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Mr Nikolas Ladas

Assosiate Lecturer of BSc (Hons) Computing



PhD Degree title (University of Cyprus, Ongoing)

MSc Computer Science (University of Cyprus, 2010)

BSc Computing (University of Cyprus, 2008)


Employment Track

  • Associate Lecturer,  University of Central Lancashire (Spring 2017/2018)
  • Co-founder, Ten Ton Train LTD (2017-present)


Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • HiPEAK


Research Interests

Computer graphics: scene analysis and understanding, high dynamic range imaging. Computer games: procedural scene generation, non-photorealistic rendering.


Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Modules taught: Games Development 1&2


Selective Publications 

  • Nikolas Ladas, Paris Kaimakis and Yiorgos Chrysanthou. Probabilistic Background Modelling for Sports Video Segmentation,  2017, International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP).
  • High Dynamic Range Video Concepts, Technologies and Applications (Chapter 11), 2016, Academic Press, Editors: Alan Chalmers, Patrizio Campisi, Peter Shirley, Igor Olaizola
  • N. Ladas, Y. Chrysanthou, C. Loscos. Improving Tracking Accuracy using Illumination Neutralization and High Dynamic Range Imaging, 2013, First International Conference and SME Workshop on HDR imaging (HDRi).
  • Sideris Isidoros, Nikolas Ladas, Yiannakis Sazeides. The Performance Vulnerability of Architectural and Non-architectural Arrays to Permanent Faults, 2012, 45th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture(MICRO).
  • N. Ladas, Y. Sazeides, and V. Desmet. Performance Effective Operation below Vcc-min. IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS)


Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • ISPASS 2010, White Plains New York.  Performance Effective Operation below Vcc-min (Conference paper).


Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

  • Industry and Technology Service MECIT Scheme for Development New Innovative Products and Services, €50000.

Consultancy and CPD Training

  • Programming consultant: chorus.one.



  • HiPEAC Paper Award for: The Performance Vulnerability of Architectural and Non-architectural Arrays to Permanent Faults


Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • Logipaignion 2015, 2018 (Judge).