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School of Sciences

All faculty in the School of Sciences are research active and they continuously pursue new knowledge and innovative ways to apply it through research projects. They have high interest in collaborative and interdisciplinary projects with other institutions and industry partners. The School brings together diverse disciplines such as Computing, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Psychology, and Sport and Exercise Science and has expertise in a wide range of research areas within each discipline. 

Core Competencies:
Computing

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Mathematics

Psychology

Sport and Exercise Science

 

Computing  (Irene Polycarpou, Josephina Antoniou, Nearchos Paspallis, Panayiotis Andreou, Paris Kaimakis, Eliana Stavrou, Marios Raspopoulos) 

Computing_Lab Research Profile.pdf  

  • Educational Technologies (Leader: Irene Polycarpou)
    • Educational Software
      • Educational games for STEM subjects
      • Simulations for STEM subjects (e.g., virtual laboratories)
      • Instructional software for STEM subjects
      • Independent Learning software for STEM subjects
      • Practice software for STEM subjects
      • Interactive multimedia for education
      • E-learning
    • Use of technologies (e.g., smart mobile devices, tablets, wikis, blogs, potcasts, videoconferencing, and social media) in K-12 education
      • Use of technologies to aid instruction of STEM concepts
      • Use of technologies to aid independent learning of STEM concepts
    • K-12 education
      • Use of educational technologies for K-12 mathematics and science
      • Development of educational software for K-12 STEM subjects  
  • Computer Science Education
    • Computer science curriculum
      • Investigation into students difficulties with specific computer science concepts
    • Female participation in computer science
      • Recruitment and retention of female students into the field of computer science 
  • Networks (Leader: Josephina Antoniou)
    • Wireless networks
      • Wireless networks technology enhancements
    • Mobile networks
      • Context-Aware Session Management/Radio Resource Management in mobile networks, security concerns
    • Mathematical modeling for networks
      • Modeling for decision-making (game theory, Bayesian principles, cooperative strategies)
    • Topics in cloud computing
      • Privacy Concerns & Tactical Decisions (content owner/content user)
      • Advanced content manipulation (creation, management, delivery)
    • Wireless Sensor Networks
      • Energy-efficient communication
      • Mobility
      • Fault Tolerance 
  • Computer and Network Security (Leader: Eliana Stavrou)
    • Cybersecurity
      • Cyber-attacks/ Cyber defense
      • Resilience
      • DoS
      • Penetration Testing
    • Critical infrastructures protection
    • Virtualization for security testing
    • Wireless, mobile, ad-hoc and sensor networks
      • Adaptive security
      • Intrusion recovery
      • Availability, survivability & reliability
    • Cloud-based infrastructure & Internet of Things (IoT)
      • Security policies
      • Trust establishment
      • Data protection
    • Network systems performance
      • Planning & Deployment of Wired and Wireless Networks
      • Security metrics 
  • Software Engineering  (Leader: Nearchos Paspallis)
    • Ubiquitous Computing
      • Context-awareness
      • Self-adaptation
      • Model-driven development
    • Middleware
      • Pluggable architectures
    • End-User Development
      • Assistive technology
      • Gamification of learning
  • Data Management for Systems and Networks  (Leader: Panayiotis Andreou)
    • Smartphone Networks
      • Smartphone Testbeds
      • User-centric Social Networks
      • Adaptive Interactive Systems
    • Wireless Sensor Networks
      • Network-aware Query Optimization
      • In-network Aggregation
      • Storage
    • E-Health and Ambient and Assisted Living
      • Virtual Collaborative Teams
      • ICT-services for Homecare
  • Computer Vision (Leader: Paris Kaimakis)
    • Markerless Motion Capture
      • Hand tracking for human-oriented computer interfaces
      • Upper human body tracking for game interaction
    • Multi-Target Tracking 
      • Urban road traffic surveillance
      • Maritime detection and tracking 

Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Marios Raspopoulos and Josephina Antoniou)  

  • Telecommunications and Mobile Technologies (Leader: Marios Raspopoulos)
    • Wireless Networks:
      • Physical/link layer technology Enhancements
      • Energy and Spectrum Efficiency in Wireless networks
      • Device to Device (D2D) and Machine to Machine (M2M) Communications
      • Physical and Network Mobility in wireless networks
    • Modern Wireless Communication Systems
      • Planning/dimensioning & adaptability for optimum energy efficiency, spectrum utilization, coverage, capacity user experience, quality, etc.
      • Heterogeneous and Multi-standard wireless Communication
    • Radio Propagation/Radio Channel Modelling
      • Radio Propagation Measurements
      • Deterministic and Empirical Channel Modelling
    • Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation 
    • Smart Homes/Cities/Hotels: The role of Telecommunications & Mobile technologies
    • Mobile Technologies
      • Context Aware and Mobile Ubiquitous Systems for improving human life (e.g. e-health, ambient assisted living, personalized human behaviour detection etc.)
      • Localisation of wireless nodes (receivers or transmitters)
    • Multi-Disciplinary application of ICT
  •  Renewable Energy Systems
    • Electricity load profiles and load management
    • Weather parameters in Photovoltaic system design
    • Storage for Photovoltaic systems
    • Long term performance of Photovoltaic systems
    • ICT for Energy Management - Smart Grid: Management of Renewable Energy Sources (Monitoring/optimizing energy production, utilization and storage) 

 

Mathematics (Demetres Christofides and Milto Hadjikyriakou) 

  • Combinatorics  (Leader: Demetres Christofides)
    • Extremal graph theory
    • Extremal combinatorics
    • Random graphs
    • Probabilistic methods
    • Random Cayley graphs
  • Statistics (Leader: Milto Hadjikyriakou)
    • Association
    • Demimartingales/N-demimartingales
    • Probability Inequalities
    • Stochastic Orders

 

Psychology (Militsa Nikiforou, Kalypso Iordanou and Lilia Psalta) 

  • Children’s problem behaviour (Leader: Militsa Nikiforou)
    • Bullying and victimization
    • Cyberbullying
  • Parenting
    • Childhood and Adolescence
    • Delinquency and Antisocial Behaviour
  • Attitudes towards society and conflict (Leader: Militsa Nikiforou)
  • Cognitive Development (Leader: Kalypso Iordanou)
    • Argumentation skills
    • Scientific Thinking
    • Cognitive and Metacognitive processes in Learning
    • Intellectual Values
    • Developing and Implementing Intervention Programmes
  • Beliefs (Leader: Kalypso Iordanou)
    • Epistemological Beliefs
    • Theory of Mind
    • Belief Change 
  • Face Processing (Leader: Lilia Psalta)
    • Studying face perception with Thatcher Illusion
    • Face perception of trustworthiness
    • Attentional biases in face recognition
    • The perception of Facial identity and expression
    • Processing Inverted faces – Face Inversion Effect
    • Configural and featural processing
  • Processing emotional faces (Leader: Lilia Psalta)
    • The role of emotion in attention to distractor stimuli
    • Predicting emotion through appraisal processes and coping
    • Perceptual load and visual attention
  • Lip Reading processing in Children with Language Impairments (Leader: Lilia Psalta) 

Sport and Exercise Science (Marcos Michaelides, Koulla Parpa)

  • Exercise Physiology
    • Respiratory compensation
    • VO2max
    • Gas changes and blood analysis
    • Heart rate Variability
  • Exercise and Physical Activity
    • Changes in performance parameters before and after training
    • Fitness testing in special populations
    • Disease prevention and physical activity
    • Body composition changes and physical activity
  • Rehabilitation
    • Neurological disabilities
    • Post-surgery rehab
    • Musculoskeletal pain
    • Overuse syndromes