Tania Panayiotou is currently a Research Fellow at KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence (from May 2017). She received her diploma degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece in 2005 and the Ph.D degree in Computer Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus in 2013. She has previously worked as a Research Fellow at KIOS Research Center (2006-2015), and as an Associate Researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics of the Cyprus University of Technology (2015-2016). She served as a teaching fellow within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Cyprus (fall semester 2014), as a teaching fellow within the Department of Information and Communication Systems of Open University of Cyprus (spring semester 2015), and as a teaching fellow within theSchool of Informatics of Neapolis University Pafos (three semesters 2016-2017).


Her research interests are in the area of large-scale high-speed telecommunication networks algorithms and protocols with emphasis on Optical Networks.  Some of the research areas that she has worked on are: Protection and Restoration in Optical Networks, Routing and Wavelength Assignment (RWA) in Optical Networks (Unicast, Multicast, and Groupcast Connections), Traffic Grooming in Optical Networks, Network Performance Evaluation, Traffic Engineering, Traffic Modeling, Network Control and Management, Modeling Physical Layer Impairments (PLIs) in Optical Networks, and Fault Localization in Optical Networks.

Her research work focuses primarily on the development of new algorithms, network and node designs, network modeling and optimization, implementing simulation tools, conducting performance analysis to evaluate new architectures, and network control and management protocols for efficient operation of intelligent optical networks. Her research work involves a number of disciplines such as: Networking Principles, Optical Systems, Heuristic Algorithms, Analytical Modeling, Integer-Linear Programming (ILP), Graph Theory, Network Emulations/Simulations, and Machine Learning.


She has published several peer reviewed conference papers and journal papers in the most prestigious conferences and journals in her field. Her research has been funded by the Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) of Cyprus, by the University of Cyprus and the KIOS Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks, and the Cyprus University of Technology.