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-20038 Mobile Application Development
  • CSY-30001 Advanced Information Systems
  • CSC-30021 Computing in Education

Further information

Homepage of Theo Kyriacou

Selected Publications

  • Rukasha T, Woolley S, Kyriacou T, Collins T. 2020. Evaluation of Wearable Electronics for Epilepsy: A Systematic Review. ELECTRONICS, Article ARTN 968, vol. 9(6). link> doi> full text>
  • Philp F, Al-Shallaw A, Kyriacou T, Blana D, Pandyan A. 2020. Improving predictor selection for injury modelling methods in male footballers. BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine, Article e000634, vol. 6(1). doi> link>
  • Philp F, Al-Shallawi A, Kyriacou T, Blana D, Pandyan A. 2020. Improving predictor selection for injury modelling methods in male footballers. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med, e000634, vol. 6(1). link> doi> full text>
  • 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 Pediatr, 356, vol. 19(1). link> doi> full text>
  • 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>

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Journal Articles

  • Rukasha T, Woolley S, Kyriacou T, Collins T. 2020. Evaluation of Wearable Electronics for Epilepsy: A Systematic Review. ELECTRONICS, Article ARTN 968, vol. 9(6). link> doi> full text>
  • Philp F, Al-Shallaw A, Kyriacou T, Blana D, Pandyan A. 2020. Improving predictor selection for injury modelling methods in male footballers. BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine, Article e000634, vol. 6(1). doi> link>
  • Philp F, Al-Shallawi A, Kyriacou T, Blana D, Pandyan A. 2020. Improving predictor selection for injury modelling methods in male footballers. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med, e000634, vol. 6(1). link> doi> full text>
  • 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 Pediatr, 356, vol. 19(1). link> 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, 152-163, vol. 64. 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, Article 9, vol. 16. 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, 21-27, vol. 29. 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, 67-75, vol. 20. 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, Article 4, vol. 2.
  • Kyriacou T. 2012. Using an evolutionary algorithm to determine the parameters of a biologically inspired model of head direction cells. Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 281-295, vol. 32(2). 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, 227-228, vol. 58(3). 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, 267-275, vol. 55. 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, 267–275, vol. 55.
  • Akanyeti O, Kyriacou T, Nehmzow U, Iglesias R, Billings SA. 2007. Visual Task Identification and Characterisation Using Polynomial Models. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 711-719, vol. 55.
  • Nehmzow U, Iglesias R, Kyriacou T, Billings S. 2006. Robot Learning Through Task Identification. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 66-778, vol. 54.
  • 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, 317-324, vol. 2.
  • Kyriacou T, Bugmann G, Lauria S. 2005. Vision-Based Urban Navigation Procedures for Verbally Instructed Robots. Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), 69–80, vol. 51.
  • Kyriacou T, Bugmann G, Lauria S. 2005. Vision-Based Urban Navigation Procedures for Verbally Instructed Robots. Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), 69-80, vol. 51.
  • Lauria S, Bugmann G, Kyriacou T, Klein E. 2002. Mobile Robot Programming Using Natural Language. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 171–181, vol. 38.
  • Lauria S, Bugmann G, Kyriacou T, Bos J, Klein E. 2001. Training Personal Robots Using Natural Language Instruction. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 38-45, vol. 16. doi>
  • Lauria S, Bugmann G, Kyriacou T, Bos J, Klein E. 2001. Training Personal Robots Using Natural Language Instruction. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 38–45, vol. 16.

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 (pp. A131-A132, vol. 71). 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.
  • 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>
  • 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 (p. 377, vol. 34). 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 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 (p. 1082–1093, vol. 56). 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 (pp. 711-719, vol. 55). 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 (pp. 470-479, vol. 4177). 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 (pp. 171-181, vol. 38). 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. 2003. Vision-Based Urban Navigation Procedures for Verbally Instructed Robots.
  • Kyriacou T, Bugmann G, Lauria S. 2002. 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.

Research themes

Athena Swan