Stavros Polyviou
Education
Aug. 1999Aug. 2000Masters in Human-Computer Interaction3.86 / 4.00
Human-Computer Interaction Institute,
Carnegie-Mellon University
Oct. 1996Jun. 1999BEng in Information Systems EngineeringFirst Class Honours
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Work experience
Nov. 2007 Co-founder/Chief Technology Officer
Anevresis Software Technologies Ltd
Projects & responsibilities:
  • Developer/Interface designer:
    iGuana, Content Management iOS App for Allgeier DMS
    (Objective C)
  • Developer/Interface designer:
    iTunes Search eCommerce App, sponsored through the European Structural Funds
    (Objective C)
  • Developer/Architect:
    Nested relation data model, query language and query processor
    (pl/sql, C++)
  • Developer/Architect/Interface designer:
    Nested relation Visual Query Language for mobile devices
    (Adobe Flex, Objective C)
Sep. 2010Jun. 2013Director/Instructor
Ecsandas Private Institute
Courses taught:
  • Cambridge International Examinations gce A Level in Computing
  • Cambridge International Examinations igcse in Computer Studies
  • Structured programming in Pascal
Jun. 2008Mar. 2010Data Management & Usability Consultant
Cosine Consultants Ltd
Projects & responsibilities:
  • Developer/Interface designer:
    SiRVAL, Data Warehouse project of AC Nielsen Europe
    (pl/sql, Visual Basic)
  • Developer/Interface designer:
    CubIQ, off-the-shelf BI solutions for the retail and maritime industries
    (pl/sql, Adobe Flex)
Jan. 2007Dec. 2008Special Teaching Staff
Department of Computing, University of Cyprus
Courses taught:
  • Databases (sql)
  • Introduction to programming I (C)
  • Introduction to programming II (C/C++)
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Internet Technologies (html, Java, xml, php)
  • Data structures (C)
Jan. 2004Dec. 2006Teaching assistant
Department of Computing, University of Cyprus
Courses taught:
  • Databases (sql)
  • Advanced databases (sql)
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • E-commerce (xml)
Jun. 2005Jun. 2007Researcher
MITIS: Relationally complete Visual Query Languages for mobile devices and desktop computers
Department of Computing, University of Cyprus
Jun. 2004Jun. 2005Researcher
EVNOMIA: User Interface management Systems
Department of Computing, University of Cyprus
Jun. 2003Jun. 2004Researcher
SEDIM: Unified messaging management system
Department of Computing, University of Cyprus
Jan. 2003May 2003Lecturer
Department of Computer Science & Multimedia, Intercollege Nicosia
Courses taught:
  • Visual Basic
  • Databases
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Operating Systems
Sep. 2000Nov. 2003Human Factors Engineer
User Technology, Data Management,
Software Group, ibm Corporation
Responsibilities:
  • User interface specification
  • Prototype implementation
  • Usability evaluation
Projects:
  • ibm DB2 sql Query Builder
  • ibm DB2 Development Center
  • XQuery Builder
Technical skills
Data managementsql, pl/sqlOracle 9i+
IBM DB2 UDB 7+MySQL 4+
Oracle BI ServerDimensional modeling
NormalizationER modeling
Programming languagesJavaphp
Actionscript 3.0C/C++
Objective CVisual Basic
Web technologieshtml/cssrdf
xmlXPath/XQuery
Usability evaluation/Interface designContextual designHeuristic evaluation
User Interface guidelinesCognitive walkthrough
Questionnaires/SurveysPrototyping
Observational studiesAccessibility
Globalisation/Internationalisation
Selected publications
May. 2006Stavros Polyviou, George Samaras, Paraskevas Evripidou
Active Folders: A Metaphor for Developing and Interacting with Context-Aware Applications
The 1st International Workshop on Tools and Applications for Mobile Contents (tamc),
The 7th International conference on Mobile Data Management, Nara, Japan
Apr. 2005Stavros Polyviou, George Samaras, Paraskevas Evripidou
A relationally complete visual query language for heterogeneous data sources and pervasive querying
The ieee International Conference on Data Engineering 2005, Tokyo, Japan
Jul. 2004Stavros Polyviou, Paraskevas Evripidou, George Samaras
PALLAS: A querying interface for pervasive computing using handheld devices
The ieee International Conference on Pervasive Services 2004, Beirut, Lebanon
Jun. 2004Stavros Polyviou, George Samaras, Paraskevas Evripidou
Query by Browsing: A Visual Query Language Based on the Relational Model
The 3rd Hellenic Database Management Systems Conference (hdms), Athens, Greece
Apr. 2004Stavros Polyviou, Paraskevas Evripidou, George Samaras
Context-aware queries using Query by Browsing and Chiromancer
Pervasive 2004, Vienna, Austria
Patent applications
Dec. 2009Stavros Polyviou
Two-valued logic database management system with support for missing information
Publication number: US 2010/0205197 A1
Jul. 2003Brian G. Payton, Stavros Polyviou, Maria N. Scanlon, Sheila I. Sholars, Andrew Speakes
Query modelling tool having a dynamically adaptive interface
Publication number: US 2005/0015368 A1
Jul. 2003Brian G. Payton, Stavros Polyviou, Maria N. Scanlon, Sheila I. Sholars, Andrew Speakes
Query model tool and method for visually grouping and ungrouping predicates
Publication number: US 2005/0015364 A1
Memberships
Jan. 2003Jan. 2010Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (ieee)
Jan. 2003Jan. 2010The Association of Computing Machinery (acm)
Languages
GreekMother tongue
EnglishNear native speaker
FrenchDiplôme d' études en langue Française 2ème Degré (B2)
GermanGoethe Zertifikat B288,50 / 100
Italianplida B2109 / 120
Interests
Information visualisationPhotography
TypographyLinguistics & Writing systems
Graphic designAnimation & Cartooning