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Dr. Klitos Christodoulou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Digital Innovation at the University of Nicosia (UNIC). Concurrently, he serves as the Research Manager at the Institute For the Future (IFF) and holds the position of Scientific Lab Leader at the Distributed Ledgers Research Center (DLRC) within IFF, a center dedicated to advancing academic research in blockchain technology (https://www.unic.ac.cy/iff/dlrc/). He earned his B.Sc. in Computer Science and M.Sc. in Advanced Computer Science, specializing in Advanced Applications, from the University of Manchester, UK. In 2014, Klitos obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, UK. He has also been an adjunct staff member of the Information Management Group (IMG) within the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, where he was involved in diverse research and teaching activities.
Dr. Christodoulou's research interests encompass Data Management challenges with a focus on Machine Learning techniques, as well as Distributed Ledger Technologies, with a particular emphasis on Blockchain ledgers. He actively imparts knowledge through teaching courses on Blockchain Applications and Blockchain Programming within UNIC’s MSc in Digital Currency programme. Notably, he is a valued member of the ISO/TC 307 Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies group. Furthermore, he plays a pivotal role in shaping Cyprus' National Strategy for Blockchain and represents Cyprus as an invited expert at the European Blockchain Partnership.
As the Principal Investigator of the Ripple grant at UNIC, Dr. Christodoulou leads this initiative and has participated as a senior researcher in numerous EU-funded projects.