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Assoc Prof Dr. Sorin Hermon, Heritage Science, Best Researcher Award

Associate professor at The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sorin Hermon is an accomplished academic specializing in Digital Cultural Heritage. With extensive experience in archaeology and digital documentation, Dr. Hermon serves as an Associate Professor (tenured) at The Cyprus Institute. He leads academic, research, and innovation activities in Digital Cultural Heritage and directs the MSc program in the field. Dr. Hermon’s research interests include digital documentation, virtual archaeology, heritage science, and the preservation of cultural heritage. He is actively involved in various international initiatives aimed at advancing digital heritage research and promoting sustainable heritage management practices. Through his leadership and expertise, Dr. Hermon contributes significantly to the interdisciplinary field of Digital Cultural Heritage.

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sorin Hermon is a seasoned academic with a wealth of professional experience in the fields of archaeology, cultural heritage, and digital documentation. Currently serving as an Associate Professor (tenured) at The Cyprus Institute, Dr. Hermon leads academic, research, and innovation activities in Digital Cultural Heritage. He is also the Director of the MSc program in Digital Cultural Heritage, where he prepares curricula and oversees student supervision. Dr. Hermon’s expertise extends to the implementation and development of E-RIHS Cy, the regional node of E-RIHS, and he plays a key role in developing technology and innovation capacity at the APAC Laboratories. Additionally, he leads the DIGILAB Working Group in E-RIHS and contributes to various committees and working groups focused on heritage preservation and digital research platforms. Throughout his career, Dr. Hermon has held teaching positions at renowned institutions worldwide, including Lund University in Sweden and Hadassah College in Israel, where he has shared his knowledge and expertise in digital documentation and archaeology. His dedication to advancing research and education in Digital Cultural Heritage makes him a respected figure in the field.

Research Interest:

Digital Documentation and Visualization: Investigating advanced techniques and methodologies for the digital documentation and visualization of cultural heritage sites, artifacts, and landscapes. This may involve the use of technologies such as laser scanning, photogrammetry, and 3D modeling.

Heritage Science: Exploring interdisciplinary approaches to heritage science, including the application of scientific methods and technologies to understand, preserve, and interpret cultural heritage materials and sites.

Virtual Archaeology: Studying the use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies in archaeology for immersive exploration, interpretation, and reconstruction of archaeological sites and artifacts.

Digital Preservation: Researching strategies and best practices for the digital preservation of cultural heritage data and digital assets, ensuring their long-term accessibility and usability for future generations.

Heritage at Risk: Investigating the impact of various threats, such as climate change, natural disasters, urbanization, and human activities, on cultural heritage sites and developing strategies for mitigating risks and promoting sustainable heritage management practices.

Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Goods: Addressing the challenges posed by the illicit trafficking of cultural artifacts and developing methods for the detection, prevention, and repatriation of stolen or illegally acquired heritage items.

Data Integration and Digital Humanities: Exploring innovative approaches to integrate diverse datasets, including archaeological data, historical documents, and spatial information, to support interdisciplinary research in digital humanities and cultural heritage studies.

Publication Top Noted:

“Between the real and the virtual: 3D visualization in the cultural heritage domain-expectations and prospects”

  • Authors: S. Hermon, L. Kalisperis
  • Journal: Virtual Archaeology Review
  • Volume: 2
  • Issue: 4
  • Pages: 59-63
  • Year: 2011
  • Citation Count: 35

“Populating the data space for cultural heritage with heritage digital twins”

  • Authors: F. Niccolucci, A. Felicetti, S. Hermon
  • Journal: Data
  • Volume: 7
  • Issue: 8
  • Pages: 105
  • Year: 2022
  • Citation Count: 33

“HBIM approach for the knowledge and documentation of the St. John the Theologian cathedral in Nicosia (Cyprus)”

  • Authors: C. Santagati, D. Papacharalambous, G. Sanfilippo, N. Bakirtzis, C. Laurini, S. Hermon
  • Journal: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
  • Volume: 36
  • Pages: 102804
  • Year: 2021
  • Citation Count: 30

“Non-destructive in situ analysis of polychromy on ancient Cypriot sculptures”

  • Authors: S. Gasanova, S. Pagès-Camagna, M. Andrioti, S. Hermon
  • Journal: Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
  • Volume: 10
  • Pages: 83-95
  • Year: 2018
  • Citation Count: 28

“SHREC’18 track: Recognition of geometric patterns over 3D models”

  • Authors: S. Biasotti, EM Thompson, L. Barthe, S. Berretti, A. Giachetti, T. Lejemble, S. Hermon
  • Conference: Eurographics workshop on 3D object retrieval
  • Year: 2018
  • Citation Count: 28



Sorin Hermon | Heritage Science | Best Researcher Award

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