Dr. George Melillos is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Cyprus University of Technology and Information Technology (IT) Manager in a Security Agent at Ministry of Defence in Cyprus. He has over 25 years’ experience in IT and 15 years’ experience in GIS. He holds Diploma in Military Science, Diploma in Computer Programming/Programmer, Higher National Diploma (HND) in Software Engineering, a B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing, an M.A (Master of Arts) in ICT and Education and PhD in Remote Sensing, GIS and Space Technology at Cyprus University of Technology. In 1991, he joined the Ministry of Defence of Cyprus. He started his career in the department for logistics and management supply chain management. In 2002, he joined a security department at Ministry of Defence in Cyprus as Information Technology (IT) officer and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist. Since 2016, he is Information Technology (IT) Manager in Security Agent at Ministry of Defence in Cyprus. He is a representative of Cyprus to various official meetings.
He holds many professional certifications, including the Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD), Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS), Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) for Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop, ECDL Certified Trainer Professional (ECDL CTP), Certified Trainer of Vocational Training (EEK) ANAD and ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer.
He is a member of the Cyprus Computer Society, member (MBCS) of the British Computer Society (BCS) – The Chartered Institute for IT, member of SPIE (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers), member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), member of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Resource Center, member of The Cyprus Remote Sensing Society and member of Engineering Council UK as Chartered Engineer (CEng).
His research focuses on the Detection of Buried Structures and on Maritime Surveillance for security and safety in Cyprus using Remote Sensing, Space & GIS techniques.
He has published more than 40 scientific publications in high prestigious journals, chapters of books and conference proceedings as main author. He won an international recognition, attending as speaker in several conferences/workshops, and organizing international workshops. He is academic editor for IntechOpen and referee/reviewer for IEEE Access, International Journal of Remote Sensing, MDPI and ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
He is the author of two books: one for ECDL Web Editing – Using Adobe Dreamweaver and another one for ECDL Image Editing – Using Adobe Photoshop which have been approved by Ministry of Education of Cyprus, by Cyprus Computer Society and ECDL. These books are taught in schools (secondary education) in Cyprus.