DSSO People

August 16, 2014

    DIRECTOR

  • Dr. Christos Dimopoulos, Associate Professor (Computer Science & Engineering), School of Sciences, European University Cyprus
  • Dimopoulos (3)Dr. Christos Dimopoulos received his BSc degree in Automation from the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Piraeus. He completed his Master of Science degree in Control Engineering at the University of Sheffield. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the same University. His PhD thesis described the application of Genetic Programming in the area of production research. He is currently employed as an Associate Professor in Computer Science & Engineering in European University Cyprus. He is also employed as a researcher at the EUC Research Centre Ltd. Dr. Dimopoulos research work covers the areas of decision support systems, software engineering, and educational technology. He is particularly focused on the development of interdisciplinary research applications for the solution of real-life problems and the provision of educational services. His research accomplishments include a considerable number of refereed articles and book chapters published in academic journals and edited books, as well as a considerable number of refereed publications presented in major international conferences. In 2002 he received the ‘Outstanding Paper of the Year Award’ by the Neural Networks Council of IEEE for his publication “Recent developments in evolutionary computation for manufacturing optimisation: problems, solutions and comparisons” in the journal ‘IEEE Transactions in Evolutionary Computation’.  He is currently participating (and has participated in the past) as project coordinator, principal investigator and research collaborator in European and Cypriot-level research projects. He is also a member of the ICT – Enhanced Education Laboratory.

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    Academic Members

  • Dr.Christodoulos Efstathiades, Lecturer (Computer Science & Engineering), School of Sciences, European University Cyprus
  • Dr.Christodoulos Efstathiades holds a PhD in Computer Science from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece in 2015, a MSc in Networked Computer Systems from University College London (UCL) in 2010 and a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Cyprus in 2009. He held research appointments at the Institute for the Management of Information Systems of the “Athena” Research Center, at NTUA and at the University of Cyprus. His current research interests lie in the area of database systems and geospatial data management for big data.


    PhD STUDENTS

  • Mr. Polymeris Klearchos , PhD Candidate, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, European University Cyprus 
  • Mr. Polymeris photoIn October 2010, Mr.Polymeris Klearchos completed a Master’s degree into the post graduate program “Technological-Economic Systems” offered by the School of Electrical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). His thesis focused on the analysis and study of the organizational structure of an Energy Think Tank Network that would aim to address the most critical energy issues in Europe. To that extent, Mr. Polymeris  analyzed the Program Cycle Management methodology of five types of energy projects, currently funded by the European Union, while he recommended a scheme for monitoring, called M-System. Additionally, He also proposed a system composed of 28 indices specifically suited to evaluate the viability of energy projects, by applying the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) approach, starting from the power generation stage to the final consumption stage. This program was the natural continuation of his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science that he had obtained from the Democritus University of Thrace, in November of 2007. During his undergraduate studies he spent most of his fifth and final year in school working on his thesis, titled “Applications of the IEC 60909 for the short circuit current calculation in three-phase AC Systems”. The aim of his dissertation was to elaborate on the most recent directive issued by the Technical Committee and how it differentiates itself from the previous one that was issued in 1988. Moreover, I attempted to evaluate asymmetric faults for line to ground, line to line, and double line to ground short circuits in actual low, middle, and high voltage power networks. While working on his thesis, he had the chance to work on simulators for the analysis of short circuits in power generation, transmission, and distribution systems, using specialized software (Neplan Electricity). Finally, in close cooperation with his supervising professor, Mr. Polymeris participated in research projects on the analysis, control, and protection of electrical power systems.


    ADVISORY BOARD

  • Dr. Andreas Efstathiou, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, European University Cyprus 
  • Dr Andreas Efstathiou holds a BSc(Eng) degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD from Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London. He held appointments at Queen Mary & Westfield College and Imperial College London before joining Cyprus College in 2001. He has published more than 60 highly-cited papers in refereed journals and 30 papers in conference proceedings. His research interests lie in the area of infrared astronomy and cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, star formation and active galactic nuclei. He has done pioneering work on radiative transfer modeling of the spectral energy distributions of galaxies and has developed models for the ultraviolet to millimeter emission (=0.1-1000m) of almost every type of galaxy. His models have also been used for the interpretation of galaxies discovered in a number of extragalactic surveys (IRAS, ELAIS, FIRBACK, SWIRE, AKARI, SCUBA 8mJy, SHADES, HerMES, Planck). He also participated in extragalactic surveys with the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO), the Spitzer Space Telescope and the submillimetre camera SCUBA. He is currently involved in surveys with the Herschel Space Telescope and a survey that searches for highly extinguished supernova in luminous infrared galaxies using adaptive optics on 10-meter class telescopes. He also continues his work on radiative transfer modeling of galaxies.

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  • Mr. Pericles Cheng, Lecturer (Computer Science & Engineering), School of Sciences, European University Cyprus
  • Mr. Cheng is an instructor in the position of Special Teaching Personnel. His primary teaching areas include Database Management Systems, Operating Systems and Networks. Mr. Cheng joined the European University Cyprus since its establishment in 2007 and before that he was employed by Cyprus College since 2003. Mr. Cheng received his Master of Science in Computer Science in 2003 from the University of Texas at Austin and his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science with highest honors from the same University. Mr. Cheng has interned at Microsoft as a Software Test Engineer in 2001, and at LogosNet as a web developer in 2000. He was previously employed by Cyprus College as a Lab supervisor and web developer from 1994 – 1998 when he received a Fulbright CASP scholarship to study in the United States. In addition to his previous education Mr. Cheng is a certified CCAI (CISCO Certified Academy Instructor) for CCNA Exploration and also has certifications for IT Essentials, CCNA Discovery and CCNA Security. Mr. Cheng is a member of the Cyprus Computer Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Areas of interest include: database management systems, operating systems development, programming, networks, security, embedded systems and robot programming.

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  • Dr. George Christou, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, European University Cyprus
  • Dr. Christou received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Tufts University in 2007. He has been employed at European University Cyprus since 2007, and prior to that he was employed at Cyprus College since 2003. His research interests revolve around Game Design, Development, and Evaluation. He has published several articles in journals and conferences, and has taken part in various funded research projects, both national and international. He examines video games so that he can create useful game design guidelines that encapsulate game designer experiences in a concise way, so that they can be reused for the development of successful games. To this end, he is looking at other research avenues, such as the societal effects of interactive technology, and online society examination, with a focus on online gaming societies, such as World of Warcraft, Age of Conan, etc. Dr. Christou also examines player perceptions and how these change over time. Through in-game ethnographic studies, and studies of player behavior, he examines how players view the games they play while they play them, and as they develop a relationship with them. Previously his research has revolved around the evaluation of Usability and User eXperience. Towards this end, he worked extensively on the evaluation of Reality-Based Interaction (RBI). He believes that we need to have evaluation mechanisms in place, both quantitative and qualitative, that provide various measures of usability and user experience, as they now exist (at least for usability) for WIMP interfaces. These evaluation mechanisms must allow comparisons between the different constituent interaction styles that belong to the RBI umbrella, so that different solutions may be compared. Thus, his research aimed to provide such evaluation mechanisms that are interaction style-blind, so that evaluation results from different interfaces designed in different interaction styles may be compared. This chapter of his research has summarized in his Ph.D. dissertation and various journal and conference papers he has authored. In early 2011 he co-edited a special section of the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies on the challenges of the design and evaluation of RBIs.

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  • Dr. Andreas Gregoriades, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, European University Cyprus
  • Dr Gregoriades earned his PhD in Computation from UMIST in the area of Business Process Simulation.  Prior to joining EUC, he held a fulltime lectureship position at the University of Surrey, UK, a visiting lectureship at UMIST, UK, and research fellowships at UMIST, University of Surrey and University of Cyprus. Currently he is an affiliated researcher with the Department of Information Systems and Computing of Brunel University, UK. His research interests span the areas of Software Engineering, Human Factors and Information Systems with emphasis in Requirements Validation, Cognitive Architectures, Business Process Management and Decision Support Systems. He has over 50 research papers in peer reviewed journals and conferences of international stands. He had secured research grants from National and European research boards. His research contributions have been acknowledged by the community through best papers (PESARO, INCOSE) and best funded project awards (RPF). He had been involved in collaborative projects with British Aerospace Engineering (BAE), QinetiQ and UK Ministry of Defense. He was a member of the Surrey Defense Technology Centre for 3 years. He was involved in the traffic safety study of the Nicosia road network and the Nicosia Master Plan in collaboration with UTRC2, USA. He was the chair of the of the first international conference on traffic safety & transport modelling and PC member for: RSS2011, COMPSAC2004, ECCE2007, ISD2010, IEEE IVS10, IEEE IVS11, ICOST2011, CSMR11. He is the treasurer of the Cyprus SIGCHI chapter of ACM. He is the Programme Coordinator of the MSc in Information Systems.

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  • Dr. Andreas Grondoudis, Assistant Professor (Computer Science), School of Sciences, European University Cyprus
  • Dr Grondoudis is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science. His primarily teaching areas include visual and object-oriented programming languages, communication and networking fundamentals. Dr Grondoudis joined European University Cyprus at its establishment (as a private university) in 2007; previously he was part of Cyprus College since 2003. In the years at Cyprus College he was the program coordinator for the Diploma in Computer Technology. Before coming to Cyprus for a period of 2 years Dr Grondoudis was employed by Quad Computer Services Ltd (in Sheffield, UK) as a senior programmer and support officer. Dr Grondoudis studied in the University of Sheffield UK where he completed his research which focused on a typical methodology called X-Machines and their use for the specification and testing of communication protocols for computer networks. Dr Grondoudis is a full member of the Cyprus Computer Society and currently appointed the chairperson of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Dr Grondoudis areas of interest include: programming; object oriented and visual languages; protocols of communication networks; networking; network security; database management systems.

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    OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL OF SCIENCES

  • Dr. George Papageorgiou, Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration, European University Cyprus
  • Dr. Loizos Symeou, Associate Professor, Department of Education Sciences, European University Cyprus
  • OUTSIDE OF THE EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY CYPRUS

  • Dr. Julien Cegarra, Associate Professor, Centre Universitaire Jean-François Champollion
  • Mr. George Gavriel, CEO, Aphrodite Delights
  • Ms. Erini Lytrides-Michael, Business Consultant
  • Dr. Alexandros Michaelides, Director, TALOS Development Organisation