Merkourios Simos, Developer in Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Merkourios Simos

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Data Visualization Developer

Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Toptal Member Since
March 4, 2022

Merkourios is an Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) applications developer using Unity3D. He is always looking forward to working on exciting projects that have a fresh perspective and add value in a unique way. Merkourios is at his best when developing challenging games and story-driven applications.



Preferred Environment

Unity3D, C#, SourceTree, GitHub, Bitbucket, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR)

The most amazing...

...thing that I”ve created was a parcel delivery optimization application which predicts the driving route daily and adapts in real time based on GPS information.

Work Experience

Software Developer

2018 - 2021
  • Developed as part of a small team for the company's core product, an AR content display and guidance application for HoloLens 2 and iOS devices.
  • Developed a parcel delivery app that optimized last-mile delivery by predicting the optimal driving route, suggesting a loading order of packages into the vehicle and keeping track of each parcels location for faster retrieval.
  • Co-developed a factory planning application for windows tablets for a worldwide distribution company to help visualize factory layouts for potential customers.
Technologies: Unity3D, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR)

Virtual Reality Simulation for Human-Robot Interaction

A VR application to simulate a human-robot interaction scenario and validate its realism and immersion. Created with Unity3D and tested with the Oculus Rift, combined with the Leap motion device for simulating haptics. I modeled the study environment after a real room precisely in scale and style and, using inverse kinematics, programmed the movement of the virtual robot to match the real one. A small user study was performed for validation.

Immersive Surgical Teleconsulting Using Virtual and Augmented Reality

A prototype teleconsulting framework using AR and VR. By capturing the data from three Microsoft Kinect devices in real-time, I was able to reconstruct a space and transfer the data over a secure network in an optimal way and display it in a virtual environment for a remote consultant. The remote consultant was then able to provide audio as well as 3D annotation feedback to a person in the reconstructed space, using a Microsoft HoloLens.

Embedded Digital Assistant for Parcel Delivery Optimization
An embedded application that predicts driving routes and optimizes the loading order. I analyzed previous route data, single-handedly created a prediction model, and developed the application using Flutter.
2015 - 2018

Master's Degree in Computer Science

Technical University of Munich - Munich, Germany

2010 - 2015

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Aristotle University - Thessaloniki, Greece


SourceTree, GitHub, Bitbucket


C#, C++, C, Dart


Unity3D, Unity, Flutter


Software Design Patterns, Oculus Rift


Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Digital Media, Software Engineering, Scientific Computing, Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Visualization, Predictive Modeling, Leap Motion, Research, Computer Networking, Microsoft HoloLens

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