Dr. Foteini Valeonti is a computer scientist, specialising in Digital Humanities. She is an AHRC Innovation Leadership Fellow at the Department of Information Studies, working as Principal Investigator on the UKRI-funded project Taking advantage of emerging technologies to reap the economic benefits of digitisation and gain real-time insight into museum audiences. She is also the founder of USEUM, a platform developed as part of her PhD studies at the UCL Bartlett Centre of Advanced Spatial Analysis; USEUM democratises access to art, providing amongst other features, thousands of copyright-vetted famous artworks for download at no cost.
Foteini holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Piraeus and a 2-year MFA in Interactive Digital Media from Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication (City University), which she attended on scholarship and earned with A+. Foteini has been invited to present her research and work to numerous conferences and events, whilst her PhD project USEUM has been featured on The Times and Wall Street International.