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About CERIDES

The Center for Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES) provides a holistic offer to the academic and business world. The Center is based on the offering of educational (taught), research and consulting solutions. The Center has emerged from the synergies that have been identified between the Center for Risk, Safety and the Environment (CERISE) and the Decision Support and Systems Optimization (DSSO) Laboratory and operates under the auspices of European University Cyprus. It is the first cross-disciplinary, cross-School Center of Excellence of European University Cyprus.

The areas of focus of the Center of Excellence revolves around the development, use and evaluation of primarily quantitative and to a lesser degree qualitative methods in order to measure, assess, manage and communicate risk, and to analyze, design and implement decision-making mechanisms and systems.

Our Proposition

CERIDES aims to create high quality output and build a high caliber reputation along the areas of Research, Education / Training, and Consultancy. [Read more..]

Areas of Research

The Center of Excellence implements horizontal research activities in scientific areas related to the fields of Risk and Decision Sciences. Research findings are applied to a wide range of industrial fields. [Read more..]

Research Laboratories

The Center of Excellence emerged from the synergies that have been identified between the Center for Risk, Safety and the Environment (CERISE) and the Decision Support and Systems Optimization (DSSO) Laboratory. [Read more..]

Industrial Partners

Having strong links and extensive cooperation with industry is one of the main priorities of the Center of Excellence. The Center cuurently collaborates with a significant number of industrial partners from Cyprus and abroad. [Read more..]

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Our Team

We believe in a diverse range of personel to bring creative skills, thoughts, and ideas to the table.

Dr George Boustras

Dr George Boustras

Director & Co-founder

Dr George Boustras, Director – George is a PhD in Probabilistic Risk Assessment from CFES at Kingston University London. George has been appointed as [Read more..]

Dr Christos Dimopoulos

Dr Christos Dimopoulos

Assistant Director & Co-founder

Dr. Christos Dimopoulos (Technology) completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Control Engineering at the University of Sheffield. He has 15 years of experience in [Read more..]

Dr Christodoulos Efstathiades

Dr Christodoulos Efstathiades

Academic Member

Dr Christodoulos Efstathiades is a Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the European University Cyprus. He holds a PhD in [Read more..]

Mr Pericles Leng Cheng

Mr Pericles Leng Cheng

Academic Member

Mr. Pericles Leng Cheng has been an instructor at the European University Cyprus since the Fall semester of 2003. He has taught various core courses such as Database Management Systems, Operating Systems and Operating System and [Read more..]

Dr Ioanna Danidou

Dr Ioanna Danidou

Research Fellow

Ioanna is employed as a Scientific collaborator of the European University of Cyprus for the last two years. She holds a B.Sc. Computer Science degree from the University of Cyprus, and a M.Sc. degree in Advanced [Read more..]

Ms Louisa Marie Shakou

Ms Louisa Marie Shakou

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Ms Louisa Marie Shakou, Research Associate – Louisa Marie Shakou has a Masters in Chemistry from Leeds University and a Masters in Environmental Technology from [Read more..]

Ms Cleo Varianou Mikellidou

Ms Cleo Varianou Mikellidou

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Cleo Varianou Mikellidou, PhD Candidate, Research Associate has a BSc in Physics (University of Ioannina) and a MSc in Safety, Health and Environment (Salford University). Currently, Cleo is [Read more..]

Paris Messios

Paris Messios

Research Associate

Paris Messios, PhD Candidate, Research Associate. Paris has a BSc (Hons) in Computing Science and an MSc in Data Engineering, [Read more..]

Dr Ioannis Anyfantis

Dr Ioannis Anyfantis

Research Fellow

Dr Ioannis Anyfantis is a Health and Safety Inspector, working for the Greek Labour Inspectorate, while he is a Scientific collaborator of the European University of Cyprus. [Read more..]

Mr Vangelis Katsaros

Mr Vangelis Katsaros

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Mr. Vangelis Katsaros, Research Associate – he is a civil protection expert with special research interests in emergency logistics, risk and crisis management and [Read more..]

Mr Michalis Georgiou

Mr Michalis Georgiou

Industrial Partner

Michalis Georgiou holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. He Is Certified Information Security Consultant,[Read more..]

Dr George Boustras

Dr George Boustras

Director & Co-founder

Dr George Boustras, Director – George is a PhD in Probabilistic Risk Assessment from CFES at Kingston University London. George has been appointed as [Read more..]

Dr Christos Dimopoulos

Dr Christos Dimopoulos

Assistant Director & Co-founder

Dr. Christos Dimopoulos (Technology) completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Control Engineering at the University of Sheffield. He has 15 years of experience in [Read more..]

Dr Christodoulos Efstathiades

Dr Christodoulos Efstathiades

Academic Member

Dr Christodoulos Efstathiades is a Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the European University Cyprus. He holds a PhD in [Read more..]

Mr Pericles Leng Cheng

Mr Pericles Leng Cheng

Academic Member

Mr. Pericles Leng Cheng has been an instructor at the European University Cyprus since the Fall semester of 2003. He has taught various core courses such as Database Management Systems, Operating Systems and Operating System and [Read more..]

Dr Ioanna Danidou

Dr Ioanna Danidou

Research Fellow

Ioanna is employed as a Scientific collaborator of the European University of Cyprus for the last two years. She holds a B.Sc. Computer Science degree from the University of Cyprus, and a M.Sc. degree in Advanced [Read more..]

Ms Louisa Marie Shakou

Ms Louisa Marie Shakou

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Ms Louisa Marie Shakou, Research Associate – Louisa Marie Shakou has a Masters in Chemistry from Leeds University and a Masters in Environmental Technology from [Read more..]

Ms Cleo Varianou Mikellidou

Ms Cleo Varianou Mikellidou

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Cleo Varianou Mikellidou, PhD Candidate, Research Associate has a BSc in Physics (University of Ioannina) and a MSc in Safety, Health and Environment (Salford University). Currently, Cleo is [Read more..]

Paris Messios

Paris Messios

Research Associate

Paris Messios, PhD Candidate, Research Associate. Paris has a BSc (Hons) in Computing Science and an MSc in Data Engineering, [Read more..]

Dr Ioannis Anyfantis

Dr Ioannis Anyfantis

Research Fellow

Dr Ioannis Anyfantis is a Health and Safety Inspector, working for the Greek Labour Inspectorate, while he is a Scientific collaborator of the European University of Cyprus. [Read more..]

Mr Vangelis Katsaros

Mr Vangelis Katsaros

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Mr. Vangelis Katsaros, Research Associate – he is a civil protection expert with special research interests in emergency logistics, risk and crisis management and [Read more..]

Mr Michalis Georgiou

Mr Michalis Georgiou

Industrial Partner

Michalis Georgiou holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. He Is Certified Information Security Consultant,[Read more..]

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Fields of expertise

A Centre of Excellence is a structure where RTD is performed of world standard, in terms of measurable scientific production (including training) and/or technological innovation.

Synergies

Creating synergies with International Centers of Excellence in the areas of Risk and Decision Science.

Development

The education and continuous professional development of local employees and future leaders in industry and academia.

Research

To become a focal point for excellence in research, education and continuous professional development in the areas of Risk and the Decision Science.

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Projects

In total, the Center has attracted more than 800,000 Euro in competitive research programs so far.

ALTER: Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction

Funding Organization: European Commission – DG ECHO – Prevention and preparedness in civil protection and marine pollution

Laboratory Role: Research Partner
Project duration: 2018-2020
Project Website: Not available yet
Total Budget: 663,812 Euros

EPICURO: European Partnership for Innovative Cities within an Urban Resilience Outlook

Funding Organization: European Commission – DG Humanitarian Aid – Climate change adaptation – Flood risk management

Laboratory Role: Research Partner
Project duration: 2016-2018
Project Website: http://www.epicurocp.eu/
Total Budget: 560,891 Euros

EU-CIRCLE: A pan-European framework for strengthening Critical Infrastructure resilience to climate change

Funding Organization: European Commission – Horizon 2020 – H2020-DRS-2015 – Disaster-resilience: Safeguarding and securing society, including adapting to climate change.

Laboratory Role: Research Partner
Project duration: 2015-2018
Project Website: http://www.eu-circle.eu/
Total Budget: 7,283,526 Euros

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