Message from the Chairman

Welcome to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Cyprus. The disciplines of electrical, electronic and computer engineering are constantly creating new technologies that revolutionize modern society. Our role at the ECE Department of UCY is to be a significant part of this process, through the education of future engineers and the creation of new knowledge. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs of study leading to B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, and plan to launch M.Eng. programs. In parallel, we have strong and internationally visible research activities that are well-funded and cover a wide spectrum of topics. I hope you find the website informative; please feel free to contact us, if you have any questions about our work and our department, or are interested in pursuing future collaborations with us.

Our department in a few words:

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) was established in 2003. In a relatively short period of time we have managed to establish high quality research, teaching and outreach activities. As of December 2010, we have 15 full-time academic staff, and this number is projected to rise over the coming years. We currently have approximately 60 postgraduate students and 200 undergraduate students. Our ethos is to aspire to excellence, and our students are a vital part of this. In the first five years of our existence, our faculty was awarded more than 40 research projects and grants in these fields, with a combined budget of approximately 4 million euros. This funding success continues, and is vital to our future aspirations to be a leading center of ECE in Europe.
We are fortunate to have a good blend of up-and-coming junior faculty along with senior faculty that have extensive experience in various prestigious universities. All our academic staff are active researchers, with their work being published in leading journals and conferences, and a strong commitment to research-led teaching. The international visibility of our staff is also reflected in the large number of citations they receive and the prestigious positions they hold, such as Editors-in-Chief and Associate Editors of leading journals and presidents-elect of IEEE technical societies.

Our vision is to create an inspiring and productive environment for high quality academic work. The activities of the Department focus on:

• Biomedical Engineering

• Computer Networks

• Digital Hardware Design and Embedded Systems

• Electronics

• Information Systems

• Instrumentation, Sensors, and Nanotechnology

• Intelligent Systems and Control

• Microwaves and Photonics

• Power and Renewable Energy

• Signal and Image Processing

• Telecommunication Systems

• Trustworthy System Design

For a more detailed description of the ECE Department and its activities and achievements, I encourage you to read the latest ECE Biennial Report.

Georgios Ellinas
Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering