Professor and Department Chair, Department of Computer Science
University of Cyprus
Elpida Keravnou-Papailiou, Professor. Undergraduate studies at Brunel University, UK (B. Tech. in Computer Science, 1982). Graduate studies at Brunel University, UK (Ph.D. in Cybernetics, 1985). She has taught at University College London, UK (Lecturer, 1985-1991; Senior Lecturer, 1991-1992; Director of the M.Sc. Program in Computer Science). She served as first Rector of the Cyprus University of Technology (2012-2015), as Chair of the Governing Board of the Cyprus University of Technology (2009-2010), as Chair of the Cyprus Council for the Recognition of Degrees (2004-2008), as Vice Chair of the Evaluation Committee for Private Universities (2005-2015), as a Member of the Council for Educational Evaluation and Accreditation (2001-2006), as a Member of the Governing Board of the Cyprus National Scholarships Foundation (2003-2006), as a Member of a Committee of Specialists for Education Reforms in Cyprus (2003-2004), as a Member of the Preparatory Committee for the establishment of the Cyprus Open University, and as a Bologna Expert and contact point for academic recognition in Cyprus. At the University of Cyprus, she served as Vice Rector for Academic Affairs (2002-2006), as Dean of the School of Pure and Applied Sciences (1999-2002), and as Chair of the Department of Computer Science (1994-1998) where she is currently serving again as Chair (2016-2020). During her term as Vice Rector for Academic Affairs she coordinated the implementation of the Bologna reforms at the University of Cyprus. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Artificial Intelligence in Medicine(Elsevier) since the launching of the journal in 1989, and of the open access journal Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience (Hindawi Publishing Corporation –www.hindawi.com/journals/aai). During the period 2003-2005 she served as Chair of the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Europe (AIME) Board. Her research interests include Knowledge Engineering, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Expert Systems, Deep Knowledge Models, Diagnostic Reasoning, Temporal Information Systems in Medicine, Temporal Reasoning and Temporal Data Abstraction, Hybrid Decision Support Systems, Quality Assurance, and Flexible Learning Paths. In addition to her publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings she has (co)authored seven scientific books published by Springer, Elsevier, Kluwer, Kogan-Page, Chapman and Hall, Abacus Press, and the Greek Open University. She has served as a Member of the Governing Board (June 2012 –June 2018) and of the Executive Committee (July 2014 –June 2018) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT-www.eit.europa.eu).