Dr. Stelios Kouzeleas, post Ph.D

Architect Engineer - Assistant Professor

Architect Engineer (AUTH), with 2 Masters in IT and Artificial Intelligence (Ecole d'Architecture de Nancy, France) and Digital Spatial Simulation (Ecole d'Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux, France), PhD in Digital Spatial Representations and Architectural simulations (Université de Bordeaux I, France), and 2 Postdoctorates with a scholarship from the EU in digital territorial marketing and in the digital representation and promotion of Ecomuseums (University of Thessaly).

Dr Stelios Kouzeleas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Interior Architecture of the International Hellenic University specializing in digital spatial representations with a strong background in digital design, multimedia, virtual reality and innovative digital IT applications in space.


He is a qualified Architect Engineer from the Architecture School of the Polytechnic School of the Aristote University of Thessaloniki in Greece. He holds an integrated Master Degree in Architecture from the Aristote University of Thessaloniki. He also holds two postgraduate certifications in the field of development of digital spatial design systems, IT applications and artificial intelligence from the Architecture School of Nancy in France and in the field of digital design and spatial simulation of the Architecture School of Bordeaux in France. He holds a Ph.D from the University of Bordeaux 1 (France) in the field of development and application of digital design, simulation, multimedia and IT systems with an Excellent grade (recognition of the National Interdisciplinary Organization for the Recognition of Academic Titles and information-DOATAT). He holds 2 postdoctoral diplomas in the field of digital online multimedia representationsο Πανελλήνιο βραβείο υποτροφίας επιλογής ερευνητή - Ευρωπαϊκού Ταμείου Περιφερειακής Ανάπτυξης) και στον τομέα των ψηφιακών αναπαραστάσεων του εδαφικού μάρκετινγκ (1ο (1st Panhellenic researcher selection scholarship award - European Regional Development Fund of European Union) and in the field of digital representations of territorial marketing (1st Panhellenic researcher selection scholarship award - European Social Fund (ESF) of European Union and the Ministry of Economy and Development of Greece). He has attended 8 annual supplementary studies (seminars) in IT applications, Innovation, Art, Culture, Design / Simulation and Sales.

Έχει διδάξει (20 έτη) ως Πανεπιστημιακός Καθηγητής σε προπτυχιακό και μεταπτυχιακό επίπεδο σπουδών σε 8 Πανεπιστημιακά Τριτοβάθμια Ιδρύματα σε Ελλάδα και Γαλλία (Ecole d’architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux Γαλλίας, Ecole d’architecture de Paris Val de Seine Παρισιού Γαλλίας, Université de Bordeaux I  Γαλλίας, Université de Paris VI Γαλλίας,  Université de Blaise Pascal de Clermont Ferrand Γαλλίας και στην Ελλάδα στο Α.Π.Θ., Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας, Διεθνές Πανεπιστήμιο Ελλάδος). Η διδασκαλία αφορά σε θέματα ανάπτυξης και εφαρμογών πληροφορικής, ψηφιακής διαδραστικότητας, μεθοδολογικής ανάπτυξης συστημάτων και μοντέλων ψηφιακού σχεδιασμού και προσομοίωσης, έρευνας και καινοτομίας. Έχει πολυετή ερευνητική εμπειρία στα αντίστοιχα θέματα καθώς το ερευνητικό και επιστημονικό του έργο έχει δημοσιευτεί σε 38 διεθνή επιστημονικά περιοδικά, συνέδρια, διατριβές, επιστημονικές εκθέσεις με δεκάδες επιστημονικές αναφορές ανά τον κόσμο (citations). Έχει συμμετάσχει σε 10 ερευνητικά ευρωπαϊκά προγράμματα σε Γαλλία και Ελλάδα (Louvre modeling & illumination, Bordeaux halls phase 1-2-3, Novagrimed, Lactimed, Transhumance, Horizon, PGS Terra Thessalia, Eco.muse). Είναι Επιστημονικός κριτής σε 2 διεθνή επιστημονικά περιοδικά (Elsevier Editions) ενώ έχει διατελέσει ερευνητικός και επιστημονικός συνεργάτης σε 3 Ευρωπαϊκά ερευνητικά κέντρα (CRAI-Γαλλία, Grecau-Eriac Γαλλία, ΕΑΧ Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλίας-Ελλάδα).

Έχει τιμηθεί με δύο υποτροφίες για δύο μεταδιδακτορικές σπουδές (2 post Ph.D.) από το Ευρωπαϊκό Ταμείο Περιφερειακής Ανάπτυξης της Ε.Ε. καθώς και από το Ευρωπαϊκό Κοινωνικό Ταμείο της Ε.Ε. Έχει τιμηθεί με το 1ο Πανελλήνιο βραβείο επιλογής ερευνητή στο ερευνητικό ευρωπαϊκό πρόγραμμα HORIZON «HNV – High Natural Value» μετά από εθνικό διαγωνισμό του Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλίας (2017). Έχει επίσης τιμηθεί με το 1ο Πανελλήνιο βραβείο επιλογής ερευνητή στο ερευνητικό ευρωπαϊκό πρόγραμμα Interreg "Eco-Muse" μετά από εθνικό διαγωνισμό του Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλίας (2022).Τέλος έχει συμμετάσχει ως Τεχνικός Διευθυντής ανάπτυξης εργασιών στην εταιρεία Human Innovation Technologies S.A, (2012-2015) που τιμήθηκε με βραβείο καινοτομίας από την Ε.Ε. και επιχορήγηση από τη Γενική Γραμματεία Έρευνας και Τεχνολογίας (ΓΓΕΤ).

He has participated in the development, management and implementation of National and European programs in the Educational Training Center “Development of Thessaly” (National Youth Foundation, ESF). He has worked as an Engineer and Senior Consultant in design systems applications, simulation and analysis of technological needs in various design offices in Greece and Abroad (Niveau 3, Marc Benayoun, N. Kaltsas, Freelancer). He has worked as Senior Consultant and 'Chef de projet' in information systems companies (SAP, Syntony, Cadra) (Paris) implementing, coordinating and managing many European projects (Turbomeca, Calcia, Haironville, Metro, Eurovia, Sofedit, Plasticomnium, Stef- Tfe, Sagem, Colgate, etc.) in various European countries (eg, France, Belgium, Greece) (1998-2004) in matters of Pedagogical engineering, Analysis and synthesis of work processes, Needs analysis, Information management, Innovation management and technological strategy, Communication , Business Development, Marketing, promotion of services, etc. He has been Business Development Director at Human Innovation Technologies S.A. (innovation award from European Union), participant in the planning of strategic development and innovation while simultaneously being responsible for planning, sales strategy and promotion of technology and innovation products and services in Greece and mainly in Europe (international presentations, interviews, organization of international exhibitions, B2B with CEO of multinational companies, etc). He has collaborated (Business Development) with a company of development & promotion of innovative technological products and services in the field of, among others, Tourism. He has actively participated as an Expert Consultant (Innovatia systems) in the working group for Smart Specialization (RIS3) in the Cultural-Tourism sector as well as in Creative Tourism of the Thessaly Regional Innovation Council of the Thessaly Region (2014), while at the same time he actively participated in the writing of action plan for smart specialization (RIS3) in the Cultural-Tourist sector on behalf of the Council of the Thessaly Region. He is a specialist consultant and partner of development companies in European programs (Leader, CLLD, Regional European Programs, etc.), in matters of digital promotion of territories, products, materials and intangible resources. He has participated in European Research programs (CRAI, GRECAU, Transumance, Horizon, Interreg, etc.) as well as in the European research program Lactimed (2015-16) as coordinator of promotion, communication, strategic sales planning and marketing of agri-food products and services in Europe.

He has taught at the Master Degree Program "Interventions in existing buildings and urban ensembles" of the Civil Engineer Department of International Hellenic University and at the Master Degree Program “Dyntar” of the Department of Spatial, Urban Planning and Regional Development of the University of Thessaly in collaboration with the Université Blaise-Pascal of Clermont-Ferrand, France, where he resides in the field of digital design and interactive multimedia spatial simulations. 

He has also taught at the Master-Dess Degree Program "Environment & Amenities for Architecture & Urban Planning" of the ‘Université de Bordeaux 1’ and the ‘Ecole d' Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux’, France, at the Atelier Multimedia in the undergraduate level of the Ecole d' Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux and in the Master-Dess Degree Program "Architecture and urban acoustics" of the ‘Ecole d'Architecture de Paris Val de Seine’ and the ‘Université de Paris VI’, France.

Finally, he has also been active as a freelancer for a number of years in Greece and in Europe in the fields of interactive digital design applications, digital spatial design/simulation, interactive websites and E-shops, Architecture/decoration, Business Development and promotion of products and services, as well as Consulting. He is a member of Technical Chamber of Greece and other national and international organizations (ELINA – 2004, eCAADe – 2005), while he speaks French, English and Greek.

  • Student Internship Manager and Committee Chair (2020-2022)
  • Deputy department representative in the Special Account of Research Funds - ELKE
  • Responsible for entering and processing Department data in the OPESP of ETHAAE
  • Administrator (creator) of the department's website - ia.ihu.gr
  • Responsible administrator of remote teaching software processes and adjustments
  • Head of IT laboratories of the Department
  • Admin of elearning exams (exams.ia.ihu.gr)
  • Book administrator Eudoxus
  • Edupass platform administrator of the department
  • Member of department assembly
  • Member of the contract teachers evaluation committee
  • Member of the qualifying examination evaluation committee
  • Member of the Grievances - Student Affairs committee 
  • Member of the Internal Assessment Team (IAT) of the department
  • Member of the drafting committee of the Internal Regulation of Operation of the New Study Program  
  • Member of departmental certification preparation team
  • Academic Advisor of the EA department - Member of the Student Career Advisory Committee of IHU


  • 2023-2024 Author of the Doctoral Studies Regulations of the Department
  • 2020-2022 Author of Department Internship Regulations
  • 2021-2022 Writing / Contribution to the Academic Certification Proposal of the Department's Undergraduate Studies Program
  • 2021-2022 Compilation of EA department's operational and strategic planning plan - 2022-2026
  • 2021-2022 Drafting of the Regulation of the Operation of the Complaints and Objections Management Mechanism
  • 2021-2022 Compilation of the Department's diploma supplement in Greek and English
  • 2021-2022 Compilation of a progress report on the results of the implementation of the recommendations of the external evaluation of the Foundation and the certification report of the Internal Quality Assurance System
  • 2021-2022 Compilation of Department digital course list
  • 2021-2022 Drawing of a sample diploma (GR – EN)
  • 2021-2022 Compilation of the justified report of the Department to MODIP in the context of the certification of the Department's Undergraduate Study Program
  • 2021-2022 Compilation of Department digital course outlines (GR-EN)
  • 2022-2023 Website translation into English and preparation of Department certification audit (posting faculty research, theses, student evaluations, regulations, etc.)
  • 2022 Contribution to the drafting of the study guide (2022) by drafting the program and the Department's Study Structure (2019)
  • 2019 Compilation of the program and the Study Structure of the Department

The scientific interests of Dr. Stelios Kouzeleas are summarized, among others, in the following:

Ψηφιακές αναπαραστάσεις χώρων και αντικειμένων, Ψηφιακός χωρικός σχεδιασμός και προσομοίωση, Πολυμέσα, Αρχιτεκτονική εσωτερικού & εξωτερικού χώρου, Εφαρμογές συστημάτων σχεδίασης και πολυμεσικής παρουσίασης στην ανάδειξη εδαφικών πόρων, Δημιουργία πολυμεσικών εφαρμογών, Εικονική πολυμεσική χωρική περιήγηση, Ψηφιακές πόλεις, Δημιουργία διαδραστικών πολυμεσικών ιστοσελίδων και διαδικτυακών εργαλείων διαβούλευσης, Ανάπτυξη ψηφιακών διαδικτυακών εφαρμογών, Ψηφιακή αναπαράσταση χωρικών ιδιοτήτων με γεωγραφική αναφορά, Ανάπτυξη κώδικα προγραμματισμού σε περιβάλλον CAD και πολυμέσων, Τεχνητή και επαυξημένη πραγματικότητα (VR – AR), 3Δ χωρική πλοήγηση σε πραγματικό χρόνο, Παιδαγωγική συμβουλευτική. Business development, Επικοινωνία.

Summary of Dr. Stelios Kouselea's research activity:

- 2 Postdoctoral researches with a scholarship (1st award for researcher selection in a National competition)
- 1 Doctoral research (Université de Bordeaux I France)
- 20 years University Professor in 8 University institutions (Ecole d'architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux France, Ecole d'architecture de Paris Val de Seine Paris France, Université de Bordeaux I France, Université de Paris VI France, Université de Blaise Pascal de Clermont Ferrand in France and in Greece at the Aristote University of Thessaloniki, University of Thessaly, International Hellenic University).
- 4 Master's Degrees as a University Professor (2 France, 2 Greece)
- 30 years Researcher
- 3 research centers
- 38 publications (of which 12 publications in international scientific journals),
- 10 research programs (Louvre modeling & illumination, Bordeaux halls phase 1-2-3, Novagrimed, Lactimed, Transhumance, Horizon, PGS Terra Thessalia, Eco.muse)
- 2 international scientific journals (Elsevier) reviewer,
- 55 citations (All) – ResearchGate - h-index 4
- 42 citations – Google Scholar - h-index 4
- 18 Scientific lectures as an invited speaker

- 45 Administrative / Academic actions


Research papers: Research-ResearchGate

Analysis of research activity

  1. Honorary scholarship award for postdoctoral studies (1 year) from the European Regional Development Fund of the EU. Firstηplace in a National competition for participation in a European Program, Special Research Funds Account - University of Thessaly, 2022-23
  2. Honorary scholarship award for postdoctoral studies (2 years) from the European Social Fund (ESF) of the EU. – National competition, Ministry of Economy & Development Greece - 2018-2020.
  3. First choice of researcher in the European research program HORIZON "HNV – High Natural Value" after a National competition of the University of Thessaly, 2017.
  4. EU Innovation Award and grant from the National General Secretariat of Research and Technology as Technical Director of work development - Human Innovation Technologies S.A, 2012-2015.
  5. Chair of the "Environmental Acoustics" session of the National Scientific Conference "Acoustics 2008", Xanthi School of Architecture, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece





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