Staff Catalogue


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Green Park, GP306
Symeon Christodoulou was born in Cyprus (1967). In 1987 he began his undergraduate studies on an academic scholarship awarded by the Agency for International Development (AID) and in 1991 he received a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from Columbia University (New York City, USA). He then went on to complete his graduate studies, all on academic and research scholarships from Columbia University graduating in succession with an M.Sc. degree (1992), Professional Engineering Degree (1995), M.Phil degree (1996) and Ph.D. (1998). Upon completion of his PhD, and after several years of industry experience in the field of construction management, he joined Polytechnic University (Brooklyn, New York) as an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Head of the Construction Management Program of the university (1998 - 2003). In 2004 he joined the University of Cyprus, having also worked for a year in Cyprus (construction industry) and in Greece (Democritus University of Thrace) as a Research Associate and an Adjunct Professor.Dr. Christodoulou is the author of several scientific publications, the recipient of significant research funding from a variety of national national and international funding sources (including a prestigious grant from the United States' National Science Foundation, NSF) and the recipient of an international research award (London, 1999). He is the associate editor for the Journal of European Water, an editorial board member of the Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITCon). He is also an Associate Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a reviewer for several scientific journals (ASCE, Elsevier, Springer, Taylor and Francis), a member of several editorial boards for scientific conferences and a member of Polytechnic University's Center for Construction Management Technology. He has also been the national representative on the COST Domain Committee for Transport and Urban Development (COST/TUD).
Dr. Christodoulou's research and teaching interests are founded on three equally important pillars: (1) Urban Infrastructure, Buildings and Risk Analysis, (2) Building Information Models (BIM), and (3) Computer-aided engineering, Information Technology, Software Development, System Integration and Modern Computing Techniques (such as artificial intelligence).
  • Fragiadakis, M., Christodoulou, S. and Vamvatsikos, D. (2013). “Reliability Assessment of Urban Water Distribution Networks Under Seismic Loads”. Journal of Water Resources Management, Springer (DOI: 10.1007/s11269-013-0378-0).
  • Fragiadakis, M. and Christodoulou, S. (2013). “Seismic Reliability Assessment of Urban Water Networks”. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Elsevier. (DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2348).
  • Christodoulou, S. and Agathokleous, A. (2012). “A Study on the Effects of Intermittent Water Supply on the Vulnerability of Urban Water Distribution Networks”. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 12(4), 523-530, IWA.
  • Christodoulou, S. (2011). “Water Network Assessment and Reliability Improvements by use of Survival Analysis”. Journal of Water Resources Management: Special Issue on EWRA2009, Springer, 25(4), 1229-1238.
  • Christodoulou, S., Agathokleous, A., Charalambous, C. and Adamou, A. (2010). “Proactive Risk-Based Integrity Management of Deteriorating Water Distribution Networks”. Journal of Water Resources Management, Springer, 24(13), 3715-3730.
  • Christodoulou, S., Ellinas, G. and Michaelidou-Kamenou, A. (2010). “The Minimum Moment Method for Resource Leveling using Entropy Maximization”. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 136 (5), 518-527.
  • Christodoulou, S. (2010). “Traffic Modeling and College-Bus Routing Optimization Using Entropy Maximization”. Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, 136 (2), 102-109.
  • Brilakis, I., Lourakis, M., Sacks, R., Savarese, S., Christodoulou, S., Teizer, J., and Makhmalbaf, A. (2010). “Toward Automated Generation of Parametric BIMs based on Hybrid Video and Laser Scanning Data”. Journal of Advanced Informatics, Elsevier, 24(4), 456-465.
  • Christodoulou, S. (2010). “Bid Mark-up Selection Using Artificial Neural Networks and an Entropy Metric”. Emerald’s Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Emerald, 17 (4), 424-439.
  • Christodoulou, S. and Ellinas, G. (2010). “Pipe Network Routing Through Ant Colony Optimization”. Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, 16 (2), 149-159.
  • Christodoulou, S. (2010). “Scheduling Resource-Constrained Projects with Ant Colony Optimization Artificial Agents”. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 24 (1), pp. 45-55.
  • Christodoulou, S. (Editor) (2009). Water Resources Conservancy and Risk Reduction Under Climatic Instability, European Water Resources Association’s (EWRA) Seventh International Conference, pp.1088, ISBN: 978-9963-671-94-6.
  • Christodoulou, S. (2009). Construction Imitating Ants: Resource-Unconstrained Scheduling With Artificial Ants. Elsevier’s Journal of Automation in Construction, 18 (3), 285-293.
  • Christodoulou, S., Deligianni, A., Aslani, P. and Agathokleous, A. (2009). “Risk-Based Asset Management of Water Piping Networks Using Neurofuzzy Systems”. Elsevier’s Journal of Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, doi: 10.1007/s11269-009-9441-2.
  • Christodoulou, S., Charalambous, B., and Adamou, A. (2008). Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Water Distribution Network Assets. IWA’s Journal of Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 8 (2): 231-237.
  • Christodoulou, S. (2008). A Bid-Unbalancing Method for Lowering A Contractor’s Financial Risk”. Taylor and Francis’ Journal of Construction Management and Economics, 26(12): 1291-1302.
  • Christodoulou, S., Ellinas, G. and Aslani, P. (2008). “Disorder Considerations in Resource-Constrained Scheduling”. Taylor and Francis’ Journal of Construction Management and Economics, 27(3), 229-240.