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Nicholas C. Rossis, PhD

Personal Information

DoB: 1970

Nationality: Hellenic

Programming Languages/OS

Actionscript, BASIC, VISUAL BASIC, FORTRAN, HTML, CSS, PERL, JAVASCRIPT, JAVA

MS-DOS, MacOS, Win3.x, Win95/98/ME, Win XP/Vista, Unix, Linux

Higher Education

1990 – 1995: Piraeus Institute of Technology, Athens, Hellas, Dpt. of Civ. Engineering
Grade: 75 %(“First”)

Thesis: “Harmonious Traces in the Eclectic Villas of Kifisia”
Grade:
100 % (“Excellent”)

1995-2000: University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Computer Aided Architecture Design (EdCAAD), Dept. of Architecture, PhD
Thesis: “Design in the Digital Age: in search of a collaborative paradigm”. The thesis explored the relations between design, practitioner personality types and their attitude towards information technology, including computer-mediated communications, the Internet, and multimedia technologies. The thesis is available online in PDF format.

Interests and Activities
  • Telematics, Distant Learning
  • Computer Hardware (use of personally constructed K6 PC)
  • Counselling (6-month course in Athens College, Greece; CCE course, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, February-May 1998; hold a first module Certificate in Counselling, 1998-99)
  • Analytic (Jungian) Psychology (Jungian Psychology CCE course, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, October-January 1998)
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Workshop, June 5-6, 1998
  • Anthropology (Shamanism CCE course, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, October-January 1998)
  • Religious Studies, Byzantinology
  • Shiatsu (Shiatsu CCE course, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, February-May 1998)
  • Photography (two years of professional experience with G. Semidalas, a Greek photographer)
  • Drawing and Design
  • Music (composition and execution with Athens of the North)
  • Authoring
Languages
  • German : proficient (Mittelstufe, 1989)
  • English : fluent
  • Greek : fluent
  • Basic knowledge of French, Russian
Professional Experience
  • Various web-related projects since 1995.
  • Founded Electra-ACT in 1997.
  • Technical Director at Sunrise Solutions, 1999-2000.
  • Founded Istomedia Ltd in 1999.
  • External expert for IBS, Pireaus 2002-2003.
  • Director of Maxima Partners, 2011-2013.
  • Co-headed Innovation and Technology department, Mediterra Holdings, 2013.

Collaboration as a designer with Communicata on the:

  • Sony and
  • General Accident web sites
  • Editor of the Edinburgh Architecture Research (EAR) journal, 1995-96 (ass. Editor), 1996-97, 1997-98 and 1998-99. For the first time ever, EAR was published online and on CD-ROM in 1998.
  • Collaboration with HareNET, a web development company, since 1995.
  • Collaboration with Communicata, a web development company, since 1997.
  • Development and teaching of a 3rd-year HTML course at Napier University, dept. of Printed Media, Publishing and Communication (PMPC), 1997-98. The handouts were compiled into a book, to be used by Napier University in the future.
  • Development and teaching of a MSC in Hypermedia course at Napier University, dept. of PMPC, 1998-2000.
  • Member of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff/A1/OPS/ Wargames development Dept. Position: Aide to R. Admiral P. Kikareas HN, June 1994 – August 1995.

Other

  • Aide to Commander A. Xenakis HN, CO, Navy H/C Base/Naval Fort Kotroni, 1993-1994.
  • Ass. Psychologist in Navy H/C Base/Naval Fort Kotroni, 1993-1994.
  • Collaboration with Dr. S. Tzepoglou, founding member of FEDORA (an EU-sponsored international organisation for the promotion of Professional Guidance), Psychology, since 1992.
  • Collaboration with Prof. P. Varelidou (FORUM, DOMH), Architectural matters and Environmental studies for the EC (at various times from 1992 – 1995).
  • Head of in-site Concrete Lab, ET BETON SA (former VOGIATZIS SA), 1991.
  • Collaboration with EGNATIA STA, Water and Sewage Treatment Plant Design & Execution, (at various times from 1989 – 1995).
  • Collaboration with Mr. G. Semidalas, Photography, 1991-1995.
Memberships
  • Interactive Media Alliance Scotland (IMAS), since 1996; member of the IMAS website subcommittee 1997-98.
  • British Computer Society (BCS), since 1996.
  • The HTML Writers Guild, since 1998 Scientific and Medical Network, since 1997.
  • Dogbert’s New Ruling Class Member, since 1999.
  • Crisis, since 2000.
  • Amnesty International, since 1997.
  • Medecins Sans Frontieres, since 1997.
  • World Wildlife Fund, since 1995.
  • OXFAM, since 1995.
Conferences and Publications
  • “E-learning environments: capabilities and restrictions”, 1st E-Learning Conference, University of Patra, May 2000.
  • “Developing New IT/CMC Paradigms in the Architectural Practice Context”, Edinburgh Architecture Research, vol. 26, Edinburgh, 1999.
  • ECAADE 1996, Sweden, “Information Technology/Computer Mediated Communications (IT/CMC) in Architectural Practice”.
  • “A Psychoanalytic Approach to Design”, Edinburgh Architecture Research, vol. 24-25, Edinburgh, 1997.
  • EdCAAD Seminar, “The Future of the Architect”, November 1997.
  • EuropIA 1997, Edinburgh, “The Architect’s Role in the Information Age”, April 1997.
  • EdCAAD Seminar, “The Role of IT/CMC in Business Changes”, March 1996.
  • EdCAAD Seminar, “The Architect’s Role”, June 1996.
  • “IT/CMC: Effect on Design”; Edinburgh Architecture Research, vol. 23, p. 176, Edinburgh, 1995.