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Angelos Barmpoutis
Digital Worlds Institute/Digital Arts & Sciences

Short bio:

Angelos Barmpoutis is a Professor of Digital Arts and Sciences and the coordinator of research and technology in the Digital Worlds Institute at the University of Florida. He is also an affiliate faculty of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Department and the Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Florida. His current research projects focus on automated analysis of human motion, 3D reconstruction and dissemination of digital cultural heritage, applications of virtual and augmented reality, and medical image analysis. For his contribution to the aforementioned areas, he received in 2014 the Merit Award from the IEEE International Conference on Connected Vehicles, in 2016 he was finalist for the Rome Prize for Historic Preservation and Conservation, and was named UF Research Foundation Professor for 2020-2023. Dr. Barmpoutis has coauthored numerous highly cited publications in the aforementioned topics, and his work has led to patented and copyrighted inventions registered in the US, and been funded by several awards and grants from various funding agencies including the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the US Department of Transportation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In the international community he is also known for the Digital Epigraphy and Archaeology project that he is directing since 2011 and the highly cited Java-For-Kinect open-source library, which has been continuously used since 2013 in more than 50 countries around the world.

Recent grants awarded:

May 2023-April 2026. Collaborative Research: Dentofacial Development in Primates. Award: NSF 2235578, Role: Senior Faculty

April 2021-March 2026, Web-based Automated Imaging Differentiation of Parkinsonism. National Institutes of Health. Award: U01 NS119562-01, Role: Multi-Principal investigator

January 2021-December 2021, AI-driven Movement Classification and Analysis across Clinical and Cultural Application Areas. UF Artificial Intelligence Catalyst Fund. Role: Principal Investigator

August 2018 - August 2020, Imagineering and the Technosphere: An Intersection Project for Animating Conversations with the Humanities. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Role: co-Investigator

August 2017-August 2018. Central Office Visually Enhanced Asset Tracking and Management System. Verizon, Inc. Corporate gift. Role: Principal Investigator.

June 2017-May 2019. 3D Digitization of the Squeeze Collection from University of Venice using the Digital Epigraphy Toolbox. Ca' Foscari University of Venice grant program. Role: co-Investigator

December 2015-May 2016. Development of interactive 3D multimedia visualization. Intel, Inc. Corporate gift. Role: Principal Investigator

September 2015-August 2018. Dysmetria & Motor Function in SCA: Mechanisms and Rehabilitation. National Institutes of Health. Award: NIH-NINDS, R21  NS094946, Role: co-Investigator

January 2015-June 2016. E-STAMPAGES. French Ministry of Higher Education grant program BSN5 2014, Role: Consultant

September 2014-September 2015. A novel framework for physical tele-therapy using infrared depth sensors and haptic feedback. UF Informatics Institute Seed Fund, Role: Principal Investigator

September 2013-June 2015. Investigating the effect of drivers’ body motion on traffic safety, US Department of Transportation / STRIDE, Award: 2013-051S / DTRT12-G-UTC04, Role: Principal Investigator

May 2012-May 2013, K3D: An Augmented-Reality Distance Education Classroom, University of Florida Office of CIO, Role: Principal Investigator

June 2011 – Dec. 2012, Digital Epigraphy Toolbox, National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Digital Humanities, Award: HD-51214-11, Role: Principal Investigator

March 2011 – March 2012, Game technology to enhance sensory input and promote walking recovery, UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute / NIH, Role: co-Investigator


IEEE,  Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

ACM, Association for Computing Machinery, Lifetime member


List of publications and other details on Prof. Barmpoutis' research activities can be found in his research website.