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Stelios received his BSc in Computer Science from the University of Cyprus. He continued his studies at University College London (UCL) with MSc studies in Networking and PhD studies in the field of Cryptography.
His PhD studies were partly funded by British Telecom (BT) and focused on Perfectly Secure Message Transmission Protocols (PSMT) and their Applications. Such research looks at how one can achieve Information Security of message transmission when the imminent use of exascale and quantum computing could possibly break the security of current cryptographic algorithms which are based on unproven assumptions and computational difficulty. Instead, PSMT is based on mathematical proofs and achieves security which (when implemented correctly) can never be broken. Furthermore, his studies also looked at the feasibility of implementing (beyond theory) such protocols on networks which exist in the real world - such as the Internet.
Stelios joined The Cyprus Institute in September 2011 and since then has been working for the PRACE Implementation Projects as well as contributing to other projects - such as LinkSCEEM, VI-SEEM and EXDCI-2. He is currently PRACE-5IP WP3 co-leader and the managing coordinator for the CaSToRC Resource Allocation Committee.