|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
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.
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 kioshiring@ ucy.ac.cy.Back