Dr. George Giaglis
He has been actively involved with digital currencies since 2011, developing econometric models for price discovery in digital currency markets and researching into the analytics of public ledgers, anonymity of crypto-currency transactions, and currency issuance mechanisms.
He is member of the editorial board in seven journals, including Ledger, the first academic publication on crypto-currencies and blockchains. He also serves as director at AUEB’s Blockchain Lab and scientific coordinator of the world’s first academic degree on crypto-currencies, the MSc in Digital Currency, offered by the University of Nicosia, where he also teaches two courses: MGT-523 (Principles of Disruptive Innovation) and MIS-536 (Digital Currency Information Systems and Resources).
George has published more than 150 scientific papers in leading academic journals and conferences and has authored ten books. His scientific contribution has been acknowledged globally, as evidenced by the more than 3,000 citations and the numerous best paper and teaching awards he has received.
Dr. Andreas Polemitis
His education career started with the University of Indianapolis and the Indiana Education Center, which merged with Intercollege in 1985. He served as the Academic Dean until 2007 when Intercollege changed to the University of Nicosia. Since 2007, he has served as the Senior Vice-Rector. His interests have been at first in Accounting and Finance, but were extended later on in Marketing, International Business, and Entrepreneurship. His expertise is in strategic planning, policy-making, and programme design and development.
Dr. Polemitis was recognised for his numerous contributions to education by being awarded an honourary Dr. of Letters degree by the University of Indianapolis.
Dr. Soula Louca
She has participated and coordinated numerous projects including National Science Foundation (NSF- USA), Research Promotion Foundation (RPF-Cyprus) and European; has served as a reviewer for various international conferences/journals and has been invited several times as an evaluator for the Framework programs of the European Commission.
In 2006, she was appointed by the Research Promotion Foundation-Cyprus to represent Cyprus in the Domain Committee for ICT for the European program COST (www.cost.eu ) and in June 2008 she was elected the Chair of the Domain for the 36 Member States of COST. Her mandate ended successfully in September 2014. Main duties were the evaluation and monitoring of the ICT Actions which bring together more than 3000 researchers in areas like e-Society, Information Security, Networks, Nanotechnologies, etc. Furthermore, she was responsible for identifying trends, boosting pioneering research activities and help define strategies in science and technology through the organization and participation of strategic initiatives for promoting the ICT policy in Europe and beyond for the betterment and new digital experiences of European citizens.
Even though her research interests for many years focused on information society (socio-economic aspects of ICT, e-learning, social integration and digital divide), due to her COST activities she had the opportunity to disperse her knowledge and work over a wide range of subjects such as personalized medicine, women in ICT, and open access. This enables her to integrate the knowledge she has gained over the years into a consistent world view with a wider division of labor for working towards raising the standard of living for the European citizens and beyond.
She is currently a Professor in Management and MIS, the coordinator of the online Master’s degree program Digital Currency, as well as the Associate Dean of the School of Business at the University of Nicosia.