Currently I am a Research Assistant Professor at the KIOS CoE working on networked intelligent systems. Prior to joining KIOS, I was a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus. I did both my BEng and PhD in Telecommunications Engineering at King’s College London and for several years I was a member of the Center for Telecommunications Research. Application areas of interest include:
- autonomous unmanned aerial systems
- intelligent transportation systems
- cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things
Among other tasks at KIOS CoE, I coordinate the activities of the security and emergency response group. Details of the capabilities and research infrastructure can be accessed here. To date the group has build a strong background in Artificial Intelligence algorithms and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) technologies for emergency management both through European funded projects, such as the DG ECHO PREDICATE (2016-2017), SWIFTERS (2018-2019) and AIDERS (2020-2021) projects, and the research and innovation activities established with Cypriot organizations in emergency management (through the KIOS Innovation Hub) including the Cyprus Police and the Fire Service, the Cyprus Civil Defence and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus.
In addition to the group’s turn-key technological developments, a training course has been established on the use of AI and RPAS technologies for emergency response delivered to relevant stakeholders as part of the UCPM courses including the AMC and the Exchange of Experts course that we hosted 3 times to date.
Moreover, we have set up the Cyprus Civil Defence Aerial Observation Unit where we transferred our knowledge, tools and expertise to build the necessary capacity and become part of an operational EU-wide RPAS module through DG ECHO’s voluntary pool.