Seven exceptional undergraduate students have been selected to participate in the prestigious Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence at the University of Cyprus, for the summer of 2023.
This is the 15th year that the UROP program has been running at the KIOS Center of Excellence. The program is extremely competitive, with a large number of applications being submitted every year by students from Cyprus and abroad.
The students participating in the Program this year are (in alphabetical order): Apostolos Apostolou, Aristi Christoforou, Sophia Constantinou, Odysseas Hilides, Athinoulla Konstantinou, Nefeli Mavri and Konstantinos Pourgourides. Four of the selected students are studying at the University of Cyprus, while the other three are studying abroad (University of Cambridge, University of Aberdeen, University of Warwick – United Kingdom).
The selected students will have the opportunity to work with the KIOS faculty and researchers on innovative research projects, which contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The KIOS Center of Excellence undertakes research in several high-tech areas, with application for intelligent transportation systems, smart water networks, next generation telecommunication systems and networks, power systems – smart grids and integration of renewable energy sources, robotics – embedded and IoT hardware and software systems, as well as disaster management and health care/biomedical systems.
The UROP program at the KIOS Center of Excellence aims to promote excellence and encourage young talented students to engage in research and innovation, with the ultimate goal of upgrading the country’s competitiveness in education, innovation and entrepreneurship.
The student Panayiotis Μichaelides, who participated in the UROP Program 2022 commented: “I considered UROP to be a great opportunity for university students and especially engineers who want to explore their career options, learn from renowned scientists and engineers and network with other researchers”.