Dr. Josephina Antoniou

Dr. Josephina Antoniou is an expert in user experience when interacting with technology, especially as this relates to Network and Communication systems, as well as technology-related ethical guidelines for development and use. She is Assistant Professor of Computing, and the Course Leader of the MSc Computing course at UCLan Cyprus, School of Sciences. She is also the Chair of the ACM-W (Association for Computing Machinery Women) Cyprus chapter since 2014 and fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK since 2015. She has been a member of the National Bioethics Committee in Cyprus since 2018, and specifically, the sub-committee for the Assessment of Biomedical Research. She is also a member of Interdisciplinary Science Promotion & Innovative Research Exploration Centre (InSPIRE) at UCLan Cyprus, since its inception. She is also one of the organizers of the Cyprus National Penetration Testing/Ethical Hacking competition since 2015, and 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 has long-term project management experience as the leader of tasks and work packages in FP6/FP7/H2020 projects, SEACORN, B-BONE, C-MOBILE, C-CAST, Responsible Industry, CSRC, COMPASS (2002-2017), as well as ongoing H2020 and Erasmus Plus projects such as SHERPA, IREEDER, MentorME and GReFORM (2018 – ). 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). Moreover, Josephina  has served as the research lead for the School of Sciences at the university’s Research and Innovation Committee (2015-2018), a member of the university’s Academic Standards and Quality Assurance committee (2018 – 2021) and now serves as the chair of the university’s Ethics subcommittee (2021 – ). She is the author of 3 books on Game Theoretic solutions for better Quality of Experience in communication networks, as well as the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, including recent articles on Ethics for Smart Information Systems. Her research interests span the areas of Communication Networks and Quality of User Experience and more recently Ethics and Responsible Research in the emerging socially dominated communication systems.

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