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2020

KIOS CoE Director awarded prestigious ERC Synergy Grant – The 1st for Cyprus

The KIOS Center of Excellence at the University of Cyprus has secured a highly competitive ERC Synergy Grant for the research project “Water-Futures”, totaling 10 million euros, with Professor Marios Polycarpou, Director of KIOS CoE, as the corresponding Principal Investigator. Cyprus has had significant successes in securing competitive funding from the European Research Council (ERC) …

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The KIOS CoE research & innovation showcase at the ONLINE European Researchers’ Night in Cyprus

This year the European Researchers’ Night was held online and according to the organizer the Research and Innovation Foundation, the number of visitors exceeded all expectations. The public had the opportunity to connect and engage with scientists and uncover cutting-edge research in the area of monitoring, control and management of critical infrastructure systems. The KIOS …

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High-profile visit of the Deputy Ministry of Research, the Research and Innovation Foundation and the National Chief Scientist for Research and Innovation at the KIOS CoE

A fruitful and constructive discussion on research, innovation, and entrepreneurship took place on the 22nd of July 2020, between the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence (KIOS CoE) at the University of Cyprus, the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, the Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF), and the National Chief Scientist for …

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Multidisciplinary research experience for undergraduate students at the KIOS CoE

Nine exceptional undergraduate students had the opportunity to participate in the prestigious Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence (KIOS CoE) at the University of Cyprus, for the summer 2020 session. This summer internship program, organized by the KIOS CoE for the 12th consecutive year, aims to promote …

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KIOS researchers step-up to support the fight against COVID-19

As countries all over the world are fighting against the spread of COVID-19, researchers worldwide are offering their scientific expertise to assist public health authorities to tackle the challenges caused by this pandemic. Right from the beginning, the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence (KIOS CoE) made a strategic decision to support national efforts …

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PVgnosis: A new SOLAR-ERA.NET project for advanced diagnosis, maintenance and operation of PV plants

The solar photovoltaic (PV) energy is considered to be an important and most cost-effective type of renewable energy source and it is expected to have a leading role in the transition towards a more secure, sustainable and low-carbon economy. However, there are several challenges that need to be addressed to facilitate the wide spread adoption …

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GNOSIS: KIOS develops an innovative platform for real-time management of the Cyprus road network

The innovative platform titled “GNOSIS” (Geographic INformatiOn System for Intelligent Transport Systems), developed by the KIOS research team, was presented during a workshop organized jointly by the Public Works Department (PWD) of the Ministry of Transport Communications and Works and the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence (KIOS CoE) at the University of Cyprus. …

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KIOS and EAC are continuing a mutually beneficial collaboration on research and innovation

The KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence (KIOS CoE) and the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) are successfully continuing their mutually beneficial collaboration on research and innovation, through which novel technologies related to the energy sector are being developed and used. The two partners, within the framework of their wider cooperation agreement, successfully organized …

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The KIOS Center of Excellence contributes significantly to the efforts of the Republic of Cyprus to tackle COVID-19 in Cyprus

The KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence at the University of Cyprus made a strategic decision to dedicate resources and assist the Republic of Cyprus to effectively confront the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic in Cyprus. A KIOS team of volunteers (researchers, software engineers and PhD students) developed the “Emergency Management System for Handling Emergency Covid-19 Cases”, …

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Applications are open for the MSc program in Intelligent Critical Infrastructure Systems

The innovative MSc Program in Intelligent Critical Infrastructure Systems is offered for the second consecutive year by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus in collaboration with the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence (KIOS CoE) and Imperial College London, UK. For the academic year 2020-2021, five merit-based scholarships …

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KIOS CoE Director appointed Visiting Professor at Imperial College London

Marios Polycarpou, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence at the University of Cyprus has been appointed Visiting Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London, for the period 2019- 2022. This honorary appointment is the outcome of Prof. Polycarpou’s …

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A Prototype Hybrid Photovoltaic-Flywheel Storage System has been Developed by the KIOS CoE for the Management of the Solar Power

The KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence research team on power system has developed an integrated photovoltaic-flywheel based storage system in the KIOS laboratory facilities for enhancing the grid-friendly deployment of renewable energy sources in smart buildings, within the framework of the European research project “ENHANCE”. Specifically, the KIOS CoE power systems research team …

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Three new EU funded projects for the KIOS CoE to tackle complex global challenges

The KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence at the University of Cyprus has been awarded three new EU funded projects to tackle important complex challenges related to emergency response, vehicle cybersecurity, and water scarcity. The KIOS CoE research teams will develop advanced technologies and smart methods in order to improve the emergency response, to …

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Five Student Scholarships and Employment Opportunities at the largest ICT Research and Innovation Center in Cyprus

The innovative MSc Program in Intelligent Critical Infrastructure Systems is offered for the second consecutive year by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus in collaboration with the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence (KIOS CoE) and Imperial College London, UK. For the academic year 2020-2021, five merit-based scholarships …

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University of Cyprus faculty members win the 2019 IEEE Signal Processing Letters Best Paper Award

Two faculty members of the University of Cyprus have won the 2019 Best Paper Award from the international journal IEEE Signal Processing Letters for their paper titled “Fairness for Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access in 5G Systems”. The authors of the awarded paper, Assistant Professor Stelios Timotheou and Associate Professor Ioannis Krikidis are faculty members of the …

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