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Professor Dr. APOSTOLOS SARRIS holds a B.A. in Astronomy & Physics (1985) and an M.A. in Physics (1988) from Boston University and an M.Sc. (1990) and a Ph.D. in Physics/Geophysics (1992) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is Professor of the Chair “Sylvia Ioannou” on Digital Humanities at the Archaeological Research Unit of Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Cyprus.

At the same time, he is an Adjunct/Affiliate Professor of Cyprus University of Technology and a Research Associate of the Dept. of Anthropology, The Field Museum of Natural History of Chicago, Illinois, USA. He has been a Senior MC Fellow of the EU at FRIAS/Freiburg University, a DLR-DAAD Research Fellow and a visiting senior researcher at the University of Leiden. Since 2021, he is a Corresponding Member of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI).

Apostolos Sarris was responsible for the establishment of the Laboratory of Geophysical-Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment (GeoSat ReSeArch Lab) at the Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (F.O.RT.H.), where he acted as a Research Director and Head of the Lab (1996-2021). He has been a vice-president of the European Section of the Archaeological Remote Sensing Consortium, assistant Greek representative in the scientific committee for Peace and Security of NATO, Vice-Chair of the International Society of Archaeological Prospection (ISAP) and President of CAA-GR. He is currently Treasurer of UISPP Commission IV, and associate editor of the Society for Archaeological Sciences Bulletin, of Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences Journal and of Archaeological Prospection Journal.

He is member of scientific experts and evaluation committees for The European Research Council Executive Agency, the Russian Science Foundation, the European Research Council, the National Center of Science and Technology of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation, Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, etc.

Dr Sarris has more than 330 publications (including 1 Ph.D. dissertation, 58 books and book chapters, 3 Proceedings volumes, 126 refereed journal papers, and 144 refereed papers in proceedings).  His teaching experience include contracted Lectureships at various institutions (Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki; Univ. of Crete., TEI Chania; National Air-force Academy; Univ. of Maryland – European Division). Dr. Sarris has organized, planned and participated in more than 250 geophysical/satellite remote sensing/GIS/GPS projects in Greece, U.S.A., Cyprus, Hungary, Albania, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Kosovo and Egypt & participated in than 112 Greek, European and international large scale projects

He has supervised 20 PostDoc, 25 PhD, 19 MA and 13 BA dissertations and has provided practical training of more than 1000 students from Greek and foreign universities (Univ. of Crete, Technical Univ. of Crete, Univ. of Thessaly, Univ. of Kalamata, TEI of Crete and Athens, Univ. of Birmingham, Université Catholique de Louvain, Chicago Field Museum of Natural History, Univ. of Cyprus, University of Michigan, a.o.).



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Dr. MARIA CRISTINA MANZETTI holds a  Ph.D. from the School of Architecture at Technical University of Chania (Greece) in Digital Media and Cultural Heritage. She is graduated in Archaeology at Universtity of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy), with a specialization in Roman archaeology. She attended a II level master in Geotechnology applied to Archaeology, at the Centre of San Giovanni Valdarno of University of Siena (Italy).

As a fellow of Leonardo Da Vinci project, she spent three months at IMS-FORTH lab of Rethymno (Greece), working on the 3D reconstruction of the Neolithic village of Szeghalom, Hungary ( As V-Must program’s fellow she worked with geophysical data and 3D models of the medieval abbey of Ename (Belgium), at Visual Dimension (Belgium). She recently won a postdoctoral position at University of Cyprus through YUFE alliance and the Lerici Scholarship as visiting researcher at University of Lund (Sweden). 

Her specialties are Roman archaeology, Roman theatres, Virtual Archaeology, 3D modeling, 3D visualization, 3D visibility analysis and virtual acoustics analysis.


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Dr. MARC-ANTOINE VELLA holds an M.A in Applied Geophysics from Paris Sorbonne University (2005) and a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences (2010) from the University of Corsica and Paris Sorbonne University. He realized a post-doctoral fellowship at the CEREGE (Centre Européen de recherché et d’enseignement des Géosciences de l’environnement) and was a Researcher/resident, representative of the French Institute of Andean Studies (IFEA, UMIFRE 17 MEAE/CNRS USR 3337 AMÉRICA LATINA) at La Paz, Bolivia. He wrote 12 articles in international journals or proceedings in international congresses and participated to more than 10 international congresses. He is a Research Associate of the team “Archéologie Environnementale” of the CNRS UMR 7041 ARSCAN (Archéologie et Sciences de l’Antiquité) from the Pantheon Sorbonne Paris 1 University. He is Director of the mission “Archaeology and Palaeoenvironments of the Tiwanaku river (Bolivia)” from the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. He has been appointed as a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair "Sylvia Ioannou Foundation" for Digital Humanities during the period of 2020-2022.
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Dr. ALEXANDRU HEGYI has been appointed as a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair "Sylvia Ioannou Foundation" for Digital Humanities during the year 2019-2020. He studied at Western University of Timișoara, Romania, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in History and his Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Archaeology. He continued his studies at the same university's Department of Geography, where he was awarded his doctorate in 2018. He is involved in research related to applied geophysics and remote sensing in archaeology. Alexandru Hegyi has been involved in several international archaeological and environmental projects in Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Montenegro, Albania, and Greece.