Dr. Vassiliou has extensive knowledge of advanced ICT topics and significant expertise in research and technology project creation and evaluation. He is experienced in forming and managing technical teams for the execution of high-value projects and leading multiple organizations, with diverse stakeholders, into realizing their strategic visions.
Dr. Vassiliou is a professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Cyprus and the co-Director of the Networks Research Laboratory. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Academic and Research network (ΚΕΑΔ/CYNET) and the Group Leader of the Smart Networked Systems Research Group of the newly formed RISE Center of Excellence on interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging technologies, situated in Nicosia, Cyprus.
He has published more than 80 technical articles and scientific papers on topics that include Next Generation Network Architectures, Mobile Protocols, Mobile Networks, Wireless Communications and QoS and Traffic Engineering for computer and telecommunication networks. Dr. Vassiliou’s current research work is in the Next Generation Networks and the Internet of Things domains, where he and his team work on Security, Privacy, Mobility, Resource Management, and Data Management issues.
Following undergraduate studies at the Higher Technical Institute (HND Electrical Engineering, 1993) and the University of South Florida (B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, 1997), he pursued his graduate studies with a partial CASP scholarship from the Cyprus Fulbright Commission at the Georgia Institute of Technology (M.Sc., 1999 and Ph.D., 2002 in Electrical and Computer Engineering).
Dr. Vassiliou is a member of IEEE and ACM. He is the Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Cyprus Chapter, part of the IBM Academic Initiative, and the Academic Advocate for the ISACA Cyprus Chapter.