IEEE Cyprus Section celebrates IEEE Day: October 7, Room ΧΩΔ 02 – 011, New Campus, University of Cyprus

by Jake T.

October 7th is devoted to IEEE Day 2014, which is the 5th time in history when engineers worldwide will celebrate the anniversary of the first IEEE members gathering to share their technical ideas in 1884. The Theme for this year’s IEEE Day is “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow”.

For this purpose, IEEE Cyprus Section co-organises with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus a lecture under the title “Metamaterial Arrays and Applications: FSS, EBG & AMC structures”, which is going to be delivered by Prof. J(Yiannis) Vardaxoglou, Professor of Wireless Communications, BSc, PhD, CEng, FIET, FREng, FIEEE, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK that is going to be held on Tuesday, 7th October 2014, 17:00 – 18:00, at Room ΧΩΔ 02 – 011, New Campus, University of Cyprus.

The event is going to begin with a short presentation of IEEE and IEEE Day by Anastasia Georgouli, IEEE Day 2014 Cyprus Section Ambassador.

The abstract of the lecture is the following:

Interest in metamaterials and their applications has taken an explosive growth. The potential take-up of these structures in communication and sensing systems is primarily due to the control of the amplitudes, frequencies and wave-numbers of propagating and non-propagating electromagnetic modes to an extent that was not previously possible. The control of electromagnetic waves can be applied in various application fields such as, indoor and outdoor communication systems, communicating mobile objects, transport systems (cruise liners and high-speed trains), space/earth communication and microelectronics at µ-wave and mm-wave frequencies, Frequency Selective Surfaces (FSSs), Electromagnetic Bang Gap (EBG) and Artificial Magnetic Conductor (AMC) structures are all periodic arrays and forms of metamaterials. Metamaterials are, in essence, the materials of the future, since the main purpose for their study is to be able to go beyond where naturally occurring substances and current material structures research have taken us. By combining different microscopic elements into large-scale designs, one will be able not only to create materials with fundamentally new properties but also to fabricate others that have properties on demand, as required by new technologies. The above description of advantageous properties of metamaterials gives a small insight into the large potential industrial application of these concepts. An overview of the work spanning over two decades in FSSs, EBGs and AMCs of the Wireless Communications Research Group at Loughborough University, UK will be presented.

Additionally, you can read a short biography of the speaker here:

Yiannis C. VardaxoglouYiannis C. Vardaxoglou received the BSc degree in Mathematics (Mathematical Physics) and PhD degree in 1981 and 1985, respectively, from the University of Kent at Canterbury. He joined Loughborough University of Technology in 1988 as a Lecturer, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in January 1992 and was awarded a personal chair 1998. He was the Head and the first Dean of the Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering School at Loughborough University from 2006 to 2012. He established the Wireless Communications Research (WiCR) group at Loughborough University and founded the Centre for Mobile Communications Research. He has pioneered research, design and development of frequency selective surfaces (FSS) for communication systems, Metamaterials and low SAR antennas for mobile telephony. He holds 5 patents and is the Technical Director/Founder of Antrum Ltd (a University spinout company). He has published over 250 refereed journals and conference proceeding papers and has written a book on FSS. He is past the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the IET’s Antennas and Propagation Professional Network in the UK and he chaired for 5 years the IEEE’s distinguish lecturer program of the Antennas and Propagation Society. He was the General Chair of EuCAP’2007 and in the Steering Committee of the IEE International Conferences on Antennas and Propagation and EuCAP’2006. He founded and is the Series Chair of the Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conferences (LAPC), which has been running since 2005. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) and fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE).

Celebration of IEEE Day 2014 by IEEE Cyprus Section and all its Groups

by Jake T.

Dear IEEE Cyprus Section members,

October 7th is devoted to IEEE Day 2014, which is the 5th time in history when engineers worldwide will celebrate the anniversary of the first IEEE members gathering to share their technical ideas in 1884. The theme for this year’s IEEE Day is “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow”.

For this purpose, the IEEE Cyprus Section and all of the Groups that are under it organise several events for the celebration of this Day, which according to the time that they are going to be held are listed below:

Date Time Place Organising Unit Title of event
07/10/2014 10:30 – 13:30 Omega Conference room, in the new Wing of the European University of Cyprus IEEE Cyprus Entrepreneurs Network (EN)  

Training Workshop for Horizon 2020: Information and Communication Technologies

07/10/2014 17:00 – 18:00 Room ΧΩΔ 02 – 011, New Campus, University of Cyprus IEEE Cyprus Section Lecture by Prof. J (Yiannis) Vardaxoglou “Metamaterial Arrays and Applications: FSS, EBG & AMC structures”
07/10/2014 19:00 Social Activities Building, 010 Room, New Campus, University of Cyprus IEEE University of Cyprus Student Branch Get to Know Party (followed by pizza & drinks)
09/10/2014 To be announced Cyprus University of Technology IEEE Cyprus University of Technology Student Branch Presentation of successful Business Stories related to Electrical and Computer Engineering , followed by reception (pizza & drinks)

Apart from participating in the events above, you can celebrate IEEE Day with the following ways:

  • Upload IEEE or IEEE Day visuals to your Facebook and also other social media profile picture, during the IEEE Day.
  • Share your celebration photos and related status with ‪#‎IEEEDAY2014 hashtag during IEEE Day and share your enthusiasm.
  • Wear an IEEE Day t-shirt: members can find the link on the IEEE Day website where they can download the t-shirt template and print the t-shirts locally.

Let us all celebrate IEEE Day 2014 in Cyprus, redefine and revive the importance of being IEEE members and honour with our presence the IEEE volunteers who worked hard in order to organise the celebration events above!

Also note that new IEEE higher-grade members get US$30 off their first year of IEEE Membership if they join between 5 October and 11 October 2014 (not applicable to student membership.)

Looking forward to meeting you during the celebrations,

Anastasia Georgouli
IEEE Day 2014 Cyprus Section Ambassador
Electrical Engineer Consultant JYA Engineering
IEEE Cyprus EN Chair

Reconfigurable Platforms: Architectures, CAD tools and Applications

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Title: Reconfigurable Platforms: Architectures, CAD tools and Applications

Prof. Dimitrios Soudris
MicroLab, ECE NTUA, Greece

Friday, 23th May 2014, 16:30 – 17:30
Room XOD 02 – B109, New Campus
University of Cyprus

Abstract: FIELD-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) have become the implementation medium for the vast majority of modern digital circuits. FPGAs are particularly attractive to industrial sector mainly due to the similarities in the logic mapping and implementation flow with Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) flows, as well as the significant shorter time-to-market. Even though reconfigurable technology is widely accepted, still several challenges need to be satisfied in order FPGAs to become a mainstream platform.
Design Methodologies and CAD tools for supporting the design space exploration of reconfigurable architectures, which are implemented in 2D and 3D FPGAs platforms will be presented. Implementation results, starting from the design of a low energy FPGA up to mapping of computationally intensive algorithms.
The shift from horizontal scaling to volumetric stacking of circuits has the potential to mitigate the many limitations of modern integrated circuits. A software-supported framework is developed for designing 3D reconfigurable architectures.

Biography: Dr. Dimitrios Soudris received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, in 1987. He received the Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Patras in 1992. He was working as Lecturer, Assist. and Assoc. Professor in Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace for thirteen years since 1995. He is currently working as Assistant Professor in School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of National Technical University of Athens, Greece. His research interests include embedded systems design, low power VLSI design and reconfigurable architectures. He has published more than 300 papers in international journals and conferences. Also, he is editor in five books of Kluwer and Springer. He is leader and principal investigator in numerous research projects funded from the Greek Government and Industry as well as the European Commission (ESPRIT II-III-IV and 5th & 7th IST), European Space Agency and ENIAC. He has served as General Chair and Program Chair for the International Workshop on Power and Timing Modeling, Optimization, and Simulation (PATMOS) and the General Chair of IFIP-VLSI-SOC 2008. Also, he received an award from INTEL and IBM for the project results of project LPGD and two HiPEAC awards.





by Jake T.

Το Τμήμα Ηλεκτρολόγων Μηχανικών και Μηχανικών Υπολογιστών σας προσκαλεί σε σεμινάριο που θα γίνει την Δευτέρα 14 Απριλίου 2014 και ώρα 17.00μ.μ. στην αίθουσα ΧΩΔ02 – Β109, στην Πανεπιστημιούπολη.

Ομιλητής: Dr. George V. Eleftheriades, University of Toronto, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Canada

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IEEE Cyprus Entrepreneurs’ Network (EN) – Call for participation

by Jake T.

The IEEE Cyprus Section is looking to create an Entrepreneurs’ Network (EN) to encourage entrepreneurship in IEEE designated fields in Cyprus. EN’s main objective is networking between IEEE members in Cyprus who are interested in entrepreneurship, from which possible cooperation and startups may come up. Monthly meetings will take place in the presence of the EN’s Executive Committee (Chair, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Program Director) and any other IEEE members or non-members concerned in the Network’s goals and interests. Professionals who by education or experience give evidence of competence in an IEEE designated field (Engineering, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Technical Communications, Education, Management, Law and Policy) will be encouraged to join IEEE and participate in the EN. We are looking to have the first meeting within the next month in order to vote for the EN’s Executive Committee and discuss about how we are going to continue with this effort. In the meantime, we would like to hear from interested IEEE members and ask you to forward this announcement to any other professionals you have in mind in the fields mentioned above that may like to get involved in the EN.

Please contact Anastasia Georgouli ( for more information.