Research

Research activities form one of the core pillars of operation as defined in the Charter of Frederick University. Consequently, the University strongly and actively supports the advancement of research and the generation of new knowledge through fostering exploration, innovation and novel application of knowledge at all levels and areas of the academic community, with emphasis on applied research and innovation activities. Through its research and innovation activities, the University seeks to contribute positively to scientific research, industry and society aiming to have significant impact in advancement of the local economy through innovative application of new knowledge developed at the University or through collaborations with other research organizations.

In alignment with the University growth strategy, the overall Research & Innovation Strategy is driven by the aim to promote and foster high value interdisciplinary research, by giving parity of esteem to discovery and scientific publications, expansion of collaborations and knowledge and technology transfer, resulting in positive societal impact. At Frederick University we ensure academic freedom in research, freedom of expression and movement of ideas and at the same time maintain quality assurance in research involving the definition, detailed strategy principles and directives of the University. To fulfil the above, the University has established and operates the Research Committee of the Senate and the Research & Interconnection Service (RIS) to monitor and record the research activities and generally develop actions, rules and processes that contribute to the improvement of R&I activities by the University. The R&I activities fall under those funded externally through funding programs, those that run through limited internal or no funding at all, as well as technology transfer and innovation activities.

The Department of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics (DECEI), in alignment with the University’s R&I policy mentioned above, encourages the active participation of its faculty members in basic and applied research to expand the knowledge in the areas of the academic disciplines of the department and the faculty expertise, with the engagement of all the stakeholders that would transform the conducted research into innovative applications to address key issues facing the society.

All the research and innovation activities are driven by our aim to raise the international profile of the Department and the University by producing high impact research and innovation output that would deliver economic growth and prosperity to the society. 

There are eleven (11) research laboratories and groups operating in the Department which include members of academic staff, doctoral students, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students whose dissertations are related to the research activities of the laboratory. Academic staff members may be included in more than one research laboratory. These are:

  1. Computational Intelligence (COIN) Research Lab
  2. Computer Networks Research Unit (CNetRU)
  3. Mobile Devices Laboratory (MDL)
  4. eHealth / Medical Informatics Lab
  5. High Performance Computing and Embedded Smart Systems (HiPCES) Research Lab
  6. Robotics & Automated Systems Lab
  7. Electrical Energy and Power Systems Group
  8. Control and Transportation Group
  9. Ionospheric Research Group
  10. Antennas, Microwaves and Photonics Group
  11. Smart Cities Research Group

The goals and actions of the research and innovation activities that would lead to the achievement of the mission and the vision of the Department are prioritised as follows:

  1. Increase the research manpower of the Department
  2. Focus on Applied research and strengthen links with Industry and Society
  3. Strengthen and expand Networking and Research Collaboration
  4. Establish Distinct Research units in areas of strength and increase research output
  5. Short- and long term Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Selected Research projects that the Department engages in are provided below. For further information regarding policies and regulations for research at Frederick University please visit the Research Service page. Details on specific research interests and activity can be found through the faculty member profiles

Years (start-end)

Program Title ( Acronym) / Call

Funding Agency

Host

2021-2023

Accessible System and Social Media Mobile Application for Deaf Users (ASM4Deaf) / Restart 2016-2020

RPF

AG DeafConnect Ltd

2021-2023

Open lab for the up-skilling of higher educational staff in on-line Μanagement ΕducatioΝ (OLMedu) / ERASMUS+

EC

FU

2021-2023

PREcipitable WAter vapour Monitor (PREWAM) / Restart 2016-2020

RPF

Cloud Water

2020-2022

Extending HF Interference Studies over Cyprus (EHISOC) / Restart 2016-2020

RPF

FRC

2020-2022

RobotIcally Controlled RADAR Inspired WiReless Charging for/from Flying UAV PlatformS (ICARUS) / Restart 2016-2020

RPF

FRC

2020-2023

GUIDed Assisted-Living and Social Interaction Platform (GUIDed) (GUIDed) / AAL 2019

RPF

AgeCare LTD - Materia Group

2020-2022

Cyprus Radar for Ionospheric Space Situational Awareness (CYRISSA) / ESA PLAN FOR EUROPEAN COOPERATING STATES

ESA

FU

2020-2023

Intelligent light sensing for next generation smart grids (LightSense) / Restart 2016-2020

RPF

Cyprus University of Technology

2020-2022

Flying RFID reader for enhanced range and near zero shadowing (RFLiD) / Restart 2016-2020

RPF

RF and Microwave Solutions Ltd

2020-2021

High level knowledge awareness of BlockChain Technology applications in SMEs (BCT4SMEs) / ERASMUS+

EC

Civic Computing Limited

2020-2021

A VIRTUAL REALITY BOOKING PLATFORM FOR THE HOSPITALITY SECTOR (DineTours) / Restart 2016-2020

RPF

FRC

2020-2022

NanoInformatics Approaches for Safe-by-Design NanoMaterials (CompSafeNano) / Horizon 2020

EC

NOVAMECHANICS LIMITED

2019-2021

ENhancing Tourist ExpeRience in Cyprus An integrated platform for promoting Cyprus (EnterCY) / Restart 2016-2020

RPF

FRC

2019-2022

Advanced RF Electronics Centre for Adaptive Metamaterials (RF-META ) / Restart 2016-2020

RPF

University of Cyprus

2019-2020

Potential Enhancements in Ionospheric Monitoring under SSA (PEIMSSA) / European Space Agency

EC

FU

2019-2020

SportsTraveler76 (ST76) / Restart 2016-2020

RPF

Sports Traveler 76 Ltd

2019-2021

SMART OFF-GRID SYSTEM FOR SUSTAINABLE HYDROPONICS (iPONICS) / Restart 2016-2020

RPF

Adaptive Hydroponics

2019-2021

Cyprus models for Galaxies and their nuclear spectra (CYGNUS) / PECS

ESA

European University Cyprus Research Center

2019-2021

Cyprus Flood Forecasting System (CyFFORS) / Restart 2016-2020

RPF

FRC

2019-2022

Retrospective modelling and prediction of Ionospheric weather (RENAM) / Restart 2016-2020

RPF

FRC

2019-2021

KYAMOS REAl LIve Simulation servicES - CLOUD computing on GPU (KYAMOS REALISES CLOUD GPU) / Restart 2016-2020

RPF

KYAMOS LTD

2018-2020

Σύστημα θέρμανσης, ψύξης και ΖΝΧ μηδενικού δείκτη κατανάλωσης ενέργειας με χρήση ΑΠΕ (ΙΝΤΕΛΚΟΝ) / ΕΠΙΧΕΙΡΗΣΙΑΚΟ ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ 2014-2020

Min. of Energy, Commerce

EnergyIntel Services Ltd

2018-2021

Enhancing Space Awareness in Cyprus through Space Weather Studies (Awareness) / ESA PLAN FOR EUROPEAN COOPERATING STATES

ESA

FU

2018-2020

SERVice for ImproviNg Galileo operation over Cyprus (SERVING) / Restart 2016-2020

RPF

GeoImaging

2018-2020

Simultaneous Wireless Information & energy Transfer for low-powered Communication tecHnologies (SWITCH) / Restart 2016-2020

RPF

FRC

2018-2020

Hate Interrupter Teams (HIT) – Youth counteracting hate speech towards migrants
and minorities through participatory and creative campaigning (HIT) / JUSTICE - Action Grants

EC

Hope for Children UNCRC Policy Center

2018-2021

Carbon Neutral Sport Marinas Management International Master Modules Programme (INCAMP) / ERASMUS +

EC

Buckinghamshire New University

2017-2019

FuelWatch (Fwatch) / ΕΠΙΧΕΙΡΗΣΙΑΚΟ ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ 2014-2020

Min. of Energy, Commerce

SmartApps Innovation Ltd

2017-2019

Ανάπτυξη λογισμικού εργαλείου στρατηγικού σχεδιασμού foresight-TEAM (FORESIGHT) / ΕΠΙΧΕΙΡΗΣΙΑΚΟ ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ 2014-2020

Min. of Energy, Commerce

A.T. DeLevant Business Solutions Ltd

2017-2020

Integrated Telematic Municipal Transport System for Sustainable Urban Mobility (ΕΥ-ΚΙΝΗΣΗ) / INTERREG

EC

ΔΗΜΟΣ ΡΟΔΟΥ

2017-2019

BalkanMed real time severe weather service (BeRTISS) / INTERREG

EC

FRC

2017-2018

Center for STEAM Education Research, Science Communication and Innovation (CSRC) / Horizon 2020

EC

University of Cyprus

2017-2020

Warning and Mitigation Technologies for Travelling Ionospheric Disturbances Effects (TechTIDE) / Horizon 2020

EC

National Observatory of Athens

2016-2021

Σύστημα Διαχείρισης Περιληπτικού Ιατρικού Φακέλου Ασθενή (ηΦάκελος-Κουπ) / Καινοτομία

RPF

Istognosis LTD

2016-2020

HF spectral occupancy characteristics over Cyprus (Elysee-Coupon) / Καινοτομία

RPF

Elysee Enterprises Ltd

2015-2018

Thermoelectric Energy Generators for Low Power Applications and for Heat Recovery from Electrical Generators (TEG) / Καινοτομία

RPF

J.K.Switchboards Ltd

2015-2020

HF spectral occupancy characteristics over Cyprus (NETFON-Coupon) / Καινοτομία

RPF

Netfon Services Ltd

Selected Research projects that the Department engages in are provided below. For further information regarding policies and regulations for research at Frederick University please visit the Research Service page. Details on specific research interests and activity can be found through the faculty member profiles