V i l e l m i n i   K a l a



RESEARCH

Vilelmini Kalampratsidou’s multidisciplinary creative research and practice blend the roles of a Cognitive Computing scientist (with a specialization in human movement) and artist. She works on building and designing interfaces that augment auditorily and visually the bodily information of the human body in real-time. These interfaces aim to raise awareness of our own bodily system. She is particularly interested in using this set up on a dance performance where the dancers will dance to the sound of their own body and the audience will experience an audio augmentation of the bodily activity.

Vilelmini is currently a postdoc at Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS) advised by Professor Thomas Papathomas. She got her Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department at Rutgers University in 2018, after completing her engineering degree at the Technical University of Crete, Greece, at the Electronic and Computer Engineering Department. In parallel with her academic studies, she has explored various forms of dance. Her main training is on classical ballet, which she studied both in Europe and the US for many years. As a dancer, she has been distinguished and awarded in international competitions.