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Scientific Expert Panels

A most valuable recourse to our Institute is the Scientific Expert Panels (SEPs). These panels meet at least once a year and provide independent advice of the highest possible caliber on scientific issues and policy regarding each Center’s individual development, thus aiding the Institute’s leadership in planning the evolution, strategic orientation of each unit; SEPs also play a vital role in helping exercise scientific overview and steering for the Centers.

The Members and Chair of the SEPs are appointed by, and report to, the President of CyI providing scientific guidance and advice on all scientific matters pertinent to the Center’s operation. They also enable the President to exercise scientific oversight and carry out evaluations of the scientific activities of each of the Centers and their research units, in terms of quality, relevance and synergy with other activities or units.

In particular, the SEPs:

  • Make recommendations on issues related to the research scope and thrusts and to the future development of the Center;
  • Evaluate ongoing and planned programs and projects, as well as personnel for the leading scientific positions, as requested by the scientific management of the Cyprus Institute;
  • Facilitate scientific partnerships and collaborations and generally promote useful contacts for the Center;
  • Review the Center’s progress and achievements on a regular basis, report their assessments and make associated recommendations to the CyI President;
  • Support and in certain cases lead the recruitment of the senior academic, research and administrative leadership of the corresponding Center.

 

 

EEWRC Scientific Expert Panel

 

Chairman of EEWRC SEP

Ghislain de Marsily

Ghislain de Marsily (France; Hydrology) is Professor Emeritus at the University Pierre et Marie Curie and a pioneer in the development of stochastic hydrogeology and inverse methods. Professor de Marsily is Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, a Member of the French Academy of Sciences, and Member of the French Academy of Technologies

Ghislain de Marsily

 

Members of the EEWRC SEP

Loucas G. Christophorou

Loucas Christophorou (Greece; Energy) is a Member of the Academy of Athens where he holds the Chair of Physical Science-Experimental Physics. Formerly, he was Senior Corporate Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Senior Research Scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Ford Foundation Professor of Physics at The University of Tennessee, USA.  He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a  recipient of many distinguished awards.

Loucas Christophorou
Philippe Davy

Philippe Davy (France; Hydrogeology) is Director of Research at French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and a faculty member at the Department of Geosciences at the University of Rennes.

Philippe Davy
John Georgiadis

John Georgiadis (USA; Desalination) is Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the R. A. Pritzker Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He was previously the Richard W. Kritzer Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Joanna D Haigh

Joanna D Haigh (UK; Climate and Environment) is Professor of Atmospheric Physics at Imperial College London, and co-director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment. Prof Haigh is also a Fellow of the Royal Society, a former head of the Department of Physics at Imperial College London, and a former president - now a vice-president of the Royal Meteorological Society.

Joanna D Haigh
Zev Levin

Zev Levin (Israel; Climate & Atmospheric Sciences) is the Goldenberg Chair Emeritus Professor in Atmospheric Physics at the Department of Geophysics and Planetary Science, Tel Aviv University. He is the President of the International Commission of Clouds and Precipitation, and the Israeli Academy of Sciences representative to the IUGG and to IAMAS.

Zev Levin
Robert Pitz-Paal

Robert Pitz–Paal (Germany; Solar Energy) is the Co-Director of the Institute of Solar Research of the German Aerospace Center in Cologne, and professor of solar technology at RWTH Aachen. He is an internationally recognized expert on CSP technology and serves on various German and international committees, on editorial boards of several scientific journals, frequently consulted on energy policy issues.

Robert Pitz-Paal

 

 

STARC Scientific Expert Panel

 

Chairman of STARC SEP

Sturt Manning
Goldwin Smith Professor of Classical Archaeology, Cornell University, USA

Professor Sturt Manning is the Director of the Cornell Tree Ring Laboratory and Goldwin Smith Professor of Classical Archaeology, Department of Classics. His research interests and activities are mainly the Aegean, Cypriot and east Mediterranean archaeology, classical archaeology, complex societies, state formation and interactions, dendrochronology/dendroarchaeology, radiocarbon dating and analysis, climate (palaeoclimate) and archaeology/history.

Sturt Manning

 

Members of the STARC SEP

Anastasia Drandaki
Curator of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection, Benaki Museum, Greece

Dr. Anastasia Drandaki is the Curator of the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection at the Benaki Museum, Athens. She has organized exhibitions on diverse aspects of Byzantine art and culture including jewelry, ceramics, and icons. She has published articles on late antique and medieval metalwork, on icons, and on the collections and history of Saint Catherine’s Monastery at Sinai.

Anastasia Drandaki
Andreas Georgopoulos
Professor at the School of Rural & Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

Professor Andreas Georgopoulos is the Director of Photogrammetry Lab at NTUA and the Vice - President of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). His research interests focus on Geometric Documentation of Monuments, 3D Digitizing and Visualizations of CH, Automation and Digital Techniques and the Non-conventional Imaging Systems.

Andreas Georgopoulos
Mary Lewis
Professor of Archaeology at the University of Reading, UK

Professor Mary Lewis is the Head of Archaeological Science and the Programme Director of MSc Professional Human Osteoarchaeology at the University of Reading. Her research interests are the Child Paleopathology, Child growth and development, Osteology of the life course, Adolescence and Puberty and Medieval and Roman Child Health.

Mary Lewis
Michel Menu
Head of Research, Centre for Research and Restoration of the Museums of France (C2RMF), France

Professor Michel Menu is the Head of Research in C2RMF. He is a Physicist and Color Analysis Specialist for painted works. He was the coordinator of several large European projects such as Integrated Infractrusture Initiatives (I3): Eu - Artech, CHARISMA.

Michel Menu
Alan Mark Pollard
Edward Hall Professor of Archaeological Science, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, UK

Professor Alan Mark Pollard’s research over the past 35 years has encompassed the application of the physical sciences, particularly chemistry, within archaeology, and has included a wide range of topics. He is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a Member of the Oriental Ceramic Society.

Alan Mark Pollard
Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou
Director of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus

Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou graduated from Sorbonne University (Paris IV) in 1980 and obtained her D.E.U.G. (1979), Licence (1980) and Maîtrise (1981) in Archaeology and Art History, while in 1984 she received her postgraduate title D.E.A. in Archaeology. In 2001 she received her PhD with honors in Medieval Archaeology from Sorbonne University (Paris I). She is a member of the Department of Antiquities since 1986. She was promoted to an a Curator of Antiquities (Ancient Monuments Sector) in 2006, where she was responsible for the coordination of works in relation to the conservation, restoration, protection and promotion of all Ancient Monuments in Cyprus. In 2014 she was appointed Director of the Department of Antiquities.

Alan Mark Pollard

 

 

CaSToRC Scientific Expert Panel

 

Chairman of the CaSToRC SEP

Thomas Lippert
Director, John von Neumann-Institut für Computing, Forschungszentrum Juelich GMBH, Germany

Thomas Lippert received his diploma in Theoretical Physics in 1987 from the University of Würzburg. He completed Ph.D. theses in theoretical physics at Wuppertal University on simulations of lattice quantum chromodynamics and at Groningen University in the field of parallel computing with systolic algorithms. He is director of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre at Forschungzentrum Jülich, member of the board of directors of the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC), and he holds the chair for Computational Theoretical Physics at the University of Wuppertal. His research interests include lattice gauge theories, quantum computing, numerical and parallel algorithms, and cluster computing.

Thomas Lippert

 

Members of the CaSTORC SEP

Bill Gropp
Director, NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA

Gropp holds the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science and has served as NCSA's chief scientist since 2015. He is a co-principal investigator of Blue Waters and was recently named principal investigator of the NSF-funded Midwest Big Data Hub.
Gropp is a leader in the advanced computing community who co-chaired the National Academies' Committee on Future Directions for NSF Advanced Computing Infrastructure to Support U.S. Science. His most widely known contribution to the scientific computing community was the development of the MPICH implementation of the Message Passing Interface (MPI). Gropp has authored more than 187 technical publications, including co-authoring the book Using MPI.
Gropp was recognized as the recipient of the 2016 ACM/IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award for his highly influential contributions to the programmability of high performance parallel and distributed computers.

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Anwar Osseyran
Managing Director, SARA Computing and Networking Services, Netherlands

Anwar Osseyran is Professor of Business Analytics and Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Business and Economics and has been the CEO of SURFsara, the Dutch national High-Performance Computing (HPC) center, since 2001. His research focuses on the impact of HPC and Big Data technologies on the field of science, the business sector and society. He has more than 30 years of multidisciplinary management experience in various areas of ICT including manufacturing, information management, health informatics, high performance computing, industrial automation and computer hardware and software.

Anwar Osseyran
Thomas Schulthess
Professor, ETH Zurich and Director of CSCS, Switzerland

Thomas Schulthess received his PhD in Physics in 1994 from ETH Zurich. In 1999 he became a research staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and from 2002 to 2008 served as group leader of the Computational Materials Sciences Group of ORNL's Computer Science and Mathematics Division. Since October 2008, Thomas holds a chair in computational physics at ETH Zurich and directs the National Supercomputing Center of Switzerland in Manno. Thomas' research interests are in condensed matter, nano-, and materials sciences, as well as the development and use of high performance computing to solve important problems in these fields. He led the team that was awarded the 2008 ACM Gordon Bell Prize.

Thomas Schulthess
Ian Bird
LHC Computing Grid Project Leader, CERN, Switzerland

Ian Bird, is currently the LHC Computing Grid Project Leader, and has line management responsibility in the CERN IT Department for Physics Computing activities. He the EGEE Operations Manager responsible for deploying, operating, and supporting the EGEE grid infrastructure.

Ian Bird