• Ancient Ceramics,
• Cultural Technology (application of new technologies in study, publication, and presentation of archaeological sites, museums and art objects with emphasis on cultural databases, multimedia applications and guides in Museums, 3D reconstruction, educational cultural applications, archaeological GIS and Internet applications)
Dr. Despoina Tsiafaki got her Bachelor, Masters, and Doctoral Degrees from the Department of History and Archaeology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During 1996-1999 she was Curatorial Assistant in the J. Paul Getty Museum, where among others she was involved in projects regarding the application of modern technologies in the Cultural Heritage. During 2000-2006 taught Classical Archaeology in the National School of Tourism and since 2001 she teaches the course on “Ancient Greek Culture and Archaeology of Macedonia” at the Summer School for Greek Language, History and Culture organized by the Institute for Balkan Studies in Thessaloniki. She got the Hans-Siegrist-Stiftung, 2000, for research at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Bern. Since 2002 she is Head of the Cultural Heritage Unit at the former Cultural and Educational Technology Institute (CETI) incorporated to Institute for Language and Speech Processing, since February 2012. She has participated in various international and national projects regarding Cultural Heritage and different excavation fields and since 1994 she is an associate in the Aristotle University excavation at Karabournaki (in charge for the excavation activities). She has taught in various seminars and graduate programs and is member of the supervising committee of various graduate students (master & PhD programs). She has participated in organisation of archaeological exhibitions, conferences, workshops and lectures series. She has published a monograph on Thracian Myths in Attic Art, she is editor of a volume on Color in Ancient Art & a volume on ancient Greek pottery, and more than 75 papers on Archaeology and Cultural Technology have been published in international volumes, conferences, and journals. She is Evaluator for National, European, Serbian, and Cypriot projects, and Reviewer for international scholarly journals in the fields of archaeology, art history, and cultural technology.