Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS)


Michalis Vitos

Michalis Vitos

Michalis started his studies with a BSc in Information Technology Engineering, followed by a MSc in Applied Informatics and a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. After working for more than two years as an independent Web Developer and SEO consultant, he joined UCL and the ExCiteS research group to pursue his PhD.

As a PhD student his overall objective is to develop innovative ICT and GIS tools that can be used by semi-nomadic and non-literate indigenous communities to monitor environmental changes and resource extraction in scientifically validated ways. Enabling communities to better understand these changes can lead to more  informed decision-making.

His research interests include the areas of Human-Computer Interaction and Software Engineering in combination with the emerging area of Participatory GIS and Citizen Science.


Human-Computer Interaction, HCI4D, ICT4D, Citizen Science, GIS, Participatory GIS, Web and Mobile Development, Software Engineering, Data Collection, Data Visualisation

Contact Details

e-mail: michalis.vitos.11@ucl.ac.uk

Twitter: @MichalisVitos