Professor of Computational Intelligence, University of Cyprus. He was born in Cyprus and studied at QMC, University of London, UK, B.Sc. (Eng). Graduate studies at the University of Indianapolis, USA, MBA, and at QMC, University of London, UK, PhD in 1981. He received the William Lincoln Shelley award from the University of London for excellence in research, and a Fulbright fellowship for collaborative research in the USA.
He served as Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of London, and Professor of Computer Information Systems at the University of Indianapolis. Since 1991 he has been with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus and he served as Vice Rector of the University during 2002-2006.
His research interests include eHealth, computational intelligence, medical informatics, diagnostic and prognostic systems, and system modeling & identification of brain activity. He published more than 150 research papers in International Scientific Journals, International Conferences, and Edited Book volumes. He is the Section Editor (eHealth) of the journal Technology and Health Care, served as area editor of the journal IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, and member of the editorial board of the journal of Intelligent Systems. He is the founder of the Computational Intelligence lab and co-director of the eHealth lab of the University of Cyprus.
He has taken part in European Commission initiatives for promoting the Information Society, especially the Euro-Mediterranean partnership and the eHealth initiatives. He attends regularly as invited speaker the annual EU Ministerial Forum week meeting on eHealth.
In August 2015 he has been appointed as personal advisor to the Cyprus Minister of Health on all eHealth matters, especially in proposing the road map for implementing the National Health System and monitoring its steps. In April 2016 he has been appointed by the President of the Republic of Cyprus as Presidential Counselor for eHealth and matters related to the national health system reform.