The LoG team

Dr. Chris Danezis
Dr. Chris DanezisLoG Head
Dr. Danezis began his professional career immediately after completing his undergraduate studies. His first position (2002 – 2004) was a GeoDatabase Architect, Programmer and Administrator in two cadastral and five rural cadastre projects. He was also involved as an Engineering Surveyor in the construction of major Olympic Venues in Athens, Greece. Between 2006 – 2007, he worked as a contracted researcher with UCL, where he was the principal researcher in the EU-funded FP6 program BEAR that involved the development and implementation of a prototype animal tracking system. Dr. Danezis designed a new positioning algorithm to augment GPS/GNSS, and increase system availability, accuracy, and reliability in GNSS-denied environments. He was also a consulting engineer in two more projects in collaboration with British Oil & Gas private companies on Seismic and Hydrographic Surveying. In 2009, he was appointed as a Geodetic Infrastructure executive at the Hellenic National Mapping Agency (NCMA) in the department responsible for the operation of the Greek Permanent GPS/GNSS CORS Network (HEPOS). During his 5-year employment, he developed official software and services related to GPS/GNSS processing, coordinate transformations, and custom GIS extensions to automate geospatial infrastructure processes. Furthermore, he was a member of the Strategic Management Board initiated to reform and modernize the company structure. In September 2014, he was appointed as a tenure-track Lecturer in Geodesy at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics. Finally, Dr. Danezis has worked as a freelance consulting engineer for a period of 12 years. Dr. Chris Danezis holds a 5y Dipl. Ing. in Surveying Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), an M.Sc. in Geoinformatics from the same university, and a Ph.D. in Satellite Geodesy and Navigation from the University College London (UCL) Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering. During his studies, he was won several professional and scientific scholarships and prizes, such as the 1st Prize for Best Degree Thesis awarded by the Technical Chamber of Greece (TCG), and the 1st Prize for Best Journal Publication in Geodesy for the years 2013 – 2014 awarded by the Academy of Athens. His research focuses on the fields of Geodesy, Ubiquitous and Collaborative Positioning and Navigation, GNSS Augmentations, Hydrographic Surveying, Location-based Services and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). During 2012 – 2014 he was a member of the joint IAG – FIG committee (IAG 4.1.1 and FIG WG 5.5) on Ubiquitous Positioning. Additionally, he is a dedicated programmer of several conventional and AI programming languages, tools which he uses extensively in his research. He is the author or co-author of several peer-reviewed papers in leading international scientific journals and a reviewer in world-renowned scientific journals and conferences.
Ms. Kyriaki Fotiou
Ms. Kyriaki FotiouResearch Associate
Mrs. Kyriaki Fotiou is a Research Associate in Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics in Cyprus University of Technology and member of the CUT Laboratory of Geodesy and Hydrographic Surveying team. She holds a BSc Degree in Survey Engineering and Geomatics from the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) and a MSc Degree, with distinction, in Geoinformation and Geospatial Technologies from Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), as well. She is currently doing her PhD in the field of SAR Satellite Data in Deformation Monitoring Applications at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), under the supervision of Dr.Chris Danezis. Mrs. Fotiou has been a Research Associate in the Planning Department, at Electricity Authority of Cyprus, being responsible in collecting, processing, and updating data in ArcGIS environment. Moreover, she has worked as a trainee Surveyor at the Department of Lands and Surveys of Cyprus with responsibilities in updating cadastral plans, investigating, and resolving cadastral cases and differences. Previously, she had worked as a Trainee GIS Analyst in ArcGIS Platform at Marathon Data Systems, in Greece. Amongst others, Mrs. Fotiou is a member of the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK). Her research mainly focused on Remote Sensing (SAR Satellite image processing), SAR Interferometry, Geodesy and GIS Applications.
Mr. Giorgos Ioannou
Mr. Giorgos IoannouResearch Associate

Mr. George Ioannou is a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a master’s degree in geospatial technologies. He was involved with the design and the implementation of the Land Information System (LIS) of the Cyprus Lands and Surveys department. He was member of the team which was responsible for the development and operation of the Geographic Information component of the system. He worked closely with topographers, civil engineers and environment engineers for the analysis, design and implementation of applications within this project scope. For the last three years he was involved in projects related to geospatial information in Cyprus and abroad. He provided consultancy, software development and support in projects related to the environment, land registration and hazard mitigation. He also taught the class of Geographic Information Systems in real estate to the undergraduate students of the Real Estate program of the Neapolis University Cyprus.

Mr. Dimitris Kakoullis
Mr. Dimitris KakoullisResearch Associate

Mr. Dimitris Kakoullis is a Research Associate and member of the research team of Dr. Chris Danezis. He holds a Dipl. Ing. (5y) from the University of Thessaly (PRD-UTh) Department of Planning and Regional Development and a BSc in Geomatic Engineering from the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT). During his BSc studies, he has been awarded for his educational results along with obtaining the highest award, graduating first in his department.

Mr. Kakoullis has been a consultant engineer for more than ten years with experience in urban and spatial planning, and analysis. He has also worked on several projects focusing on Land Surveying, Geomatics and GIS projects. Amongst others he is a member of the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK) and volunteer member of the Cyprus Civil Defence. His research focuses on Geodesy, Urban planning, Spatial analysis, GIS, Remote Sensing, SAR Interferometry, Geo-hazard Risk Management, etc.

Mr. Marios Nikolaidis
Mr. Marios NikolaidisResearch Associate
Mr. Marios Nikolaidis holds a combined BsC “Physical Oceanography and Informatics” from the University of Wales, Bangor, and he is currently doing his PhD in Marine Geodesy at the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics. Mr. Marios Nikolaidis begun his professional career immediately after completing his undergraduate studies. In 2011 he was enrolled in the laboratory of Oceanography Center, University of Cyprus as a junior researcher, being responsible for Quality Control and processing of the in-situ sea observations regarding the physical parameters of sea water masses of the Levantine Sea. He has participated as a research scientist in over 15 research programmes: GROOM, PREMARPOL, MEDESS-4MS, MYOCEAN II and others, with the latest ones being MAESTRALE and CyCLOPS. Among his responsibilities were: preparation and deployment of oceanographic instruments (e.g. CTD, ADCP), data processing and visualization of measurements, participation in oceanographic cruises for data collection, software development for supporting sea forecasting mathematical models (CYCOFOS and others) and for the needs of certain research programs (e.g. GIS platform development for MAESTRALE). Currently, he is enrolled at the CUT Geodesy Lab. His research focuses on Physical Oceanography and Marine Geodesy, with a focus on developing forecasting mathematical models. He has co-authored 4 scientific papers so far (with 1 pending review). Furthermore, he is interested in developing software solutions to assist promoting his research objectives.
Ms. Marina Pekri
Ms. Marina PekriResearch Associate
Mrs. Marina Pekri is a Research Associate and member of the research team of Dr. Chris Danezis in CUT Laboratory of Geodesy and Hydrographic Surveying. She holds a BSc “Survey Engineering and Geomatics” and a MSc, with distinction, in  “Geoinformatics and Geospatial Technologies” from the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT). To date, she is a PhD candidate in the field of Satellite Altimetry at the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics at CUT. Ms. Pekri has worked as a Research Associate at Electricity Authority of Cyprus, being responsible in updating the servers in ArcGIS environment. Apart from that, she has attended the planning department, designing the infrastructures static plans. Also, she has been trained as a land surveyor at the Department of Lands and Surveys. Furthermore, she has been trained in ArcGIS platform (ArcGIS I, ArcGIS II, Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro) at Marathon Data Systems in Athens. Amongst others she is a member of the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK). Her research focuses on Satellite Altimetry, Radar, GIS, Remote Sensing, etc.
Mr. Evangelos Mentonidis
Mr. Evangelos MentonidisResearch Associate
 

Mr. Evangelos Mentonidis holds a 5-year Dipl. Ing. In Surveying Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and a M.Sc. in Geoinformatics from the same university. To date, he is a research collaborator of the Institute of Geodynamics of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA). Furthermore, he has extensive experience (more than 20 years) as a freelance engineering surveyor, public works planner, researcher (NTUA and NOA), and consultant in major companies and organizations in the private and public sector. Mr. Mendonidis has also extensive experience in teaching Geodesy, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Highway Design, and Soil Mechanics. Additionally, he holds a pedagogical and teaching diploma from the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education of Athens.