for reduction SoC's testing time" 
Supervisor: Professor Nikolos Dimitrios

2000 - 2005: Bachelor of Informatics. Department of Computer Science, University of Ioannina, Greece.
Undergraduate thesis: “Design decompressors for test vectors"
SupervisorAssistant Professor Kavousianos Chrysovalantis

Research Interests

Human-Computer Interaction, with emphasis on study of interaction of seniors with tangible digital artifacts and in
particular the role technologies may play in supporting the elderly in preserving their memories and narratives.

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching in Vocational Training Instiute (IEK)

Courses taught:  Programming, Multimedia, Computer Networks, Unix Operation System, Data  Bases,  Algorithms and Data Structures

              2008-2009 & 2011-2013Teaching in Technical of Multimedia Computer Application specialty

2006-2007 & 2008-2009Teaching in Technical of Internet Technology and Technical of Computer Application specialties.

  • Assistance in Tertiary Education

2013-onwards: Assistant in Introduction to Computers, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, Greece

2006-2007: Assistant in Basic Electronics Laboratory, Assistant in Computer Architecture Laboratory, Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece

Technical skills

  • Programming Languages:C, C++, Matlab, Visual Basic, Fortran, Vhdl
  • Data Base Management System:MS Access, MySQL
  • Design -Simulation Platforms: Altera, Modelsim

Foreign Languages

 English C2 Level:  Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE)


[1] Chounta, Irene-Angelica; Sintoris, Christos; Masoura, Melpomeni; Yiannoutsou, Nikoleta; Avouris, Nikolaos (2013). The good, the bad and the neutral: an analysis of team-gaming activity. In: EC-TEL meets ECSCW: Workshop on Collaborative Technologies for Working and Learning, Paphos, Cyprus





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