The ITN-DCH project is an Initial Training Network under the FP7 - People Marie Curie Actions Programme

Experienced Researcher (ER)


George Bruseker - ER1


Until March 2016


George Bruseker was born in Edmonton, AB, Canada. Since then he has lived, worked and studied in China, Belgium, Greece and Qatar. George’s travels followed a passion for the study of philosophy, language and culture, and led to a career in digital cultural heritage.

George completed a Bachelor’s of Philosophy and History at the University of Alberta, a Master’s of Philosophy at the Katholike Universiteit Leuven in Belgium and his PhD in Philosophy at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. His PhD dissertation was in ancient philosophy, interpreting the meaning of Democritus’ ethical and political fragments while his MA thesis looked at the project and stakes of intercultural philosophy.

Before and after his BA, George spent two years in China, studying Mandarin and teaching English. After his MA, George took up a position with Pax Christi International, a Catholic peace organization, and overhauled their website and documentation management system. After moving to Greece, George spent a year in modern Greek study before taking up the role of IT Officer at the British School at Athens while continuing work on his PhD. There he overhauled the School’s ICT infrastructure and worked on integrating the School’s collection management and administrative data systems. Following his work at the BSA, George was hired by the Qatar Museums Authority to work on the planning, implementation and maintenance of a unified collection management system for their museum projects, KE Emu.

George’s involvement in the ITN-DCH is in the use of formal ontology to model and integrate archaeological argumentation with 3D/4D models. The title of his project with DCH-ITN is “A knowledge interface to virtual cultural heritage.”

Eirini Papageorgiou - ER2

Digital Heritage Research Lab, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus


Eirini Papageorgiou was born in Athens, Greece and has studied Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH.). She continued her undergraduate studies at the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) through an Erasmus scholarship. She has a M.Sc. degree in the field of Protection, Conservation and Restoration of Architectural Monuments (AUTH.) and has also completed studies at the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (ASPETE.) of Athens.

Through scholarships Eirini has attended summer schools at the Freie University of Berlin in Germany and at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. She has also been provided scholarships of excellence by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) as well as other institutions. She speaks fluently Greek, English and German.

Through several years of practice as an architect and restorator, Eirini gained valuable and high quality of experience in:

  • Surveying and Documenting architectural monuments, industrial heritage buildings, archaeological sites, historical town centres and areas, networks of traditional settlements in rural areas.
  • Recording, Analyzing and Monitoring Cultural Heritage in various scales (object, building, urban, regional), with different approaches (GIS data processing, SWOT Analysis, Strategy scenarios and master plans, Maps, Charts, Drawings, Supervision) under the prospect of Sustainability.
  • Evaluating the protection grade of buildings, Defining regulations on urban and town plan scale in historical settlements (building uses, land uses, architectural interventions, urban limits), Searching for financing potentials and tools.
  • Working within multidisciplinary and multicultural workgroups in EU funded programmes in Greece and other EU countries (Germany, Denmark).
  • Teaching adult groups, Organizing training programmes and Specializing in Educational Research Methodology and Computer Applications in Education / Multimedia.

Eirinis involvement in the ITN-DCH is in the field of Educational Perspectives in Digital Cultural Heritage. Digital Management of the different types of digital content, sharing knowledge in a way that is easily accessible and user-friendly as well as Education and Training of the people, in order for cultural heritage not only to become available but also to be transformed into a unique experience for everybody.

In her free time she loves travelling, discovering different cultures, hiking, engraving, dancing traditional Greek dances and kick boxing.

George Leventis - ER3

Digital Heritage Research Lab, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus


George was born and grew-up in Athens. He possesses a Master of Science in the field of Cultural Informatics from the University of Aegean.

During his studies, he was introduced to the exciting research field of Artificial Intelligence. As a member of the Intelligent Multimedia and Virtual Reality research lab at the University of Aegean, he focused for his specialization on Neural Networks by using optimal fuzzy clustering algorithms as well as machine learning algorithms (such as C-Means, Fuzzy C-Means, Learning Vector Quantization). Currently his main interest lies in the use of machine learning techniques for processing 3D/4D cultural assets.

Besides his research activity, in his free time he likes listening to music as much as he likes going out with friends. Moreover, he is passionate in playing golf as it is something very different compared to other popular sports.

Louis Cuel - ER4

MIRALab, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Until March 2016


Louis is French and has done his master and his PhD at the University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble. He has left France to join the ITN-DCH project to work in MiraLab at the University of Genève. His involvement on the project is entitled “Visual trackers for intangible performing arts”.

He is originally a mathematician, but his research interests involve computer science, 3D modeling, 3D reconstruction, tracking, and interaction. His PhD concerned the geometric inference which answers the following question: Given an unknown object that we only know through a data set, which guaranties can we give to recover the geometry and the topology? The algorithms and the theoretical guaranties that Louis developed allowed him to take into account the robustness of several types of 3D data-processing.

After the PhD, his goal is to apply his knowledge in robustness on 3D processing but in an applied field. Digital cultural heritage and all the fields involved such as acquisition and tracking are some very exciting new challenges for him.

Also passionate in psychology, history and art, he loves hiking in the Alps in his free time.