Dr Eleni Mangina

Dr Mangina is, since 2002, a Professor at the School of Computer Science, University College Dublin and the Vice Principal (International) for the College of Science. Her lab operates at the intersection between applied Artificial Intelligence (VR/AR; Data Analytics; UAVs; Information Systems) with an expansive portfolio of innovative interdisciplinary applications that utilises XR technologies from the Energy Sector to Educational systems. Dr Magnina also contributes actively to IEEE Standards and is the Executive Editor for the publications of the IEEE Global Initiative on XR Ethics. She is currently the Chair of Athena SWAN Bronze Award application for the School of Computer Science.

Dr Lucy Avraamidou

Dr Lucy Avraamidou is currently the Director of the Institute for Science Education and the Head of the Institute for Science Education and Communication at the University of Gronigen. She is also a Professor of Science Education and Communication and a Rosalind Franklin Fellow. Dr Avraamidou’s research is associated with theoretical and empirical explorations of what it means to widen and diversify STEM participation in school and out-of-school settings through the lens of intersectionality. She has authored more than 100 publications and edited 4 book volumes, also holding extensive experience, working as principal investigator and research, on projects funded by the National Science Foundation in the USA, the European Union, the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, and the United Nations Development Program.

Dr Charalambos Vrasidas

Charalambos Vrasidas is co-founder and Executive Director at CARDET, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to designing innovative digital learning with an overarching aim to empower people, communities and organisations to thrive. He is also a Professor of Learning Innovations and Associate Dean for e-learning at the University of Nicosia. An innovator, designer, educator, lifelong learner and social entrepreneur, he has designed and implemented a vast number of impactful initiatives in 30+ countries. A big part of his work at CARDET and UNIC is focused on designing and implementing award winning initiatives integrating digital tools, mobile learning, gamification, XR, and AI for digital transformation.


*Please note that the list of the list of keynote speakers will be regularly updated. The Organising Committee of the LIS is currently in contact with esteemed academics and high-caliber experts to join and present at the Summit. More information will be shared soon.

University of
Nicosia, Cyprus