Dr Phaedon KYRIAKIDIS
Professor, Vice-chair of the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics
Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)
ex-Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology
Education: He received his B.Sc. (with distinction) in Geology from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He then continued his studies at the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences of Stanford University USA, where he obtained his PhD (in 1999) with specialization in Geostatistics in the Earth Sciences.
Professional background: Dr Phaedon Kyriakidis is a Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), as well as an Affiliated Professor at the Department of Geography of the University California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the USA. He currently serves as the Research Coordinator of the Eratosthenes Center of Excellence; he also formerly served as the Dean (2017-2020) of the School of Engineering and Technology at CUT, and as a Chair (2016-2017) of the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics at CUT. Dr Kyriakidis was on the Faculty of the Department of Geography at UCSB — Assistant Professor (2001-2005), Associate Professor (2005-2012) and Full Professor (2012-2015), as well as a Professor of Spatial Analysis (2009-2015) at the Department of Geography of the University of the Aegean in Greece. He also worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow (1999-2000) at the Earth Sciences Division of Berkeley National Laboratory, USA, where he also held a Faculty Staff appointment (2001-2013). He is the Research Coordinator of the Eratosthenes Centre of Excellence.
Research: Dr Kyriakidis’s research interests include geostatistics, geocomputation, and geoinformatics, as well as their applications to geographic information science and systems, remote sensing, earth, atmospheric and environmental sciences, as well as public health and archaeology. He has co-authored more than 65 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has made numerous contributions in conference proceedings and edited volumes. He has co-authored (with Andre Journel) the book entitled “Evaluation of Mineral Reserves: A Simulation Approach”, published in 2004 by Oxford University Press. He has received a best full paper award for his co-authored 2017 AGILE conference paper on quantifying spatial patterns in geographic fields, a best paper award in the journal Mathematical Geosciences for his 2013 publication on efficient simulation of (log)normal random fields for hydrogeological applications. He has also been an invited keynote speaker in several international workshops and conferences, the most recent one being the “Scale and Spatial Analytics Workshop” organized in February 2020 by the Spatial Analysis Research Center of the Arizona State University in the USA. His research has been funded by the US National Science Foundation, NASA, NOAA, the Greek Secretariat for Research and Technology, and the European Commission and the Research and Innovation Foundation of Cyprus. He is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) on two research projects coordinated by CUT, and the CUT-PI on two other projects, all funded by the Research and Innovation Foundation of Cyprus. He is currently a member of the Editorial Boards of Cartographica (since 2018), and of Spatial Statistics (since 2012). He has served as an Associate Editor for Geographical Analysis (2014-2107), a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Geographical Information Science (2007-2017), as well as a Board Member of the Hellenic Geographic Information Systems Society (2015-2016). He is a member elect (since 2018) of the Council of the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE) and was the Chair of the Scientific Committee of AGILE 2019, the 22nd AGILE Conference on Geoinformation Science organized at CUT’s premises in June 2019.