Dr. Kyriacos Themistocleous

Individual Member | External Affairs & Business Development Director at Eratosthenes Centre of Excellence
Themistocleous, Kyriacos
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SPIE Membership: 12.9 years
SPIE Awards: 2020 SPIE Community Champion | 2019 SPIE Community Champion
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Area of Expertise: Earth Observation, Remote Sensing, GIS, UAV, Cultural Heritage, Spectroscopy
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Dr. Kyriacos Themistocleous is a senior researcher and lecturer at the ERATOSTHENES Research Centre of Cyprus University of Technology (CUT). He holds a Ph.D in Remote Sensing and GIS, a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design (University of Oklahoma) and a Bachelor’s of Architecture (University of Louisiana). He has participated in more than 30 European and nationally funded projects. His research interests include cultural heritage, aerial and satellite remote sensing, GIS, spectroscopy, sustainable development, geophysics, architecture, BIM, life cycle cost, UAVs, urban remote sensing and environmental sciences. Currently, he has over 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings with over 1,000 citations. He has participated as chairman in several international conferences as well as reviewer and editor for several scientific journals. He is the Chair of the Organizing Committee of the International Conferences of Remote Sensing and Geo-information.

He is President of the Cyprus Remote Sensing Society, Executive Council member of the Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK) and treasurer of the Cyprus branch of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). He is also a member of the Cyprus Architect Association, American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Council of Architecture Registration Board (NCARB), the Architecture Honors Society and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). He is a licensed architect in Cyprus and the United States as well as a Qualified Expert on the Energy Performance of Buildings in Cyprus. He also participated in the special committee of the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Works for Space in relation with the European Space Agency. He is the national representative for the Copernicus User Forum, the Copernicus Cultural Heritage Task Force, the Copernicus Relay Network and the Copernicus Academy.

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