Education

09/1994-09/1999
Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Eng. University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
   
09/1997-05/1999
M.B.A. Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Concentration: Finance and Operations Management.
   
09/1991-05/1994
B.S. Electrical and Computer Eng. University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Senior Design Project: Acoustic Noise Cancellation.
   
09/1987-06/1990
Diploma, Electrical Engineering, Higher Technical Institute (HTI), Nicosia.
Diploma Project: Automatic Board Tester.
   

Research Positions 

07/2003-present
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng., University of Cyprus
   
09/2002-06/2003
Visiting Lecturer
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng., University of Cyprus
   
08/1999-08/2002
Research Associate
Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE),
Dept of Manufacturing Eng., Boston University, MA.
   
09/1995-09/1999
Research Assistant
Department of Electrical and Computer Eng., University of Mass., Amherst, MA
   

Funded Research

2003-2007
Enabling Technologies for the Delivery of Location Based Services in Wireless Networks, supported by the Research Promotion Foundation, Cyprus and the University of Cyprus.
   
2004-2005
A Framework for Delivering Quality of Service Guarantees in Communication Networks, supported by the Research Promotion Foundation, Cyprus.
   

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor, Conf. Editorial Board of IEEE Control Systems Society (2001-present).
  • Finance and Local Arrangements Chair, IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control (ISIC05) and Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED05) , Cyprus, June 27-29, 2005.
  • Program Committee Member
    • IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 14-17 December 2004, Paradise Island, Bahamas
    • International Workshop on Automatic Systems for Building the Infrastructure in Developing Countries, Istanbul, Turkey, June 26-28, 2003.
  • Reviewer for various Journals and Conferences
  • Organized and chaired conference sessions
  • Member of IEEE, INFORMS
   

Awards 

  • First Prize in the Cyprus Entrepreneurial Competition CyEC 2003. Meta-imaging Center, I. Chrysanthou Bausert, M. Nicolaou, C. Panayiotou and Y. Chrysanthou
  • Best Session Paper Presentation Award, IEEE American Control Conference ACC, 2002.
  • Eugene M. Isenberg Award, University of Massachusetts, 4/97-5/99.
  • Graduate School Fellowship Award, University of Massachusetts, 9/96-5/97.
  • William L. Everitt Award for excellence in Communication Systems, 10/94.
  • Richard V. Monopoli Scholarship Award for Excellence in Control Systems, 4/94.
  • Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Cyprus Fulbright Commission/Cyprus-America Scholarship Program, through USAID/USIA, 9/91-6/94.
  • Honorable Mention, 7th Annual Math Competition, University of Massachusetts, 3/92.
  • Member of “Tau Beta Pi", 1992.
  • Certificate of Merit; ranked First in graduating class of 1990, HTI, Nicosia. 6/90.
  • Travel grants to attend and present at several conferences.
   

Work Experience 

05/2001-05/2002 Consultant, Alphatech Inc, Burlington, Massachusetts.
   
05/1993-08/1993 Co-Op, SIEMENS Medical, Danvers, Massachusetts.
   
03/1990-08/1991 Production Manager, ELEQUIP Co. Ltd., Nicosia, Cyprus.