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Dr Josephina Antoniou


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+357 24694094


PhD in Computer Science (University of Cyprus, 2010)

MSc in Advanced Computer Technologies (University of Cyprus, 2004)

BA in Computer Science & Mathematics (Wartburg, IA, USA, 2002)

PGCert in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (UCLan, 2015)

PECB Data Protection Officer Certificate (2018)

LPI (Linux Professional Institute) Essentials Instructor Certificate (2015)

Cisco CCNA1 (Routing & Switching) Instructor Certificate (2012)


Communication Network Modelling, Quality of Experience, Ethics in Emerging Technologies

Employment Track

Associate Professor in Computing, School of Sciences, UCLan Cyprus (2022 – present)

Assistant Professor in Computing, School of Sciences, UCLan Cyprus (2016 – 2021)

Lecturer in Computing, School of Sciences, UCLan Cyprus (2012 – 2016)

Post-Doc Research Associate, Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, Cyprus University of Technology (2011 – 2012)

Part-Time Educational Personnel, Open University of Cyprus (2011)

Visiting Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus (2010 – 2011)

Special Scientist, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Cyprus University of Technology (2009 – 2010)

Research Associate, Networks Research Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus (2002 – 2010)

Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • Senior Member of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and Professional Member of ACM-W (ACM Women)
  • Professional Member of the IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • Member of the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ΕΤΕΚ) Field of Engineers in Computer Science
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Research Interests

Quality of Experience (QoE) for technology/communication networks users using modelling techniques, and responsible research and innovation approaches. In terms of the quality of experience, research interests include the consideration of values and ethics (especially the ethics of emerging technologies) and their impact on decision-making. In terms of network modelling, research interests include the consideration of emerging technologies such as Cloud Computing, AI, IoT, 5G and VANETs. Mechanisms to consider for modelling network interactions, include Game Theory, Computational Social Choice, and Cooperative Strategies,

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Course Leader, MSc Computing & MSc Cybersecurity
  • Current Module Leadership/Delivery: Introduction to Network Routing, Cloud Computing, Research Methods, Advanced Topics in User Experience, Masters Project
  • Past Module Leadership/Delivery: Introduction to Networking, Advanced Routing, Network Management, Network Communications, Digital Security, Computer Systems and Security, Games Concepts, Network Design, ERP Systems, Introduction to Mathematics & Statistics, Fundamentals of Business Mathematics, Computational Mathematics, Mathematics for Computing


 Administrative Roles

  • Deputy Head of the School of Sciences (2023 – present)
  • Chair of the University Ethics Subcommittee (2021 – present)
  • Chair of the University Research and I&E (Innovation and Enterprise) Mentoring scheme (2023 – present)
  • Research Degree Tutor for the School of Sciences for PhD students (2020 – present)
  • Member of the university’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EDIC) representing ethics, gender equality/diversity in STEM (2022 – present)
  • School of Sciences Lead, ASQAC (Academic Standards and Quality Assurance Committee) (2020 – 2023)
  • Member of the University Ethics Subcommittee (2019 – 2021)
  • Member, School ASQAC (2020 – 2023)
  • Member of Provident Fund Committee (2013 – 2022)
  • IAESTE Coordinator for UCLan Cyprus (2013 – 2022)
  • School of Sciences Lead, RIC (Research and Innovation Committee) (2016 – 2018)
  • School of Sciences Lead, SEEC (Student Experience & Engagement Committee (2012 – 2016)
  • Liaison with Linux Professional Institute for alignment of university modules to professional certificates (2013 – present)
  • Co-Founder & Academic Lead of Cisco Networking Academy at UClan Cyprus (2013 – present)
  • Liaison with Cisco Academy for alignment of university modules to professional certificates (2013 – present)
  • Liaison with AWS Academy for alignment of university modules to Cloud Computing related certificates (2020 – present)

 Selective Publications 

  • Antoniou, J., Kornioti, N., and Antoniou, K. (2024). Navigating the Post-Pandemic Normal: Learning from the Experiences of Cyprus-Based Female Researchers during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Social Sciences 13, no. 6: 280 (Gender Studies section).
  • Stahl, B.C., Antoniou, J., Bhalla, N. et al. A systematic review of artificial intelligence impact assessments. Artif Intell Rev (2023).
  • Ryan, M., Christodoulou, E., Antoniou, J., Iordanou, K. (2022).” An AI ethics ‘David and Goliath’: value conflicts between large tech companies and their employees”. AI & Soc.
  • Stahl, B.C., Antoniou, J., Ryan, M. et al.” Organisational responses to the ethical issues of artificial intelligence”. AI & Soc 37, 23–37 (2022).
  • Ryan, M., Antoniou, J., Brooks, L. et al.” Research and Practice of AI Ethics: A Case Study Approach Juxtaposing Academic Discourse with Organisational Reality”. Sci Eng Ethics 27, 16 (2021).
  • J. Antoniou (2021). Quality of Experience and Learning in Information Systems: incorporating learning and ethics into characterisations of Quality of Experience, EAI/Springer Innovations in Communications and Computing, Springer Nature, ISBN 978-3-030-52559-0.
  • M. Ryan, J. Antoniou, L. Brooks, T. Jiya, K. Macnish, and, B. Stahl (2020). “The Ethical Balance of Using Smart Information Systems for Promoting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals”. Sustainability 2020, 12(12), 4826; pp. 1 – 22.
  • J. Antoniou (2020). Game Theory, The Internet of Things and 5G Networks: utilising game theoretic models to characterise challenging scenarios, EAI/Springer Innovations in Communications and Computing, Springer Nature, ISBN 978-3-030-16844-5.
  • M. Shahzad, J. Antoniou (2019). “Quality of User Experience in 5G-VANET”, Proceedings of IEEE 24th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), September 2019, pp. 1-6.
  • M. Ryan, J. Antoniou, L. Brooks, T. Jiya, K. Macnish, and B. Stahl (2019). “Technofixing the Future: Ethical Side Effects of Using AI and Big Data to meet the SDGs”. In proceedings of: 2019 IEEE Smart World Congress, 19-23 August 2019
  • J. Antoniou (2019). “What responsible businesses can learn from social innovation”, in ed. vol.: Responsible Research and Innovation: Business Opportunities and Strategies for Implementation, Springer Briefs by Springer Nature.
  • Antoniou, J., & Andreou, A. (2019). “Case Study: The Internet of Things and Ethics”, ORBIT journal (Responsible Technology), 2(2).
  • N. Paspallis, I. Polycarpou, P. Andreou, J. Antoniou, P. Kaimakis, M. Raspopoulos, M. Terzi (2018). “An Experience Report on the Effectiveness of Five Themed Workshops at Inspiring High School Students to Learn Coding”, in Proceedings of 23rd Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education; ACM.
  • J. Antoniou, E. Allayiotis, (2017). ‘MWQoE: A user-centered context-aware model for evaluating the Mobile Web Quality of Experience’, in Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (8 pages – page numbers pending).
  • J. Antoniou, V. Papadopoulou, L. Libman, A. Pitsillides (2015), ‘Cooperative Games among Densely Deployed WLAN Access Points’, Springer Series in Reliability Engineering: Game Theoretic Analysis of Congestion, Safety and Security: Networks, Air Traffic and Emergency Departments, pp/ 27 -53.
  • E. Allayiotis, J. Antoniou, (2014). ‘Technical Considerations towards mobile user QoE enhancement via Cloud interaction’, in Proceedings of the 10th International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference, pp. 936 – 941.
  • J. Antoniou, V. Papadopoulou, L. Libman, and, A. Pitsillides, H. R. Dehkordi, (2014). ‘Cooperation among Access Points for Enhanced Quality of Service in Dense Wireless Environments’, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, pp. 1 – 6.
  • J. Antoniou, V. Papadopoulou, L. Libman, A. Pitsillides, (2013). ‘A Graphical Game for Cooperative Neighbourhoods of Selfishly Oriented Entities’, in: Hanappi, H. (ed), Game Theory Relaunched, ISBN: 978-953-51-1078-1, In-Tech Publishing, pp. 251 – 268.
  • J. Antoniou, C. Christophorou, J. Simoes, A. Pitsillides, (2012) ‘Adaptive Network-Aided Session Support in Context-Aware Converged Mobile Networks’, International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, vol. 5, no. 3.
  • J. Antoniou, A. Pitsillides, (2012), “Game Theory in Communication Networks: Cooperative Resolution of Interactive Networking Scenarios, CRC Press, August 2012 (156 pages)”. ISBN-10: 1439848084, ISBN-13: 978-1439848081
  • J. Antoniou, F. C. Pinto, J. Simoes, A. Pitsillides, (2010) “Supporting Context-Aware Multiparty Sessions in Heterogeneous Mobile Networks”, Mobile Networks and Applications, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 831-844.
  • J. Antoniou, V. Papadopoulou, V. Vassiliou, A. Pitsillides, (2010). Cooperative user-network interactions in next generation communication networks. Computer networks, vol. 54, no. 13., pp. 2239-2255.
  • J. Antoniou, I. Koukoutsidis, E. Jaho, A. Pitsillides, I. Stavrakakis, (2009). Access network synthesis game in Next Generation networks. Computer Networks, vol. 53, no. 15, pp. 2716-2726.

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • Chair of ACM womENcourage 2022 conference
  • Chair of track on Ethics, Privacy and Trust in Intelligent Reality for the ICIR 2022 conference
  • Chair of EAI GameNets (Game Theory for Networks) 2021 conference
  • Introduction to Programming workshop (Python/Scratch) CODE Cyprus, UCLan Cyprus (2014 – 2020)
  • A – Z Python Programming Workshop (main instructor), organized by the Digital Systems and Computer Architecture Lab (University of Western Macedonia/Faculty of Engineering) in collaboration with the IEEE UoW Student Branch (2016) – workshop video is available at: (in Greek)

Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

  • BEYOND: Beyond Bad Apples: Towards a Behavioral and Evidence-based Approach to promote Research Ethics and Research Integrity in Europe: Horizon Europe (2022-2025) , Project Funding: €3,000,000 – UCLan Cyprus share: €226,683 – Role: Activity Leader (Methodological Exploration and assessment of constraints)
  • VERITY: deVEloping scientific Research with ethIcs and inTegritY for shared benefits: Horizon Europe (2022-2025), Project Funding: €1,983,752 – UCLan Cyprus share: €307,732 – Role: Task Leader (Review of previous EU projects) & Task Co-Leader (Systematic Lead Review; Focus Groups with Citizens)
  • PreParEd: Pro-active Pandemic Crisis Ethics and Integrity Framework: Horizon Europe (2022-2025), Project Funding: €3,015,422 – ICLAIM share: €268,200 – UCLan Cyprus share: €476,679 – Role: Expert Contribution (Identification of ethical challenges, especially with regards to gender equality)
  • SLICES-PP: Scientific Large-scale Infrastructure for Computing/Communication Experimental Studies-Preparatory Phase: Horizon Europe (2022 – 2025), Project Funding: €2,999,590.50 – Role: Task Leader (Ethical research conduct and privacy requirements)
  • Erasmus Plus/KA2 Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, €296,360.00 (2020 – 2023): MentorME – PROMOTING SOCIAL INCLUSION OF PEOPLE WITH FEWER OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME FOR HES STUDENTS (Local PI/Task Leader /Researcher)
  • Centre for Sustainable Transitions Seedcorn Funding (UCLan UK), 5,000 GBP (2019 – 2020): Responsible Smart Environments (Project PI)
  • H2020-INFRADEV-2019-3 SLICES-DS, €2,914,175.00 (2020 – 2022): Scientific Large-scale Infrastructure for Computing/Communication Experimental Studies-Design Study (Team Member/Researcher)
  • UCLan UK Internal Call for Proposals: Centre of Energy, Sustainable Development and Resilience (Research Team Member), 50,000 GBP (2019 – 2020).
  • Erasmus Plus EAC/A03/2018: EPP-CBHE-JP: IREEDER-Introducing Recent Electrical Engineering Developments into undErgraduate cuRriculum-(Research Team Member), €768,627 (2019 – 2022)
  • H2020-SwafS-2017-1: SHERPA: Shaping the ethical dimensions of smart information systems (Work-Package Leader/Task Leader), €2,865,000 (2018 – 2022)
  • Erasmus Plus/Sports GReFORM: Good Governance Enhancement through e-Learning for Sport Volunteer Board Members (Task Leader), €420,000 (2018 – 2021)
  • H2020/WIDESPREAD-04-2017-Teaming Phase 1 CSRC: Center for STEAM Education Research, Science Communication and Innovation (Researcher/Participant), €400,000 (2017 – 2018)
  • H2020/GARRI-2015-1 COMPASS: Evidence and Opportunities for Responsible Innovation in SMEs (Work-package Leader/Local PI/Task Leader), €1,500,000 (2016 – 2019)
  • FP7/Science-In-Society-2013-1 RESPONSIBLE INDUSTRY: Responsible Research and Innovation in Business and Industry in the domain of ICT for Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing (Researcher/Team Member), €1,500,000 (2013 – 2017)
  • Amazon Web Services Research/Education Grants/Cloud Credits for Research: BetterX: A user-centered context-aware model for evaluating the mobile Web Quality of Experience (Academic PI), €2,000 (2013 – 2016)
  • Github Enterprises/Student Research Grant MOBIILE WEB QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE PhD supervisor (Academic PI), €1,000 (2015)
  • Anita Borg Institute/Grace Hopper Celebration Faculty Grant (Researcher/Mentor), €1,000 (2015)
  • ACM/ACM-W Networking Grant (Task Coordinator), €1000 (2015 & 2016)

Supervision of Projects/PhDs

  • (2022 – present) A. A. (Post-Doc) & P. P. (Post-Doc): Supervisor for Post-doctoral work: Ethics/Trust in Science – fully funded from Horizon Europe projects –
  • (2021 – present) P. C.  (PhD): Second Supervisor for PhD project: Artificial Intelligence: A Path to Legislation–interdisciplinary PhD: Law and Technology –
  • (2020 – present) A. M. (PhD): Director of Studies for PhD project: Assessing the Ethical Impact of Artificial Intelligence for Education Through the Design, Development and Use of Self-Assessment Tools – scholarship recipient –
  • (2020 – present) A. S. (PhD): Second Supervisor for PhD project: 3D Indoor Localization for IoT Systems – scholarship recipient –
  • (2018 – 2020) M.S. (Post-Doc): Quality of Experience in 5G-VANETs – fully funded from Horizon 2020 projects & peer-reviewed publication achieved –
  • (2013 – 2017) E. A. (PhD): Director of Studies for PhD project: Characterization of Mobile Web Quality of Experience using a non-intrusive, context-aware, mobile-to-cloud system approach – scholarship recipient – award winning project: received 2 awards from AWS Educational Services –
  • Leading Supervisor for numerous BSc Double Projects and Masters Projects at UCLan Cyprus (2013 – present)
  • Leading Supervisor of 2 MSc Master’s Thesis projects, Open University of Cyprus (2011 – 2012)

Consultancy and CPD Training

  • (2021 – 2024) Invited to consult by participating in the Ethics Board of the Horizon 2020 project “RESPECT: Secure and Privacy-preserving Indoor Robotics for Healthcare Environments”. The Ethics Board is an independent ethical board that advises on ethical issues emanating from RESPECT research
  • (2018 – present) Consultancy appointment for research assessment under the Cyprus National Bioethics Committee
  • (2020) Served as Vice-President of Bioethics Committee for Assessment of Bioethical Research for the Cyprus National Bioethics Committee
  • (2020 – present) Invited as expert advisor in the International Academic and Industrial Advisory Council of the Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute
  • (2020) Invited to consult on the implementation of the ethics dimension of Artificial Intelligence as part of the implementation plan of the National Artificial Intelligence Strategy undertaken by KPMG on behalf of the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy.
  • (2020) Invited to consult on the implementation of the National Digital Strategy undertaken by PWC on behalf of the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Works (Department of Electronic Communications)
  • (2019) Invited to serve as an evaluator in the Committee for the “Minerva Informatics Equality Award”, sponsored by Google, for Informatics Europe, an organisation representing the majority of the academic and research informatics community in Europe.
  • (2018 – 2019) Invited as an expert consultant of the external experts committee for Contribution to the National Artificial Intelligence Strategy – Ministry of Transport, Communication and Works (Department of Electronic Communications).
  • (2018) Invited as an expert contributor to future policy on issues related to gender and diversity in computing in Cyprus for the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Works; Keynote Speaker (Speech Title: Technology in Education – encouraging diversity) in the relevant event “Women in the Digital Era” organised by the ministry to inform stakeholders.
  • (2016-2017) Invited as a consultant for the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation to contribute to the national report on ICT in Cyprus and how it relates to Horizon 2020, , submitted by RPF, with comments on the specific action “ICT in Horizon 2020”.
  • UCLan Cyprus Internal Training Instructor for Advanced Excel usage (2016)
  • Python Programming Trainings for children and adults (2013 – 2017)


  • Awarded Senior Membership from ACM (2021)
  • Appointed as a member of the ACM Council for European Chapter Leaders (2020)
  • Nominee for the ACM Europe Council (2019)
  • She-Experts Profile featured on She-Experts platform managed by the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (2018)
  • Featured in “People of ACM European Chapters” by ACM (2017)
  • Featured in “3 min Cyprus” by the Future Worlds Centre (2016)
  • Networking Award from ACM-W as the Chair of the ACM-W Cyprus Chapter, (2015 & 2016)
  • Faculty Scholarship for Grace Hopper Celebration 2015 (by Anita Borg Institute) (2015)
  • “ΕΚΠΕ Who ’ s Who  of Greek Engineers 2006/2007”, Inclusion in 1st Edition (2008)

Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • Participated in the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Meeting for Cyprus as a representative of UCLan Cyprus for the SDSN Cyprus Network (2022)
  • Elected Chair of ACM-W (ACM Women) Cyprus Chapter (2014 – present)
  • IAESTE National Committee member (executive committee member in 2018) for IAESTE Cyprus (2013 – present)
  • Invited evaluator for annual National Gaming Competition “Logipaignion” (2020)
  • Invited evaluator for the remote assessment process selection (INPhINIT), laCaixa Foundation Fellowship Programme. (2020)
  • Keynote Speaker for Women in the Digital Era. Title: Technology in Education: Encouraging Diversity – Location: Ministry of Economics, Nicosia, Cyprus (2018)
  • Chair of Cyprus Collegiate Programming Competition (national ICPC competition even for Cyprus universities), (2017 – 2019)
  • Invitation to serve as an “Expert Researcher and Evaluator” for the National Research Agency of France (2016)
  • Committee of Cyprus Penetration Testing Competition (Pen-Test 1.0, Pen-Test 2.0), Chair (2015), Co-chair (2016 – 2019)
  • Invited Speaker and Group Leader for the European Youth Parliament National Session: participation in the experts panel (2015, 2016, 2018)
  • Member of InSPIRE Center (2015-today)
  • Publications Chair for ISCC 2015: “IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, Larnaca, Cyprus (2015)
  • Invited Reviewer for several scientific Journals and Conference Proceedings publications including Computer Networks, Communications Magazine, IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems, Globecom, and The Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications, etc.
  • Invited Speaker: EUC seminar series: ‘Colloquium on CSE’ (2013 & 2016)
  • Series of Talks organized by the Philosophy Group at University of Cyprus on Ethics of Technology (2013)
  • Series of Scientific Speeches in Information Systems, Department of Information and Communication Systems, Open University of Cyprus (2010)
  • Invited Speaker for Computer Science Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus; Title: Cooperative Interactions in Heterogeneous Networks (2011)