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Indicative Student Awards and Distinctions

The Computer Science Department of the University of Cyprus offers an undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of high quality and conducts research with tangible and important results in areas of significance for the industry and the society.  We are proud of our undergraduate and graduate students who have been granted a wide array of awards and distinctions over the years. The following are some selected award highlights:

Best papers awards

  • Best of MDM 2018, "Decaying Telco Big Data with Data Postdiction", Constantinos Costa, Andreas Charalampous, Andreas Konstantinidis, Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti and Mohamed F. Mokbel, 19th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM'18), Aalborg, Denmark, June 26 - June 28, 2018 (Geinformatica - Springer - journal invitation).
  • Best Demo Award, "FMS: Managing Crowdsourced Indoor Signals with the Fingerprint Management Studio", Marileni Angelidou, Constantinos Costa, Artyom Nikitin and Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti, 19th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM'18), Aalborg, Denmark, June 26 - June 28, 2018.
  • Honorable Mention Award, "Indoor Localization Accuracy Estimation from Fingerprint Data", Artyom Nikitin, Christos Laoudias, Georgios Chatzimilioudis, Panagiotis Karras and Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti, 18th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM'17), KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea, May 29 - June 1, 2017.
  • Best Demo Award, EVARILOS Open Challenge, Timotheos Constambeys, Christos Laoudias, Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti and Christos G. Panayiotou, FP7 Project (#317989), European Union, Berlin, Germany, 2014.
  • 2nd Best Demo Award, Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition 2014, Christos Laoudias, Georgios Larkou, Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti, Christos G. Panayiotou, Chin-Lung Li, Yu-Kuen Tsai, collocated with 13th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN'14), April 15-17, Berlin, Germany, 2014.
  • Best Demo Award, "The Airplace Indoor Positioning Platform for Android Smartphones", Christos Laoudias, Georgios Constantinou, Marios Constantinides, Silouanos Nicolaou, Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti, Christos G. Panayiotou, 13th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM'12), Bangalore, India, July 23-26, 2012.
  • Best paper award in  the 14th International Conference on Software Reuse (ICSR 2015) for the paper: G.M. Kapitsaki, F. Kramer, Open Source License Violation Check for SPDX Files.
  • G. Copil and D. Trihinas and H.L Truong and D. Moldovan and G. Pallis and S. Dustdar and M. D. Dikaiakos. "ADVISE -- a Framework for Evaluating Cloud Service Elasticity Behavior". In Service-Oriented Computing. 12th International Conference, ICSOC 2014, Paris, France, November 3-6, 2014, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8831, Springer, 2014, pp. 275-290 (best paper award).
  • H. Efstathiades, D. Antoniades, M. D. Dikaiakos, G. Pallis, Z. Szlávik and R.-J. Sips, "Online Social Network Evolution: Revisiting the Twitter Graph."  In Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2016), IEEE Computer Society, December 2016 (best student paper award).
  • 2nd ITU Green ICT Application Challenge, First Prize, "SocialElectricity”, (Andreas Kamilaris, PhD candidate, Advisor: Andreas Pitsillides). Presented on the 19th September 2012, during the Award Ceremony of the 2nd ITU Green Standards Week, jointly organized by International Telecommuications Union (ITU) and Telefonica
  • ENERGY 2011 Best paper Award: A. Kamilaris, A. Pitsillides, "Exploiting Demand Response in Web-based Energy-aware Smart Homes" The First International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies, ENERGY 2011, May 22-27, 2011 - Venice/Mestre, Italy.

Highly cited papers produced by undergraduate students

  • Survey in smart grid and smart home security: Issues, challenges and countermeasures, N Komninos, E Philippou, A Pitsillides, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials 16 (4), 1933-1954, year of publication 2014 (Number of citations:  217, Google Scholar, March 2017)
  • Christos Laoudias, George Constantinou, Marios Constantinides, Silouanos Nicolaou, Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti, and Christos G. Panayiotou. 2012. The Airplace Indoor Positioning Platform for Android Smartphones. In Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE 13th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (mdm 2012) (MDM '12). IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA, 312-315. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MDM.2012.68

Undergraduate students pursue postgraduate studies in top-ranked universities worldwide

  • Marios Karapetris (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Evangelos Aristodemou (Imperial, UK)
  • Konstantinos Charalambous (University of Oxford, UK)
  • George Christodoulou (EPFL, Switzerland)
  • Theophilos Phokas (UCLA, USA)
  • Andreas Kamilaris (ETH, Switzerland)
  • Andreas Loizou (Oxford University, UK)
  • Theodoros Kyprianou (University of California - Riverside, USA)
  • Chrysovalantis Anastasiou (University of Southern California, USA)
  • George Constantinou (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Paschalis Mpeis (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Kyriakos Georgiou (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Giannis Evagorou (UCL, UK)
  • Marios Mitzis (UCL, UK)
  • Lambros Petrou (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Andreas Panteli (Imperial, UK)
  • Marios Constantinidis (UCL, UK)
  • Pavlos Touloupos (University of Manchester, UK)
  • Fotos Frangoudis (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Andriani Stylianou (EPFL, Switzerland)
  • Andreas Pamporis (University of California - San Diego, USA)
  • Marios Papa (University of California - San Diego, USA)
  • Andreas Pitsillides (University of California - San Diego, USA)
  • Katerina Ioannou (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany)
  • Odysseas Papapetrou (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany)
  • Loizos Michael (Harvard, USA)
  • Demetris Zeinalipour (University of California - Riverside, USA)
  • Andreas Papagapiou (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Andreas Liverdos (University of Notre Dame, USA)

Other distinctions (entrepreunership competitions, etc.)

  • Rafail Andreou, Giorgos Longinos and Chrysovalantis Christodoulou, First Prize and Digital Tree Award, in Student Innovators Competition 2019, Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Cyprus
  • George Larkou, George Nikolaides and George Matheou, founders of ImpacTechs Ltd. Recipients of the University of Cyprus Entrepreneur Award 2019.
  • Kyriakos Zantis, First Prize in Student Innovators Competition 2018, Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Cyprus
  • Elena Kouttoukou, Rector’s Award, Student Innovators Competition 2018, Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Cyprus
  • Marios Eftychiou, Constantinos Diomedous, Christos Makrides, 1st place in ACM ICPC Cyprus 2018 competition.
  • Adamos Ttofari, Raphael Loizou, Andronikos Charalambous, 1st place in ACM ICPC Cyprus 2017 competition.
  • Michalis Papaevripides, Smart City Cyta Hackathon, 1st place
  • Andreas Dionysiou, Logicom scholarship
  • Best PhD Academic Award, Panayiotis Andreou (PhD student) was the recipient of the CONET European Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN) PhD Academic Award for his PhD thesis titled “KSpot+: A Network-aware Framework for Energy-efficient Data Acquisition in Wireless Sensor Networks”, 9th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks, EWSN 2012, University of Trento, Italy, February 15 - 17, 2012.
  • Various teams consistently ranked in 5th - 10th position at the ACM SIGMOD (Management of Data) Programming contest, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015.