About me

I am a Senior Engineer at  CyRIC, Cyprus Research and Innovation Center, Electronics, Networks and Communications Division (www.cyric.eu).

My current activities focus on:

  • a wearable system for sport and medical applications: FP7 Wi-Shoe “A novel Wireless, wearable Shoe-based system for real time monitoring of Energy Expenditure and Gait parameters for Sport and Medical Applications”
  • smart control of solar thermal structures for energy efficiency: FP7 FLUIDGLASS “Solar Thermal Glass Facades with Adjustable Transparency”

Previously I collaborated with G.M EuroCy Innovations Ltd. on EVGIRASKO project to develop and commercialise Alzminder, an assistive mobile application and cloud platform for Alzheimer’s patients and their carers. The project is cofunded by the MECIT Entrepreneurial Innovation programme. I have also contributed to Code-RED LLP project to develop novel training activities like game co-design, aiming to facilitate personal development, employability and participation in the European labour market.

In 2013, I have completed postdoctoral project AUTOWINFI (Autonomic Wireless Networks for the Future Internet) as a Research Fellow at Kios Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks of the University of Cyprus.

Since 2008,  I have independently taught specialised computer engineering and telecommunications courses at public and private academic institutions in Cyprus (CIIM, OUC, UNIC, CUT, Varna). I have collaborate with the University of Nicosia (Cyprus) as an Adjunct Lecturer, while I have worked as collaborating teaching personnel (“Expert Scientist”) at the Cyprus University of Technology. My independent lecturing topics relate to Electronic and Computer Engineering, including principles of telecommunications, wireless/cellular communications, programming principles, mobile computing and other.

I am a member of the Management Committee of TUD COST Action TU1102Towards Autonomic Road Transport Support Systems” (ARTS, www.cost-arts.org), which aims to unite and align groups across Europe from computer science, engineering and transport studies into a world leading research community that will develop new ways of designing Road Transportation Support (RTS) systems based on the ideas of autonomic systems. In the past, I have been a Management Committee Member of  COST Action IS0605 Econ@Tel: “A Telecommunications Economics COST Network” and also participate in COST Action IC0806 IntelliCIS: “Intelligent Monitoring, Control and Security of Critical Infrastructure Systems”

In 2008, I have been awarded the Ph.D. title from the Centre for Communications Systems Research (CCSR) of the University of Surrey (Guildford, UK). My doctoral studies were completed with the defence of my PhD thesis on “Policy-Based Self-Management of Wireless Ad Hoc Networks”. In 2004, I have received a first-class honours Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), acquiring a strong background in ICT (Information and Communications Technology).

My research and innovation interests focus on autonomic networking for wireless networks and critical infrastructure systems (CIS). My interests include among other:

  • Autonomic networking for wireless networks
  • Distributed policy-based management (PBM)
  • Critical infrastructure systems (CIS) and their protection (CIP)
  • Self-management and autonomic networking
  • Wireless mesh and mobile ad hoc networks (MANET)
  • Frameworks for network and service management
  • Convergence technologies and networks
  • Context-awareness and ubiquitous/pervasive systems
  • Quality of Service (QoS) for wireless networks
  • Next Generation Networks (NGN) and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC)
  • P2P and emerging paradigms for network management
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