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  • Τρισδιάστατη αναπαράσταση της οικίας του Χατζηγιωργάκη Κορνέσιου (Εθνολογικό Μουσείο)
    Τρισδιάστατη αναπαράσταση της οικίας του Χατζηγιωργάκη Κορνέσιου (Εθνολογικό Μουσείο)
  • Computer Science Department Building
    Computer Science Department Building
  • University of Cyprus, New Campus, Courtyard
    University of Cyprus, New Campus, Courtyard
  • Multi-touch 3D application illustrating the Walls of Nicosia through centuries (Leventio Museum). Developed by the Computer Graphics and VR Research Lab.
    Multi-touch 3D application illustrating the Walls of Nicosia through centuries (Leventio Museum). Developed by the Computer Graphics and VR Research Lab.
  • Computer Science Department Courtyard
    Computer Science Department Courtyard
  • Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory
    Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory
  • CS Department Tele-Education facilities, Room 148, Wing E, Building 12, New campus
    CS Department Tele-Education facilities, Room 148, Wing E, Building 12, New campus
  • Computer Science Department Building
    Computer Science Department Building
  • Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory
    Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory
  • Dr. Christos Papadimitriou with faculty members of the Computer Science Department, March 18, 2008
    Dr. Christos Papadimitriou with faculty members of the Computer Science Department, March 18, 2008
  • Ceremony for the Award of an Honorary Doctorate to Dr. Christos Papadimitriou, March 18, 2008
    Ceremony for the Award of an Honorary Doctorate to Dr. Christos Papadimitriou, March 18, 2008
  • Courtyard between Computer Science and Economics and Management Departments
    Courtyard between Computer Science and Economics and Management Departments
  • Networks Research Laboratory (NetRL)
    Networks Research Laboratory (NetRL)
  • Εφαρμογή πολλαπλής αφής που δείχνει σε 3D τις οχυρώσεις της Λευκωσίας ανά τους αιώνες (Λεβέντειο Μουσείο)
    Εφαρμογή πολλαπλής αφής που δείχνει σε 3D τις οχυρώσεις της Λευκωσίας ανά τους αιώνες (Λεβέντειο Μουσείο)
  • Motion capture system in the Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory
    Motion capture system in the Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory
  • Hariton Efstathiades - Best student paper award, ”Online Social Network Evolution: Revisiting the Twitter Graph”, IEEE Big Data 2016
    Hariton Efstathiades - Best student paper award, ”Online Social Network Evolution: Revisiting the Twitter Graph”, IEEE Big Data 2016
  • Computer Science Department Building2
    Computer Science Department Building2
  • 7η Ημερίδα Πληροφορικής για Μαθητές Λυκείων και Τεχνικών Σχολών, 2016
    7η Ημερίδα Πληροφορικής για Μαθητές Λυκείων και Τεχνικών Σχολών, 2016
  • Σύστημα motion capture στο εργαστήριο γραφικών και εικονικής πραγματικότητας
    Σύστημα motion capture στο εργαστήριο γραφικών και εικονικής πραγματικότητας
  • Βραβευθέντες προπτυχιακοί και μεταπτυχιακοί απόφοιτοι του Τμήματος Πληροφορικής 2020-2021
    Βραβευθέντες προπτυχιακοί και μεταπτυχιακοί απόφοιτοι του Τμήματος Πληροφορικής 2020-2021
  • Ceremony for the Award of an Honorary Doctorate to Dr. Andrew Viterbi, March 5, 2010
    Ceremony for the Award of an Honorary Doctorate to Dr. Andrew Viterbi, March 5, 2010

Highlights

Οι ακαδημαϊκοί Μ. Δικαιάκος, Γ. Πάλλης και Κ. Παττίχης του Τμήματος Πληροφορικής στους κορυφαίους επιστήμονες παγκοσμίως για το 2022

Nov 05, 2022

Οι ακαδημαϊκοί του Τμήματός μας, Μ. Δικαιάκος, Γ. Πάλλης και Κ. Παττίχης συμπεριλαμβάνονται στην ανανεωμένη, για το 2022 κατάταξη των... Read more

Students of the Computer Science Department succeeded in completing the Beyond Pre-Accelerator Programme

Jun 17, 2022

Dear Sir/Madam, Beyond Pre-Accelerator Demo Day was organised on the 30th of April 2022 by Junior Achievement Cyprus with great success... Read more

All Highlights

RELIABLE – Reliable master-worker internet-based computing

RELIABLE – Reliable master-worker internet-based computing

Duration: 24 months (2010 - 2012)

Start: 01/11/2010

Principal Investigator: Χρύσης Γεωργίου

Main Funding Source: IΠΕ

Total Cost: 74,440

As traditional one-processor machines have limited computational resources, and powerful parallel machines are very expensive to obtain and maintain, the Internet is emerging as the computational platform of choice for processing complex computational jobs. Several Internet-based systems and protocols have been designed to operate on top of this global computation infrastructure (e.g., Grid systems, "@home" projects such as SETI). Although the potential is great, the use of Internet-based computing is limited by the selfish or untrustworthy nature of the platform's components. We consider Master-Worker Internet-based computations where a master processor assigns tasks, over the Internet, to a set of workers to compute and return the task result.

The workers are not trustworthy and might decide to forge the result of the task either due to their self-interest (they may obtain more benefit from not collaborating) or due to malice (they simply want to harm the outcome of the computation - a virus, for example). The design objective is for the master to obtain the correct task result while minimizing its cost. During this research we first plan to design a theoretical framework that would enable us to investigate the foundations, principles, feasibility, and cost-reliability tradeoffs of Master-Worker Internet-based computing.

In this research we will also design algorithmic mechanisms within the developed framework that will be able to guarantee (under certain conditions) that rational (selfish) nodes have incentives to collaborate with the master (that is, to truthfully compute and return the correct task result), and at the same time, alleviate the negative impact of malicious nodes' actions. This will involve the development of new techniques that will combine game-theoretic with traditional distributed computing approaches. Finally, we will analyse the feasibility of the techniques and algorithms developed on realistic Master-Worker Internet-based applications such as SETI@home.

Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus. The Department has experienced significant growth over the last few years with strong groups in artificial intelligence, computer architecture, computer networks, data management, graphics and virtual reality, internet computing, software engineering and theoretical computer science. The Department offers a Bachelor degree in Computer Science with 7 different specializations as well as a number of Master degrees and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science.

The Department has a strong research infrastructure comprising high-performance clusters and storage area networks, cloud computing facilities, smart-phones and sensing devices and virtual reality equipment. Since 2005, our Department has been involved in more than 160 research projects funded from both the European Union and the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation with total funding of over 21.5 million euros.

Get an overview of the key activities of our Department here.