Christos Panayiotou is a Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the University of Cyprus (UCY). He is also the Deputy Director of the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence for which he is also a founding member.  Christos has received a B.Sc. and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, in 1994 and 1999 respectively. He also received an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management, at the aforementioned university in 1999. Before joining the University of Cyprus in 2002, he was a Research Associate at the Center for Information and System Engineering (CISE) and the Manufacturing Engineering Department at Boston University (1999 – 2002). His research interests include Control, Performance Evaluation and Optimization of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Modeling and Control of Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems, Computer Networks, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Buildings, Fault Diagnosis, Event Detection and Localization, Mobile Terminal Localization, Resource Allocation, Computer Simulation. Christos has published more than 250 papers in international refereed journals and conferences and is the recipient of the 2014 Best Paper Award for the journal Building and Environment (Elsevier).  He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions of Intelligent Transportation Systems, the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Control Systems Society, the Journal of Discrete Event Dynamical Systems and the European Journal of Control. He held several positions in organizing committees and technical program committees of numerous international conferences. He has also served as Chair of various subcommittees of the Education Committee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society