Dr Theocharis Kyriacou

Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 01782 733080
Email: t.kyriacou@keele.ac.uk
Location: CR103
Role: Year 1 tutor
Study abroad coordinator
Contacting me: Please email or call me in order to arrange a mutually suitable meeting time.

I graduated with a BEng (Hons) degree in Electronic Engineering (Systems) from the University of Sheffield in 2000 and a PhD in Computer Science from Plymouth University in 2004. Between 2004 and 2007 I worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Essex. I joined the School of Computing and Mathematics at Keele University as a Lecturer in 2007.

My research interests lie in the fields of biologically-inspired robotics, data-mining/machine-learning, systems modelling and computer science education. I have applied my knowledge and experience in the areas of health and rehabilitation, chemistry, biology, medicine and learner analytics. In addition, I have provided consultancy to external companies and organisations.

Selected Publications

  • Wootton AJ, Butcher JB, Kyriacou T, Day CR, Haycock PW. 2017. Structural health monitoring of a footbridge using Echo State Networks and NARMAX. ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, vol. 64, 152-163. link> doi> full text>
  • Patterson KD, Kyriacou T, Desai M, Carroll WD, Gilchrist FJ. 2016. MODELING NUTRITIONAL OUTCOMES FOR INFANTS DIAGNOSED WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS BY NEWBORN SCREENING. THORAX (vol. 71, pp. A131-A132). link> doi>
  • Quincey ED, Turner M, Williams N, Kyriacou T. 2016. Learner Analytics; The Need for User-Centred Design in Learning Analytics. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Ambient Systems, vol. 16, Article 9. doi> link> full text>
  • de Quincey EJ, Kyriacou T, Turner M. 2016. Data Mining for Learning Analytics; does lack of engagement always mean what we think it does?. Journal of Academic Development and Education, Article 6. full text>
  • Blana D, Kyriacou T, Lambrecht JM, Chadwick EK. 2016. Feasibility of using combined EMG and kinematic signals for prosthesis control: A simulation study using a virtual reality environment. J Electromyogr Kinesiol, vol. 29, 21-27. link> doi> full text>

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Journal Articles

  • Wootton AJ, Butcher JB, Kyriacou T, Day CR, Haycock PW. 2017. Structural health monitoring of a footbridge using Echo State Networks and NARMAX. ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, vol. 64, 152-163. link> doi> full text>
  • Quincey ED, Turner M, Williams N, Kyriacou T. 2016. Learner Analytics; The Need for User-Centred Design in Learning Analytics. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Ambient Systems, vol. 16, Article 9. doi> link> full text>
  • de Quincey EJ, Kyriacou T, Turner M. 2016. Data Mining for Learning Analytics; does lack of engagement always mean what we think it does?. Journal of Academic Development and Education, Article 6. full text>
  • Blana D, Kyriacou T, Lambrecht JM, Chadwick EK. 2016. Feasibility of using combined EMG and kinematic signals for prosthesis control: A simulation study using a virtual reality environment. J Electromyogr Kinesiol, vol. 29, 21-27. link> doi> full text>
  • Kouzouna A, Gilchrist FJ, Ball V, Kyriacou T, Henderson J, Pandyan AD, Lenney W. 2016. A systematic review of early life factors which adversely affect subsequent lung function. Paediatr Respir Rev, vol. 20, 67-75. link> doi> full text>
  • de Quincey E, Pantin T, Kyriacou T, Williams N. 2014. Potential of Social Media to Determine Hay Fever Seasons and Drug Efficacy. Planet@ Risk, vol. 2, Article 4.
  • Kyriacou T. 2012. Using an evolutionary algorithm to determine the parameters of a biologically inspired model of head direction cells. Journal of Computational Neuroscience, vol. 32(2), 281-295. link>
  • Major L, Kyriacou T, Brereton P. 2011. Systematic Literature Review: Teaching Novices Programming Using Robots. IET Software. doi> full text>
  • Kyriacou T. 2011. Using an Evolutionary Algorithm to Determine the Parameters of a Biologically Inspired Model of Head Direction Cells. Journal of Computational Neuroscience. doi>
  • Nehmzow U, Melhuish C, Witkowski M, Kyriacou T. 2010. "Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems" (TAROS) - The UK conference on intelligent, autonomous robotics. ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS, vol. 58(3), 227-228. link> doi>
  • Iglesias R, Kyriacou T, Nehmzow U, Billings SA. 2007. Task Identification and Characterisation in Mobile Robotics through Non-Linear Modelling. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 55, 267-275. doi>
  • Nehmzow U, Akanyeti O, Weinrich C, Kyriacou T, Billings SA. 2007. Robot programming by demonstration through system identification. Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2007. IROS 2007. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, 801-806.
  • Nehmzow U, Akanyeti O, Weinrich C, Kyriacou T, Billings SA. 2007. Robot programming by demonstration through system identification. Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2007. IROS 2007. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, 801–806.
  • Iglesias R, Kyriacou T, Nehmzow U, Billings SA. 2007. Task Identification and Characterisation in Mobile Robotics through Non-Linear Modelling. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 55, 267–275.
  • Akanyeti O, Kyriacou T, Nehmzow U, Iglesias R, Billings SA. 2007. Visual Task Identification and Characterisation Using Polynomial Models. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 55, 711-719.
  • Nehmzow U, Iglesias R, Kyriacou T, Billings S. 2006. Robot Learning Through Task Identification. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 54, 66-778.
  • Kyriacou T, Akanyeti O, Nehmzow U, Iglesias R, Billings S. 2006. Visual task identification using polynomial models. Proc. Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, Taros.
  • Kyriacou T, Nehmzow U, Iglesias R, Billings S. 2005. Task Characterisation and Cross-Platform Programming Through System Identification. Advanced Robotic Systems, vol. 2, 317-324.
  • Kyriacou T, Bugmann G, Lauria S. 2005. Vision-Based Urban Navigation Procedures for Verbally Instructed Robots. Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), vol. 51, 69-80.
  • Kyriacou T, Bugmann G, Lauria S. 2005. Vision-Based Urban Navigation Procedures for Verbally Instructed Robots. Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), vol. 51, 69–80.
  • Lauria S, Bugmann G, Kyriacou T, Klein E. 2002. Mobile Robot Programming Using Natural Language. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 38, 171–181.
  • Lauria S, Bugmann G, Kyriacou T, Bos J, Klein E. 2001. Training Personal Robots Using Natural Language Instruction. IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 16, 38-45. doi>
  • Lauria S, Bugmann G, Kyriacou T, Bos J, Klein E. 2001. Training Personal Robots Using Natural Language Instruction. IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 16, 38–45.
  • De Quincey EJ, Kyriacou T, Turner M. FORTHCOMING: Data Mining for Learning Analytics. Computers and Education.

Other

  • Patterson KD, Kyriacou T, Desai M, Carroll WD, Gilchrist FJ. 2016. MODELING NUTRITIONAL OUTCOMES FOR INFANTS DIAGNOSED WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS BY NEWBORN SCREENING. THORAX (vol. 71, pp. A131-A132). link> doi>
  • de Quincey E, Kyriacou T, Pantin T, ACM. 2016. #hayfever; A Longitudinal Study into Hay Fever Related Tweets in the UK. DH'16: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2016 DIGITAL HEALTH CONFERENCE (pp. 85-89). link> doi> full text>
  • de Quincey ED and Kyriacou T. 2015. Factors for Consideration in Learning Analytics; An Investigation into Student Activity on an MLE.
  • Quintía P, Iglesias R, Regueiro CV, Rodríguez M, Kyriacou T. 2012. Selecting the most relevant sensors in a wall following behavior. Workshop of Physical Agents 2012 (WAF 2012). Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • Moss GP, Kyriacou T, Wilkinson SC, Judd A, Gullick DR. 2012. Modelling of absorption across skin and silicone membranes using non-linear auto-regressive moving average with exogenous input (NARMAX) methods. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COSMETIC SCIENCE (vol. 34, p. 377). link>
  • Kyriacou T, Butcher J, Day C. 2011. A Model of Head Direction Cells with Changing Preferred Head Direction. 4th International Workshop on Evolutionary and Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Robot Systems (ERLARS 2011). Berlin, Germany.
  • Major L, Kyriacou T, Brereton P. 2011. Experiences of Prospective High School Teachers Using a Programming Teaching Tool. 11th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research (Koli Calling ’11). Finland. doi>
  • Major L, Kyriacou T, Brereton OP. 2011. Systematic Literature Review: Teaching Novices Programming Using Robots. Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2011). Durham, UK. doi>
  • Major L, Kyriacou T, Brereton P. 2011. Simulated Robotic Agents As Tools To Teach Introductory Programming. International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED 2011) (pp. 3837-3846). Valencia, Spain.
  • Kyriacou T. 2011. An Implementation of a Biologically Inspired Model of Head Direction Cells on a Robot. Towards Autonomous RObotic Systems (TAROS. doi>
  • Kyriacou T, Iglesias R, Rodriguez M, Quintia P. 2010. Unsupervised Complexity Reduction of Sensor Data for Robot Learning and Adaptation. Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems. University of Plymouth. full text>
  • 2009. TAROS 2009 Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems. In T. Kyriacou, U. Nehmzow, C. Melhuish & M. Witkowski (Eds.).
  • Kyriacou T, Nehmzow U, Iglesias R, Billings SA. 2008. Accurate Robot Simulation Through System Identification. Robotics and Autonomous Systems (vol. 56, p. 1082–1093). doi>
  • Kyriacou T, Styles P, Toon S. 2008. Robot Localization Using Seismic Signals. TAROS 2008 Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems. Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
  • Akanyeti O, Kyriacou T, Nehmow U, Iglesias R, Billings SA. 2007. Visual task identification and characterization using polynomial models. ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS (vol. 55, pp. 711-719). link> doi>
  • Nehmzow U, Akanyeti O, Weinrich C, Kyriacou T, Billings S. 2007. Learning by Observation through System Identification. Proc. "Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems", Taros (p. 17-24).
  • Akanyeti O, Nehmzow U, Weinrich C, Kyriacou T, Billings SA. 2007. Programming Mobile Robots by Demonstration through System Identification. European Conference on Mobile Robotics (ECMR) (p. 162-167).
  • Nehmzow U, Akanyeti O, Iglesias R, Kyriacou T, Billings S. 2006. Comparing Robot Controllers Through System Identification. Simulation of Adaptive Behaviour (From Animals to Animats). MIT Press.
  • Iglesias R, Kyriacou T, Nehmzow U, Billings S. 2006. Route training in mobile robotics through system identification. ICCI 2006, Enformatika Journal (vol. 15).
  • Iglesias R, Nehmzow U, Kyriacou T, Billings S. 2006. Training and analysis of mobile robot behaviour through system identification. CURRENT TOPICS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (vol. 4177, pp. 470-479). link>
  • Kyriacou T. 2004. Vision-Based Urban Navigation Procedures for Verbally Instructed Robots. doi>
  • Kyriacou T, Nehmzow U, Iglesias R, Billings S. 2005. Cross-Platform Programming Through System Identification,. Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS).
  • Iglesias R, Nehmzow U, Kyriacou T, Billings S. 2005. Modelling and characterisation of a mobile robot’s operation. Proc. CAEPIA 2005, 11th Conference of the Spanish association for Artificial Intelligence.
  • Iglesias R, Kyriacou T, Nehmzow U, Billings S. 2005. Robot programming through a combination of manual training and system identification.
  • Nehmzow U, Kyriacou T, Iglesias R, Billings S. 2005. Self-Localisation Through System Identification. European Conference on Mobile Robotics.
  • Nehmzow U, Kyriacou T, Iglesias R, Billings S. 2004. RobotMODIC: Modelling, Identification and Characterisation of Mobile Robots. "Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems" (Taros).
  • Iglesias R, Kyriacou T, Nehmzow U, Billings S. 2004. Task Identification and Characterisation in Mobile Robotics.
  • Lauria S, Bugmann G, Kyriacou T, Klein E. 2002. Mobile Robot Programming Using Natural Language. Robotics and Autonomous Systems (vol. 38, pp. 171-181). doi>
  • Lauria S, Bugmann G, Kyriacou T, Bos J, Klein E. 2002. Converting Natural Language Route Instructions into Robot Executable Procedures.
  • Robinson P, Bugmann G, Kyriacou T, Culverhouse P, Norman M. 2002. MIROSOT: A teaching and learning tool. In KRS. Association (Ed.).
  • Kyriacou T, Bugmann G, Lauria S. 2002. Vision-Based Urban Navigation Procedures for Verbally Instructed Robots.
  • Kyriacou T, Bugmann G, Lauria S. 2003. Vision-Based Urban Navigation Procedures for Verbally Instructed Robots.
  • Lauria S, Bugmann G, Kyriacou T, Klein E. 2001. Instruction Based Learning: how to instruct a personal robot to find HAL.
  • Bugmann G, Lauria S, Kyriacou T, Klein E, Bos J, Coventry K. 2001. Using Verbal Instructions for Route Learning: Instruction Analysis.
  • Jarvis D and Kyriacou T. The Effect of Pose on the distribution of Edge Gradients in Omnidirectional Images. full text>
  • CSC-10024 Programming I (Programming Fundamentals)
  • CSC-20004 Advanced Programming Practices
  • CSC-20038 Mobile Application Development