Konstantinos Zachos is Research Fellow at the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice, Cass Business School of City University London.
Konstantinos’ current research focuses on intelligent digital support to enhance journalism productivity and creativity through the use of digital tools that compute creative outcomes by exploiting artificial intelligence and information retrieval techniques. In particular, Konstantinos will be researching and developing a prototype of digital creativity support for journalists during the early stages of news story and feature development, funded by the new EU-funded project called INJECT.
A second research area that Konstantinos is focusing on is digital support for the more seamless care planning, monitoring and interventions by people with chronic conditions and their carers. In particular, Konstantinos will be part of a team (funded by an EPSRC Grant called SCAMPI) that will co-design, prototype and evaluate the feasibility of the toolset with people with two example chronic conditions - dementia and Parkinson's disease. The team will work closely with the Alzheimer's Society and Parkinson's UK in order to engage people with these conditions, their families, carers and disease experts.
Finally, another current research focus is digital support for human creativity in health-and-safety management in manufacturing plants that acts as a demonstrator for the wider application of creativity techniques and digital support tools in professional practice.
- Requirements engineering, in particular requirements for services delivered from web-systems
- Requirements-based service discovery and service-based systems development
- Theories and models of creativity in software design
- Information Retrieval Methods, including Word Sense Disambiguation, Query Expansion and Natural Language Processing