Staff Catalogue


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Green Park, 110
91, Aglantzias Ave.
Theocharis (Theo) Theocharides is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the University of Cyprus. Theocharis received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Penn State University, working in the areas of low-power computer architectures and reliable system design. Theocharis was honored with the Robert M. Owens Memorial Scholarship in May 2005. He has been with the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Cyprus since 2005, where he directs the Embedded and Application-Specific Systems-on-Chip Laboratory. His current research focuses on the development of low-power and reliable on-chip application-specific architectures, low-power VLSI design, embedded systems design and exploration of energy-reliability trade-offs for Systems on Chip and Embedded Systems. His focus lies on acceleration of computer vision, bioinformatics and artificial intelligence algorithms in hardware, and in utilizing reconfigurable hardware towards self-aware, evolvable computing systems. His research interests span accross the emerging areas of evolvable hardware design, domain specific computing, and perceptual computing. He serves on several organizing and technical program committees of various conferences, is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of the ACM, and an Associate Editor for IEEE Consumer Electronics magazine. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of IEEE Design & Test magazine, and ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems.
Emedded Computer Vision, Embedded and Cyberphysical Systems, Domain Specific Heterogeneous Computing; Perceptual Computing; Evolvable Hardware; Systems-on-Chip and Embedded Systems Design.Hardware acceleration for multimedia, artificial intelligence, signal processing and machine vision applications.Computer arithmetic;VLSI design; Reconfigurable Architectures; Bioinformatics on Reconfigurable Architectures

Christos Kyrkou, Christos-Savvas Bouganis, Theocharis Theocharides, Marios Polycarpou, "Boosting the Hardware-Efficiency of Cascade Support Vector Machines for Embedded Classification Applications" International Journal of Parallel Programming (Accepted to Appear).

Christos Kyrkou, Eftychios Christoforou, Stelios Timotheou, Theocharis Theocharides, Christos Panayiotou, Marios Polycarpou, "Optimizing the Detection Performance of Smart Camera Networks Through a Probabilistic Image-Based Model" IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (Accepted to Appear)

Christos Kyrkou, Theocharis Theocharides, "Accelerating object detection via a visual-feature-directed search cascade: algorithm and field programmable gate array implementation," J. Electron. Imaging 25(4), 041013 (2016), doi: 10.1117/1.JEI.25.4.041013.

Christos Kyrkou, Christos Laoudias, Theocharis Theocharides, Christos Panayiotou, Marios Polycarpou, "Adaptive Energy-Oriented Multi-Task Allocation in Smart Camera Networks", in IEEE Embedded Systems Letters, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 37-40, June 2016.

Christos Ttofis, Christos Kyrkou, and Theocharis Theocharides, "A Low-Cost Real-Time Embedded Stereo Vision System for Accurate Disparity Estimation Based on Guided Image Filtering", in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 65, no. 9, pp. 2678-2693, Sept. 1 2016.

Christos Kyrkou, Chrisos-Savvas Bouganis, Theocharis Theocharides, Marios Polycarpou,"Embedded Hardware-Efficient Real-Time Classification with Cascade Support Vector Machines", IEEE Transactions on Neural Network and Learning Systems, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 99-112, January 2016.

Vasos Soteriou, Theocharis Theocharides and Elena Kakoulli, "A Holistic Approach Towards Intelligent Hotspot Prevention in Network-on-Chip-Based Multicores", in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 65, no. 3, pp. 819-833, March 1 2016.

Christos Ttofis, Christos Kyrkou, and Theocharis Theocharides, "A Hardware-Efficient Architecture for Accurate Real-Time Disparity Map Estimation", ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, vol. 14, no. 2, p. 36, 2015.

Christos Kyrkou, Christos Ttofis, and Theocharis Theocharides, "A Hardware Architecture for Real-Time Object Detection Using Depth and Edge Information," ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 54:1-54:19, December 2013.

Dimitris Koukounis, Christos Ttofis, Agathoklis Papadopoullos, Theocharis Theocharides, "A High Performance Hardware Architecture for Portable, Low-Power Retinal Vessel Segmentation," Integration, the VLSI Journal, Available online 28 November 2013, ISSN 0167-9260,

Theocharis Theocharides, Agathoklis Papadopoulos, et al. "Reconfiguring the Bioinformatics Computational Spectrum: Challenges and Opportunities of FPGA-Based Bioinformatics Acceleration Platforms," Design & Test, IEEE , vol.31, no.1, pp.62,73, Feb. 2014

A. Papadopoulos, I. Kirmitzoglou, V. J. Promponas, T. Theocharides, "FPGA-based hardware acceleration for local complexity analysis of massive genomic data," Integration, the VLSI Journal, Volume 46, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 230-239

Christos Ttofis, Stavros Hadjitheophanous, Athinodoros S. Georghiades, and Theocharis Theocharides, "Edge-Directed Hardware Architecture for Real-Time Disparity Map Computation," Computers, IEEE Transactions on , vol.62, no.4, pp.690,704, April 2013