Keynote Speakers

Dr. Fragkiskos Papadopoulos

Dr. Fragkiskos Papadopoulos

Cyprus University of Technology

Title: A decade of network geometry: from single-layer systems to multiplexes and temporal networks

Speaker’s Bio: Fragkiskos Papadopoulos is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics at Cyprus University of Technology. He received the Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 2002. In 2004 and 2007 he received respectively the MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. During 2007-2009 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis at the University of California, San Diego. His research interests are in network science and network geometry. Particularly, his research deals with geometric approaches to the analysis and prediction of real networks; navigation/routing in complex networks; statistical inference and network mapping; geometry and correlations in multiplex networks; and network performance analysis and modelling. His work has been published in major peer reviewed international scientific journals, including Nature, Nature Physics and Nature Communications.

Dr. Anastasis Kounoudes

Dr. Anastasis Kounoudes

CEO, SignalGeneriX

Title: Computational Intelligence in Embedded Systems

Speaker’s Bio: Dr. Kounoudes is the co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of SignalGeneriX, a Cypriot R&D company which focuses on the design and development of innovative Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technologies and high-quality electronics for a wide range of Industries.

He received his M.Eng. in Computer Engineering and Informatics from University of Patras, Greece, in 1997 and his PhD in Signal Processing and Telecommunications from Imperial College, in 2000. During the period 2000-2002 he was appointed as a postdoctoral research fellow at the DSP & Telecommunications group of Imperial College where he led the development of advanced DSP processes for biometric security applications. He also worked for DERA and QinetiQ as a consultant and researcher in defense telecommunication contracts before returning to Cyprus and establishing SignalGeneriX.

SignalGeneriX scientific work has been acknowledge with various prestigious National and International Innovation awards. The company has recently won the European Satellite Navigation Competition Award (ESNC) for its localisation technologies, named as National Champion in Innovation by the European Business Awards 2016 and 2017, won the prestigious Lloyds List Global Innovation Award 2014 and the Cyprus Innovation Award in 2013. The company also received the Cyprus Engineering award for 2015, the Cyprus Quality leader award 2014, and been acknowledged with the EUREKA-label as recognition of substantial innovation in R&D.

Dr. Kounoudes is the author of two European patents and the author/co-author of more than fifty scientific publications including book chapters, peered reviewed journal papers and international conference papers in his domain of expertise.