Internationally recognised expert scholar Professor Constantine Dovrolis has been selected as CyI’s new CaSToRC Director, and he assumed his duties on January 1st 2023. The CyI Board of Trustees ratified in its last meeting, October, 7th 2022, the selection of Professor Dovrolis, who was recently working as a Professor at the School of Computer Science of Georgia Institute of Technology, one of the top-ranked research universities in the world.
In announcing the selection of Professor Dovrolis, CyI President Professor Costas Papanicolas expressed his confidence that CaSToRC, under Professor Dovrolis’ leadership, will further develop its research and innovation portfolio and support the sustainable development of The Cyprus Institute in alignment with its mission and strategic agenda.
“This is a great time to work in Computational Science and Technology. The field is undoubtedly at the forefront of research and innovation, it generates major scientific breakthroughs, and it is the driving force behind some of the most successful companies in the world. The opportunities are endless and we have everything we need, right here and right now, to do great things for CyI, for Cyprus, and for the whole world”, Prof. Dovrolis stated.
Prof. Dovrolis is a graduate of the Technical University of Crete (Engr. Dipl. 1995), University of Rochester (M.S. 1996), and University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.D. 2000).
His research is highly inter-disciplinary, combining Network Theory, Data Mining and Machine Learning. Together with his collaborators and students, they have published in a wide range of scientific disciplines, including climate science, biology, and neuroscience. More recently, his group has been focusing on neuro-inspired architectures for machine learning based on what is currently known about the structure and function of the mammalian brain.
According to Google Scholar, his publications have received more than 15,000 citations with an h-index of 56. His research has been sponsored by US agencies such as NSF, NIH, DOE, DARPA, and by companies such as Google, Microsoft and Cisco. He has held visiting professor positions in France (STMicroelectronics), Norway (Simula Research), Greece (FORTH) and Cyprus (CYENS and KIOS).