Dr. Josephina Antoniou

Dr. Josephina Antoniou is an expert in the quality of experience in communication systems; specifically, her research interests span the areas of Communication Networks, Quality of User Experience and more recently Ethics and Responsible Innovation in emerging and socially dominated technologies. She is the author of 4 books on User Quality of Experience that incorporate game theoretic solutions, as well as the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Josephina is an Associate Professor in Computing and the Chair of the Ethics & Integrity subcommittee of the Research & Innovation Committee at UCLan Cyprus. She is an ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) Senior Member, the Chair of the ACM-W (Association for Computing Machinery Women) Cyprus and a member of the Cyprus National Bioethics Committee, where she also served as the Vice-President of the sub-committee for the Assessment of Biomedical Research. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK since 2015 and a member of Interdisciplinary Science Promotion & Innovative Research Exploration Centre (InSPIRE) at UCLan Cyprus, since its inception. Moreover, Josephina has served as the research lead for the UCLan Cyprus’ School of Sciences at the university’s Research and Innovation Committee and a member of the university’s Academic Standards and Quality Assurance committee. She has also served as one of the organizers of the Cyprus National Penetration Testing/Ethical Hacking, and she is the ACM/ICPC Local Director for the Cyprus national qualifying coding competition for ACM ICPC.

Josephina has received her PhD in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science of the University of Cyprus in 2010, her MSc in Advanced Computer Technologies also from the University of Cyprus in 2004, and her BA in Computer Science and Mathematics from Wartburg College, IA, USA in 2002.

She participates as a task leader and senior researcher in Horizon Europe PREPARED project on behalf of ICLAIM since September 2022. She is responsible for completing participatory research and contribute to the identification of the ethical challenges that researchers face during major crises.

In addition to PREPARED, she has long-term project management experience as the leader of tasks and work packages since 2002 in FP6/FP7/H2020 and Horizon Europe projects: SEACORN, B-BONE, C-MOBILE, C-CAST, Responsible Industry, CSRC, COMPASS, SLICES-DS, SHERPA, VERITAS, and BEYOND, as well as Erasmus Plus projects such as GReFORM, IREEDER, MentorME and Time2ACT. She has also been involved in COST IC1004: Cooperative Radio Communications for Green Smart Environments (2011-2015) and in FP7-PEOPLE Marie Curie – International Reintegration Grant: 3D UNDERWORLD (2011-2012).

As a resident expert of ICLAIM, Josephina offers consultations relevant to the impact of emerging technologies on society, communities, organisations and individuals in terms of quality of experience and ethical impacts.