Hi there! I am Marios Bikos. I graduated from University College London with an MSc in Computer Graphics, Vision & Imaging (Distinction) in 2016 and hold a Diploma in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece since 2015.
Wanting to be on the front line of an aggressively growing industry such as Extended Reality, I joined HTC Vive as a Developer Relation Engineer, having previously worked as a VR Developer at Framestore , as a Games Programmer at Studio Gobo/Electric Square and as an Research Intern at the Technical University of Munich(TUM) and the Institute of Communications & Computer Systems (NTUA). To date, I have worked with Magic Leap, leading the development for the accompanying AR Experience to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and with VW Group China Import on the Hyper Reality Test Drive, the world’s first live VR test drive experience, with XBOX Game Studios on the racing game Forza Street and with academy award-winning creatives on Virtual Production tools for filmmakers, leveraging Unreal Engine.
I am always interested in exploring novel 3D user interfaces and interaction techniques, particularly those that exploit the unique capabilities of augmented and virtual reality. Highlights of my work include an Autonomous Vehicle VR Simulation to evaluate the morality of decisions a driverless car should inevitably make in moral dilemma situations that won the 1st place at the Polycount-Unity Connect Contest out of 112 projects and an interactive AR Chess Game that allows seamless manipulation of virtual chess pieces using bare hands that was presented in the International Conference on Cyberworlds.
I have received several awards for organizing technical events and demonstrating outstanding involvement as an IEEE volunteer, including a 2013 Richard E.Merwin Student Scholarship, a 2012 Regional Exemplary Student Branch Award and a 2012 Outstanding Chapter Award. I was the Head Organiser of the 1st Games Exhibition in Greece (Games Expo 2012), in an effort to bring together students and gaming companies, which was awarded with the 2013 Gold Darrel Chong Student Activity Award by IEEE.
I invite you to take a look around my website and take a look at my professional background. You can also find information on the cool projects that I’ve been involved in and browse the resulting publications.
I love networking. If you would like to connect and converse, please feel free to contact me.
Developer Relations Engineer
Technical University of Munich
Computer Graphics Vision & Imaging
University College London (UCL)
Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Patras, Greece
European BEST Engineering Competition (EBEC) is the largest real-time based engineering competition, which challenges competitors, who are winners from competitions all over Europe, by presenting them with engineering problems that can be addressed in many ways.
►Placed 1st/15 teams in GGJ Athens & Patras Voting Contest.
This scholarship was created in honor of the late Richard E. Merwin, past president of the IEEE Computer Society, to recognize and reward student leadership.