kyriakidis2016Dr. Phaedon Kyriakidis is a Professor at Civil Engineering and Geomatics (CEG) Department of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), and holds (non-salaried) Adjunct Professor appointments at the Department of Geography of the University California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and at the Department of Geography of San Diego State University (SDSU), both in the USA. Dr. Kyriakidis has been a member of the Faculty of the Department of Geography at UCSB – entering (2001) at the level of Assistant Professor and resigning (2015) at the rank of full Professor – as well as a Professor of Spatial Analysis (2009-2015) at the Department of Geography of the University of the Aegean in Greece. Dr. Kyriakidis obtained his PhD (1999) from the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences of Stanford University USA, and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow (1999-2000) at the Earth Sciences Division of Berkeley National Laboratory USA, where he also held a Faculty Staff appointment (2001-2013). He is currently the Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology at CUT, and the co-Coordinator of the Master’s program in “Geoinformatics and Geospatial Technologies” at CUT.

Dr. Kyriakidis’ research interests include spatial analysis, geostatistics, geocomputation, geographic information systems and science, as well as related applications to earth, environmental, social sciences and archaeology. He has co-authored more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals, numerous contributions in conference proceedings and edited volumes; he is also the second author (Prof. Andre Journel being the first) of a book on geostatistical assessment of mineral resources published by Oxford University Press in 2004. Dr. Kyriakidis received a best full paper award (with Rui Zhu and Krzysztof Janowicz from UCSB) for his 2017 AGILE conference paper ”Beyond pairs: Generalizing the geo-dipole for quantifying spatial patterns in geographic fields”, a best paper award (2013) in the journal Mathematical Geosciences on geostatistical simulation for hydrogeological applications, and a best paper award for his 2010 contribution on geostatistical regression for areal data at the 9th International Symposium on Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. He has also been an invited keynote (plenary) speaker at 2 international conferences related to geostatistics and spatial analysis for geomatics and environmental applications. Dr. Kyriakidis has been involved (as a PI or Co-PI/Co-I) in numerous research projects, funded mostly by the US National Science Foundation, NASA, the Greek Secretariat for Research and Technology and the European Commission, with a total budget of more than 9.5 million dollars (for US-based projects) and 2.9 million euros (for European-based projects). He is currently the PI for a Phase 1 Teaming for Excellence project aiming to design the Eastern Mediterranean Science and Technology Centre of Excellence for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage; see

Dr. Kyriakidis is a member of the Editorial Board of Spatial Statistics (since 2012) and of Cartographica (since 2018), and was recently elected to the Council of AGILE: the Association of European Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe. He has also served as an Associate Editor of Geographical Analysis (2014-2017), an Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Geographical Information Science (2007-2017), as well as a Board Member of the Hellenic Geographic Information Systems Society (2014-2016). He also served as a co-editor for the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information on a 2015 special issue “Advances in Spatio-Temporal Data Analysis and Mining”. Last, Dr. Kyriakidis has supervised 3 PhD dissertations and 15 MSc theses, and has served as a member of 29 PhD dissertation committees and 23 MSc thesis committees.

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Full CV: Kyriakidis-CV-Jun-2018