Dr. Panayiotis Charalambous is the team leader of the V-EUPNEA MRG of CYENS Centre of Excellence since June 2019. He was a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus during the academic year 2018-2019. Between 2016-2018, he worked as both an Associate Research Scientist and a Computational Scientist at the CaSToRC centre of the Cyprus Institute; there he worked on the crossroads of Computational Sciences and the Cultural Heritage communities. Between 2014-2016 he was a post-doctoral fellow at INRIA Rennes, France under the supervision of Dr. Julien Pettre where he worked on the development of novel algorithms for the authoring and simulation of human crowds. In 2014 he completed his PhD from the University of Cyprus under the supervision of Prof. Yiorgos Chrysanthou where he worked on the development of novel data-driven algorithms for Virtual Crowds. He got his BSc in Computer Science and Telecommunications from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece in 2002 and his MSc in Advanced Systems Technologies in 2005 from the same university. Dr. Charalambous worked as a researcher and engineer on several projects funded by Horizon 2020, RPF and other agencies. He is a member of the ACM, the Eurographics association and has served as a reviewer of several prestigious journals and conferences. Reviewer credits include journals such as ACM’s Transactions on Graphics, Computer Graphics Forum, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics and conferences such as Eurographics, Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA), Motion Interaction and Games (MIG) and CASA.