The Department of Computer Science has 21 faculty members, and more than 100 postdoctoral Research Fellows and PhD students. The Department is highly research oriented with an overall rate of ~ 5 journal publications per faculty per year. Since Cyprus joined the EU in 2004 it has participated in over 250 projects funded by various frameworks of the European Commission as well as other local and international sources with a total funding in the level of about 30M EUROs. Currently the active department projects are over 35 with a total funding that exceeds the 10 MEUROs.
The Department, through the eHealth lab (www.ehealthlab.cs.ucy.ac.cy), has an extensive and long-standing expertise in the area of eHealth projects based on its participation on numerous related EU projects, such as Fi-Star, LINKED2SAFETY, eENERCA, cy-EHR, GRANATUM, mEducator, EMEDIT, MPOWER, HEALTHSERVICE24, LINKCARE, MEDICATE, ΗΕALTHWARE, EMERGENCY112, AMBULANCE, INTERREG projects such as INTERMED, INTRAMEDNET, and FUTURE HEALTH. The lab hosts a multidisciplinary team of experts with a strong background on eHealth, medical imaging, and life sciences informatics and has a long list of completed and on-going projects in the above areas in Europe and internationally. The eHealth Lab is active in several areas related to this project including eHealth an mHealth systems, analysis of high dimensional epidemiological studies with phenotypical, imaging and genetic data analysis, chemo - & pharma-informatics, intelligent and decision support systems, and data mining in medicine in collaboration with the Computational Intelligence Lab – CIL (http://cil.cs.ucy.ac.cy/). The lab hosts a multidisciplinary team of experts with a strong background on eHealth, medical imaging, and life sciences informatics and has a long list of completed and on-going projects in the above areas in Europe and internationally. The team of eHealth Lab will collaborate closely with all partners within the currently proposed project in order to agree on state-of-the-art technologies for eHealth, genetics analysis, and systems medicine analytics defining their accompanied services how to better serve the IPMT CoE.
The Computational Intelligence Lab - CIL of the Department; hosted in the same building as the eHealth Lab, collaborate very closely and synergistically. CIL will spend a lot of effort mainly during stage 2, if this proposal passes stage1, for developing intelligent data analysis systems. It is expected as previous studies have shown that through intelligent data analysis one can develop very useful tools for the medical personnel and other health professionals for helping the citizen mainly through preventive medicine, and through prognostic procedures. The CIL is publishing several articles every year that demonstrate through examples its applicability in various medical domains. Both Labs collectively have 10 academics/researchers, 12 Ph.D. candidates and 6 M.Sc. students. Moreover the labs collaborate with about 15 medical experts from the Ministry of Health, the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, the Aretaeio Hospital, and other private hospitals in Cyprus. The international collaboration of these labs has been very has been very active and rich going back to the beginning of the 90s when the University of Cyprus was established; worth mentioning the collaboration with Imperial College London (Prof A.G. Constantinides, Prof L.T. Middleton); Kings College University Hospital and FMF Foundation, London (Prof. K.H. Nicolaides); St Mary’s University Hospital, London (Prof A. Nicolaides); University of Groningen, The Netherlands (Prof. Nicolai Petkov), National Technical University of Athens (Prof. D. Koutsouris), Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki (Prof P. Bamidis).
The Computer Graphics and Hypermedia Lab - (CGH Lab) (www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/graphics/) was founded in 2002 with the purpose of contacting research and hosting postgraduate students in the areas of computer graphics, simulation, virtual reality, and serious games. The Lab is fully equipped for research in its areas of interest. It has a 3-wall stereo projection system, a stereo head-mounted display and a limited-area motion capture system. It is also a partner in a recently constructed 4 sided CAVE at the CUT University in Limassol. The lab has been very active since its establishment, attracting over 20 funded research projects from local and EU sources. It is being involved in international collaborations and has organised several conferences in the wider graphics area. At the moment it hosts 4 post-doctoral researchers, 2 doctoral students as well as masters and undergraduate students, working on various aspects of real-time virtual environments. The post-doctoral researchers are: (1) Dr. Andreas Aristidou, PhD from University of Cambridge (2011). His research interests include human animation, 3D motion analysis and classification, real-time marker prediction for mocap and applications of geometric algebra in engineering. (2) Dr. Alessandro Artusi, PhD from Vienna University of Technology, Austria (2004). His research interests include computational photography, high dynamic range imaging, energy algorithms for mobile devices, wearable computing, compression/decompression image and video standards, image processing and colour science applied to computer graphics. (3) Dr. Marios Kyriakou, PhD from University of Cyprus (2014). His research interests include crowd simulation, immersive and semi-immersive virtual reality systems, focusing on immersed users' experience and their sense of presence. (4) Dr. Melinos Averkiou, PhD from University College London (2015). His research interests include creation, understanding and modeling of 3D geometry.