Dr Harald Gjermundrod

Dr Harald Gjermundrod

Harald Gjermundrod is currently a Professor of Computer Science and Associate Head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Nicosia, which he joined in September 2008. Prior to this, he was a post-doctorate associate (2006-2008) at the High-Performance Computing Systems Laboratory in the Computer Science Department of the University of Cyprus.

Gjermundrod received his PhD, MS, and BS degrees in computer science from Washington State University in 2006, 2001, 1999 respectively and Dipl.-Ing degree from Oslo University College in 1998. His research interests include Distributed Computing Systems, Computer Security, Cyber Security, Data Protection, and Blockchain Technology. He is a co-director of the Informatics Security Laboratory at the University of Nicosia that is conducting research on active defence and data protection.

Gjermundrod has worked on projects funded by the EU, the National Institute of Technology(US), and the National Science Foundation(US). During his involvement in research projects, he heavily assisted in the development of various software products, including GridStat (middleware product critical infrastructures), ICGrid (storage and sharing of medical data using Grid infrastructure), g-Eclipse (Eclipse technology project for using, developing, and managing Grid infrastructure), and ReProTool (tool for assisting Universities in programme development using Learning Outcomes and ECTS). In addition, he has supervised students (at the undergraduate and graduate level) who developed prototype software like MapQFTool, NoteLocker, HoneyCY, and privacyTracker.

Gjermundrod has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications, served on the programme committee for more than 70 scientific conferences and has been a reviewer for several scientific journals. He has also given conference keynote presentations, served on conference panels, served as conference session chair, and moderated the panel. He was elevated to committer status for the Eclipse open source project, and is currently listed as an Eclipse alumni. He is also a senior member of ACM and chair of the ACM Cyprus chapter since 2015.