Dr. Giorgos A. Demetriou received his Ph.D. in computer science-robotics and his M.S. in computer engineering from the Center for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA in 1998 and 1994, respectively. His Ph.D. specialization is in Robotics. His B.S. degree is in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Since 2006 he has been with the Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department of Frederick University, Lemesos, Cyprus. At Frederick University he is the director of the Robotics and Automated Systems Lab (RAS Lab) and the co-director for the Akadimia Rompotikis (Robotics Academy). Before that he was with the Computer Engineering Department of Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA and with the Computer Science department of the University of Southern Mississippi-Gulf Coast (USM-GC), Long Beach Mississippi, USA. At Purdue University he was an assistant professor of computer engineering. At USM-GC, he served as an assistant professor, as the director of the Robotics and Graphics Laboratory and as the coordinator for the computer science graduate and undergraduate programs. He received funding and was involved in numerous research projects funded by the EU, the National Research Foundation of Cyprus (ΙΠΕ), the National Science Foundation and other organizations. He has published book chapters and several journal and conference papers. He was the co-editor for several international conference proceedings and the chair for many international conferences. He was in the organizing committee of a number of international conferences. He served as an evaluator for the IEEE Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, the European Union, the Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus, the Greek government, many conferences and others.


Research Interests

Robotic Systems

  • Underwater Robots
  • Autonomous Surface Robots
  • Information / sensor fusion, control and coordination of multisensory robotic systems
  • Guidance, navigation, control and collision avoidance of robotic systems
  • Design and testing of controllers for autonomous robot vehicle navigation

Intelligent Systems

  • Modeling, control and coordination, integrated control and diagnostics of intelligent systems / robotic systems
  • Modeling, control, coordination and performance evaluation of distributed systems (including multi-operational production systems)


  • Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV)
  • Sensor based navigation of mobile robots
  • Virtual environment based modeling, control and simulation of robotic manipulators, mobile robots, AUVs and CIM systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Controller Design


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1998 
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) 
    Center for Advanced Computer Studies 
    Lafayette, Louisiana, USA 

    Dissertation Title: "Hybrid Control Architecyure for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)" 

  • M.S. in Computer Engineering, May 1994 
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette 
    Center for Advanced Computer Studies 
    Lafayette, Louisiana, USA 

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, December 1990 
    University of Southwestern Louisiana  
    Lafayette, Louisiana, USA