Nicolas NICOLAOU

Former Post-Doc Researcher
at IMDEA Networks

Dr. Nicolas Nicolaou is a Former Team Member at IMDEA Networks. He was a Post-Doc Researcher (Marie Curie Fellow) from December 2014 until November 2016.
Please note: This site is no longer maintained.

Research interests

  • Fault-Tolerant Distributed Algorithms
  • Distributed Storage Systems
  • Parallel Algorithms
  • Wireless, Sensor and Underwater Sensor Networks
  • Security Evaluation and Analysis of Voting Technologies

Education

Funded Projects

  • FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IEF:ATOMICDFS
    Seeking Efficient Atomic Implementations of Distributed Data Storage
    • Marie Curie Actions Intra-European Fellowship (IEF), 12/2014 – 12/2016
  • ΠΕΝΕΚ/0609/31
    Seeking Fastness in Multiple-Writer Multiple-Reader Atomic Register Implementations
    • Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, 2010-2011

Short Bio

I am currently a Marie Curie Fellow, as part of an Intra-European Marie Curie Fellowship, at IMDEA Networks Research Institute since December 2014 with Scientist in Charge Dr. Antonio Fernandez Anta, a Research Professor at the Institute. I was born and grew up in the warm weather of the beautiful island of Cyprus , now the eastmost point of European Union. There i attended the University of Cyprus where i obtained my B.Sc. degree from the Department of Computer Science. Then i moved to the USA where i joined the Dependable Distributed Systems Lab (DDS) at the University of Connecticut (UCONN) in 2004, headed by Professor Alexander A. Shvartsman. I worked there as a Research Assistant while studying for my postrgraduate degree. I obtained my M.Sc. in 2006 and my Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. During my studies at UCONN i also worked as a senior research associate in the Voting Technology Research Center (VoTeR) for 4 years, and helped audit various elections in the state of CT, including the presidential elections of 2008. For the latter I received a public service award from the Secretary of the State of Connecticut. After my Ph.D. studies i returned to Cyprus where i worked as a Visiting Faculty at the Department of Computer Science in the University of Cyprus and a Special Scientist at the Cyprus University of Technology. Now i moved with my family to Leganes and enjoy the friendly people and the spanish cuisine.

My main research interests focus on the analysis, design and implementation of practical and robust distributed and parallel algorithms, design and implementation of algorithms for consistent distributed storage systems, ad-hoc mobile, sensor, and underwater sensor networks and evaluation and exploitation of voting technologies. My research was published in top conferences like PODC, DISC, SPAA, and journals like JPDC, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security in the fields of distributed computing, networks and security.

Curriculum Vitae

Here you may get my updated CV.