The KIOS Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks operates within the University of Cyprus. Its aims are to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the area of intelligent systems and applications to the design and management of large-scale complex systems with emphasis on safety-critical and trustworthy systems. The Center’s research application domains include energy & power systems, telecommunication networks, water and environmental systems and intelligent transportation and health systems.
KIOS collaborates with a variety of industrial and public sector organizations. It boasts international research collaborations with a large number of research organizations and companies. It also collaborates with local organizations responsible for key infrastructure networks such as the Transmission Systems Operator, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Cyprus Water Board and the Department of Communication and Public Works.
In ancient Greek mythology «Κοίος», (pronounced kee-os) the son of Uranos (Sky) and Gaia (Earth), was the Titan of "questioning intelligence" and the brother of Phoebe, the goddess of "answering intelligence." The two completed one another and acted as the center of all knowledge. He also fathered Leto and thus was the grandfather of Apollo and Artemis. He was also the father of Asteria. The Titans, also known as the elder gods, ruled the earth before the Olympians overthrew them. At the end of the Titan-War Koios was cast into Tartaros with the rest of his brothers.