Fernando Loizides, B.Sc(Hons), M.Res(Swansea)
am currently working as a research assistant in
Interaction Technologies Laboratory
located in the Computer
at Swansea University
. I am also
researching towards my PhD
in Document Triage and Human Computer Interaction in Information
Seeking, supervised by Dr George Buchanan
My research interests include Digital Libraries, Information
Seeking, Human Computer Interaction and Database Systems. Apart from
academic experience I have
also freelanced as a software developer for several industrial
projects, given talks and presentations to both academia and industry
and taken a leadership role in team projects. I enjoy collaborating
with people, inspired by the dynamic world around us. If you have any
questions, ideas or have an interest in my work, feel free to contact
- Research Assistant, Future Interaction
Technologies Laboratory, Computer Science Department Swansea University.
- Student Liaison Officer, ITWales.
- IT Administrator, Palco Travel Travel Agency,
Nicosia Office (Headquarters), Cyprus.
- University Representative Assistant, for Mr.
Vrahimis Petri, Cyprus.
- Digital Libraries( Document Triage, Document Navigation, Information Seeking).
- Human Computer Interaction.
- An Empirical Study of User Navigation During Document Triage (ECDL 2009). (To be presented).
- Hear it is: Enhancing Rapid Document Browsing with Sound Cues. (ECDL 2009). (To be presented).
- What Patrons Want: Supporting Interaction for Novice Information Seeking Scholars (JCDL 2009). (To be presented).
- The Myth of Find: User Behaviour and Attitudes
Towards the Basic Search Feature (JCDL 2008). (PDF)
- Investigating Document Triage on Paper and
Electronic Media. (ECDL 2007). (PDF)
- Best Conference Paper Award (European Conference
on Digital Libraries 2007).
- 3 Year Fees Bursary Swansea University Computer
Science Departmental Award(2007-2010).
- James Callaghan Scholarship(2007-2010).
- Swansea University Fees Only Bursary
- MSP(Microsoft Student Partner) Star
Presentations and Talks
- Investigating Document Triage on Paper and Electronic Media
(ECDL Budapest, 09/2007).
- Document Triage in the Information Seeking
Process (Waterfront Museum Swansea, 11/2006).
- Motivational and Learning Skills (Microsoft
- Image analysis on PDA's for use in Medical Skin
Disease Diagnosis (Microsoft Reading, 04/2006).
Panels and Committees
- On Departmental Research Committee Computer Science
Swansea University 2008/2009.
- On Program Committee for International Conference on
Asian Digital Libraries 2008.
- On Panel Committee for British Computer Society
Young Professionals Networking 2007.
- Research Assistant Future Interaction
Technologies Lab, Computer Science Department, Swansea University(2008-Present).
- Reaching Wider Summer School Tutor(Summer 2008).
- Technocamps ITWales (2007, 2008).
- University Representative Assistant, (06/2004 -
- Personal IT Tuition, (06/2006 - Present).
- IT Consulting Freelancing, (08/2005 - 09/2005).
- Team Co-ordinator Database Creation, (07/2005 -
- Web Design Freelancing, (07/2004 - 09/2004).
- Database Creation Freelancing, (08/2002 -
Leadership and Team Skills
- Voted Project Co-ordinator for Undergraduate Degree
- Voted course representative
Future Interaction Technologies Laboratory,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Wales Swansea,
E-mail: csfernando at Swansea dot ac dot uk
Personal webpage: http://www.fernandoloizides.com (under construction)
Photos: Africa , Various
Videos: SnakeSkin FlashPlay