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Demetrios Eliades

Demetrios Eliades is a Research Assistant Professor at the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence. He holds a Diploma (2004) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, an MSc (2005) in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and a PhD (2011) in Electrical Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus. He has been a member of KIOS since 2008 as a PhD student, and since 2011 as a Research Associate. He was elected Research Assistant Professor at the University of Cyprus in 2019.

His main area of research is on Smart Water Networks modelling, monitoring and security, aiming to reduce water losses, safeguard water quality and respond to contamination events, as well as increase cyber-physical security. He has worked with various research challenges including state-estimation, sensor placement, real-time event diagnosis and active detection methods. He is also interested in developing open-source research tools (such as the EPANET-MATLAB Toolkit), and benchmarks. He co-organized the international competition “Battle of the Leakage Detection and Isolation Methods” (BattLeDIM) in 2020. In addition to water systems, he has worked on different application domains, including Intelligent Systems, Power Systems, Real-time robotics systems and Machine Learning for Archaeometry.

He has coordinated a number of national and European projects, such as CyRIF WaterAnalytics and CyRIF Domognostics+, and he was the Technical Coordinator in various European projects, such as Interreg Greece-Cyprus SmartWater2020, and H2020 PathoCERT, as well as in one SME Instrument and two ERC PoC projects. He is also actively involved in the ERC SyG Water-Futures as part of the team of Prof. Marios Polycarpou. Furthermore, he coordinated industrial problems within the KIOS Innovation Hub, such as the OCEANOS platform for the Water Board of Limassol. During the first wave of COVID-19, he was the technical coordinator for developing the national information management platform for handling the COVID-19 cases.

He is a member of IEEE and ETEK, and represents KIOS in Water Europe, a technology platform.

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