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

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Can Evolutionary Spiking and Non-spiking Neural Networks Yield More Robust Solutions for Multiagent Learning Problems?

Can Evolutionary Spiking and Non-spiking Neural Networks Yield More Robust Solutions for Multiagent Learning Problems?

Duration: 24 months (2010-2012)

Start: 1/1/2010

Principal Investigator: Chris Christodoulou

Main Funding Source:University of Cyprus

The research area of reinforcement learning (RL) aims to build autonomous agents that are capable of learning effective behaviours for challenging sequential decision making tasks.

In this work, we explore various aspects of the problem, such as

(i) how to increase the performance of agents in single- and multi-agent environments through hierarchical decomposition of the task into reusable subtasks,

and (ii) how to accelerate learning in game theoretic situations by transforming the payoffs into rewards that motivate the agents to achieve their goal.

In particular, we investigate the evolution of non-spiking neural network controllers in the context of single-agent and multi-agent toy problems. We additionally compare the behaviour of non-spiking agents with spiking ones in a game theoretic scenario known as the Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma and show that it can be very similar. The case study of the Cyprus problem is investigated in the context of multiagent learning, where we model the various phases and show how a compromise could be achieved in the current phase.

This work concludes with the evolution of learning, where local rules are evolved in single- and multi-agent scenarios. The University of Cyprus was the principal investigator of this project and the University of Birmingham, UK was a partner.

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.