George Nikolaides

Ph.D. Student

I am George Nikolaides and I am from Cyprus, a small but beautiful island.

I hold an MSc. and BSc. in Computer Science from the University of Cyprus.
Currently, I am a Ph.D. Student, Teaching and Research Assistant at the University of Cyprus.

Apart from research what I enjoy doing the most is building Mobile and Web applications.


Qualifications and Research interests:

Mobile computing, Mobile Internet and Context-aware services,Web 2.0 technologies, RESTful Services, Databases / Big Data Management, Privacy and Security, Grid and Cloud computing

Resume

Education

  • September 2013 - Today

    University of Cyprus

    Ph.D. Student, Computer Science

    Data Management Systems Laboratory (DMSL)
    Research / Teaching Assistant.

  • September 2011 - May 2013

    University of Cyprus

    M.Sc., Computer Science

    GPA: 8.0/10
    Thesis: Experimental Evaluation of applications performance while parallely executed in Virtual Machines

  • September 2007 - May 2011

    University of Cyprus

    B.Sc., Computer Science

    GPA: 7.4/10
    Basic principles and recent developments in the organization and programming of computer systems and networks.

Employment

  • November 2013 to November 2014

    DMSL - T.C. Geomatic LTD

    Lead Developer

    Lead Developer for the development of a map engine library and mobile application. Engine library includes a map control for Geomatic maps on Windows Phone 8, iOS and Android connected with a RESTful API.
    The map engine library was used to build the Recycling Cy application for Greendot and AFIS on Windows Phone, iOS and Android. The application provides all the necessary information someone needs, in order to participate in the packaging recycling program and in the battery recycling program.

  • September 2013 to November 2013

    DMSL - AppCampus (Nokia / Microsoft)

    Back-end / Front-end Developer

    Lead role in the application design phase with mock up following Microsoft's DPS UX Bar guide lines. Designed and developed the Rayzit Windows Phone 8 application, designed the logo and graphics needed by the application. The application is available on Windows Phone market.
    Worked on the Rayzit RESTful API using the latest technologies in the area of Web Technologies (Play Framework) and Big-Data Management (Couchbase).

  • 2013 to present

    Freelance Web Developing

    Joomla / Worpress

    Created different Joomla and wordpress webpages. Examples can be found in my portfolio.

  • June 2012 to January 2013

    IESA Cyprus

    Front-end / Back-end Developer

    Designed and developed an innovative, interactive station monitoring webpage able to retrieve and monitor multiple metrics from di erent kinds of sensors through eWON devices.
    Possibility to control external eWON devices through a web interface.

Skills

Some of the technologies and tools I am familiar with!

  • Windows Phone
  • Android
  • Play / ASP.NET MVC
  • C / C++ / C# / Java / Python
  • Javascript / jQuery / HTML5 / CSS3
  • Joomla / Wordpress
  • Illustrator

Recognition

Great challenges make life interesting, and overcoming them makes life meaningful. Moments we can never forget!

  • Startup Prize Award at HackCyprus 2013

    Winner

    Nicosia, Cyprus

  • Best Mobile Application Award at HackCyprus 2013

    Winner

    Nicosia, Cyprus

  • USA ImagineCup 2011

    Nation Wide Winner

    Nicosia, Cyprus

  • Microsoft WOWZAPP Worldwide Hackathon 2012

    2nd place

    Nicosia, Cyprus

  • 1st & 2nd Microsoft Technologies Workshop

    Instructor / Speaker

    Nicosia, Cyprus

  • Computer Science Workshop for High Schools

    Speaker

    Nicosia, Cyprus

Get In Touch

For further information or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

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