The lab was first established in 2007 with the name “Image Processing and Synthesis Research Lab”. The initial set up of the lab was supported by a Cyprus University of Technology Start Up Research Grant awarded to the Lab Coordinator. In 2013 the lab was renamed to “Visual Media Computing Research Lab”. Since its creation, members of the Lab participated in several externally funded projects. These projects involve cooperation with local and international partners both from academia and industry.
The VMC Lab is part of the Social Computing Research Centre (SCRC) of the Cyprus University of Technology.
Since 2017 the VMC lab cooperates closely with the Biometrics for Smart Human-centred Emerging Technologies (BIO-SCENT) Research Group of the Research Centre of Excellence on Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies (RISE).