ESR14 – Alexandros Basiakoulis

Alexandros Basiakoulis

Country of Origin: Greece
Host Institution: CUT

Background:

Alexandros received his Bachelor and Integrated Master's degree in the department of Mechanical Engineering in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2009, with specialization in 3D reverse engineering, using modern techniques and methodologies, such as CT scan data, 3D volumetric objects reconstruction, 3D printing and development of two software applications for the determination of the geometrical parameters of the gears of the Antikythera Mechanism. This research led to the construction of five (5) functional replicas of the Antikythera Mechanism, two publications in scientific journals and one Industrial Design in the European Intellectual Property Office at which he was one of the main designers. From November 2013 until September 2019, he had established a start-up company which was activated in the field of 3D Scanning, 3D Printing, 3D Design and reverse engineering, especially in the area of industry and archaeology. The last 7 years, he studied design and construct objects of industrial and archaeological interest, in collaboration with several companies and institutes, such as the Aristotle University, the Museum of Acropolis, the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, the Archaeological museum of Thessaloniki and more.

Aspirations within projects:

His engagement with archaeological artifacts, such as the Antikythera Mechanism, the West Frieze of Parthenon, the portable sundial of Philip and many others, triggered his interest in the cultural heritage and motivated me to move from an industrial job to a full research carrier, like the CHANGE project. His main aspiration in this project is to expand his knowledge in the holistic approach of 3D volumetric objects in the field of the Cultural Heritage Digitization. The multidisciplinary nature of the current position is a great opportunity for Alexandros to get involved with several different scientific field and improve my skills in many technical and managerial aspects. He feels that the current PhD fellowship can be a foundation for a research career in the scientific field of the holistic e-documentation and the link to the academic, industrial and general public with the cultural heritage.

ESR14: Enrichment of 3D volumetric data with metadata and semantics

Objectives

Development of advanced metadata and semantic model for integrating:

  • Para-data of the acquisition technologies and historical and archaeological evidence of CH objects.
  • Argumentation leading to virtual reconstruction and discussing alternatives with the object owners/ stakeholders.
  • Connection of physical and social-historical, constructive, functional, aesthetic and environmental parameters, etc. with 3D/4D documentation of CH objects

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