Prof. Barmpoutis’ areas of expertise include interdisciplinary applications of computer science and engineering to the service of the broad areas of learning and training. Prof. Barmpoutis current interdisciplinary research projects focus on human motion capture and analysis using depth sensors, 3D reconstruction and dissemination of digital cultural heritage, and virtual reality in medicine and education. For his contribution to the aforementioned areas in 2014 he received the Merit Award from the IEEE International Conference on Connected Vehicles, in 2016 he was finalist for the Rome Prize for Historic Preservation and Conservation and in 2018 he received the Teacher of the Year award from the University of Florida College of the Arts. Dr. Barmpoutis has coauthored more than 90 journal publications, book chapters, and conference presentations, and has received grants from various funding agencies including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the US National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Institutes of Health, and the US Department of Transportation. In the international community he is known for the Digital Epigraphy and Archaeology project that he is directing since 2011 and the highly cited Java-For-Kinect open-source library, which has been continuously used since 2013 in more than 50 countries around the world.
Recent grants awarded:
August 2018 - August 2020, Imagineering and the Technosphere: An Intersection Project for Animating Conversations with the Humanities. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Role: co-Investigator
August 2017-August 2018. Central Office Visually Enhanced Asset Tracking and Management System. Verizon, Inc. Corporate gift. Role: Principal Investigator.
June 2017-May 2019. 3D Digitization of the Squeeze Collection from University of Venice using the Digital Epigraphy Toolbox. Ca' Foscari University of Venice grant program. Role: co-Investigator
December 2015-May 2016. Development of interactive 3D multimedia visualization. Intel, Inc. Corporate gift. Role: Principal Investigator
September 2015-August 2018. Dysmetria & Motor Function in SCA: Mechanisms and Rehabilitation. National Institutes of Health. Award: NIH-NINDS, R21 NS094946, Role: co-Investigator
January 2015-June 2016. E-STAMPAGES. French Ministry of Higher Education grant program BSN5 2014, Role: co-Investigator
September 2014-September 2015. A novel framework for physical tele-therapy using infrared depth sensors and haptic feedback. UF Informatics Institute Seed Fund, Role: Principal Investigator
September 2013-June 2015. Investigating the effect of drivers’ body motion on traffic safety, US Department of Transportation / STRIDE, Award: 2013-051S / DTRT12-G-UTC04, Role: Principal Investigator
May 2012-May 2013, K3D: An Augmented-Reality Distance Education Classroom, University of Florida Office of CIO, Role: Principal Investigator
June 2011 – Dec. 2012, Digital Epigraphy Toolbox, National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Digital Humanities, Award: HD-51214-11, Role: Principal Investigator
March 2011 – March 2012, Game technology to enhance sensory input and promote walking recovery, UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute / NIH, Role: co-Investigator
IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ACM, Association for Computing Machinery
MICCAI, Medical Imaging Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention
ISMRM, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
List of publications and other details on Prof. Barmpoutis' research activities can be found in his research website.