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  • Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory
    Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory
  • Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory
    Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory
  • 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.
  • Networks Research Laboratory (NetRL)
    Networks Research Laboratory (NetRL)
  • 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
  • University of Cyprus, New Campus, Courtyard
    University of Cyprus, New Campus, Courtyard
  • Computer Science Department Building
    Computer Science Department Building
  • Βραβευθέντες προπτυχιακοί και μεταπτυχιακοί απόφοιτοι του Τμήματος Πληροφορικής 2020-2021
    Βραβευθέντες προπτυχιακοί και μεταπτυχιακοί απόφοιτοι του Τμήματος Πληροφορικής 2020-2021
  • Computer Science Department Building
    Computer Science Department Building
  • 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
  • Courtyard between Computer Science and Economics and Management Departments
    Courtyard between Computer Science and Economics and Management Departments
  • 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
  • Motion capture system in the Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory
    Motion capture system in the Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory
  • 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
  • Τρισδιάστατη αναπαράσταση της οικίας του Χατζηγιωργάκη Κορνέσιου (Εθνολογικό Μουσείο)
    Τρισδιάστατη αναπαράσταση της οικίας του Χατζηγιωργάκη Κορνέσιου (Εθνολογικό Μουσείο)
  • Computer Science Department Courtyard
    Computer Science Department Courtyard
  • Σύστημα motion capture στο εργαστήριο γραφικών και εικονικής πραγματικότητας
    Σύστημα motion capture στο εργαστήριο γραφικών και εικονικής πραγματικότητας
  • Computer Science Department Building2
    Computer Science Department Building2
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 7η Ημερίδα Πληροφορικής για Μαθητές Λυκείων και Τεχνικών Σχολών, 2016
    7η Ημερίδα Πληροφορικής για Μαθητές Λυκείων και Τεχνικών Σχολών, 2016

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

CANNABINOIDS - The Role of Cannabinoids in Learning and Memory: A theoretical neuroscience approach

CANNABINOIDS - The Role of Cannabinoids in Learning and Memory: A theoretical neuroscience approach

Duration: 36 months (2010-2013)

Start: 1/12/2010

Principal Investigator: Χριστάκης Χριστοδούλου

Main Funding Source: IPE (Program Action: DIDAKTOR)

Total Cost: 147,759.6

Partners: University of Cyprus (UCY-Cyprus), University of Nottingham (UNOTT, United Kingdom)

The general objective of the proposed research is to provide the essential mathematical and computational framework which will help to unravel some of the design principles underlying cannabinoid signalling, at both the cellular and the network level, and shed light on the neurobiological processes by which cannabinoids mediate memory and learning in the human brain. The proposed methodology combines two actions of fundamental importance to tackle the different aspects of the role of cannabinoids in memory and learning, aiming to provide testable predictions in a variety of disciplines.

The first action incorporates the modelling of the underlying cannabinoid biological mechanisms directly and the combination of cellular and network levels to treat both the local (due to endogenous) and the global (due to exogenous) cannabinoid-related phenomena with biological realism. This novel approach includes the development of a biophysically realistic as well as a mathematically reduced model of cannabinoid retrograde signalling at the synaptic level and the numerical implementation of these models as building blocks for the exploration of the effects of cannabinoid signalling on brain rhythms in spiking neural networks.

The second action investigates the contribution of cannabinoids in the embodiment of knowledge in networks, manifested by the modulation of synaptic weights, in the framework of brain learning paradigms.This activity includes the implementation and development of learning methods, such as supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement learning, for spike-time coding that can make use of retrograde cannabinoid signalling to enhance existing neural learning strategies as well as to derive new ones. The project DIDAKTOR/0609/12 is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research Promotion Foundation.

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.