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2022-02-14 10:24:38
5 full-time PhD Student Scholarships at KIOS CoE  

The KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence (KIOS CoE) announces 5 full-time PhD Student

Scholarships. The KIOS CoE operates within the University of Cyprus, in collaboration with Imperial College



The selected students will be enrolled in either the Electrical Engineering or the Computer Engineering

PhD program of the University of Cyprus and they will conduct their research at the facilities of the KIOS

Center of Excellence in one or more of the following thematic areas: Control systems, computational intelligence and machine learning, autonomous systems, optimization and networks, embedded and real-

time systems hardware and software, fault diagnosis, cyber-security, reliability, resiliency and fault tolerance, cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things, dependable integrated systems, intelligent

transportation systems, water networks, power and energy systems, telecommunication networks and

edge computing. Motivated candidates with strong mathematical and/or algorithm development

backgrounds are especially sought.


University of Cyprus


The University of Cyprus was officially founded in 1989 and started operating in Nicosia, the capital of

Cyprus, in 1992. Within a short time, the University of Cyprus managed to achieve international

recognition through an impressive course of development. Today, it is ranked 84th young university (under

50 years) and #401-500 worldwide by the Times New Higher Education Rankings.

These great distinctions are the result of our dedication to excellence and continuous development. The

University of Cyprus managed to stand out and receive awards for the new paths it has opened up in

particularly demanding and dynamic contexts of research. The University of Cyprus becomes better every

year; therefore, it wishes to attract the best employees.


KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence (KIOS CoE)


The KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence is the largest research center at the University of

Cyprus and has recently been upgraded to a European Research Center of Excellence through the KIOS

CoE Teaming project. Currently, the Center employs more than 170 people, who are supported by

externally funded research and innovation projects.

KIOS provides an inspiring environment for carrying out top-level research in the area of Information and

Communication Technologies, with emphasis on the Monitoring, Control, Management and Security of

Critical Infrastructures including power and energy systems, water networks, transportation networks,

telecommunication networks and emergency management and response. The Center instigates

interdisciplinary interaction and promotes collaboration between industry, academia and research

organizations in high-tech areas of global importance. The KIOS CoE operates in a diverse environment as

an equal opportunity employer.


Short Description/Duties and Responsibilities:


The successful candidates will have the opportunity to conduct fundamental or applied research in the

areas of Information and Communication Technologies with emphasis on the Monitoring, Control and

Security of Critical Infrastructure Systems. They will be encouraged to produce, submit and publish

research results in international conferences and journals, with a view to acquire the PhD degree. They

will also be expected to assist and contribute to various projects of KIOS CoE in order to accomplish its

strategic objectives.


Profile of the ideal candidate:


The ideal candidate must possess excellent knowledge of the English Language, have strong self-

management and organizational skills. The ideal candidate must possess technical and analytical skills and


the knowledge needed to perform specific mechanical, information technology, mathematical or scientific

tasks. He/She must have the ability of critical thinking, where he/she should be able to use logic and

reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches

to specific problems. The ability to prioritize tasks and manage effectively his/her own time is essential.




• Bachelor`s or Master’s in Engineering (Electrical, Computer, or Mechanical Engineering) or Computer

Science or Mathematics or a related field from an accredited institution.

• Previous research experience will be considered an advantage.


Scholarship Terms:


The scholarship will be for one year and may be renewed annually, based on performance, for 3-5 years.

It includes the University tuition fees and a gross monthly salary starting at €1250. From this amount,

employee contributions to the Cyprus government funds will be deducted. The 13th salary bonus is

incorporated in the monthly salary. Maternity leave will be granted based on Social Insurance Laws from

1980 until 2012.




Interested candidates should submit the following items online through the link:


i. Cover letter that specifies their employment availability date as well as the research area that

they apply to (a candidate may apply to more than one area)

ii. Short description of their academic and research experiences (can be combined with the cover

letter) (1-page maximum)

iii. A detailed curriculum vitae in English or in Greek

iv. Copies of transcripts of BSc/MSc degree(s)

v. At least two reference letters from University Professors, uploaded directly from the referees


The University of Cyprus shall collect and process your personal data according to the provisions of the

General Regulation on Personal Data 2016/679 (EU).


The applications should be submitted as soon as possible, but not later than Friday, 18 February 2022.

The evaluation of the applications will begin immediately. For more information please contact the KIOS

Center of Excellence, by phone at +357 22893460 or via e-mail at kioshiring5-[@5kucy.ac.cy.

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