Biography

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.

Research and scholarship

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.

Teaching

  • CSC-10024 Programming I (Programming Fundamentals)
  • CSC-20004 Advanced Programming Practices
  • CSC-20038 Mobile Application Development

Further information

Homepage of Theo Kyriacou

Selected Publications

  • Patterson KD, Kyriacou T, Desai M, Carroll WD, Gilchrist FJ. 2019. Factors affecting the growth of infants diagnosed with cystic fibrosis by newborn screening. BMC Pediatrics, vol. 19(1), Article 356. doi>
  • de Quincey E, Briggs C, Kyriacou T, Waller R. 2019. Student Centred Design of a Learning Analytics System. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LEARNING ANALYTICS & KNOWLEDGE (LAK'19) (pp. 353-362). link> doi> full text>
  • Jarvis D and Kyriacou T. 2018. The Effect of Pose on the distribution of Edge Gradients in Omnidirectional Images. TAROS 2018: Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems. Springer. doi> full text>
  • 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>

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Journal Articles

  • Patterson KD, Kyriacou T, Desai M, Carroll WD, Gilchrist FJ. 2019. Factors affecting the growth of infants diagnosed with cystic fibrosis by newborn screening. BMC Pediatrics, vol. 19(1), Article 356. doi>
  • 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.

Other

  • de Quincey E, Briggs C, Kyriacou T, Waller R. 2019. Student Centred Design of a Learning Analytics System. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LEARNING ANALYTICS & KNOWLEDGE (LAK'19) (pp. 353-362). link> doi> full text>
  • Jarvis D and Kyriacou T. 2018. The Effect of Pose on the distribution of Edge Gradients in Omnidirectional Images. TAROS 2018: Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems. Springer. 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>
  • 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.

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