G. Anthony Giannoumis

Anthony GiannoumisProfessor, Researcher, and Entrepreneur in Oslo, Norway

Anthony's research focuses on technology law, policy and practice. He is currently researching the implementation of laws and policies aimed at ensuring equal access to technology for everyone including persons with disabilities. His research interests include universal design, political participation, social innovation, participatory design, international governance, sustainable development, social regulation, standardization, assistive technology, and intellectual property.

He is currently an assistant professor of universal design at the Department of Computer Science at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) and an international research fellow at the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University and the University of Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, Mozambique. He additionally collaborates extensively with the United Nations International Telecommunications Union where he acts as the Vice Rapporteur for "Question 7/1 – Access to telecommunication/ICT services by persons with disabilities and other persons with specific needs" and the Access Coalition Liaison for "EQUALS: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age". He also serves as a member of the board for the Global Universal Design Commission and the Gender Equality in Technology student organization at OsloMet and acts as a Taskforce Member for the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Task Force on Diversity and inclusion.

Anthony acts as a principal investigator for research, development, and innovation projects focused on applying universal design principles and practices in interdisciplinary projects focused on sustainable development, learning,e-government, child online protection, and virtual and augmented reality.

Anthony currently leads and participates in several large-scale research and innovation projects in Norway, Mozambique, Ukraine, Italy, the United Kingdom, Macau, and the United States. He was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowshipin 2011 as part of DREAM.